| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:20 AM
It may arguably be the chocolate of the 1 percent, but we're sure New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall enjoyed it all the same. It was a gift after all. A gift from Pennsylvania's Bob Casey. Monday evening between votes, a filibuster proof majority of senators -...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 3:26 PM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke last weekend, recently returned from a five-day official trip to Poland, and a congressman who accompanied him said he showed no sign of illness during the trip — just the opposite.
| Jan 24, 2012
Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke last weekend, recently returned from a five-day official trip to Poland, and a congressman who accompanied him said he showed no sign of illness during the trip — just the opposite.
"He was vibrant, perky,...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:04 AM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke a month ago, is recovering quietly, with careful limits on both his visitors and information about his condition.
Kirk, 52, is being treated at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago after...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 8:39 AM
The ACC should sue the Big 12 for plagiarizing its stranger-than-fiction expansion script.
Professions of affection? Speak-now-or-forever-hold-your-peace intervention from politicians? Schools jilted at the altar?
Been there, done that.
As media such...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:13 AM
The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin.
At stake on this "off-year" general election...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 9:07 AM
President Obama appears determined to publicly keep his distance from the congressional super-committee and its failure to put forward a deficit-reduction plan, despite Republican efforts to shift blame to his end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
In his first...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 11:52 AM
The imminent failure of the super-committee process may have this as its legacy: Somehow, it's made Congress even more unpopular.
Americans' regard for lawmakers in Washington has never been particularly high, but this year the polling has been...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 3:13 PM
President Obama placed blame for the failure of the "super committee" squarely on Republicans, saying their refusal to consider raising taxes as part of a "balanced approach" to deficit reduction remains the key stumbling block.
"There are still too many...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:07 AM
President Obama called for new proposals for reducing gun violence during an address Wednesday.
He appointed Vice President Joseph Biden to head an inter-agency panel to come up with "a set of concrete proposals by January that I intend to push...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:19 AM
The rifle Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School is a descendant of the military's M-16 rifle. The bullets it fires are not as large as those used in some other rifles, but the gun's high muzzle velocity makes...