| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Three years ago today, she was in the most mundane of places, a supermarket parking lot in Tucson. She was engaged in the most meaningful act in political life, talking to the people who had sent her to Washington. Then a bullet pierced Gabrielle...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today said he has told his budget office not to release any more money for Capitol renovations after the $50 million project has come under criticism.
The announcement came a couple hours after Democratic challenger Bill Daley ripped...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:42 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- There is a danger in drawing overly broad conclusions from any one election, especially an off-year election. That would apply even more to an election as singular as Colorado's unprecedented recall vote.
Exercising a 100-...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:22 PM
Republican Gov. Chris Christie rolled to easy reelection Tuesday in New Jersey, setting up an expected 2016 presidential bid, while former national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe squeezed past his tea party Republican opponent to seize the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:04 PM
MEXICO CITY — It may soon cost more to get fat in Mexico.
New taxes on high-calorie junk food and sugary drinks were approved by Mexico’s lower house of Congress in a marathon 18-hour session that ended Friday morning. They are part of a...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 10:28 PM
The last day of a large rave in New York City was canceled Sunday after two attendees died, apparently from Ecstasy overdoses.
The deaths occurred during the first two days of the Electric Zoo rave. At least four other people became critically ill...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Dora B. Schriro, a respected lawyer who has spent most of her career running prisons in New York City, Arizona and Missouri and who has never served as a police officer, was named Monday as state police commissioner.
Schriro was the only candidate...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Ignore the back and forth jabs from each Republican candidate for governor and think logically.
Illinois is a liberal state and won't elect a hard right conservative for governor. If this statement weren't accurate, State Sen. Bill Brady would be the...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Is it fear of Maryland's law-abiding citizens actually figuring out the truth that prompts the liberal media to pass on more flawed studies as fact? The Sun's recent editorial ("Gun control works," Feb. 20) attempts to convince us that "cherry picked"...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:16 AM
If you believe obesity is a serious health risk in the United States and sugary drinks are a major contributor to the problem -- and that's surely the prevailing nutritionists' view -- then a sugared beverage tax has to be on your radar screen.
| Dec 22, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” was stocked with star power, including host Jimmy Fallon, musical guest Justin Timberlake and loads of surprise appearances from the likes of Paul McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Bloomberg....