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  • George W. Bush makes case for brother Jeb to run for president in 2016

    George W. Bush makes case for brother Jeb to run for president in 2016
    Former Republican President George W. Bush said in an interview that aired Sunday that there was a "50-50" chance his younger brother, Jeb, would run for president in 2016. "He's wrestling with the decision," the former president said on CBS' "Face...
  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending

    Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending
    Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The Senate...
  • Obamacare a flash point in Schneider-Dold race

     Obamacare a flash point in Schneider-Dold race
    In recent interviews and political ads, Rep. Brad Schneider has accused his Republican opponent, former Rep. Bob Dold, of voting 28 times to "repeal, defund or dismantle" the Affordable Care Act when he was in Congress. Sitting before the Tribune...
  • Foster, Senger debate health care, budget

    Foster, Senger debate health care, budget
    Candidates to represent the 11th Congressional District clashed Saturday on health care, the federal budget and gridlock in Washington. Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger, Naperville residents who are vying for a...
  • Republican action on climate could protect coastlines and the economy

    Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently stated that he "couldn't be angrier" about EPA regulations designed to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants. So why not enact a better policy? When the Republican Party takes control...
  • Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results

    Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results
    The column related to these survey results is posted here. Will one of Chicago's mayoral candidates win more than 50 percent of the vote in February's election and avoid a run-off? Yes 69% No 31% Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection? Yes...
  • Positive Obamacare news, spun for the GOP

    Positive Obamacare news, spun for the GOP
    So far one of the most maddening aspects of Obamacare is the law's stubborn refusal to irreparably destroy America. We were promised malevolent death panels, grandmothers expiring while waiting in blockslong lines outside hospitals and the complete...
  • Watch a conservative economist try to wish income inequality away

    Watch a conservative economist try to wish income inequality away
    As America's problems with economic inequality have moved toward the political front burner, conservative economists have stepped up their efforts to explain that it doesn't really exist. Few, however, will be able to top University of Chicago economist...
  • Robert B. Reich: Republicans' magical thinking is immune to the facts

    According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican-controlled Congress will be to fire Doug Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, because he won't use "dynamic scoring" for his economic projections. Dynamic...
  • GOP moves to bring a bogus New Math to the federal budget

    GOP moves to bring a bogus New Math to the federal budget
    Doug Elmendorf has been viewed as a marked man in Washington ever since the last election, when Republicans won a majority in both houses of Congress for 2015. Now confirmation comes via Bloomberg that he won't be reappointed to his job as director of the...
  • Arrogance in Uber's top ranks hurting company: Who's the boober now?

    The first time I saw anyone use Uber was in 2012, on the campaign trail. I was with a bunch of reporters who were peeling off the Paul Ryan bus for a few days of down time. The Ryan team dropped us off after midnight at Washington, D.C.’s Union...