| Nov 9, 2014
| 11:06 AM
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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:19 PM
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.
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:19 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:52 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 11:27 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:15 AM
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?
Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection?
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:49 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:39 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 11:14 AM
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...