| Mar 3, 2015
| 12:31 AM
Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: They have ideas to keep the country's health care system from crumbling if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 6:00 AM
After six weeks in session and 139 roll call votes in a House and Senate that feature some of the largest Republican majorities in generations, one of the most telling statistics from the new Congress is this: President Obama's veto threats outnumber...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Tax reform is revving up again on Capitol Hill, with the heads of key committees pledging to work toward a simpler and fairer tax code, possibly one with lower tax rates. Sounds intriguing.
But what might that mean for homeowners? Many benefit from...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:00 AM
As Republicans take control Tuesday of both chambers of Congress for the first time in eight years, party leaders hope to move quickly to confront President Obama and showcase their conservative ideology, including austere budget cuts and dismantling...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:10 AM
The conventional wisdom is that if national Republicans continue to promote policies and politics that appeal mostly to older, white, married and religious voters in a country that is becoming younger, more diverse, less married and more secular, the...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:19 PM
This early stretch of presidential campaigns used to be known as the invisible primary. The action — would-be candidates drawing up strategies, courting donors and recruiting aides — occurred beyond the sight of ordinary voters.
Only it's not...
| 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?
| Jan 7, 2015
| 12:32 PM
When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, you have two choices about what to believe. You can go with objective statistics from Gallup, a respected survey organization, which indicate that the law has increased the number of Americans with health...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:38 PM
HERSHEY — With a long-term funding fix for the federal highway system looming large on their to-do list, congressional Republicans gathered Thursday in a state where GOP legislators recently hiked taxes on gasoline — and still have benefited...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:43 AM
In the documentary "Mitt," which follows the titular Mitt Romney and his family through two presidential campaigns, the former Massachusetts governor gripes that nominees who lose "become a loser for life."
"Mike Dukakis, you know, he can't get a job...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:31 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is eyeing a presidential run, said in his State of the State speech Tuesday that his home state can be a leader in making government more efficient and better-working, while giving few details about plans for solving a...