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  • McManus: The president's hump year

    McManus: The president's hump year
    The sixth year of a two-term presidency is rarely kind. The public's initial romance with the president has faded. The brief momentum he thought he earned by winning reelection has faded too. The White House doesn't set the agenda any more; events are...
  • Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles

    Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles
    WASHINGTON — Congress comes back to session this week with leaders of both parties planning a war of words in 2014 — dueling agendas that promise little substantive legislation but lots of messages aimed at establishing clear contrasts for...
  • Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty

    Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty
    WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....
  • Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition

    Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition
    Letters to the editor from Tinley Park, Bolingbrook and Lockport. Nature in charge When the snow fell and there was hardly a car on the road to challenge it, you knew that nature has the upper hand. It actually felt good for a couple of days to simply...
  • Senate closes in on compromises for budget, jobless insurance

    WASHINGTON -- As senators narrowed their differences on a proposal to break a stalemate over unemployment insurance, congressional leaders reached agreement late Monday on a $1-trillion spending package to avoid a government shutdown this week. The...
  • Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress

    WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
  • The GOP discovers inequality

    "Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the worst strain of a widespread disease otherwise known as economic insecurity. Most families worry about making ends...
  • Preview of 2014: Fiscal restraint and poverty as political imagery

    The call-and-response to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday flipped traditional party roles on their heads. Look for more of it in 2014. The Democratic governor spoke of fiscal discipline and, with a flourish,...
  • Just who exactly benefits from a minimum wage hike? Take a look

    President Obama stood in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday after Republicans blocked a minimum wage hike bill and argued that "they prevented a raise for 28 million hardworking Americans." That number sounded high -- a lot higher than ones...
  • Is Jeb Bush too old school for the new GOP?

    Is Jeb Bush's moment over? Not in his mind. The former governor of Florida says he's considering a campaign to become his family's third president, even though he dreads "getting back into the vortex of the mud fight." But as enticing as it is for the...
  • Can Hillary Clinton rock the cradle and the world?

    There are few happier events than becoming a grandmother, and almost none that says quite so loudly "over the hill." Ageism mixed with sexism is a toxic brew, but somehow tolerated. It's a joke, but not a funny one, that women age in dog years, which...