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  • Being a wealthy Democrat seems to be OK

    It seems like a hundred times a day, every TV station broadcasts Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign ad disparaging Republican candidate Bruce Rauner because Rauner is rich — as if being rich is bad. My guess is 98 percent of Americans wish...
  • As federal war on citrus greening heats up, growers see some signs of hope

    WASHINGTON The federal government is ramping up its spending to combat citrus greening, a growing scourge in farm regions in Florida and elsewhere, even as growers see some signs for optimism. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Spending, war disputes to dog post-election, lame-duck Congress

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress will face a contentious post-election session in November dominated by a longer-term spending bill and more wrenching questions over President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and...
  • The high-stakes debate over credit reporting

    Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills, rent,...
  • When antibiotics stop working

     When antibiotics stop working
    In 2010, a survey was taken of doctors in Britain asking them to name the most important medical advance of the past 50 years. There were lots of potential candidates, from vaccines to cholesterol-lowering drugs to MRI scans. But none of them measured...
  • Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown

    Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees, a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown. In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent of...
  • The NFL scandal shows why you shouldn't get your news from the PR dept.

    The purchase and sale of news reporters by powerful institutions and influential people are hardly a new phenomenon. But like all manifestations of disproportionate wealth, it's been raised to glorious new heights during the early 21st century. Not only...
  • How government pushes people in the wrong direction

    (Reuters) - As early as 1972, Congress recognized the inherent conflict of interest for local governments between the benefits of development and the necessity of protecting lives and limiting the costs of recurring disasters. That year, it passed the...
  • Why Americans are flocking to their sinking shores

    SANTA ROSA BEACH Florida (Reuters) - Mike Huckabee bought a beachfront lot here in 2009, a year after his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination. A longtime friend and political ally of the former Arkansas governor bought the lot next door....
  • Voters not sold on tax money for Obama library

    Voters not sold on tax money for Obama library
    A majority of Illinois voters continue to give home-state President Barack Obama positive marks for his job performance, but that doesn't mean they want their tax dollars used to help bring his library to Chicago, a new Tribune poll shows. The survey...
  • FBI: U.S. airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible

    FBI: U.S. airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible
    Support for Islamic State increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congress on Wednesday. Islamic State is "committed to instilling...