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  • High-Stakes Fight Heats Up Over Bill To Allow Aid-In-Dying

     High-Stakes Fight Heats Up Over Bill To Allow Aid-In-Dying
    HARTFORD – Advocates of a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to request a physician's help to end their lives are spending tens of thousands of dollars on a carefully crafted campaign to build support. Opponents of the idea —...
  • Toyota and Justice Department said to reach $1.2 billion settlement in criminal case

    Toyota and Justice Department said to reach $1.2 billion settlement in criminal case
    Toyota Motor Co. and the Justice Department have agreed on a $1.2-billion settlement to close a criminal probe into whether the automaker handled cases of sudden acceleration properly, according to media reports. The settlement -- which could be...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 22

    Age: 67 Writing letters since: 2001 Life story in 100 words or less: Grew up in the Humboldt Park area with parents and younger twin brothers. Graduated from Lane Tech High School; attended Wilbur Wright College. Served in the Illinois National Guard...
  • U.S. preparing more sanctions, which Russia calls 'unacceptable'

    U.S. preparing more sanctions, which Russia calls 'unacceptable'
    WASHINGTON  - The White House on Tuesday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and said it was preparing a fresh round of sanctions in response to the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. "More is coming,"...
  • Nostalgic for old times, they want back in to Congress

    WASHINGTON Maybe these 2014 congressional candidates should consider adopting the disco-era classic "Never Can Say Goodbye" as their campaign theme song. Like golden oldies, nearly a dozen former members of the House of Representatives are looking for...
  • Oberweis' ill-timed Florida trip lets Truax back in the game

     
    Friday's print column Win or lose Tuesday, state Sen. Jim Oberweis will leave us with an object lesson in how not to campaign with a big lead. A Tribune/WGN-TV poll conducted March 1-5 found Oberweis, of Sugar Grove, with a......
  • Congress must act to extend federal unemployment benefits

    The following editorial appeared in the Seattle Times on Monday, March 17: High unemployment still plagues counties throughout Washington, while a widening skills gap keeps too many from getting hired. Federal and state lawmakers must resort to a mix...
  • Hillary Clinton supporters getting involved in 2014 elections

    ARLINGTON, Va. Hillary Clinton's name won't be on any ballot in November, but that doesn't mean you won't see her supporters hit the campaign trail this year. Ready for Hillary, the political action committee that hopes to lay the groundwork for Clinton'...
  • Are the Democrats doomed?

    This year was always going to be a difficult one for Democrats, as they battle to keep their five-seat majority in the Senate. But in recent months, the political landscape has grown bleaker. Let's start with the basics: Democrats have more seats at...
  • Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader

    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
  • Hecklers have a special place in a democracy

    It might have escaped your notice that a heckler interrupted oral arguments at the Supreme Court the other day. He wasn't the first protester to sneak inside, and he won't be the last. The main reason anybody paid attention and not many did was that his...