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  • State of the Union conundrum: Can Obama take credit for economy?

    State of the Union conundrum: Can Obama take credit for economy?
    President Obama will lay out an ambitious vision Tuesday for government's role in American life, from such everyday concerns as how to pay for mortgages, tuition and doctors' bills to broader issues including the climate and national security. The...
  • Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union

    Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a...
  • Immigration standoff

    Immigration standoff
    There is something truly unsavory about targeting for deportation immigrant children — particularly those known by the shorthand of "dreamers" who were brought to this country at a young age by their parents — but that was the priority of...
  • More pressure mounts on Dan Snyder to change the racial epithet that is his NFL team's name

    So far, Dan Snyder, the unrepentant owner of the Washington Redskins professional football team, has faced down pressure from President Obama, half of the U.S. Senate, some Native Americans and activists, federal trademark authorities and about 40% of...
  • Where is the line for leaders issuing executive orders?

    If the 2010 mid-term elections were according to President Obama “a shellacking,” then it’s going to take a lot to strip away the pain of the Republican Party’s midterm election victory in 2014. For the first time in eight years,...
  • US lead negotiator with Cuba is known for breaking barriers

    WASHINGTON The leader of the U.S. delegation to this week's talks on normalizing relations with Cuba has a reputation for determination and expertise at the State Department, where she flouted custom with an unlikely rise from rank-and-file civil...
  • Canadian firm heads to court to take land for Keystone pipeline

    WASHINGTON The Canadian company TransCanada went to court Tuesday to use eminent domain to force Nebraska landowners to give their property for the Keystone XL Pipeline, as the Senate moved closer to approving the controversial project. The Senate...
  • Apple steps up lobbying in Washington amid push into health apps

    Tim Cook recently traveled to an unfamiliar destination for an Apple Inc. chief executive officer: The U.S. Capitol. During the trip last month, Cook posed for a photo with Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican taking over the Senate Finance Committee...
  • Much of Obama's legacy now hinges on going his own way

    The question that faced President Barack Obama as he delivered his sixth State of the Union address was whether his final two years in the White House can come close to repeating the successes of his first two. He has neither the Democratic majority...
  • Duckworth says she's considering Senate bid against Kirk

    Duckworth says she's considering Senate bid against Kirk
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth ended a political guessing game Monday by making it official that she is exploring a challenge to Sen. Mark Kirk in 2016. Duckworth, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates, told the Tribune she is considering a bid against the Highland...
  • Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site

    Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site
    WASHINGTON — For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the party a patriotic backdrop while Columbus would raise the curtain on another campaign showdown in...