| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:22 PM
One vote can define a career in the U.S. Senate. Consider Edmund Ross of Kansas, one of the senators in John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage," who cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson — and lost his seat as a result....
| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:28 PM
When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans.
Three significant compensation...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Retire Mark Warner
It must be a namesake thing with John Warner supporting Mark Warner for the U.S. Senate.
Can anyone imagine a young, alert Sen. John Warner voting for a law which restricts the freedom of Virginians and fellow Americans?
That is what...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:20 PM
In Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, crowded with attack ads from both sides, one group has spent millions praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a friend of the state's coal industry and flaying his Democratic challenger for cashing checks from...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:05 PM
WILLIAMSBURG – U.S. Sen. Mark Warner made a nuanced, detailed and lengthy pitch to local Kiwanis members Wednesday, hitting his bipartisan bona fides hard as he asked voters to re-elect him.
Warner, a Democrat, described himself as "relentlessly...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:22 AM
Longtime Chicago Sun-Times political reporter Dave McKinney resigned from the newspaper Wednesday, saying he was pulled from his beat by "bosses" of the paper's editor and publisher Jim Kirk and was placed under what he described as "house arrest" as...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:12 PM
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis sparred Wednesday night in their first meeting on a formal debate stage, with the rivals arguing over whether the incumbent's experience is an asset or a liability.
Republican state Sen. Oberweis, 68,...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:02 AM
According to Wall Street Journal columnist Gerald Seib, a new Journal/NBC News poll found that half of the voters surveyed preferred a candidate who would compromise in order to reach consensus on a bill, compared to 42% that favored a candidate who...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Six years ago we struggled with an endorsement for a U.S. Senate seat.
We recalled the last time an Illinoisan rose to the top of the Senate: Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen, a Republican, was known for his civility and his willingness to set...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Despite all the talk about some of the oddities of this year's election — from the unexpectedly competitive race in South Dakota to the tough fight facing Republican Pat Roberts of Kansas — the political fundamentals still point to a GOP...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 3:09 PM
It seems that in the last few years, with tight city budgets, our city services would look to decrease waste and increase efficiencies, but this does not seem to be the case with our police department.
I have noticed over the course...