| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide.
Republicans still enjoy the more secure...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Two years ago, Illinois Democrats parlayed a new political map they drew and the final appearance at the top of the ticket by President Barack Obama to sweep out four Republican congressmen and reverse some of the losses suffered in the 2010 election that...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The Obama administration's tougher rules on offshore corporate inversions had an immediate effect Tuesday, pushing down the stock prices of companies considering such moves.
But the highly technical changes to the tax code did not appear to go far...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:42 AM
With the Nov. 4 election drawing near, U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and challenger Bob Dold traded jabs Tuesday night at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire — their first forum together in the 10th District Congressional race.
It wasn't a debate;...
| Aug 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to The New York Times's Joe Nocera, national...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:15 AM
The recent commentary, "An enemy revisited" (July 13), correctly states that in witnessing the harsh realities "the United States would do well to reassess its view on Iran." In fact, we should have a dialogue and trade with Iran, a country that does...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The best state in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship three years in a row is Maryland. This is according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (hardly a mouthpiece for the Maryland Democratic Party), which also ranks Maryland No. 1 for STEM...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:02 AM
There's a saying in Georgia that voters tend to date the rebel but marry the banker, and that may be the outcome of Tuesday's hard-fought GOP primary runoff for an open Senate seat in the Peach State.
Jack Kingston, the affable 11-term congressman,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Georgia voters Tuesday chose a millionaire from a political family, David Perdue, over longtime congressman Jack Kingston as the Republican nominee for an open Senate seat, ending a bruising primary fight that may have roughed up the party's prospects...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 4:29 PM
On top of hawking his company's concrete additives, Gabriel Ojeda has been trying to sell something else lately — the virtues of the endangered Export-Import Bank.
He's among dozens of small-business owners enlisted by the bank's supporters in...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:34 PM
For 80 years, an obscure federal agency has helped Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and thousands of other U.S. firms sell products abroad. But a sudden change in the House Republican leadership has put the Export-Import Bank at risk of going out of...