| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Ever see the Al Pacino movie, "Dog Day Afternoon?" Based on a true story, it's about a bank robbery that goes bad. When it becomes clear that the jig is up — that there's not much money to be had and they're surrounded by police — the list...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON – The legislation the Senate passed Friday to prevent a government shutdown landed with a thud in the House, where the Republican majority has no clear strategy for ending the standoff threatening to close shutter the government at...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I don't know how Democrats do it.
The immigration reform proposal wending its way through the Senate is tearing the Republican Party to pieces. Poor Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), once the golden boy of the Tea Party and the conservative movement, is being...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:13 PM
WASHINGTON — As Americans awoke to find Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) still conducting his all-night talkathon to stop President Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, some also found a pleading email in their in-boxes.
"We can win this fight, but we must...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- The head of the American Bankers Assn., who is a former GOP governor, made a strong pitch Monday to his fellow Republicans to support the bipartisan Senate immigration reform legislation by invoking party hero Ronald Reagan.
| Nov 11, 2013
The country's newest generation of veterans — the 2 million Americans who served honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan — is eager for meaningful civilian work. But misconceptions about veterans often prevent them from getting a fair shake to put...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:25 PM
WASHINGTON — The banking industry's top lobbyist urged GOP lawmakers to support the bipartisan Senate immigration reform legislation as essential for business and the "most Republican of causes."
Frank Keating, a Republican and former Oklahoma...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:40 AM
A few Aetna Inc. shareholders took the health insurer to task Friday morning during an annual meeting in Tampa, Fla., over the way it structures its board leadership, how it discloses political spending and the manner in which it ran the annual meeting....
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- Immigration legislation pending in Congress would create jobs in rural communities and increase exports of fruits, vegetables and other products, the Obama administration said Monday as it tried turn up the heat on Republican opponents of...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:13 AM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota railroad rehabilitation project has captured regional acclaim from a national organization.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Mitchell to Chamberlain project was recognized in the America's...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Sunday's print column: First thing in the morning on Aug. 18, 2003 — 10 years ago Sunday — I stumbled bleary-eyed but eager to my desk in the attic and, with a few keystrokes, uploaded the following to the Tribune's......