| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:21 AM
WASHINGTON – The GOP-led House approved a spending bill that would strip President Obama’s healthcare law of its funding, setting up a confrontation with the Democratically controlled Senate that risks causing the first shutdown of the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Just when I was starting to think that Toronto had the market covered on drunken, cocaine-binging politicians, along comes Rep. Trey Radel.
The Florida tea party Republican and self-styled "hip-hop conservative" — really, that’s how he...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, one of the nation's most influential liberal lawmakers for nearly four decades, will retire from his Westside seat this year, closing a career in which he successfully championed laws to clean the country's air,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill, who are holding up a government spending bill in an attempt to eliminate money for the healthcare law, not to “threaten to burn the house down simply because you haven’t...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Beyonce and Stevie Wonder rocked the White House at a star-studded, late-night dance party celebrating first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, two guests told the Tribune on Sunday.
President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Carlos Santana, the Mexico-born powerhouse whose songs have stirred listeners across cultures and across generations, was among five high achievers recognized Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors.
Santana and a fellow honoree, opera...
| Sep 29, 2013
Pope Francis' highly publicized recent interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine has ushered in a new era for the Roman Catholic Church — an era of record levels of misinterpretation of the pontiff's words, both by the liberal media and by...
| Nov 3, 2013
Only two weeks ago, President Obama looked like a man on the rise. He and his party had successfully stared down Republicans in a 16-day government shutdown. Voters were angrier at the GOP than any time since, well, the last government shutdown. A...
| Oct 2, 2013
Last week, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and his Republicans declared that they had two clear goals in this fall's battle over federal spending: no government shutdown, and no implementation of Obamacare.
As of Tuesday, the GOP had failed on...
| Sep 4, 2013
Every member of the Senate with a glimmer of ambition to run for president — and that's most of them — knows that a vote for war can make or break a political career. The example of Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose vote to authorize the 2003...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:19 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Md. — A Republican blueprint for immigration reform offers legalization for some of the nation's 11 million people who are in the country illegally, but no special pathway to citizenship except in the cases of children brought here by...