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  • Bush, Rubio, bring Spanish fluency to 2016 campaign

    Republicans are bringing something unique to the 2016 presidential campaign: an ability to speak to Americans in both of their main mother tongues, Spanish as well as English. Democrats can't match it. Previous GOP candidates couldn't. But now,...
  • Webb 2016 upping profile, touring Iowa

    Potential presidential candidate Jim Webb made his second trip of the month this week to Iowa, whose first-in-the-nation caucuses are about nine months away, give or take some jockeying. He told local media that he hasn't got a timetable for...
  • The Clintons lower the bar -- again

    The Clintons lower the bar -- again
        I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns. Everybody screws up. But if someone won't learn from his mistakes and try to correct his...
  • Builders flood Congress to block Obama's bid to regulate creeks

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's plan to expand protections for waterways is in jeopardy as builders and farmers have won the support of even some Democrats in Congress to block it. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to put under federal...
  • House playing field is small, but can change

    WASHINGTON With a year and a half to go before the 2016 elections, the House playing field is too small for Democrats to retake the majority. But there is time for the cycle to develop in favor of down-ballot Democratic candidates and for the number of...
  • The Steve Scalise comeback tour

    WASHINGTON When House Majority Whip Steve Scalise walked to the floor on Feb. 27 for the vote on a three-week continuing resolution for the Department of Homeland Security, he knew it was going to fail. "When we put the bill out there," Scalise recounted...
  • Rauner's first 100 days: Is the governor on track or off the rails?

    Rauner's first 100 days: Is the governor on track or off the rails?
    In the Common Sense Caucus today, Tribune columnist Eric Zorn and Tribune Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary discuss the early months of the administration of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. To Kristen: Our new Republican governor observed his...
  • Senate votes against making Iran nuclear deal a treaty

    The GOP-controlled Senate on Tuesday turned back an attempt to elevate any nuclear deal with Iran into a treaty, a vote that gave momentum to Republicans and Democrats trying to pass a bill giving Congress a chance to review and possibly reject any...
  • Gavin Newsom back at Supreme Court steps over gay marriage

    Gavin Newsom back at Supreme Court steps over gay marriage
    Gavin Newsom strolled down the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building Tuesday afternoon looking a lot less lonely than he did a decade ago. Other Democrats – and even many gay activists – warned in 2004 that the then-San Francisco mayor&...
  • Pennsylvanians, federal lawmakers have shifted views on gay marriage

    Pennsylvanians, federal lawmakers have shifted views on gay marriage
    — As the Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether same-sex couples have a right to marry, some supporters recounted how public opinion on the question has shifted — first slowly, and recently at a rapid pace — in favor of gay...
  • Republican Corker holds up budget over spending-cut provision

    WASHINGTON A Republican U.S. senator said he is holding up his party's budget proposal in Congress because a provision intended to cut spending isn't strong enough. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee told reporters Tuesday he was withholding support for...