| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:48 PM
The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained the Democrat still isn’t doing...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Everyone knew Del. Tom Rust's bill was going to die, just as they knew the House of Delegates debate on Medicaid expansion last week wasn't going to convince a staunchly opposed Republican majority to change its mind.
But they went through the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
While Democrats are at risk of losing control of the U.S. Senate this year, Illinois' Sen. Dick Durbin holds a comfortable lead over Republican rival Jim Oberweis, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll.
The survey of registered voters found that 55...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Sen. Mark Warner has a 12 percentage point lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie, though Gillespie has won over some undecided voters in recent weeks, a new poll from Christopher Newport University's Wason Center for Public Policy reports.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:22 AM
It looks like state-sanctioned same sex marriages in Virginia could begin as soon as 1 p.m. Virginia politicians and groups are sending out responses to the news, and we'll post them here.
The 4th Circuit says their mandate will issue at 1 PM &...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Sen. Dick Durbin has long said that he and his wife, Loretta, an Illinois lobbyist, take pains to separate their work and avoid conflicts of interest.
But a Tribune investigation has found instances in which Loretta Durbin's clients have received...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
An avalanche of free money strikes Alaska on Thursday as the oil-rich state government deposits $1,884 into the bank account of nearly every year-round resident.
The $1.1-billion payout is the third-largest since the Alaska government began using...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Republican Larry Hogan canceled an appearance today at a gubernatorial forum about child care and early education.
Campaign spokesman Adam Dubitksy said Hogan has been ill and visited a doctor today. Hogan will take today to recuperate before hitting...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Using a daughter's compelling testimonial and a rally in Annapolis, Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan is fighting rival Anthony G. Brown's attempt to persuade voters that Hogan would take the state backward on such matters as abortion and...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:56 PM
In a further setback to Republican incumbent Pat Roberts, a Kansas District Court declined Wednesday to force Democrats to place a candidate on the ballot in the state’s too-close-to-call U.S. Senate race.
The decision appeared to cement a two-way...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Really, Chan Lowe? True, the Sun Sentinel has done little to inform its readers of what libertarianism means and what libertarians stand for, but you at least should know that "libertarian" means a party of ideas and ideals, a party committed more to...