| Nov 15, 2013
You'll be forgiven if you just aren't that into reliving the 2012 presidential election. As for looking toward the election coming up — in sooner-than-it-sounds 2016 — well, for some voters it's just a lot too early to be forced to think about...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:07 PM
On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 12:07 PM
The House of Representatives approved extended jobless benefits for 2.5 million unemployed Americans, ending a long partisan battle. President Obama is expected to sign the bill, which the Senate approved after overcoming a Republican filibuster.
| May 6, 2001
Ask anyone if they've been to Springfield and chances are they'll say, "Yeah, my parents took us there when we were kids to see the Lincoln stuff." Or, "We went down there on a school trip to see the Lincoln stuff."
I sense a pattern here. Which is good,...
| Aug 26, 2012
Firsts come up a lot in conversations about Ann E. Smith.
She was the first African-American woman to win a statewide election in Illinois, for a spot on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Years before, she was the first African-American to be...
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Political party leaders are funneling large amounts of cash and other resources into three key legislative contests that could decide whether Democrats will regain their supermajority in the state Senate in the November election.
The Democratic State...
| Aug 21, 2008
Q: What goals do you have for your convention, what do you hope it will accomplish and what messages should it send?
"I think the most import thing we can do is to make the choice this November clear to the voters. I think we are at a historic...
| Sep 25, 2007
Mike Huckabee rubs his throat and knows there's trouble.
It's a recent Friday morning -- his birthday, no less -- and the presidential candidate is ill, shuffling down the carpeted hallways of an Indianapolis hotel.
On his way to meet an influential...
| Apr 1, 2010
| 12:14 PM
President Obama, after delaying and deliberating for a year, unveiled a controversial offshore drilling plan Wednesday that was driven largely by the politics of his agenda on energy and climate change -- not by hopes of changing the nation's energy...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 1:49 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans today to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, factories and oil refineries -- a warning shot to Congress that if it does not move to curb global warming, the Obama administration will act...