| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:49 PM
As America's problems with economic inequality have moved toward the political front burner, conservative economists have stepped up their efforts to explain that it doesn't really exist.
Few, however, will be able to top University of Chicago economist...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
The former Massachusetts governor would have a...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:42 AM
U.S. Representative Paul Ryan said on Tuesday that lawmakers plan to extend special business tax breaks for one year after U.S. President Barack Obama threatened to veto a longer-term proposal that was in bipartisan negotiations.
"The president blew...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 11:00 AM
There's John McCain in Kansas, stumping with his old colleague, Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, in an unexpectedly tough reelection fight against independent newcomer, Greg Orman.
Next, McCain is spending a couple of days in Louisiana, rallying veterans...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:36 AM
That wind of momentum in the governor's race last week was provided by Charlie Crist's fan, a new poll finds.
The latest political survey from Gravis Marketing of Winter Springs finds Crist taking a two-point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott and...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:28 PM
In the battle for control of the Senate, Republicans have built their campaigns on a promise to block President Obama's policies and ease Washington's gridlock.
But accomplishing that may prove tougher than winning next week's election.
A GOP Congress...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Gov. Scott Walker, in an appearance Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet the Press," said a Republican governor would make an ideal presidential nominee -- and suggested he may end up getting into the race.
Walker, who defeated Democrat Mary Burke on Tuesday...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:10 AM
In the early 3rd century B.C., after King Pyrrhus of Epirus again took brutal casualties in defeating the Romans, he told one person who offered congratulations, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined."
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:40 AM
On election day, Bloomberg politics reporter David Weigel tweeted, "Polls are now closed in Alaska, which marks the start of the 2016 Iowa caucuses." Readers who miss the (very slight) comic exaggeration can be forgiven -- the waiting period between the...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Oct 18, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A debate Saturday between the rivals in the north suburban 10th Congressional District — Rep. Brad Schneider, the first-term Democrat, and GOP challenger Bob Dold — grew tense on the topic of Medicare.
Dold assailed Schneider as a partisan...