| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:49 AM
President Obama personally kicks off his re-election effort with a set of events in his home town of Chicago Thursday, and he's lined up A-list talent to help him get things started.
According to a Democratic source, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, All-...
| May 11, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Now, it's official. Newt Gingrich, a former Georgia congressman who became the first Republican speaker of the House in decades in 1995, announced Wednesday afternoon his candidacy for president in 2012.
"I believe we can return America to hope and...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Two former White House aides launched a pair of independent groups Friday to defend President Obama and fight the array of conservative efforts that poured money into the last elections, adopting the same tactics that have been condemned by the White...
| Dec 14, 2010
Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's emissary to Afghanistan and Pakistan and one of the most celebrated American diplomats of the last half-century, died Monday, the State Department said. He was 69.
Holbrooke, who in 1995 brokered the...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 6:53 AM
Haley Barbour can count on backing from fellow Republican governor John Kasich of Ohio in his 2012 presidential campaign.
Kasich’s support is a tangible benefit of the Mississippi governor’s leadership of the Republican Governors Assn....
| Apr 15, 2011
| 7:50 AM
President Obama gave supporters in Chicago a glimpse of insider Washington during a fundraiser Thursday night, casually critiquing House Republicans, government workers and even the White House telephones.
While the words themselves weren’t that...
| Jun 27, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Georgetown University law professor Martin D. Ginsburg, the husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died Sunday of cancer, the Supreme Court announced. He was 78.
Though he was among the nation's foremost experts on tax law, Ginsburg...
| Jul 19, 2011
Answering questions about the debt-ceiling talks and what could happen if both sides fail to reach an agreement:
What is the federal debt ceiling?
In 1917, as the U.S. entered World War I, Congress authorized the Treasury to issue long-term bonds to...
| Jun 26, 2010
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been harshly criticized at home for the nearly $1-billion price tag of hosting overlapping summits of world leaders in Ontario this weekend.
Most of the money has been spent on the security measures deemed...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 6:52 PM
Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk are wounded rivals running neck and neck for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.
After a bruising summer of controversies, both major party...
| May 16, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Nancy Pelosi was a staple of Republican campaign ads in the 2010 midterm elections that led to her ouster as speaker of the House.
But even out of power, the San Francisco Democrat is the featured villain in what has become the first major electoral test...