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With court hearings done, the Chicago mayor’s race begins

With court hearings done, the Chicago mayor’s race begins

The race for Chicago mayor entered its final weeks Friday with most major candidates back on the campaign trail, finding new ways to criticize front-runner Rahm Emanuel after the Illinois…

Theres this new slogan in town but will it be a winner?

Theres this new slogan in town but will it be a winner?

There’s a new slogan in town, and it’s a winner. At least that’s what President Barack Obama has in mind. The president unveiled his “Winning the Future” mantra in his…

Rules may come and go, but the filibuster lives forever

Rules may come and go, but the filibuster lives forever

The filibuster lives on. The Senate voted overwhelmingly late Thursday to reject efforts to change its rules to restrict the blockades that have sown gridlock and discord in recent years…

Health care ain’t what it’s cracked up to be

Health care ain’t what it’s cracked up to be

It’s a striking statistic. Without President Barack Obama‘s health care law, as many as 129 million Americans — half of those under age 65 — could be denied coverage or…

Surprise! Republicans want fewer regulations; Democrats want more!

Surprise! Republicans want fewer regulations; Democrats want more!

House Republicans launched a tirade Wednesday at Obama administration regulations, reversing what had been an unusual display of unity hours earlier at the president’s State of the Union speech. In…

Someone tried to do in Kucinich with an olive pit (they missed)

Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio is suing a congressional cafeteria for dental damage he says he suffered after biting into an olive pit in a sandwich wrap he bought there.…

Hey buddy! Wannna know a secret? This whole financial crisis thing could have been avoided!

Hey buddy! Wannna know a secret? This whole financial crisis thing could have been avoided!

The government-appointed panel investigating the roots of the financial crisis says the meltdown occurred because government officials and Wall Street executives ignored warning signs and failed to manage risks. The…

And, oh yeah, this whole Social Security thing could have been avoided too

And, oh yeah, this whole Social Security thing could have been avoided too

Social Security’s finances are getting worse as the economy struggles to recover and millions of baby boomers stand at the brink of retirement. New congressional projections show Social Security running…

Say bye bye to color-coded terror warnings

Say bye bye to color-coded terror warnings

By the end of April, terror threats to the U.S. will no longer be described in shades of green, blue, yellow, orange and red, The Associated Press has learned. The…

Bachman raises her conservative profile

Bachman raises her conservative profile

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann took another leap in her remarkable climb to national attention and tea party prominence with her freelance response to President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union…