| Nov 1, 2012
| 3:42 PM
The chairman of the California Republican Party has decided not to seek another term. Tom Del Beccaro, who was elected as head of the state GOP in 2010, announced his decision in an email to party insiders this week, saying......
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:52 PM
The fiscal cliff will take center screen on Sunday morning talk shows. The guest lineup: Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of President Barack Obama's deficit commission, visit CBS' “Face the Nation.” The program airs at 10:30 a.m. on...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 11:52 AM
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood vigorously defended California’s high-speed rail project in the face of sharp criticism from a pair of Golden State Republicans at a Capitol Hill hearing....
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), the third-highest-ranking Republican in Congress, suggested on Thursday that the federal government should “cut its losses” and not provide any more money for the state’s high-speed rail program....
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Express Software & Services, LLC, an information technology and software solutions provider, announced plans today to expand its operations in Indianapolis, creating up to 33 new jobs by 2016.
The Indianapolis-based company will invest $234,000 to...
| Mar 24, 2013
Like most rational Americans who get their information from blogs that have the word "patriot" in them, I was appalled to learn that President Barack Obama had once again filled out an NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket.
Smartly, lawmakers of...
| May 8, 2011
Dana Wynter, an actress best known for her role in the 1956 science-fiction classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," has died. She was 79.
Wynter died Thursday of congestive heart failure at Ojai Valley Community Hospital's Continuing Care Center,...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 3:57 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn headed downstate Thursday to defend his veto of smart grid legislation backed by Commonwealth Edison, urging lawmakers to reject any attempts to reverse his decision.
Quinn’s plea came as lawmakers prepare to return to Springfield at...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 3:43 PM
Convicted ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich will now have to clear a few more hurdles before he would even have a slight chance of collecting a $65,000-a-year state pension.
The General Assembly Retirement System board added the extra layer of scrutiny Wednesday...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 4:05 AM
Lax pension rules are costing suburban taxpayers millions of dollars by allowing job perks and hefty pay hikes to inflate retirement checks for local leaders, the Tribune has found.
In Glencoe, a free Jeep, bonuses and other perks to an outgoing parks...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 6:27 PM
Campaign fundraising tallies continued to dribble out Thursday, with President Obama's effort announcing a $70-million haul in the third quarter and party committees releasing their latest totals.
Obama's campaign easily exceeded its $55-million goal,...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 9:07 AM
President Obama appears determined to publicly keep his distance from the congressional super-committee and its failure to put forward a deficit-reduction plan, despite Republican efforts to shift blame to his end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
In his first...