| Apr 4, 2014
Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, one of three Democratic candidates for governor, plans to air her first television campaign commercials next week. Schwartz’s ads could air as early as Monday. Schwartz is the last candidate to get into the friendly...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:31 PM
After a whirlwind trip to Washington, where she sat next to first lady Michelle Obama for the president's State of the Union address, Oak Park resident Misty DeMars was back at home Thursday, making macaroni and cheese for her sons and trying to process...
| Feb 4, 2014
Welcome to the "year of action." In last week's State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he has to to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: "What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:53 AM
It looks like NBC is leading the way among young adult viewers with the help of the weight-loss series "The Biggest Loser" on the night that all four major networks carried live coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:55 PM
NEW YORK — Making his debut as host of "Late Night" on Monday, Seth Meyers struck a decidedly low-key note in a broadcast that emphasized finely tuned punch lines over star power and razzle-dazzle.
Meyers opened the NBC show by paying tribute to...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- Business groups gave mixed reviews to President Obama's State of the Union address.
They praised him for urging Congress to pass legislation overhauling the corporate tax code, making it easier to strike trade deals and reforming the...
| Mar 2, 2014
Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to American punditry. Republicans, Matthews wrote, were the "Daddy Party," all about military security...
| Apr 15, 2014
It is a weekend for working around the house. My fiancee, Erin, and I have the baby's room to paint and some IKEA furniture to assemble. I roll out of bed early — 10:30 — and get into my wheelchair. Erin is already making coffee in the...
| Feb 27, 2014
In Barack Obama's first weeks in office, in a series of executive orders and public statements, the new president and former professor of constitutional law promised to make sweeping changes in the way government operated in a number of specific areas....
| Mar 9, 2014
Recently, a bizarre scene unfolded on the floor of the House of Representatives that would have shocked the framers of the Constitution. In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he had decided to go it alone in areas where...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:51 AM
President Obama’s plan for a new type of retirement account may help some Americans, but it’s unlikely to be a panacea for the U.S. retirement crisis.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama proposed new accounts that would be...
| Jan 30, 2014
In his State of the Union message, President Obama suggested apprenticeships, tax reductions on new investments, and building new infrastructure as ways to increase jobs and reduce inequality in America.
But he said virtually nothing about what is...