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Editor's Note: These letters to the editor have been sorted by topic by the Tribune editorial staff in an effort to allow readers to read varied opinions on the issues, candidates, and other circumstances surrounding the 2012 general election. These submissions are the opinions of the author, not the Tribune, and have not been edited for grammar or content.
DEARBORN, Mich. - Mitt Romney officially entered the 2008 presidential race Tuesday, a former one-term Republican governor of Massachusetts suggesting that his record of leadership uniquely positions him to tackle the country's challenges.
October 31, 2004
For the third time since being selected to run with John McCain, Sarah Palin has hit it out of the park. Her honesty and warmth were so obvious in the vice presidential debate that it was actually refreshing to watch.
President Barack Obama will reportedly use his State of the Union address to call for a five-year freeze on all discretionary government spending outside of national security.
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. - THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, members of the Supreme Court and diplomatic corps, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Today our nation lost a beloved, graceful, courageous woman who called America to its founding ideals and carried on a noble dream.
The attacks by his fellow contenders - Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, and Rick Perry - on Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for his successes at Bain Capital are disingenuous. The rivals are acting like Democrats. Romney's time at Bain epitomizes the type of success Republicans normally worship: financial self-improvement at the expense of the working man.
The people who view the world from the far right have an amazing ability to see conspiracy in everything President Obama does. Take the “Inbox” letter of Sunday, Jan. 20, claiming that something didn’t smell right when the President was sworn in on Sunday in private.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Barack Obama plans to formally launch his campaign for president in Springfield, the city where Abraham Lincoln lived and worked before being elected the nation's 16th president.
Less than 1 percent of the state’s independent voters reregistered as either Democrats or Republicans in order to vote in next month’s presidential preference election.
The 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign has been the most volatile and least predictable campaign in my lifetime. In spite of this, I see several potential scenarios in the early states, all subject to change at any moment.
NEW YORK — During the next presidential debate, the candidates will be pondering the important questions of our time. But the most controversial may be "Sausage or pepperoni?"
WASHINGTON — Possibly coming soon to your TV screen: election-season Super Bowl-style ads promoting congressional and presidential candidates, paid for by some of the nation's largest corporations.
Eighty-two-thousand instead of 120,000 this week. One million Americans have given up even looking for non-existant jobs. Obama promised that his stimulus package would keep Unemployment down below 8 percent. The White House and the Democrats in the Senate and Congress said the stimulus would lower unemployment to 6 percent. Folks, we have an America in “free fall.” An America saddled with a $15 trillion Obama deficit. An America headed for the “poor house”, a third-world economy.
WASHINGTON - There is no mistaking the anguish of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Sitting in his Senate office, he is uncharacteristically subdued, his voice at times almost inaudible.
Surrounded by the protection of barbed-wire fences and cement barricades, the United States Forces — Iraq flag was furled for the last time during an unpretentious ceremony in Baghdad on Dec. 15. It has been a long nine years. At the war’s onset in 2003, troops were promised the only way to return home was through Baghdad. Nine years, two administrations, and multiple tours later — with mission finally accomplished — troops are headed home to celebrate Christmas.
Still think America's health care system is the best in the world? Then please check out these statistics published in the journal PLoS Medicine.
RICHMOND, Va. - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said Monday he fears an offensive by Iraqi insurgents similar to the Tet offensive by the Viet Cong that sent U.S. casualties soaring in Vietnam nearly 40 years ago.
The Bush administration would deny it, but the impending Democratic takeover of Congress seems to be already affecting how it does business.
“The Democrats don’t seem to understand that people aren’t successful because they’re wealthy. They’re wealthy because they are successful.”
On Wednesday, June 6, the stock market staged its biggest rally of the year. The Dow soared 275 points the day after Gov. Scott Walker won a decisive victory in his Wisconsin recall election.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Emboldened by their deadly success in Spain, terrorists could attempt to influence the U.S. election and shock the world by launching attacks during this year's presidential nominating conventions or at the Olympics in Greece, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday.
Today's Republican presidential primary debate will focus the nation's attention on Mesa for an evening, but the event's timing brings with it the potential to elevate Arizona issues through the GOP fight for the nomination.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has resorted to "extremism" with stifling, anti-growth policies and sought to divide Americans, not unite them, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Tuesday in the formal Republican response to the president's State of the Union address.
WASHINGTON - John McCain sought to mend his tattered relationship with conservatives and unify a splintered GOP as he all but clinched the party's presidential nomination Thursday. Mitt Romney, his former chief rival, dropped out, and a parade of prominent Republicans swung behind the Arizona senator.