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Many view Sen. John McCain as a likely frontrunner for president in 2008 because he has a strong conservative voting record but remains relatively popular among Democrats and independent voters for confronting President Bush and other Republican leaders on issues ranging from prisoner torture to global warming.
WASHINGTON — Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class. He declared Republican ideas for reducing the deficit "even worse" than the unpalatable deals Washington had to stomach during his first term.
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama, soon to be the first black U.S. president, is on the road to making good his pledge to have a Cabinet and White House staff that are among most diverse ever, although some supporters are asking him to go even further.
The Tribune has received many Letters to the Editor dealing with issues in Tuesday's election. Not all the letters could be printed in the newspaper due to space constraints, so we are posting them online so our readers have a chance to see them all. Letters are separated by topics.