The National Security Agency is collecting phone records of Verizon wireless customers. We dig through the legal implications of doing this, and if this truly is an effective way to counter terrorism.
Defense is one of many areas facing cuts in Congress' expected sequester. Economics professors debate what this means for your budget.
The First Lady’s role in the public imagination has changed dramatically since her husband was first elected. We look at the deeper meaning behind her image.
Elizabeth Brackett reports with reaction to President Obama's victory from his headquarters at McCormick Place.
Tonight is the final presidential debate. With 15 days to go, both campaigns are targeting the undecided voters in swing states. But, how much sway will this debate have? And what are the polls saying? Carol Marin and her guests have the latest on the presidential and congressional races.
What Comes Next in the Presidential Race?
Will President Obama's strong performance at Tuesday's debate stall Mitt Romney's momentum in key swing states? With just 19 days to go until the election, we discuss the candidates' possible paths to victory.
Former Chicago Public Radio host Steve Edwards talks about his switch from broadcasting to a new gig at the University of Chicago.
Joel Weisman and his panel take a look at Mitt Romney’s controversial comments at a Republican fundraiser. Was it a refreshing moment of honesty or a political gift to President Obama? Watch the web-exclusive conversation.