| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:00 PM
An earthquake recently cracked the Washington Monument. Billionaire Warren Buffett wants to pay more taxes. Volkswagen is building a big-ol' American car.
If you're a believer in the apocalypse, this may be a good time to replenish the canned chili in...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 5:14 AM
As we wheel into a big week TV and politics with the first GOP debate to include Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday and President Obama's long overdue jobs plan on Thursday, a couple of small observations demand to be made.
First of all, I could not...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 8:21 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cable TV network and a senior Republican senator asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to allow its first live broadcast when it hears arguments in the legal dispute over President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul law.
| Nov 17, 2011
A Chicago publisher was recognized during the National Book Awards ceremony as Nikky Finney won the award for poetry for her collection "Head Off & Split," which was published by Northwestern University's Triquarterly imprint. Jesmyn Ward's "Salvage the...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Herman Cain may have picked a powerful enemy in New Hampshire on Thursday, skipping a scheduled interview with the Union Leader newspaper during a brief visit to the state.
The cancellation came just days after Cain struggled mightily with a question...
| Nov 25, 2010
One of Chicago's biggest stars and legendary entertainers is celebrating 50 years in show business. As WGN Entertainment reporter Dean Richards reports, at age 82, "Chicago's Very Own" Bob Newhart may be better than ever!
"Thank you- Thank you very much....
| Sep 19, 2012
It's one of Mitt Romney's favorite lines: America needs a businessman in the White House. It's "a basic qualification" for the job, he said in his speech at the Republican convention last month, "one that's essential to [the] task."
But what does history...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:57 AM
Mitt Romney won Wednesday night's debate with President Barack Obama. That might be a substantial help to him in the presidential race — if enough Americans managed to stay awake through the whole thing.
This first encounter between the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 7:45 AM
This is bigger than Big Bird or even binders full of women.
The first two presidential debates and vast public reaction have raised too many media-related questions to be addressed in one column. But the ones involving huge conversations in social...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Outside of CNN's performance on the night of Iowa caucuses, no one's election-related TV coverage excited me as much as that provided by Politico last week on Super Tuesday.
I heard and saw it on C-SPAN radio and TV. Politico had been streaming such...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:01 AM
(Reuters) - Conventional political wisdom holds that the Supreme Court, scheduled to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law beginning on Monday, is likely to strike it down on partisan lines. The court's Republican appointees enjoy...