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  • Bethlehem's Mark Will-Weber pours details on presidential drinking in new book

    Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental. Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House. And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...
  • Exonerated Wyoming prisoner pins hopes on compensation legislation

    Exonerated Wyoming prisoner pins hopes on compensation legislation
    When DNA evidence exonerated Andrew "A.J." Johnson of rape after 24 years in prison, he got his picture in the paper and his freedom. What he did not get was help starting over from the state that had imprisoned him. He emerged from behind bars in...
  • Rietscha, Armstrong run to victory in Sentara New Year's Day 5K in Hampton (including results)

    Ed Rietscha of Hampton and Jessica Armstrong of Newport News ran to overall victories in the Sentara New Year’s Day 5K in Hampton. Rietscha, 36, completed the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course around Coliseum Central in 17 minutes, 56 seconds Thursday....
  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2002 | Proviso East's Dee Brown

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2002 | Proviso East's Dee Brown
    Maybe the reason everything happens so fast in Daniel "Dee" Brown's life is because he embraces the immediacy of every moment. He walks fast, talks faster and dribbles a basketball fastest of all. Illinois coach Bill Self says that "Dee Brown changes...
  • Lincoln's vice-presidential switch changed history

    CHICAGO--The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop here, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I...
  • Should Lincoln have kept his first VP?

    Should Lincoln have kept his first VP?
    The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I...
  • Northwestern officials consider ways to bolster Native American ties

    Northwestern officials consider ways to bolster Native American ties
    Approaching the 150th anniversary of one of the worst massacres against Native Americans in U.S. history, officials at Northwestern University are considering how to atone for its co-founder's role while also improving its relationship with Native...
  • Finally, Nixon admits guilt [Commentary]

    On the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation as president, his admission of guilt has finally been made public in a 1983 videotaped interview with him by an old White House aide. Speaking of the "smoking gun" White House tape in which he...
  • Republicans tentatively unfurl the impeachment flag [Commentary]

    Republicans tentatively unfurl the impeachment flag [Commentary]
    Some Republicans in Congress, having wasted the 2012 election trying to get rid of President Obama with Obamacare as their bludgeon, are now talking about crippling him in the 2014 midterm cycle by crying impeachment. With Senate Minority Leader Mitch...
  • Road-tested and reliable

    One vote can define a career in the U.S. Senate. Consider Edmund Ross of Kansas, one of the senators in John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage," who cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson — and lost his seat as a result....
  • Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change

    Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change
    A day after meeting with a Chicago Native American group, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner declined to say whether he thinks the NFL's Washington Redskins should change the team name amid an outcry that it's offensive and derogatory. Rauner...