| Jun 22, 2011
| 10:43 PM
Chicago will play host to world leaders next spring during NATO and G-8 summits, giving Mayor Rahm Emanuel an opportunity to shine in the international spotlight but also a chance to stumble if the inevitable protests aren’t handled well.
| Aug 7, 2011
In 1896, a politician gave a fiery speech in Chicago about dollars and debts that, by comparison, makes the rhetorical barrages exchanged recently in Washington seem like after-dinner remarks at a morticians' convention.
The nation was in a prolonged...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 10:38 PM
After a year and a half of work, the California Armenian American Democrats has received provisional ratification as the first organization chartered by the executive board of the state Democratic Party.
Caro Avanessian, interim chairman of the new...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 3:04 AM
At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Sen. Barack Obama said, "There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America -- there is the United States of America."
Those were welcome and commendable words....
| Nov 6, 2011
Occupy Chicago protesters are writing another chapter in a long history of dissent in this city. Here are 10 demonstrated facts:
1 Chicago has never landed an Olympics, but in 1932 it hosted a "counter-Olympics." The event was organized by American...
| Sep 1, 2011
— First lady Michelle Obama was once a reluctant campaigner, but there are plenty of reasons she's primed to play a major role in her husband's re-election bid.
She's more popular than the president. She's seasoned now. And she's so careful in...
| Sep 7, 2011
100 Years Ago
"C" Cup for Cash
In the Times' notes from all over:
"Mrs. A.A. McCormick, of Chicago, was robbed of a hand bag containing $2,200. There is only one safe place for a woman to carry her money when travelling but modesty prevents our...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 11:55 AM
With unemployment high, consumer confidence battered and the general outlook as grim as a Cormac McCarthy novel, Barack Obama may have virtually no chance of victory in 2012. Or so I thought until his Homeland Security chief, Janet Napolitano, offered a...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:17 PM
A. G. Bobby Fouche, 84, of Hagerstown, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, with his loving wife Jackie by his side.
Born into a large union family of 14 children, on Aug. 11, 1927, in Hagerstown, he was the 13th child and seventh son...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 3:44 PM
In today's Friday files, we're talking about everything from delusional politicians to philanthropic G-strings.
But first, I want to give House Speaker Dean Cannon a mild coronary by saying: Dean, you are right.
Not for your continued efforts to use...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 7:51 AM
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- President Barack Obama will bring his re-election effort to Southern California today, hoping to tap into some deep pockets to pad his campaign war chest.
The president, who was in Seattle Sunday, is scheduled to arrive at MCAS...