| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet.
The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Rob Lowe finally has a sex tape he wants you to see.
In Sony Pictures' July 18 release "Sex Tape," the 50-year-old actor, known for making his own infamous sex tape in the late 1980s, plays Hank, a buttoned-up CEO at the office with a penchant for...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Telling the story of the Chicago park that Dr. Dennis Cremin became fascinated by when he arrived in the city to attend Loyola University in 1990 has won him a book-of-the-year award.
A history professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, Cremin...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:18 AM
It's no secret that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a large man. And because of his size, we don't usually see him doing active things on TV, like hiking, biking or dancing. Which is probably why Jimmy Fallon recruited him to perform "The Evolution of...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:59 PM
President Obama will announce the latest shuffle of his Cabinet on Friday, moving his Housing and Urban Development chief to the budget office and replacing him with the mayor of San Antonio.
Mayor Julian Castro is a rising star in the Democratic...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Why is Benghazi important to Americans?
You'll hear a lot about Benghazi in coming days and you'll hear the familiar screeching of partisan politics, now that House Speaker John Boehner has decided to convene a select committee to investigate the 2012...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
HGTV has decided not to move forward with its recently greenlit reality show "Flip it Forward," starring David and Jason Benham, after reports surfaced about the twin brothers' ties to anti-gay, anti-choice extremists - including their father, evangelical...
| May 8, 2014
| 11:40 AM
HGTV has decided to scrap plans for a new reality series, "Flip It Forward," after an online outcry over the views of one of its stars on gay marriage, abortion and Islam.
In the planned program, announced last month and originally slated to premiere in...
| Apr 5, 2014
Writing letters since: 1977
Life story in 100 words or less: Grew up in Chicago Heights with two brothers, two sisters and his parents. Parents owned a mom-and-pop grocery store, where the whole family worked. Completed seminary school in...
| Apr 15, 2014
Last week, the president's lap dog blew his dog whistle (a dog whistle, if you didn't know, is coded language intended for a special constituency).
Speaking to the National Action Network, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said, "The last five years have...