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  • Obama glad 'Interview' released, but won't say if he'll watch film

    Obama glad 'Interview' released, but won't say if he'll watch film
    President Obama cheered Sony's decision to make the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview" widely available on digital platforms, but declined to say whether he would be streaming the spoof of North Korea while on his Hawaii vacation. During a photo op midway...
  • A one-man revolution

    Until now there were two types of peaceful American change. One was a president, like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, working with Congress to alter American life from the top down by passing a new agenda. The other was popular reform pressure, as...
  • New $25 federal duck stamp aims to raise funds for habitat

    President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, increasing the price of the stamp to $25 and boosting the prospects for more U.S. wildlife habitat. On the same day, he signed the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act to expand...
  • Jay Ambrose: What about an Obama-Ryan team to save the poor?

    In this holiday season, let's suppose what might strike some as a miracle, that our Democratic president and a Republican Congress will soon join forces to do something wondrously humane. Let's suppose they agree to do what actually works to help shove...
  • Ann McFeatters: Happy thoughts about what we hope will happen in 2015

    Note use of expletive in this story. WASHINGTON It's hard at this pleasant, anticipatory time of year to dwell on grim news about our politicians (who have all fled this city for the holidays). So let's not. We will think happy thoughts about what...
  • Big losers are Cubans yearning to breathe free; US credibility

    WASHINGTON President Obama's decision to make nice with Cuba's repressive, anti-American regime creates a great number of losers. Topping the list, of course, are the people of Cuba. They are starting from a bad place, lacking fundamental freedoms. And...
  • Mitch McConnell ready to do battle, but strategy uncertain

    WASHINGTON Cuba. Coal. Immigration. The Keystone XL pipeline. And that's just for openers. Republican Mitch McConnell becomes the Senate's majority leader in two weeks, a role he's been eager to fill for years. He's also eager to challenge President...
  • Obama busts toy gender stereotypes

    Obama busts toy gender stereotypes
    Before he whipped the White House press corps and its Twitter followers into a lather by only taking questions from female journalists, President Obama was doing his part to bust gender barriers for a distinctly younger set. In a video making the rounds...
  • Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library

    Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library
    The University of Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library was delivered in December in two big binders about 31/2 inches thick, tucked inside a gray box. But just in case President Barack Obama still isn't sure how much the U. of C. wants to...
  • Obama to nominate Georgia attorney for No. 2 at Justice Department

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Monday announced his intention to nominate Georgia-based U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates for the key position of deputy attorney general, setting the stage for a history-making duo atop the Justice Department. If...
  • Merry Illinois Christmas!

    Merry Illinois Christmas!
    It was quite a year here in Illinois and Chicago. George Lucas wants a slice of our lake front to build a monument Museum to himself. Jat Cutler proved over and over again he's a great NFL quarterback...for the other teams. The Chicago Sky made the WNBA...