| May 11, 2015
| 4:00 PM
The White House on Monday raced to dispel the notion that President Barack Obama's efforts to reassure anxious Persian Gulf nations about his overtures to Iran were unraveling ahead of a rare Camp David summit this week.
Officials insisted there was...
| May 9, 2015
| 5:00 AM
This week, President Obama will gather kings, emirs and sheiks from the oil-rich monarchies of the Persian Gulf at Camp David for a summit aimed at bolstering the U.S. alliance with their Sunni Muslim government.
It's an uncomfortable marriage of...
| May 6, 2015
| 9:22 AM
Former House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92.
Wright, who had been living in a nursing home in Fort Worth, died early Wednesday morning,...
| May 4, 2015
| 4:34 AM
Anyone from Illinois visiting the White House who's lucky enough to stay for dinner might just see something from back home: the tableware.
The Lake County News-Sun (http://trib.in/1JiNTmO ) reports that the Obama administration chose Pickard China of...
| May 3, 2015
| 3:05 AM
First ladies are often irresistible characters for plays and musicals. Here are a few examples of the distaff life at the White House as presented on stage:
"Eleanor: Her Secret Journey" — was Jean Stapleton's solo show on Eleanor Roosevelt,...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:56 AM
The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn, Picador, 880 pages, $30
All five of St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels — "Never Mind," "Bad News," "Some Hope," "Mother's Milk" and "At Last" — are collected in this one, unabridged...
| Apr 21, 2015
Austin Beutner, Publisher and CEO of the LA Times, today announced Johanna Maska, former director of White House press advance for President Barack Obama, will join the company as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. She will lead efforts...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 6:09 PM
Concerned about reports of hundreds of civilian casualties, Obama administration officials are increasingly uneasy about the U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led air war against rebel militias in Yemen, opening a potential rift between Washington and its...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Obama administration officials are promising a major strengthening of U.S. defense commitments to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, possibly including a nuclear commitment to their security, in an intensifying effort to win their support for the...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 3:54 PM
A top Saudi envoy appeared to give the White House support Monday for the nuclear framework deal with Iran, apparently bringing a powerful regional ally into the fold as the White House seeks to shore up regional support.
Adel Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 3:36 PM
There are few anglers more revered than Frederick native Bernard "Lefty" Kreh. Kreh, who turned 90 last month, has fished for nearly 70 years with everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro, and from President Jimmy Carter to Ernest Hemingway. Enshrined...