| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:59 PM
New University of California President Janet Napolitano received a mixed reception Friday during her first official visit to UCLA, facing protesters who dislike her past policies as U.S. secretary of Homeland Security but also meeting with student...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama plans to nominate former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson to be secretary of Homeland Security, a senior administration official confirmed Thursday.
Obama is expected to make the announcement Friday afternoon at the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:30 PM
WASHINGTON — Jeh Johnson, a former Pentagon general counsel who established the legal frameworks for lethal drone strikes and for allowing gays to serve openly in the military, will be nominated by President Obama to be the next secretary of...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:46 PM
The surprise selection of former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to head the UC system has fueled criticism over the secret selection process.
Supporters of a more open method say that better decisions are made when three or four...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The Broadway musical "Annie" is enjoying another revival on Broadway. The show opened during the Carter administration when America was in need of some optimism. "The sun'll come out tomorrow," sang Annie, and with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980,...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Janet Napolitano begins her new job as University of California president Monday, promising to "listen and learn" about the many issues facing the sprawling 10-campus university system.
Napolitano, who recently resigned as U.S. secretary of Homeland...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:47 PM
One of the many cruelties visited upon same-sex couples by the federal Defense of Marriage Act was the now-gutted law's harsh treatment of bi-national couples. It forbade U.S. citizens from sponsoring their same-sex spouses for green cards, even if they...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Opponents of a proposed immigrant detention center in Joliet turned up the volume of their criticism this month.
Gov. Pat Quinn last week joined Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposing...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Joliet City Councilman Jim McFarland wants to hear firsthand – and publicly – what Corrections Corp. of America plans to do if it builds an immigration detention center in Joliet.
McFarland, who called for a public meeting to learn about...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON--President Obama called Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday evening to offer federal support for the communities hit by a devastating tornado, the White House said in a statement.
Obama expressed his concern for those affected and offered all...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spoke directly to citizens in her devastated state Monday night, saying, 'We are looking under every single piece of debris” for the missing after a massive tornado ripped apart the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.