| Apr 28, 2015
| 4:41 PM
A sake toast, red chopsticks and a meal fusing American and Japanese cuisine were planned Tuesday night for guests at a White House state dinner honoring Japan.
A number of Chicago-area residents were to join the Obamas at the soiree, where the decor...
| Apr 26, 2015
President Barack Obama took aim the emerging 2016 presidential field at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday even as he joked about his own waning time in office.
The president often gets good laughs at the annual event that...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 1:50 PM
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., in a farewell speech on his last day at the Justice Department, said that the department’s political independence had been restored and that the argument over trying terrorists in civilian courts had been won.
| Apr 23, 2015
| 9:00 PM
I have heard from a number of my friends that if the 2016 presidential ticket pit a Clinton against a Bush, then they plan to sit this one out. I don't blame them.
I think many of us are suffering from Clinton-Bush fatigue. Do we really want another...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Admittedly, it's early. But it's still amusing to see the difference between how Republicans and Democrats are lining up for 2016. No fewer than 19 -- count 'em: 19! -- Republican self-declared candidates showed up in New Hampshire last week to strut...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 5:51 PM
As the campaign to succeed President Obama shifts into high gear, Republican voters seem assured of a contested race for their party's nomination that will feature generational, geographical, occupational and ideological contrasts. On Monday, Sen. Marco...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 4:35 PM
It's become a frustrating rite for Armenian Americans. Every year, in the days leading up to the April 24 anniversary, advocates have lobbied President Obama to use the word "genocide" to describe the killing of more than 1 million Armenians at the...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:00 AM
As the likely coronation of Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee quietly progresses without serious opposition, the Republicans seem to be working overtime publicizing an abundance of long shots hoping to be her challenger.
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:16 PM
Tension between Israel and the U.S. escalated sharply Wednesday as senior Obama administration officials publicly admonished Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for accepting an invitation to address Congress two weeks before Israeli elections and...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:23 PM
As Gov. Martin O'Malley turns over the reins of power Wednesday to a leader who won by criticizing his tenure, the big question for the outgoing governor is whether his political career will continue.
In the short term, O'Malley will deliver paid...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Former Baltimore mayor and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley made the case Sunday for a challenge to Hillary Clinton, from himself or some other Democrat.
Appearing on ABC News' "This Week," he deftly avoided any direct criticism of the clear Democratic...