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  • Obama defends swap of Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    President Obama defended his administration’s decision to trade Taliban detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday, saying there wasn’t time to consult with Congress as he followed the “pretty sacred rule” that...
  • Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier

    Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Was a Civil War veteran's skull almost auctioned off?

    Was a Civil War veteran's skull almost auctioned off?
    Did a Civil War veteran's skull almost end up on someone's mantle? A Hershey, Pa., auction house had solicited bids for what it described as a neat historical artifact, but facing protest threats, Estate Auction Co. agreed to donate the remains to the...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Comedian Patton Oswalt, a prolific user of social media, announced on Facebook over the......
  • Thriller author Steven Berry to be keynote speaker at a benefit for The Poe House

    Thriller author Steven Berry to be keynote speaker at a benefit for The Poe House
    One by one, the sacred cows hit the ground, adroitly tipped over by the best-selling author Steve Berry in his 13th historical novel, "The Lincoln Myth." Berry, 59, is a Florida-based former attorney and county commissioner turned author whose...
  • Digging out of the CIA-Senate quagmire

    Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), voted to declassify parts of its report on the CIA's rendition, detention and interrogation program. The White House, the CIA and the Senate still have to negotiate...
  • Obama's swap for Bergdahl: A presidential power play?

    In the wake of the prisoner swap that resulted in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release by the Taliban, questions are rightly being asked about the deal's legal justifications. In fact, the Obama administration did not comply with statutory requirements that it...
  • Movie Quote Quiz

     
    I realized we never got an answer to the question I started my most recent Movie Quote Quiz with. Here’s what I wrote: I mentioned in one of my recent Hall of Fame columns that I’d love to see a......
  • Mayor talks books

    Mayor talks books
    Monday marks the first day of registration for the city's summer reading program, which made late-night TV last week when Mayor Emanuel bet "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon that if Chicago's children read 2.4 million books this summer, Fallon will...
  • Lou Reda Productions shooting in Easton for possible reality show

     
    If you see cameras in Easton today, it's because the Easton-based television production company Lou Reda Productions is shooting a mini-pilot to send to networks for a salon-based reality. The company and Joseph Bordonaro, owner of Fresh Salon, have been....
  • Obama gets 3-D printed portrait at Smithsonian

    Presidential portrait paintings are a time-honored tradition for all sitting chief executives. But the Smithsonian in Washington has recently broken new ground by creating a 3-D printed portrait of President Obama that is believed to be the first of its...