| Mar 27, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Now that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has thrown his cowboy hat into the ring for president, it's time to start handicapping the candidates, even if some of us may wish that we had more choices.
That's OK, my fellow Americans. You vote for -- or against -- the...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 11:01 AM
Now that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has thrown his cowboy hat into the ring for president, it's time to start handicapping the candidates, even if some of us may wish we had more choices.
That's OK, my fellow Americans. You vote for — or against —...
| Mar 29, 2015
Paul Gozaloff says he was only trying to check on a pal he thought had been stopped by police. Yet within minutes, he was brutally beaten and falsely arrested by five Hollywood cops, he claims in a federal lawsuit.
"They tackled me, smashing my head...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 2:40 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday sought to deflect criticism about his $20 million campaign fund stocked with six-figure contributions from wealthy Republican donors by highlighting the support he's received from several unions.
The mayor joined members...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:49 PM
Wisconsin Gov. (and prospective 2016 presidential candidate) Scott Walker is 0-for-2 when it comes to answering easy questions about President Obama.
First Walker was asked if he agreed with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani that Obama didn’t...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:25 PM
The headline in The New York Times is strong, and an indictment that before he was a politician, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush used his name freely. The headline read: "As dynasty's son, Jeb Bush used his connections freely."
This is the story of how...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:09 PM
Be prepared. In the first three minutes of "House of Cards" Season 3, Frank Underwood will do something that will shock you, no matter how cynical and jaded you might think you are about political leaders.
That he is now president of the United States...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 6:12 AM
After scoring huge ratings for a 40th anniversary special, "Saturday Night Live" returned this weekend with a forgettable episode.
It's never a good sign when the musical guest, in this case Alabama Shakes, is the best thing in the comedy show. But...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:00 PM
"I don't know."
Thus proclaimed Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential hopeful, when asked by The Washington Post's Dan Balz and Robert Costa whether President Obama is a Christian.
This is not a matter of conjecture. The...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:01 PM
Where are we in the presidential election cycle compared to the 2008 election (the last one where there was no incumbent running?)
Well, exactly eight years ago today, I was in Springfield without about 15,000 other freezing souls to watch U.S. Sen...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 12:20 PM
Misjudging your audience can have disastrous consequences.
Though I am neither a toastmaster nor a celebrity on the national speaking circuit, I am occasionally asked to address crowds at social and family functions, tributes, roasts, banquets or...