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  • Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]

    Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]
     Democrats from around the country, and political chroniclers as well, again flocked to Iowa last weekend for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a traditional event for raising cholesterol levels and presidential ambitions. It may or may not...
  • Monday: Will the world rise up against ISIS?

    Monday: Will the world rise up against ISIS?
        President Obama seems to have Congress on board with how he wants to fight the Islamic States barbarians. Now let’s see if the rest of the world joins in. Obama doesn’t want American boots on the ground. That’s...
  • Raymond Hartstein, 1918-2014

    Raymond Hartstein, 1918-2014
    Raymond Hartstein, the founding chairman of Oakton Community College, spearheaded the development of the Skokie campus and was on hand with his family in 1995 when it was named the Raymond Hartstein Campus in his honor. "I remember standing next to my...
  • Ebola survivor Kent Brantly hopes to return to Africa, 'Lord willing'

    Ebola survivor Kent Brantly hopes to return to Africa, 'Lord willing'
    Less than a month after being released from the hospital following his recovery from the Ebola virus, Dr. Kent Brantly says he would like to return to to West Africa, "Lord willing." Brantly appeared in Washington before a congressional panel Wednesday,...
  • After Benghazi, State Department toughened embassies in high-risk countries

    WASHINGTON In the over two years since Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the State Department says it has overhauled its strategies for high-risk diplomatic posts overseas....
  • A year later: Iranian nuclear talks go from promise to doubt

    Hassan Rouhani won world leaders’ warm embrace a year ago when he arrived at the United Nations General Assembly in New York as Iran’s new president, speaking of reconciliation and offering a new era in relations between his nation and the...
  • House panel's Benghazi surprise: little partisan rancor

    After two years of political warfare that turned even the word “Benghazi” into a partisan epithet, a special House committee held its first public hearing Wednesday with a surprise – a deliberate effort at being sober, even boring....
  • Zach Gilford Joins Jennifer Carpenter in USA's 'Stanistan' Pilot

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights") and Jonathan Cake ("Desperate Housewives") have joined the cast of the USA pilot "Stanistan." Starring Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter"), the drama follows the staff of an American compound...
  • With strings attached, House approves Obama plan for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON A divided House of Representatives gave tentative approval Wednesday to President Barack Obama's plan to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State, as members of both parties expressed concerns about the plans and...
  • Senators assail Obama plans to fight Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday tore apart the Obama administration's strategy to fight the Islamic State, expressing skepticism about the scope, duration and partners involved in what Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged would be a "multi-...
  • Music exec Boo Frazier dies at 84

    HACKENSACK, N.J. Music executive Boo Frazier of Dumont, who worked with Chuck Berry, the Shirelles, Janet Jackson, Louis Armstrong and, most famously, his cousin Dizzy Gillespie, died Saturday. He was 84. The cause was congestive heart failure, his wife,...