| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Many years ago, I convinced the now-shuttered Chicago Daily News to send me from Chicago to Washington to join the paper's D.C. bureau.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Forty years ago, Billie Jean King played Bobby Riggs in the most famous tennis match in American history. Dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," it was as much a contest of ideologies as athleticism.
King represented the fight for women's rights, and Riggs,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Wedged into the blotter on Mike Farah's desk at the Funny or Die studios in Hollywood is an index card with a list — wrangling talent, polishing scripts and arranging shoots — long enough to keep the comedy website executive fully occupied....
| Nov 15, 2013
You'll be forgiven if you just aren't that into reliving the 2012 presidential election. As for looking toward the election coming up — in sooner-than-it-sounds 2016 — well, for some voters it's just a lot too early to be forced to think about...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:44 PM
News Corp. has hired a D.C. heavyweight to handle its lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill after it becomes primarily a newspaper publishing company.
Antoniette "Toni" Cook Bush will join News Corp. next month as its executive vice president and global head...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Live by the tweet, die by the Twitter sword. That’s Jofi Joseph’s fate. But he’s not the first — and he certainly won’t be the last — to perish from the wounds of 140-character cuts.
Joseph, most recently a director...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on his first trip to the nation’s capital as the city’s chief executive, isn’t letting Washington’s preoccupation with budget deficits get in the way of his push for federal...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:52 PM
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Midway through a three-country trip to Africa and shortly after an emotional tour of his hero Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison cell, Barack Obama was greeted by another revered African leader, Desmond Tutu, with the words:...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Lawyers for disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed a long-awaited appeal of his conviction and 14-year sentence late Monday, arguing that U.S. District Judge James Zagel's "one-sided evidentiary rulings" favored prosecutors and that the stiff...
| Feb 10, 2013
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago(.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's...