| 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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday continued the victory lap one day after lawmakers sent him a measure to legalize gay marriage in Illinois, saying he plans to sign the bill into law before the end of the month.
The governor said the exact timing depends...
| 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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Happy Equal Pay Day.
According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, a coalition of women's groups, civil rights groups and labor unions, Equal Pay Day commemorates the continuing American gender wage gap. "This date," says the group,...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:09 AM
WASHINGTON -- When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there’s one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child.
Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:38 PM
WASHINGTON — When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there's one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child.
Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors with...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
President Barack Obama stopped for a few hours in his hometown today, and what was supposed to be a quick visit for two Democratic fundraisers also included the president’s first opportunity to express concern over the shootings at Fort Hood....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:06 PM
WASHINGTON — After addressing the issue of race sparingly in his first term, President Obama on Thursday unveiled an initiative explicitly aimed at a group he says demands urgent attention — black and Latino young men.
Obama announced a...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France.
The President and Mrs. Obama
His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON — As President Obama looks to show off all he can do without Congress, he's been pointing to a surprising place for guidance on the savvy use of power: the other side of the White House.
In public and private, the president has been...