| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Hope is easier to embrace than reality.
That is one of the themes of Jodi Kantor's new book, "The Obamas," which tells the story of the first couple's arrival in the White House and their subsequent struggles to adapt to Washington and its ways while...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Lady Gaga visitó el martes la Casa Blanca para hablar sobre su trabajo en la prevención del acoso escolar.
La cantante se reunió con personal del gobierno de Barack Obama con el fin de conversar sobre el tema, y después la asesora del presidente...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
It's been revealed that the Obama administration named its war against Libya -- Operation Odyssey Dawn -- after a little-known album by English progressive rock band Yes.
But what hasn't been revealed are the names of other album titles seriously...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel were once very public allies, pushing prescription drug programs and school reform together as North Side Democrats whose careers were on the rise.
Now the former governor is fighting to stay out of federal prison. And...
| May 2, 2011
| 3:27 PM
The prosecution of Rod Blagojevich is “a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” a lawyer for the former governor told the jury during opening statements at his retrial, quoting Shakespeare and touching on a key theme for the defense....
| May 3, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Prosecutors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich wasted no time Tuesday trying to shoot holes in the defense strategy that the former governor was merely trying to cut a political deal, not sell a U.S. Senate seat, and was unaware that any of...
| May 4, 2011
| 3:44 PM
In the last undercover recording played today at Rod Blagojevich’s retrial, the alleged trade of campaign money for the appointment of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to a vacant Senate is first raised.
It was before 8 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2008, and the...
| May 5, 2011
| 1:12 PM
A sick defense lawyer has unexpectedly ended proceedings for the day –- and the week -– at the retrial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Prosecutors quickly wrapped up their questioning of John Harris, a former Blagojevich chief of staff,...
| May 9, 2011
| 7:14 PM
After suffering through scores of sustained objections and several lectures Monday from the judge at Rod Blagojevich's retrial, the former governor's defense team saw their day go from bad to worse after the jury left the courtroom for the day.
| May 11, 2011
| 3:56 PM
Before the retrial of Rod Blagojevich ended for the day, testimony by Robert Greenlee, onetime deputy governor, shifted from the alleged sale of the U.S. Senate seat to two other alleged shakedowns of the CEO of Children’s Memorial Hospital and a...
| May 12, 2011
| 3:54 PM
As he did at Rod Blagojevich’s first trial last summer, lobbyist John Wyma testified this afternoon that he decided to go to federal authorities after he grew concerned about fundraising practices at the then-governor’s campaign office in...