| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I was born in 1946, just when the boomer wave began. Bill Clinton was born that year, too. So was George W. Bush, as was Laura Bush. And then the next year, Hillary Rodham. And, also in 1946, Cher. (Every time I begin feeling old, I remind myself she's...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Mr. Orr, this is the White House operator."
As a White House spokesman, I received phone calls like this all the time. But this was the first time the president's secretary had ordered me to report to the Oval Office immediately. Before 7 a.m. on a...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Here's guessing that when the state's top Democrats gather these days, they're superstitiously avoiding mention of the coup attempt brewing in the Illinois GOP. Goodness knows they don't want to jinx it. The Illinois Republican State Central Committee has...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Former First Lady Laura Bush wants nothing to do with a commercial supporting same-sex marriage and asks the Respect for Marriage Coalition to remove her from the ad....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The TV highlights Thursday night: 1. Meredith Vieira hosts “A White House Christmas: First Families Remember” at 8 on NBC. If you miss Vieira on “Today,” you'll want to tune in. Sharing their holiday memories in the president's...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Though the next election is three years away, Republicans are gathering this weekend to mull their presidential chances. One poll finds that Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, would be in the best position to compete against potential Democratic...
| Feb 27, 2013
I was born in 1946, just when the boomer wave began. Bill Clinton was born that year, too. So was George W. Bush, as was Laura Bush. And then the next year, Hillary Rodham. And soon Newt Gingrich (known as "Newty" as a boy). And, also in 1946, Cher....
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Even though "Pride Comedy Night" at Parker Playhouse Friday night is a sort of kick-off to PrideFest 2013 weekend and all things gay-rrific, straights will get the jokes too.
"I talk about all sort of issues," says headliner Jason Stuart. "Like...
| Feb 21, 2013
½* (out of four)
A movie makes quite a grand promise by beginning with a voiceover proclaiming, “Why is there evil in the world? Let me start from the beginning.” I mean, sheesh, this could be a long story.
No worries: In the shamelessly...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:54 PM
The first lady, governor and mayor will attend Hadiya Pendleton's funeral Saturday, but the family of the slain teenager is determined to hold a service that looks past politics and celebrates the life of a 15-year-old girl lost to Chicago street...