| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Driving snow and icy weather recently forced American country music artist Aaron Tippin to stay in the county for a few days while his plane was at the Somerset County Airport.
“It’s the Somerset County weather,” airport manager Dave...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:29 PM
With the inauguration over, the second term for this historic White House figure — viewed by many through the prism of race and seen as a benchmark for the country's prickly race relations — bears watching.
Yes, Michelle Obama's second act as...
| 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...
| Jan 5, 2013
Reports of a so-called war against Christmas may be wildly exaggerated, but at least one Wisconsin lawmaker really is waging a war against Kwanzaa.
In a war by news release, Wisconsin Republican state Sen. Glenn Grothman of West Bend fired this recent...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Michelle Obama: Does Michelle Obama know -- or care -- that people keep taking pot shots at her butt? A Republican lawmaker is the latest to remark on it. His office says he will apologize....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:33 PM
President Obama will show his support for the National Museum of African American History and Culture during a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled to take place next week in Washington, the Smithsonian announced on Wednesday....
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The Smithsonian Institution officially broke ground this morning on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open in 2015....
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Visalia resident and U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Norberto “Norbie” Lara, addressed the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada at its Dec. 21 meeting.
Lara was in the service for more than 11 years, retiring after a roadside bomb severed his arm in June 2004. He...
| Jan 12, 2012
— With a new book portraying Michelle Obama as an assertive force within the White House, the first lady has challenged the notion that she's "some kind of angry black woman."
Obama, entering the fourth year of a mostly gaffe-free White House run,...
| May 11, 2012
| 7:21 PM
Thursday morning, ABC senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper posted a TwitPic of "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts with the cutline "woman of the hour."
I can appreciate a newsperson congratulating a colleague, and I have to admit I...