| Feb 27, 2013
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
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....
| Jan 18, 2009
Michelle Obama may be a trained lawyer with an Ivy League education, but on Tuesday night she will be America's Top Model. What she wears to the inaugural balls will set the style agenda for the administration and hold a mirror up to what it means to be a...
| Mar 25, 2008
This could make for one odd family reunion: Barack Obama is a distant cousin of actor Brad Pitt, and Hillary Rodham Clinton is related to Pitt's girlfriend, Angelina Jolie.
Researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society found some...
| Nov 12, 2008
A new big O is ascending on the fashion scene.
Incoming First Lady Michelle Obama is poised to be the new Oprah and the next Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis—combined!—for designers, retailers and fashion aficionados. (Does that make her a double-O...
| Sep 28, 2009
Despite a midday deluge, book lovers turned out in record numbers for the ninth annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
The gray morning couldn't dissuade 130,000 people from attending readings and signings on the National Mall...
| Sep 5, 2010
Two years after selling her original namesake company, Taryn Rose is back in full force. The orthopedist/shoe designer, who made her name crafting fashion-forward designs that are as comfortable as they are pretty, has debuted a luxury line that is...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 11:13 AM
President Obama on Thursday joined the growing chorus of top U.S. officials calling on a Florida pastor to abandon his plans to stage a Koran burning on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
"This is a recruitment bonanza for Al Qaeda," Obama...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 8:39 AM
The National Book Festival activities will begin this evening in D.C. with President and Mrs. Obama serving as honorary chairs of the week-long festival. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event and bears the theme "A Decade of Words and Wonder."...
| Feb 9, 2010
Good Eating salutes those people in the Chicago-area food and beverage world who are making a difference through their passion, vision and commitment to quality. This year's awards go to a range of experts, including entrepreneurs, auctioneers,...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 6:59 AM
If you don't believe upward mobility is still alive in the workplace, try convincing Suzanne Malveaux.
In the same way her CNN colleague Candy Crowley came off a reporter's beat after many years to assume an anchor role (in Crowley's case, with the...