| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:30 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- To reach the Convention Center, you must first walk the gauntlet of dead baby parts.
It's one of the newer and more gruesome tactics in the fight over reproductive choice, protesters hoisting large color placards depicting aborted...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- What do you do after hope and change have failed?
This was the question Barack Obama needed to answer in accepting his party's nomination for a second term Thursday night. Borne into office on the wings of those two words and their...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:20 AM
What do Steve Zahn, the actor who played Elliott in 1982's "E.T.," the telepathic police officer from NBC's "Heroes" and Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt from FX's "Sons of Anarchy" all have in common?
They're all scheduled to film TV pilots for ABC in the...
| Feb 11, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit Chicago on Friday, when he will discuss gun violence as he focuses on his economic message from Tuesday's State of the Union address, according to the White House.
Obama will "talk about the gun violence that has...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 8:10 PM
New York City barred convenience stores and restaurants from selling outsize sodas. Boston's mayor halted pop sales and soft-drink advertising in city buildings to fight obesity and rising health care costs.
In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to take...
| Mar 17, 2013
— First lady Michelle Obama has invited the mother and 10-year-old brother of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen slain in January soon after taking part in inauguration festivities, to attend the White House Easter egg roll, the mother said.
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Three brothers — Ezekiel, Rahm and Ari Emanuel — each went on to great career accomplishment: Zeke as a bioethicist; Ari as a powerful Hollywood talent agent; and Rahm, of course, as White House chief of staff for President Obama before...
| Oct 22, 2012
In 2007, I was finishing a book about my husband's race for the U.S. Senate in Ohio when my editor called with some changes.
In the book, I had rattled off quite a list of all the wrongs, perceived and otherwise, visited on us during the campaign. Unfair...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:15 PM
John Heilemann is national affairs editor at New York magazine and a political analyst for MSNBC. In 2010, he and Time Magazine's Mark Halperin released "Game Change," a best-selling account of the 2008 presidential campaign that this year became an Emmy-...
| Oct 16, 2012
— President Barack Obama says he's coming back to Chicago next week to vote early, but first lady Michelle Obama already has beaten him to the ballot, mailing in her absentee vote Monday.
After @MichelleObama tweeted her news, @BarackObama...
| Feb 16, 2013
President Barack Obama returned to Chicago for a few hours Friday to address the high-profile gun violence that continues to plague his hometown and suggested the solution is not only more gun laws, but community intervention and economic opportunity in...