| Aug 12, 2010
Dan Rostenkowski, an old-style Chicago ward boss who became one of the nation's most powerful legislators during the Reagan era before a stunning fall to corruption charges that left him branded a political anachronism, has died. He was 82.
| Nov 1, 2010
Theodore C. Sorensen, John F. Kennedy's close advisor and writer-in-residence in the Senate in the 1950s who became special counsel to the president and remained chief speechwriter during Kennedy's tragically brief presidency, has died. He was 82....
| May 25, 2011
Patrick W. Collins, a longtime president of Ralphs Grocery Co., died May 16 of congestive heart failure at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said his wife, Beth. He was 82.
Collins became president and chief operating officer in 1976 and was named...
| Jun 4, 2011
James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88.
Arness died of natural causes at his home in...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 7:02 AM
After being delayed a day, my mother-in-law arrived tonight from Charlottesville. Yeah, I know, most son-in-laws would be leaving town soon after the mother-in-law arrives. But not me, I have a special (read - football fanatic) mother-in-law, so she is...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 8:47 AM
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A U.S. Marine pressed himself into the record books with his own two hands.
At 6-foot and 272 pounds, Sgt. David Douglas fully embodies his "The Beast" nickname.
In July, Douglas set a world record at the U.S. Powerlifting...
| May 17, 2011
| 8:33 AM
Rep. Paul Ryan, architect of the House Republicans' controversial budget plan and a rising star in the party, announced Tuesday that he won't seek the open Senate seat in Wisconsin in 2012.
"Our nation is quickly approaching a debt crisis that will do...
| May 13, 2011
| 8:04 AM
Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl will announce on Friday that he will retire at the end of his current term, adding to Democratic woes in the effort to maintain control of the Senate.
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| Apr 26, 2011
| 9:05 AM
The chairman of the Republican National Committee said Tuesday that his party's presidential field would solidify soon and that he expected the nomination battle to be tidy enough to give the party a fighting chance against President Obama in 2012.
| May 26, 2011
| 1:43 PM
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Thursday that he would sign off on Paul Ryan's controversial budget plan if elected president.
Speaking to reporters in New Hampshire, Pawlenty emphasized, however, that he would offer his own fiscal blueprint in...
| May 25, 2011
| 6:30 PM
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday called the death of Osama bin Laden a defining moment that has reshaped how Americans view the Obama presidency, signaling how the daring raid will figure into the 2012 campaign.
Addressing Democrats at a state party...