| Apr 11, 2013
| 8:19 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A bold comeback attempt or the height of chutzpah?
In what could be the start of one of the most intriguing second acts in American politics, Anthony Weiner, the congressman who tweeted himself out of a job two years ago with a...
| Apr 14, 2013
This past week saw the passing of an iconic figure, one whose power and influence was unparalleled during the height of her popularity.
No, not Margaret Thatcher. I'm talking about Annette Funicello.
In the mid-to-late 1950s, Annette ruled the hearts of...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:33 PM
By Dick J. Batchelor First, I have to admit that I know Huma Abedin, and we have met on a number occasions. So yes, guilty as charged of rubbing elbows with the deputy chief of staff and trusted aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It is...
| Jul 22, 2012
So I guess we're not going to be getting that $500 a month Linda's been promising in her campaign ads. Brandi from Naugatuck must be devastated.
What happened to our money?
To come up with the six-grand-a-year figure, Linda's people...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 9:55 PM
| Jul 23, 2012
| 9:33 AM
In the long lull before the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late August, party leaders and strategists for Mitt Romney are calculating how they can put their collective best foot forward. This year, it will not be easy.
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Like the ghosts of Shakespeare's Banquo or Dickens' Jacob Marley, the specter of the late commie-hunting congressman from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, will always be with us. It is summoned up today, by some on the left, who use it as a tool to thwart...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 5:21 AM
In December, I called the hiring of Chelsea Clinton as a special correspondent for the newsmagazine "Rock Center" a "journalistically bankrupt decision by NBC News."
In February, after seeing Clinton's second report for the show, I wrote that Clinton...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:10 PM
One of the pages we’re adding to the expanded Chicago Tribune is an additional Perspective page each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
We’ve used it to add guest commentary from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the fashion choices of...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 8:34 AM
It has been quiet in the world of Weiner, and for good reason.
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, his wife Huma Abedin, and Congress have been planning their next move post-sexting scandal -- and those plans have finally surfaced.
Abedin, who is...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 10:57 AM
The congressman who resigned in disgrace after accidentally tweeting a picture of himself in his underwear is now the father of a baby boy, the New York Post reported on Thursday.
Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat, and his...