Marcella S. Kreiter
November 24, 2013
Who would have thought a program that was to benefit millions of Americans would be the undoing of Barack Obama's presidential legacy?
November 22, 2013
Nov. 22, 1963: U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated en route to a political speech at the Dallas Business and Trade Mart to shore up support for the Democratic ticket in Texas, especially support for his vice president, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and the story was transmitted to the world by United Press International.
November 17, 2013
It's been nearly 50 years since bullets were fired at the presidential motorcade as it wended its way through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, killing U.S. President John F. Kennedy and spawning decades of speculation on whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone or was part of -- or victim of -- a conspiracy with tentacles in Havana, Washington and perhaps Moscow.
November 10, 2013
If love is never having to say you're sorry, there's apparently no love between lawmakers and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius when it comes to the health insurance marketplace rollout.
November 03, 2013
When he was mayor of Newark, N.J., newly installed Sen. Cory Booker lived on a food stamp diet for a week, eating mostly beans and yams -- even contemplating a meal of mayonnaise and salsa -- to draw attention to the plight of the nation's poorest, who just got poorer with Friday's $5 billion cut in the nation's food stamp program.
October 27, 2013
Ever marvel at a magician pulling a quarter out of someone's ear or guessing the card someone is holding is the Queen of Hearts?
October 20, 2013
Ever get the feeling watching the U.S. Congress is like watching a group of unruly teenagers -- better yet, kindergartners -- who refuse to listen to the adults in the room?
October 13, 2013
A funny thing happened as Republicans and Democrats lurched to a compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avert threats of a U.S. default: The outcry against healthcare reform was muted.
October 06, 2013
Shutting down the U.S. government was only the first salvo in what promises to be an ugly battle in coming days over both the debt ceiling and the 2014 fiscal budget.
September 29, 2013
Newly installed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been on a charm offensive this month trying to convince the West Tehran has no intention of building nuclear weapons but whether he actually reflects the true intent of the mullahs who actually run the country or is just blowing smoke is a complicated question.
September 22, 2013
Let's see if we've got this straight: The U.S. government runs out of money in little more than a week and will breach the debt ceiling within a few weeks, Congress is nowhere near approving a fiscal 2014 budget and defunding/repealing healthcare reform remains House Republicans' top priority.
September 01, 2013
Hate it all you want, but insurance -- life, auto, homeowners/renters, health -- can mean the difference between survival and personal disaster.
August 18, 2013
Illinois has a long tradition of sending politicians to prison -- congressmen, governors, local politicians, Republicans, Democrats -- it's all good.
August 11, 2013
With summer fading and fall healthcare reform deadlines approaching, politicians are getting nervous -- Democrats fearing President Obama's signature domestic accomplishment won't work and Republicans fearing it will.
August 04, 2013
Robert K. Tanenbaum is still an unabashed idealist who believes in the principles on which the United States was founded.