Jim Lakely

Latest Jim Lakely Items
  • Attorney Erika Harold, who was named Miss America 2003, on Tuesday announced her intent to run for U.S. Congress in the 13th Congressional District of Illinois. "I have a pretty thick skin at this point in my life," she said. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: Alec Baldwin's fracas

    Alec Baldwin is in a fit of pique because Phelim McAleer was nominated by the Independent Oil and Gas Association to serve on a specialist' panel at the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival, where the anti-fracking film "Gasland Part II" will be showcased.

  • President Obama pauses as he speaks to the cheering crowd at his election-night victory party at McCormick Place in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama faces a more modest second term

    President Obama won re-election in part because his supporters favor bigger government — but a divided Congress virtually ensures the president's initiatives in his second term will be far smaller in scale than Obamacare or an $821 billion plan to stimulate the economy.Divid

Happening Now