Jim Kiefer

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The Trump phenomenon: as old as the Republic

Donald Trump. The name now simultaneously intrigues, vexes, infuriates and enraptures American politicos, depending on their political persuasions.<p>And yet many of the experts scratch their heads. How is Trump earning traction against the Republican Party’s political elites? Bush. Walker. Rubio. …

Republicans

Trump buys insurance ahead of GOP debate

Hugh Hewitt asks tough questions. Every guest on his radio show, including the 14 presidential candidates who have appeared there in the past month, know this, and they respect him for it. It's why they go on the show.<p>In an interview on Thursday, Hewitt asked Donald Trump if he knew the names and …

Republicans

'Unexpected' review: Baby boom

Passing through security one morning on the way to her Chicago Public Schools classroom, the high school science teacher played by Cobie Smulders in Kris Swanberg's "Unexpected" has a distracted quality in her eyes.<p>The teacher, Samantha, is pregnant. She was not planning on a baby at this point in …

The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p>By<p>Lauren Lipton<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled …

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