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  • Matt Weinstock, May 11, 1960

     
    May 11, 1960: “The new 250-foot tower erected at ABC-TV isn't for producers to jump off when the ratings of their shows slip, it's for microwave ‘dishes’ to bring in the Democratic convention more clearly from the Sports Arena,” Matt Weinstock...
  • GOP to hold 2012 convention in Tampa

     
    by James Oliphant It always comes down to Florida. At least that's what the Republicans are planning on in 2012. The Republican National Committee said Wednesday that it would hold the GOP convention in Tampa, where the party is......
  • Comings and goings in Florida as Charlie Crist says goodbye to GOP

     
    It’s been quite a day in Florida politics, with two partings (neither of which involved sweet sorrow) and the announcement of one arrival. The first parting: The state GOP got rid of sold an oil painting of Gov. Charlie Crist,......
  • Voters' discontent rings loud and clear

     
    Five-term Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, standing with his wife Joan, concedes defeat in Philadelphia Tuesday evening. (EPA/Chris Gardner) by Mark Z. Barabak Delivering a powerful message of discontent, voters Tuesday swept out veteran Sen. Arlen...
  • Palin: Obama too close to BP

     
    by Lisa Mascaro Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate who helped popularize "Drill, baby, drill" as a slogan, suggested Sunday that President Obama's campaign ties to the oil industry were impeding cleanup of the BP spill in the.....
  • Idaho Republican endorsed by Sarah Palin plagiarizes Obama's 'a brighter day will come' speech. Ouch.

     
    So, like, where was his staff? First, candidate Vaughn Ward, running in the Republican primary in Idaho's 1st Congressional District, was accused of "cribbing" his policy positions from other candidates' websites. According to the Spokane Spokesman-...
  • Sarah Palin's candidates having bad week. Could darling of 'tea party' voters be losing her touch?

     
    During primary season, Sarah Palin's endorsement was seen as a gift from the heavens in Republican circles -- the seal of good housekeeping for "tea party" activists. Candidates who received the former Alaska governor's blessing soon soared in the polls,....
  • The Democrats Are Coming to L.A.

     
    May 29, 1960: Former Times Editor in Chief L.D. Hotchkiss (1893-1964) writes a long advance on the Democratic National Convention, which starts July 11 at the Sports Arena. He says that although he worked for a Republican paper for 40 years, the Democrats...
  • Al and Tipper Gore to separate after 40 years of marriage

     
    Word spread quickly today that former Vice President Al Gore is separating from his wife of 40 years, Tipper. An e-mail the Gores sent friends and supporters was posted on Politico and later made its way to the Associated Press......
  • Gore separation shocks friends

     
    The Gores in 2007. (EPA/Peter Foley) by Bob Drogin and Kathleen Hennessey They were the happy exceptions -- high school sweethearts whose passionate romance led to a famously stable marriage in a capital perpetually rocked by tawdry scandals and......
  • Matt Weinstock, June 17, 1960

     
    June 17, 1960: A reporter filed a story saying that hotel rates were being raised so much for the Democratic National Convention that he was going to bring a trailer. The convention director took him at his word and canceled the reservation for his...