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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Five Myths About Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

    Five Myths About Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
    A political nobody just three years ago, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is the first official candidate vying for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination. His was a noisy entrance into government, marked by outspokenness and partisanship that clearly delighted part of the public even as they irritated many of his colleagues. In a remarkably short period, Cruz has become a national figure — and one who is often misunderstood. Here are five myths about Ted Cruz.
  • NYC mayor taps longtime union official as his chief of staff

    A union official who previously served in Boston's government has been appointed chief of staff for New York City's mayor. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of Thomas Snyder on Monday. Snyder has spent nearly two decades with UNITE HERE &#...

    Dolores Caskey, Bethlehem's first female council president, has died

    Dolores Caskey, Bethlehem's first female council president, has died
    Dolores Caskey called it "simple arithmetic." The "magic number" was the four votes needed to get anything passed on Bethlehem City Council. And even though she served at a time when she was the only woman on City Council and the only woman ever to be...

    Civil rights protests at 1960 Democratic Convention

     
    Rev. Maurice A. Dawkins engages in a 24-hour period of prayer and fasting outside of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena during the Democratic National Convention. Dawkins and protestors were advocating a civil rights platform.

    Mayor to NYC business leaders: Start pay at $13 an hour

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality and empowering the less fortunate, pressed influential New York City business leaders on Thursday to raise their workers' starting pay to $13 an hour. The liberal mayor made his call in front...