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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Rahm Emanuel reimburses city $7,000 more for travel

     Rahm Emanuel reimburses city $7,000 more for travel
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city $7,000 more in travel expenses following Chicago Tribune questions about why he spent taxpayer money to have Chicago police officers accompany him to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C....
  • '1968 Exhibit' at Chicago History Museum a draw for boomers

     '1968 Exhibit' at Chicago History Museum a draw for boomers
    It was bound to happen, so I was glad to get it over with. "My grandmother had that!" squealed a girl on glimpsing an olive-green sectional sofa with flower-patterned pillows. So my friend Kaye Pomaranc and I knew where we stood as we toured "The 1968...
  • Race relations arguably worse in 'Age of Obama'

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president in 2008, it suggested a move toward a post-racial America, the kind of society that Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned in his "I Have a Dream" speech nearly a half-...
  • President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'

    President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'
    President Obama first grabbed national attention with a keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that portrayed America the way most Americans want to see it, as a unified entity, regardless of its occasional squabbles. Ironic, then,...
  • Open primaries for every state

    Open primaries for every state
    I was waiting to see how long it would take after a Republican victory in Maryland for the gerrymandering argument to pop up again, and it wasn't long at all ("Stop the gerrymandering," Dec. 2). Letter writer Thomas Ferraro has the right argument in the...
  • Herman Badillo dies at 85; first native Puerto Rican in U.S. House

    Herman Badillo, a Bronx politician who was the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, has died in New York. He was 85. Badillo died Wednesday of complications of congestive heart disease at a hospital in Manhattan, according to...
  • Philly hoping for Democratic National Convention

    Philly hoping for Democratic National Convention
    PHILADELPHIA — It took less than an hour, and Murat Guzel was persuaded to break out his checkbook. With his signature, the Northampton County purveyor of organic foods put up $100,000 to try to bring the Democratic National Convention to...
  • Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski address hot-button topics at Lehigh Valley Chamber event

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski address hot-button topics at Lehigh Valley Chamber event
    When you're Tony Iannelli, why not roll two events into one? The president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce accomplished that feat Tuesday night, acting as emcee during the Chamber's ninth annual Mayors' and Municipal Officers'...
  • 2014, the year of no ideas

    2014, the year of no ideas
    The first time he said it was 10 years ago. Back then, it seemed a brisk wind in a stuffy room, a reclamation of defining verities somehow lost in the smoke and haze of political expediency. He said it again last week and the effect was starkly...
  • 2014: The year of no ideas

    The first time he said it was 10 years ago. Back then, it seemed a brisk wind in a stuffy room, a reclamation of defining verities somehow lost in the smoke and haze of political expedience. He said it again last week and the effect was starkly different...
  • Pleading parking stupidity might be the ticket

    Pleading parking stupidity might be the ticket
    I am preparing my argument for leniency in the matter of a $77 parking fine, and it looks like, for the first time in my life, I will have to enter the Rodricks Plea. Over the years, I've suggested that Congress or state legislatures make this plea ("...