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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Potential Dem rivals to Hillary Clinton plug away in Iowa

    The Hillary Rodham Clinton juggernaut is coming to Iowa. Martin O'Malley already has beaten her to the early-voting state. The former Maryland governor was in a Des Moines tavern this past week, playing guitar and singing Irish folk tunes. He had a lunch...
  • Sign-language call center grows quietly in Kissimmee

    The serene quiet at the ASL Services call center in Kissimmee does not reflect the amount of activity going on. Employees are taking calls, answering questions and relaying important messages — using their hands and technology such as Skype and...
  • White House Brief: Things to know about Lincoln Chafee

    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee made a surprise announcement Thursday that he was considering a Democratic presidential campaign in 2016. Key things to know about Chafee: ___ THE BRIEF Lincoln Chafee has built a reputation as a contrarian in...
  • Paul isn't alone: Look who else has wanted to 'take the country back'

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul's use of the phrase "We've come to take our country back" drew applause from supporters Tuesday and lit up social media. The phrase in recent years has struck some as a racially charged dog whistle in the era of a black...
  • Hillary Clinton: What if she is not the Democratic nominee?

    Hillary Clinton: What if she is not the Democratic nominee?
    If there’s an underlying theme to Republican Party presidential politics, it’s this: Get ready for Hillary. Most Republicans expect that she will be the Democrats’ nominee. The GOP probably will coalesce behind one candidate early so its...
  • Exporting Philly: Cheesesteaks, ices and pretzels go global

    The man intent on taking the Philly cheesesteak global saw a familiar sight from home on a recent trip to Florida: a Wawa. The hoagie-making, coffee-brewing convenience and gas chain from the Philadelphia area is pushing hard into the Sunshine State,...
  • 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 &#...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Girlfriend power and 'First Wives Club': All about the pre-Broadway musical

    Girlfriend power and  'First Wives Club': All about the pre-Broadway musical
    "Husbands come and go," observes Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, dryly, sitting in the dark. "But girlfriends are forever." It would make a better story, but Bloodworth-Thomason, who is 67 and hails from Missouri, is not really talking about her own life,...