| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Former Governor Charlie Crist’s stock has gone up my book. I used to think of him as a weaselly flip-flopper, but then along came Mitt Romney, who makes Crist look—by comparison—like the Rock of Gibraltar.
As we know from his...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley will have a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC next month -- another example of his burgeoning leadership role in the Democratic party.
He was one of six speakers announced early this morning by the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulskiwill have a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention, aides said Wednesday.
The Maryland Democrat, who this year became the longest-serving woman in congressional history, will lead a program highlighting the record...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Even as he campaigns for re-election to Congress, Rep. Chris Van Hollen has been tapped by the Obama campaign to help lead the Democratic rebuttal to Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan — a role that is taking him to battleground states...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley is looking to strike gold this weekend in Boulder Colorado where he will give a keynote address at a Democratic county fundraiser.
O'Malley -- who was just in San Francisco to raise money for same-sex marriage, the Dream Act and...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:06 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley just added a new gig to his busy Democratic convention schedule: He'll perform with Jeff Bridges and The Abiders.
Maryland's frontman will get on stage and belt out a song during a "CarolinaFest" celebration the day before the...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 3:38 PM
It's hard to be a member of the Republican Party in Los Angeles County. However, it's not difficult to get elected — as long as that office is nonpartisan.
No Republican in California holds statewide office, and GOP'ers in Sacramento are so...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next month, organizers said today.
The convention runs Sept. 4-6. Democratic Party officials did not announce a date or time, and an Emanuel aide...
| Aug 27, 2012
As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.
Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday offered a preview of the theme of his speech at the Democratic National Convention next month: his insider’s view of the moves President Barack Obama made after taking office.
“I'm going to testify to what I...