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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Where were you 8 years ago today?

    Where were you 8 years ago today?
    Where are we in the presidential election cycle compared to the 2008 election (the last one where there was no incumbent running?) Well, exactly eight years ago today, I was in Springfield without about 15,000 other freezing souls to watch U.S. Sen...
  • Obama seeks to soothe labor's anger over trade with union-friendly economic pitch

    On a cold overcast morning in January, President Barack Obama briefly delayed his departure for an Iowa day-trip to huddle in the Oval Office with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams. The topic was Obama's...
  • Obama, tell the American people your plan to defeat terrorism

    Obama, tell the American people your plan to defeat terrorism
    President Barack Obama has spent the last few days previewing Tuesday night's State of the Union address to appreciative audiences. With such proposals as more aid for community college students, Obama and his speechwriters want to open the fourth quarter...
  • Ernie Banks gave Chicago something to smile about in turbulent '60s

     Ernie Banks gave Chicago something to smile about in turbulent '60s
    If you're feeling a cold wind blow through a hole in Chicago's heart, you know why: Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub," is dead at age 83. The eternal optimist is gone. "The Cubs are due in '62," he'd say. But that didn't happen. That same year, Banks announced...
  • Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lion

    Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lion
    With former Gov. Mario Cuomo's death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat. During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed...
  • Cal Thomas: Late Cuomo's inspiring words went for naught

    How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician. In most media accounts, references were made to...
  • Senators back Harris for Senate; Villaraigosa 'very likely' to run

    Senators back Harris for Senate; Villaraigosa 'very likely' to run
    One by one, three U.S. senators took turns tweeting Wednesday that they were “excited” by┬áCalifornia Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris' run for Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York left it at that. Sen. Cory Booker of New...
  • Governor's race was the Democrats' to lose — and they did

    Governor's race was the Democrats' to lose — and they did
    I hope in his inaugural address Larry Hogan gives thanks to his predecessor, Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, as well as to the Democratic-controlled legislature for their great help in getting him elected. In my more than 64 years of voting and...
  • Hundreds of mourners gather for funeral of Mario Cuomo

    Hundreds of mourners gather for funeral of Mario Cuomo
    Draped in a New York state flag, the casket containing the body of former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo was brought into a Manhattan church where more than 800 mourners were gathered to pay their last respects to the man who spoke for a vision of Democratic...
  • 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...