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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo eulogizes dad Mario Cuomo, calls him a philosopher, crusader and friend

    Former Gov. Mario Cuomo's legacy as a liberal champion and powerful orator was remembered at his funeral Tuesday by one who knew him best — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his son. "At his core, he was a philosopher. He was a poet. He was an advocate. He was...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • '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...
  • Cathy Malloy: 'We've Got Our Eye On The Ball'

    Cathy Malloy: 'We've Got Our Eye On The Ball'
    Cathy Malloy hasn't appeared in any TV ads. She doesn't do political press conferences. And you won't find her mingling with voters on the fair-and-festival circuit. With a few notable exceptions, she has largely avoided the hot glare of life on the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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'...