| Jan 1, 2015
| 10:32 PM
Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York and liberal firebrand who soared onto the national stage with an eloquent attack on President Reagan at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, died Thursday at his home in New York City. He was 82....
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:16 AM
A lot of commentary about former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died on New Year’s Day, has focused on his electrifying speech to the 1984 Democratic National Convention. As The Times noted in its obituary, Cuomo in that “criticized the record...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Most politicians would do anything to become president. Mario Cuomo, who died at his home in Manhattan on New Year's Day at age 82, twice turned down the chance to run for the job, essentially because his heart always remained in New York....
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:25 PM
Mourners lined up Monday to pay their respects to the late Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who built a political career on his eloquent advocacy for the common man.
Dignitaries in attendance included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:25 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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.
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses after a Tribune story found he spent taxpayer money on trips in which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign contributions.
The reimbursements came as Emanuel put in...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:37 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes brought in a couple of aging rock stars last week to boost her bid to unseat Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.
One was Jon Bauman, better known as Bowzer from the '50s-nostalgia band Sha Na Na, who sprinkled in doo-wop as...