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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass

    Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass
    It was all going so well for Texas Gov. Rick Perry — until the indictment. His efforts to move past a disastrous 2012 presidential run that had become a reliable punch line for a senior moment seemed to be working. He's dropped a few pounds and...
  • Robert H. Mayer: 50 years ago, Fannie Lou Hamer spoke up for democracy

    This June, I visited Ruleville, Miss., and took in these words on a historical marker: "Sometimes it seems to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five-feet four-inches forward in the fight for freedom."...
  • Hillary Clinton campaign, presidency would be dream come true for South Florida Democrats in Congress

    Hillary Clinton campaign, presidency would be dream come true for South Florida Democrats in Congress
    South Florida’s Democratic members of Congress love the idea of President Hillary Clinton. Almost all are already supporting her not-yet-existing campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination. “I proudly supported Secretary Clinton’s...
  • Romeoville professor wins book award

    Romeoville professor wins book award
    Telling the story of the Chicago park that Dr. Dennis Cremin became fascinated by when he arrived in the city to attend Loyola University in 1990 has won him a book-of-the-year award. A history professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, Cremin...
  • Obama considering tapping San Antonio's Mayor Castro for HUD post

    Obama considering tapping San Antonio's Mayor Castro for HUD post
    President Obama is considering tapping San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a person familiar with the matter. Castro’s elevation to the administration post would raise the profile...
  • Obama to nominate Julian Castro to Cabinet post Friday

    Obama to nominate Julian Castro to Cabinet post Friday
    President Obama will announce the latest shuffle of his Cabinet on Friday, moving his Housing and Urban Development chief to the budget office and replacing him with the mayor of San Antonio. Mayor Julian Castro is a rising star in the Democratic...
  • Love of a black planet

    Love of a black planet
    As he excavated 40 years of hip-hop culture for the VH1 documentary "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop," Miami filmmaker Billy Corben turned up footage of Sean "Diddy" Combs at the 2004 Democratic National Convention bantering with a...
  • Ken Ziffren Introduced as L.A.'s New Film Czar at Press Conference with Eric Garcetti

    In selecting Ken Ziffren as Los Angeles' next film czar, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has picked one of the entertainment industry's most prominent attorneys who has emerged as a kind of elder statesman for the business. Ziffren appeared with Garcetti...
  • Red Maryland's fact check of O'Malley's last State of the State

    Red Maryland's fact check of O'Malley's last State of the State
    Yesterday, Governor O’Malley delivered his eighth—and thankfully—final state of the state address of his administration.  And, as usual, his speech was filled with so much that isn’t so.  Now, I’ve done a few O’Malley...
  • Super Bowl Boulevard Promotion Is Putting Broadway on Defense

    This winter, nothing scares Broadway producers like the Super Bowl. January and February are always tough months for the Main Stem, hammered by the slump that hits when holiday tourists go home. But this year a lot of producers are betting that Super...
  • Obama nominates San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead HUD

    President Obama elevated a rising star in the Democratic Party to a national job on Friday by naming San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to serve as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the East Room at the White House, Obama named...