| 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
| 1:47 AM
Mario Cuomo, a son of Italian immigrants who became an eloquent spokesman for a generation of liberal Democrats during his three terms as governor of New York but couldn't quite bring himself to run for president, has died. He was 82.
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:21 PM
NEW YORK — Former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, who championed the power of government and liberalism to advance society with eloquence and compassion, died Thursday. He was 82.
His death came the same day that his son Andrew was sworn in for his...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 1:18 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Original post | 10:06 a.m.
Updated | 12:42 p.m. and 1:13 p.m.
Under the headline “Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz” at the top of Politico’s website Thursday, an article reports the Weston congresswoman “is in a...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:00 PM
I am preparing my argument for leniency in the matter of a $77 parking fine, and it looks like, for the first time in my life, I will have to enter the Rodricks Plea.
Over the years, I've suggested that Congress or state legislatures make this plea ("...