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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • 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,...
  • Philly hoping for Democratic National Convention

    Philly hoping for Democratic National Convention
    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...
  • Key races may hinge on what voters distrust more: Obama or Congress

    Key races may hinge on what voters distrust more: Obama or Congress
    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...
  • Pleading parking stupidity might be the ticket

    Pleading parking stupidity might be the ticket
    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 ("...
  • 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'...
  • June Wing

    June Wing
    June Wing, a political, social and environmental activist who participated in the effort that stopped Interstate 95 from being built through several Southeast Baltimore communities, died of respiratory failure Tuesday at her Guilford home. She was 98....
  • 80 years of iconic art by famed Pop artist Robert Indiana on view at Allentown Art Museum

    For centuries, artists have incorporated the written word into their art. Robert Indiana, one of the original American Pop artists, made them the focus of his artistic career. Today, Indiana's words are some of the most recognizable in the world. His...
  • Foley Calls For Better Background Checks By Malloy

    Foley Calls For Better Background Checks By Malloy
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley called Thursday for improved background checks by the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Foley was responding to the arrest of Victor M. Diaz, a deputy commissioner at the Department of Motor Vehicles...