| 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.
| 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 ("...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 9:21 AM
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...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 3:50 PM
The Chicago History Museum has opened an exhibit about the year 1968, truly a tumultuous 366 days — yes, it was a leap year — not only because of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the social upheaval and riots that...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:18 PM
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....
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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...