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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • O'Malley speaks at 50th anniversary of March on Washington

    O'Malley speaks at 50th anniversary of March on Washington
    WASHINGTON -- Gov. Martin O'Malley used a brief speech as part of Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to tie the civil rights movement to a wide range of domestic policy issues, from gun control and immigration to education, gay...
  • Margaret Vaughn, lobbyist

    Margaret Vaughn, lobbyist
    Margaret Vaughn has been a political animal since she was a kid. Now a successful Springfield lobbyist and public relations and association management specialist, Vaughn, 45, says that her earliest politics-related memory is watching the Senate...
  • Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines

    Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines
    Like everything Stephen Colbert does on television, it's set up as a joke. A nun and a television host walk into a studio. They discuss the recent papal censure of American nuns for "perpetrating a feminist agenda." The host takes a hard line. "The...
  • In N.H., O'Malley draws on past as he looks to future

    In N.H., O'Malley draws on past as he looks to future
    Gov. Martin O'Malley used an address in New Hampshire on Saturday to compare the city he inherited as mayor in 1999 with the nation many believe he hopes to lead. Noting he was elected Baltimore's mayor 14 years ago this month, the Democrat used an...
  • Coliseum Olympic torch to be lighted to honor JFK anniversary

    Coliseum Olympic torch to be lighted to honor JFK anniversary
    Officials from USC and Los Angeles will light the Olympic torch at the Coliseum for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday to honor former President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death. Kennedy gave the Democratic National Convention...
  • JFK death 50 years later: Gov. Jerry Brown recalls encounter

    On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday reminisced about his encounter with what he described as a charismatic, confident politician. "I had the opportunity to meet John Kennedy and I've never met a...
  • Kerry Washington, up for the fashion icon award

    Kerry Washington is everywhere. On the covers of magazines; live-tweeting her hit show, "Scandal," with her fans (who call themselves gladiators); hosting "Saturday Night Live"; and soon to be in ads for Neutrogena as the L.A.-based beauty company's new...
  • Nelson Mandela: A Reporter's Brief Encounter with Greatness

    Nelson Mandela: A Reporter's Brief Encounter with Greatness
    In 1992, while reporting on the Democratic National Convention in New York City, I had the chance to cover Nelson Mandela. He was the only political figure that ever truly left me in awe. Mandela died in his South African home Thursday at age 95. I...
  • Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]

    Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]
    Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...
  • To thine own selfie be true -- literally

    To thine own selfie be true -- literally
    Taking photos of ourselves is the signature act of our times. We know this not because the president snapped one with world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday, but because "selfie" is the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year....
  • Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay

    Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay
    Mike Gray, an author, activist and documentarian who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for "The China Syndrome," the provocative 1979 film about a cover-up at a nuclear power plant, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home, his...