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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Emanuel shifts to fundraising role for Obama

     Emanuel shifts to fundraising role for Obama
    — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will target the country's biggest Democratic donors for President Barack Obama's re-election effort to try to offset the Republican Party's money advantage, a new role that means he no longer is a co-chair of the...
  • Orioles keep Sept. 5 home game, Ravens to open 2013 on road

    Orioles keep Sept. 5 home game, Ravens to open 2013 on road
    The Ravens and the NFL will open up their 2013 regular season on the road after failing to find compromise in a scheduling conflict with the Orioles and Major League Baseball. Both the Ravens and Orioles released statements Friday saying that...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: 'A Tale of Two Cities'

    'Mad Men' recap: 'A Tale of Two Cities'
    The unrest of the ‘60s is still simmering. As the political tensions rise, so escalates the turmoil in Don Draper’s world. ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ focused on fierce rivalries: East versus West Coast, Joan versus Pete and Cutler...
  • Illinois Democratic National Convention notebook: Duncan, Jarrett, hugfest

    Illinois Democratic National Convention notebook: Duncan, Jarrett, hugfest
    Arne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary and a former Chicago Public Schools chief, was asked by reporters about the possibility of a teachers’ strike back home in the nation’s third-largest school district. “I’m very...
  • Mayor: 'This is avoidable because this is a strike of choice'

    Mayor: 'This is avoidable because this is a strike of choice'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the teachers strike is "not necessary" because the two sides were close. "I believe this is avoidable because this is a strike of choice," Emanuel said at a hastily called news conference at the Harold Washington Library Sunday...
  • Speaker Madigan gets poor marks from many voters

    Longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan is arguably Illinois' most dominant Democrat, but a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll finds many voters weary of the power and influence he had wielded for nearly three decades in the office. Only 16 percent hold a...
  • Durbin introduces Obama, faces choice about own political future

    Durbin introduces Obama, faces choice about own political future
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Dick Durbin introduced Barack Obama to the country at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 when the future president was a neophyte candidate for the U.S. Senate. He did it again four years later when Obama won the...
  • Emanuel to stump for Obama in Florida

    Emanuel to stump for Obama in Florida
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will continue his role as a surrogate for President Barack Obama this weekend, heading to Florida to try to persuade the swing state's key Jewish and senior citizen constituencies to vote to send Obama back to the White House....
  • Emanuel praises Obama's leadership as problems loom back in Chicago

    Emanuel praises Obama's leadership as problems loom back in Chicago
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised President Barack Obama’s leadership skills on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, focusing on how his former boss tried to address the “deep and dangerous” crises of...
  • Illinois Senate president: No vote on pension reform until January

    Illinois Senate president: No vote on pension reform until January
    Don’t expect a vote on a plan to overhaul the state’s government worker pension program until after the new year, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton indicated Thursday. The North Side Democrat said that there simply aren’t...
  • Rep. Gutierrez praises Obama on DREAM order, rails against Romney

    Rep. Gutierrez praises Obama on DREAM order, rails against Romney
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rep. Luis Gutierrez used his turn on the Democratic National Convention stage Wednesday to hail President Barack Obama’s support for immigration reform and blasted Republican nominee Mitt Romney as someone who wants to turn...