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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Q&A with Toni Preckwinkle

    Q&A with Toni Preckwinkle
    — Toni Preckwinkle was a high school history teacher before she embarked on a new career, winning a seat on the Chicago City Council in 1991. During 19 years on the council, she sponsored living wage and affordable housing ordinances. In 2010, she...
  • Convention notebook: Chicago cops in Charlotte, 'slut' buttons

    Convention notebook: Chicago cops in Charlotte, 'slut' buttons
    For Chicago delegates looking for a little piece of home, there was a familiar sight on the streets of Charlotte: officers from the Chicago Police Department. The city sent a contingent of cops to the Democratic National Convention as a “matter...
  • Emanuel talks up Obama as problems await back home

     Emanuel talks up Obama as problems await back home
    — 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 an economic implosion, auto...
  • Legendary Lawmen, No. 8: O.W. Wilson

    Legendary Lawmen, No. 8: O.W. Wilson
    It is difficult to understate how far morale had fallen in the Chicago Police Department in January 1960 after the Summerdale scandal broke. The arrest and conviction of eight police officers for operating a burglary ring cemented public perception of...
  • Walsh, Duckworth boil over in heated debate

    Walsh, Duckworth boil over in heated debate
    A heated suburban congressional campaign boiled over during a Tuesday night debate as Republican Rep. Joe Walsh labeled Tammy Duckworth a “failed bureaucrat” running a poll-tested campaign while the Democratic challenger argued the incumbent...
  • Gutierrez praises Obama, blasts Romney on immigration

    — U.S. 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 into "nightmares"...
  • Picket lines up after CPS, teachers fail to prevent strike

    Picket lines up after CPS, teachers fail to prevent strike
    Striking for the first time in 25 years, Chicago's teachers set up picket lines this morning after talks with public school officials ended over the weekend without resolution. "Rahm says cut back, we say fight back," picketers dressed in red T-shirts...
  • Political reporting an old boys' club? Not at L.A. Times

    Political reporting an old boys' club? Not at L.A. Times
    A recent survey by the Women’s Media Center found that about 75% of newspapers’ election coverage this year had been written by men. The report on the data was headlined, “Men are telling the stories of Election 2012.” But...
  • Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama

    Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama
    WASHINGTON — At a July fundraiser in the elegant Mandarin Oriental hotel near Washington's Tidal Basin, President Obama met with some of his most steadfast supporters — two dozen political and business leaders eager to write sizable checks...