| Apr 28, 2015
| 5:20 AM
MILWAUKEE New York Mayor Bill de Blasio attracted the biggest crowd to Wisconsin Democrats' annual dinner on Saturday since Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama attended seven years ago. The foray to the home state of expected Republican presidential...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 2:17 PM
A proposal to let cities in New York state set their own minimum wages was shelved by lawmakers in the state Senate on Monday — dealing a setback to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others who want the state to relinquish its total control...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 4:00 AM
On a rainy weekend in January, the Coney Island boardwalk was not the boardwalk of memory: no salty spray, no roller coaster clatter, no standing-room-only beach.
Instead, it was damp, it was gray, and it was empty.
And its age was showing.
| Apr 21, 2015
| 8:29 PM
The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 percent by 2030.
The Zero Waste plan, which includes an overhaul...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 6:28 AM
A lobbyist, a writer and a political consultant walked into a bar. No, really.
I met a couple of friends for libations last week, and, amazingly enough, the conversation turned to the presidential race. Shocking, I know. The lobbyist thinks former Gov....
| Apr 13, 2015
| 12:28 PM
He's been a close family ally for nearly two decades and spearheaded her victory to a U.S. Senate seat.
But, for now, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is not endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton's second White House run.
De Blasio, elected in 2013 by...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 6:41 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton's long-anticipated announcement Sunday that she’s running for president may not have said much about policy, but it delivered an unambiguous message about the voters and a major theme she hopes will carry her to the White...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:58 PM
After forcing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff election to keep his job, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is framing the head-to-head showdown as part of an ideological fight for the soul of the Democratic Party.
That narrative seeks to...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 9:14 AM
UPDATED: The guest list for the Sunday morning programs:
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a presidential candidate for 2016, visits CBS' "Face the Nation," CNN's "State of the Union" and NBC's "Meet the Press."
Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 10:25 AM
Hillary Clinton addressed the promise of urban renewal as an engine for economic expansion Monday but stressed the need for fostering growth "in a way that lifts everybody up."
As she closes in on the launch of a presidential campaign in which she...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 12:59 PM
If the Chicago mayoral campaign of Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is remembered for nothing else, it might be the way he slapped down Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a recent debate with references to Darth Vader and imperiousness.
Garcia ripped into Emanuel, the first-term...