| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There is a new poll out in New Hampshire, the first presidential primary state, but we won’t bother sharing the results for a simple reason: They’re meaningless.
Yes, the numbers can influence donors, shape the narrative of the campaign (to...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"Could people like Bob Dole, even Ronald Reagan -- could you make it in today's Republican Party?" Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" asked former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole.
"I doubt it," Mr. Dole replied. "Reagan...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 5:27 AM
NEW YORK -- Funeral services for former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro were held Thursday morning in New York.
The 9:30 a.m. service at the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer was for family and friends and was closed to the press, a family...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984, died on Saturday at the age of 75, her family said.
Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital...
| Jul 23, 2011
Charles T. Manatt, who founded one of the biggest and most influential law firms in Los Angeles and then became a political power as chairman of the state and national Democratic parties, died Friday night. He was 75.
Manatt died at Kindred Hospital in...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 12:23 PM
This is our great high-minded issue of the year. The last week of December, the Independent ranks the top 10 stories of the past 12 months and pays tribute to the major figures in the community who passed away. The year-end retrospective can be joyful...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:01 AM
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90.
McGovern died Sunday morning while...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With Mitt Romney now confident enough of the Republican nomination that he can turn his focus against President Barack Obama, the guessing game on selection of a running mate is already in full swing. It's a matter that warrants more serious consideration...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:46 PM
After Tuesday, Floridians won't have to put up with Republican politics until August when the GOP rolls into Tampa for its convention. But in the meantime, Florida voters are making their marks at the polls, and the smart money says the real race is...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Odette Annable of 'Breaking In' on Fox
Q: "Breaking In" has been revived a couple of times when it seemed it was over. How has that been on you?
A: I loved it so much ... but how are you going to bank on something coming back from the dead? Then, as...
| Sep 18, 2011
Eleanor Mondale, the vivacious daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale who was a television entertainment reporter, radio show host and occasional magnet for gossip, died Saturday at her Minnesota home, a family spokeswoman said. She was 51....