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  • Will going negative on healthcare doom Republicans in 2010? Catering to tea party activists could backfire

     
    Now it gets ugly. Not that it wasn't before. During 14 months of partisan smearing, the main Republican strategy was to demonize President Obama and his healthcare reform. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin accused Obama of wanting to convene death......
  • Black Democrats make case for Obama, Clinton

    With Super Tuesday around the corner and the Virginia primary just a week later, some key African-American Democrats on the Peninsula and in other parts of Hampton Roads see a defining moment at hand this Black History Month — a chance for a...
  • Clinton, Obama sound populist themes in Midwest

    The nation's economic anxieties took center stage in the increasingly rancorous Democratic presidential race Thursday as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama tilted their campaigns toward blue-collar voters in the upcoming Wisconsin and Ohio primaries....
  • 'Breach of Peace' fills in the blanks on the 'Freedom Riders'

    'Breach of Peace' fills in the blanks on the 'Freedom Riders'
    July 6, 2008 The story was already written: Vividly rendered on those young faces -- excited, angry, naive, fearful, idealistic. But it was only the first leg of their journey. That's what first struck Eric Etheridge when he first laid eyes on a trove of...
  • Thursday's Democratic National Convention schedule

    BLOG   |    SCHEDULE   |   PHOTOS/VIDEO   |   SPEECHES   |   POLITICS A-Z   |    RSS TELEVISION COVERAGE: The network channels (ABC, CBS, NBC) will offer nightly prime-time coverage of the convention from 7 to 8 p.m. The cable news channels (MSNBC, CNN,...
  • Big moment but 'small step'

    Big moment but 'small step'
    Sometimes, history comes full circle. On Tuesday, Hannah Jane Hurdle-Toomey, one of the last living children of an African-American slave, will be watching intently on TV as an African-American family takes up residence in the White House, a national...
  • Top Local Stories

    Legislative Fight Could Begin Over School Closings One state lawmaker says he is ready for a showdown with State School Superintendent Joe Morton. Morton publicly supports a decision by the Birmingham School Board to close 16 schools. Morton and...
  • Quarterback Turned Politician Jack Kemp Dies at Age 73

    Quarterback Turned Politician Jack Kemp Dies at Age 73
    Jack Kemp, the former pro quarterback who turned fame on the gridiron into a career in national politics and a crusade for lower taxes, has died of cancer at age 73. Family spokeswoman Marci Robinson said Kemp died shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday,...
  • New faces of immigration

    On a recent afternoon, 15-year-old Marlon Parras stood on a stage in front of 3,000 people and talked about the hardships he and his 13-year-old sister, Emiely, have faced since their parents were deported to Guatemala. He wept as he spoke softly of...
  • 'The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama' by David Remnick

    'The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama' by David Remnick
    On Oct. 9, 2009, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke up at dawn and received startling news from Oslo. President Obama, only 48, had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. Usually, this most prestigious of awards honors lifetime accomplishment...
  • Clinton acquitted

    Ending a tumultuous year of political scandal, the Senate acquitted President Clinton of high crimes and misdemeanors yesterday, after House prosecutors failed to muster even a bare majority of senators in favor of removing the nation's 42nd president...