| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Once upon a time, the liberal position was to reject the old discriminatory branding of people by the color of their skins rather than by the content of their characters.
Not now. Political and career advantage is found in trumpeting -- or occasionally...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:35 PM
— Marylander Thomas E. Perez, who has served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor for a little more than a year, is now being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: successor to Attorney...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet.
The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Throughout recent election cycles, we have all witnessed the increasing influence of the Hispanic population in our nation's political process. Various decades ago, it was strikingly rare to hear a presidential candidate express a word or two in Spanish...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:49 AM
OAKLAND, Calif.— Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed a published report of a visit with San Antonio officials, but the extent of his interest in relocating his franchise to Texas is not known.
Davis, reached by phone Tuesday, said he was...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — For years, Texas has been a Democratic desert, a harsh and forbidding place where the party's candidates shrivel and the dreams of liberals collapse and die.
It has been nearly two decades since a Democrat was elected to...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:54 AM
A Texas congressman is holding a Washington, D.C. fundraiser Wednesday night for Maryland attorney general hopeful Bill Frick.
Rep. Joaquin Castro, a freshman Democrat, will host what's being billed as an "intimate" evening with Frick at a Gordon...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
HOUSTON--Houston Mayor Annise Parker staged what may seem like a political coup Tuesday, winning a third term in a red state during a year in which female candidates lost mayoral bids in Los Angeles and New York.
To top it off, Parker, 57, is a...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Past and perhaps future presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton pressed Congress on Saturday to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which has been bottled up in the Republican-held House.
“You go around the world, we are so lucky as a...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Under the chandeliers at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, guests sipped white wine and sampled Vietnamese spring rolls as Hollywood's power players gathered for yet another fete celebrating Hillary Rodham Clinton, this time for her work with women and girls in...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Thousands of California Democrats will descend on downtown Los Angeles on Friday to kick off their annual convention, largely a celebration of the party’s dominance in state politics, but also a showcase of some internal spats that leaders tried...