| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:12 PM
NEW HAVEN – Dannel Malloy had one simple, urgent message for the Democratic loyalists who crowded into a storefront campaign headquarters here on a rainy Saturday afternoon: "All we've got to do is get out the vote!"
"Don't lose this," the...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:29 PM
President Obama elevated a rising star in the Democratic Party to a national job Friday, nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In the East Room of the White House, Obama named Castro to...
| 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 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...
| May 29, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Democrats are facing a rebellion among party activists over the state party chairwoman’s decision to deny gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich of Weston a speaking spot at the big Democratic fundraising gala next month in Hollywood.
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:38 PM
The center of the political world, at least for Florida’s Democrats, on Saturday was the two-story atrium at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, an oasis of cool air and sweet smells – the hotel’s signature white tea scent –...
| May 28, 2013
As terrorists struck his city, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino was no Rudy Giuliani, leading citizens to safety amid the chaos and offering wrenchingly articulate sound bites to the television cameras.
When explosions tore through the finish of the Boston...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 1:15 PM
State Democratic Party leaders are facing unrest in the ranks after denying gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich of Weston a speaking spot at the big Democratic fundraising gala next month in Hollywood.
The annual Jefferson-Jackson weekend is a premier...