| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Herman Badillo, a Bronx politician who was the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, has died in New York. He was 85.
Badillo died Wednesday of complications of congestive heart disease at a hospital in Manhattan, according to...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 1:06 PM
The viral video of the week, at least among policy wonks, shows one of Obamacare's key architects saying that the health care law passed only because the administration deceived the public. MIT professor Jonathan Gruber spoke candidly — and...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:27 PM
FARMINGTON — Four years ago, labor activists launched an aggressive ground game that helped elect — by a 6,400-vote margin – Connecticut's first Democratic governor in three decades.
Now, a week out from the Nov. 4 election, Gov....
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Richard Baker, 39
Exec VP, marketing and distribution, FilmNation Entertainment
Take one self-described nerd, mix marketing expertise gained at the Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival and the Weinstein Co., and hire him at FilmNation to oversee marketing plus...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given $100,000 to a group supporting Bobby Shriver's bid to replace retiring Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the latest in a flurry of late contributions.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:59 PM
Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who spent more than 50 years dressing royalty, Hollywood celebrities and U.S. first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, died Monday. He was 82.
A spokesman for his wife, Annette de la...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
John Deasy was one of a group of big-city school leaders to push for radical change: More independent charter schools, using student test scores to help evaluate teachers and relying less on seniority when teachers are laid off.
And Deasy's departure as...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday warned opponent Bruce Rauner would gut education and other social services, while the Republican challenger charged that Quinn is in a group of Chicago machine politicians who have led the state “down a bad...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Amid the tragedies, irony.
Monday night a Seattle man used a handgun to kill his daughter and granddaughter before shooting himself as his 10-year-old grandson fled the house, police said. Three days earlier and 35 miles away, a teenager arranged a...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:57 PM
HARTFORD — Connecticut has no provision in its Constitution to recall elected officials, but critics of gun control say their chance to oust Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other political opponents will come on Election Day.
"Let us make Nov. 4, 2014...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Maryland's unexpectedly close race for governor is drawing an unexpected level of national attention.
With Election Day just a week away, high-profile national political figures are again headed to Maryland to stump for the candidates. New Jersey Gov....