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Tribune reporterControversial tea party-backed freshman Rep. Joe Walsh, in a tough race for re-election against Democrat Tammy Duckworth, said Thursday he would skip a visit to the Republican National Convention in Tampa at the end of next month. “The...
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has become the latest incumbent in Congress to announce he will skip his party's national convention this year to spend time campaigning for reelection, drawing a contrast with other state Republicans as well as his Democratic...
Tribune NewspapersWASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama will address the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 4, the Obama campaign and convention organizers announced today. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro — like the first lady and...
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is expected to announce his vice presidential running mate any day now. He could make a conventional pick, for instance Ohio Sen. Rob Portman or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. He could also throw us a...
The Obama re-election team must be in panic mode. The president is stuck in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in some polls and behind him in others, so in desperation it has reached out to the Big Dog, Bill Clinton, for help. Mr. Clinton will speak next...
The Baltimore SunFormer vice president Al Gore will anchor convention coverage on his Current TV channel, it was announced Wednesday. This is what happens if you own the candy store, I guess. But when was the last time a former Nobel Prize winner sat in the anchor...
Our Town EditorAnne Bodnar Markey always wanted to be the next Katie Couric When the Benshoff Hill native graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh with a journalism degree, she headed to New York City. Despite driving ambition – she even stood outside...
It won't have the glitter of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions, but Baltimore will nevertheless get a piece of the 2012 nomination action as the national Green Party opens a three-day convention here today to pick a presidential...
This summer, the Republican and Democratic parties will hold their presidential nominating conventions in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. In so doing, they will continue a political ritual that began 180 years ago in Baltimore. From their inception in...
Retired Chicago Police Lt. Bob Angone had been a cop just 31/2 years by August 1968. He was a veteran of the violence surrounding Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s open housing campaign in 1966 and the riots after King's assassination in April. But neither...
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
In 1896, a politician gave a fiery speech in Chicago about dollars and debts that, by comparison, makes the rhetorical barrages exchanged recently in Washington seem like after-dinner remarks at a morticians' convention. The nation was in a prolonged...
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