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TRIBUNE CORRESPONDENTOn 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...
We've come to the end of a remarkable journey. In the early 1960s, most Southern blacks were barred from voting. Yet today, just over four decades later, blacks and whites from across the country have selected an African American man as the presidential...
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,...
Sun reporterPresidential races eventually reach a tipping point. The Democratic contest is fast approaching that point (the Republicans are far beyond it). In recent nomination fights, early victories in Iowa and New Hampshire proved decisive. Not this year....
Tags: Minority Groups, Elections, Al Gore, Iowa, Hawaii
Spin CycleNow Mother Jones reports on how McCain said he'd look for wise advice to Rep. John Lewis, left,the Georgia Democrat who's been a leading figure in the civil-rights movement. Fair enough: the Arizona senator likes to cross the partisan......
Tags: Georgia, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Larry David, Barack Obama
The Swampby Mark Silva With the House's second and successful vote on a $700-billion federal rescue of the nation's financial markets today, the economic challenge facing the next Congress and president is only starting to reveal its dimensions on Capitol Hill.......
Spin CycleIn today's big campaign tiff, civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, cited by John McCain just a few weeks ago as one of the wise men of Washington, compared McCain's campaign tactics to George Wallace's race baiting......
The Swampby Frank James When Civil Rights-hero and congressman John Lewis warned the McCain-Palin campaign over the weekend that their attacks were creating a supercharged climate which raised the threat of violence, we assume these were the sort of threats now......
Tags: FBI, Seattle, Corporate Crime, Justice and Rights, Florida
The Swamp(AP Photo/FOX News Sunday, Gary Gardiner) by Frank James Sen. John McCain, appearing on Fox News Channel this morning, responded to Gen. Colin Powell's nationally televised endorsement this morning Sen. Barack Obama for president. Powell's was a coveted...
The SwampTribune Correspondent James Oliphant spent last week in Georgia, covering the U.S. Senate runoff between Republican Saxby Chambliss and Democrat Jim Martin. The race could determine the success of the Democratic legislative agenda. Here is his report:...
The Swampby Mark Silva The one overriding historical notation about President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday is one which he himself has not spent a lot of time talking about publicly. The first African-American. This is a nation which, long marred.....
The SwampRep. John Dingell, D-Mich., with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and former President Bill Clinton, share a laugh at a Capitol Hill ceremony honoring Dingell (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) by Frank James "Change" was the rallying cry of last year's......
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