| Oct 21, 2011
| 3:04 AM
At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Sen. Barack Obama said, "There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America -- there is the United States of America."
Those were welcome and commendable words....
| Apr 12, 2012
| 10:37 AM
In the spring of 1980, the race for the Republican presidential nomination got nasty. The front-runner, Ronald Reagan, said his main challenger,George H.W. Bush, wasn't a real conservative. Mr. Bush went on the attack, accusing Mr. Reagan of peddling...
| Jan 11, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Zagat makes it well worth your while to participate in the voting for the local restaurants to be included in the 2011 guide. The survey is going on at Zagat.com from now until Feb. 21. If you register and complete......
| Nov 5, 2008
Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat who built a campaign and a movement around the promise of change, won a resounding victory over Republican John McCain Tuesday night, becoming the first black president in U.S. history.
Choosing a steady 47-year-old...
| Nov 5, 2008
For hours, the Obama faithful sat in the pews of Baltimore's Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, watching a large-screen television and waiting for the election results. When CNN announced that he had won, people ran down the sanctuary's aisles,...
| Nov 6, 2008
First lady-to-be Michelle Obama's striking red-and-black dress worn on the stage at Chicago's Grant Park on Tuesday night was designed by Narciso Rodriguez, whose parents were Cuban immigrants.
It was based on a style shown during Rodriguez's spring 2009...
| Feb 6, 2009
Baltimore boasts two sports phenomena struggling to reconcile upstanding corporate images with trashy party sides: Michael Phelps and the Preakness.
No telling how long that pot-smoking, stripper-groping hedonist had been trapped in the body of a...
| Jul 8, 2005
Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan questioned yesterday the public financing of Baltimore's proposed convention center hotel, directly challenging a project of his likely chief Democratic rival in next year's campaign for governor.
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:45 PM
WASHINGTON -- Aren't you just dying to know who Mitt Romney will pick as his running mate? You would think so, for all the chatter on the television talk shows not only about his choice but also about when he should make it.
Do it now, some say, so he'll...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Controversial 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.
| Jul 31, 2012
| 8:36 AM
WASHINGTON — 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...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:57 AM
A prominent atheist group is using next month's Democratic National Convention to take aim at the presidential candidates' religion, putting up billboards targeting Mormonism and Christianity in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“Our political system is...