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  • Do blacks owe Obama their votes?

    Do blacks owe Obama their votes?
    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....
  • What Santorum wants, what Romney needs

    What Santorum wants, what Romney needs
    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...
  • Take part in the Zagat survey of local restaurants

     
    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......
  • OBAMA ELECTED PRESIDENT

    OBAMA ELECTED PRESIDENT
    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...
  • Black voters saw ballots as a part of history

    Black voters saw ballots as a part of history
    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,...
  • Michelle Obama dons designer dress for husband's victory night

    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...
  • Michael Phelps, party animal? That's fine

    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...
  • Duncan questions plan for public to pay for city hotel

    Duncan questions plan for public to pay for city hotel
    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. The visit...
  • Veepstakes mania

    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...
  • Rep. Joe Walsh skipping GOP convention

    Rep. Joe Walsh skipping GOP convention
    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. “The...
  • Michelle Obama, San Antonio mayor to address Democratic convention

    Michelle Obama, San Antonio mayor to address Democratic convention
    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...
  • Atheist group targets presidential candidates' faith with billboards

    Atheist group targets presidential candidates' faith with billboards
    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...