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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Illinois Senate president: No vote on pension reform until January

    Illinois Senate president: No vote on pension reform until January
    Don’t expect a vote on a plan to overhaul the state’s government worker pension program until after the new year, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton indicated Thursday. The North Side Democrat said that there simply aren’t...
  • Emanuel offers preview of Democratic National Convention speech

    Emanuel offers preview of Democratic National Convention speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday offered a preview of the theme of his speech at the Democratic National Convention next month: his insider’s view of the moves President Barack Obama made after taking office. “I'm going to testify to what I...
  • Q&A with Toni Preckwinkle

    Q&A with Toni Preckwinkle
    — Toni Preckwinkle was a high school history teacher before she embarked on a new career, winning a seat on the Chicago City Council in 1991. During 19 years on the council, she sponsored living wage and affordable housing ordinances. In 2010, she...
  • Emanuel talks up Obama as problems await back home

     Emanuel talks up Obama as problems await back home
    — Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised President Barack Obama's leadership skills on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, focusing on how his former boss tried to address the "deep and dangerous" crises of an economic implosion, auto...
  • Fashion Diary: Under the big top at New York Fashion Week

    Fashion Diary: Under the big top at New York Fashion Week
    NEW YORK — Reality show stars-turned designers! Olympians fresh from performing feats of strength at the Summer Games! Peacockish bloggers taking pictures and typing on smartphones while walking on death-defying stilettos! There is all that and...
  • Stars of all stripes steal the show at New York Fashion Week

    Stars of all stripes steal the show at New York Fashion Week
    NEW YORK — Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Fashion publicist slapped by angry editor over seating snafu at Zac Posen show, slaps back with $1-million lawsuit against the alleged slapper. Kimye (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) cause rush-hour...
  • Political reporting an old boys' club? Not at L.A. Times

    Political reporting an old boys' club? Not at L.A. Times
    A recent survey by the Women’s Media Center found that about 75% of newspapers’ election coverage this year had been written by men. The report on the data was headlined, “Men are telling the stories of Election 2012.” But...
  • Connie Mack gets speaking assignment at GOP convention

     
    U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV of Fort Myers has been selected to be a speaker at the Republican National Convention that starts in 10 days  in Tampa. Mack, a four-term Congressman from Fort Myers who is taking on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: State lawmakers tackle juvenile sentencing laws.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome back to the first working day after the long bank holiday weekend. We hope it was both restful and productive. But because the news never sleeps, let's dive right into your handy, clip-and-save guide......
  • Biden: Romney win would be a "catastrophe" for the middle class.

     
    Vice President Joe Biden took sharp aim at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and running-mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan in York on Sunday, warning that a GOP win in November would result in a "catastrophe for the middle class" as......
  • Monica Lewinsky's former rabbi to follow Bill Clinton on Democratic National Convention stage

     
    Rabbi David Wolpe, who was named the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek, was highly critical of Clinton in the '90s over his relationship with Lewinsky, a then 24-year-old White House intern....
  • South Pasadena teen sees Democratic convention up close

     
    A South Pasadena teen works as a volunteer page at the Democratic National Convention....