| Mar 26, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for vice president, has died of blood cancer after a 12-year battle, her family said Saturday. She was 75.
Ferraro, who was a Fox News contributor and a fixture on the national political stage ever since...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984, died on Saturday at the age of 75, her family said.
Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 12:55 PM
MINNESOTA (KTLA) -- Entertainment reporter and radio host Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale, died today of brain cancer in her Minnesota home. according to a spokeswoman representing the Mondale family.
She was 51. She...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Two deaths in the political world and the ironic thing they were both 51 years old.
Kara Kennedy Allen, the only daughter of late Senator Edward Kennedy reportedly died at a health club yesterday in Washington, D.C.
Allen was a survivor of lung cancer...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 9:00 PM
President Obama says the new Buffett Rule "is not class warfare," raising once again the question of why he and his party keep rowing back from one of the Democrats' most potent arguments.
They seem to have accepted the Republicans' pejorative definition...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 12:23 PM
This is our great high-minded issue of the year. The last week of December, the Independent ranks the top 10 stories of the past 12 months and pays tribute to the major figures in the community who passed away. The year-end retrospective can be joyful...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:51 PM
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan, the oldest man ever to occupy the White House, quipped during a debate with Walter Mondale that he wouldn't make an issue of his opponent's "youth and inexperience."
Few in Huntington Beach would doubt City Councilman...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Odette Annable of 'Breaking In' on Fox
Q: "Breaking In" has been revived a couple of times when it seemed it was over. How has that been on you?
A: I loved it so much ... but how are you going to bank on something coming back from the dead? Then, as...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 8:02 AM
After his infamous "brain freeze" that drew laughter and ridicule from his detractors, Texas Gov. Rick Perry poked fun at himself Thursday night while delivering the "Top Ten" list on CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman.
Perry sauntered on stage...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:46 PM
After Tuesday, Floridians won't have to put up with Republican politics until August when the GOP rolls into Tampa for its convention. But in the meantime, Florida voters are making their marks at the polls, and the smart money says the real race is...
| Jan 5, 2008
It was political magic versus machine in Iowa on Thursday, and the magic won, as rookies in both parties scored upset victories over more seasoned candidates by attracting legions of new voters with bold calls for change.
But starting in New Hampshire on...
| Jun 26, 2010
Walter H. Shorenstein, known as a titan of downtown San Francisco real estate development and a highly influential Democratic Party donor and fundraiser, has died. He was 95.
Shorenstein, former chairman and chief executive of the Shorenstein Co., died...