September 4, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Some of the harshest attacks on Mitt Romney on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention came from the ranks of governors, including the one who succeeded him, who charged that Romney was “more interested in having the job than doing it.” “In Massachusetts we know Mitt Romney,” Gov. Deval Patrick told the delegates. “[He] talks a lot about all the things he's fixed. I can tell you that Massachusetts wasn't one of them.” From former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, the jabs were far more pointed.
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September 4, 2013 |
The top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz said Wednesday that she would run for the Silver Lake-to-Sherman Oaks seat being vacated by Councilman Tom LaBonge, bringing the total number of contenders to four. Joan Pelico, Koretz's chief of staff, said she would fill out the paperwork next week to raise money for the contest, which is still 18 months away. LaBonge is set to step down in 2015 due to term limits. Pelico said she planned to use a vacation day to fill out the paperwork.
October 29, 2012 |
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As super storm Sandy made its way across Maryland late Monday night, state officials warned that the worst of the damage was yet to come. “We're America's weather in miniature today,” Gov. Martin O'Malley said at a news conference. “We've got the blizzard on one side. We've got the waves on the Atlantic, we've got the tidals and the flooding.” After making landfall near southern New Jersey with hurricane-force winds, Sandy was parked over Maryland, whipping the state with wind, rain and snow.
March 7, 2014 |
California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton, welcoming delegates to their annual convention, said Friday evening that while they should savor their many victories, they must remain vigilant about them, staying involved in congressional and legislative elections this year. He noted the party's sweep of statewide offices in 2010, and touted Gov. Jerry Brown's work to fix the state's finances. “We've done such a good job, [Republicans] are having trouble finding anyone to run against some of our candidates,” Burton told hundreds of people gathered on the pool terrace of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
June 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- It may have taken her a while, but Hillary Clinton joined Twitter on Monday, right on the heels of a new poll that finds her popularity dipping after stepping down as secretary of State. The self-described “wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate,” had been noticeably absent from the prominent social network. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, recently took the family's spotlight with his own Twitter debut on “The Colbert Report.” Speculation had recently increased as to why Clinton, who, if she runs for the nomination for president in 2016, is seen as very difficult to beat , hadn't yet dipped her toe into the social media waters.
March 15, 2005 |
Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, a onetime Maryland congressman, declared his intention Monday to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Paul S. Sarbanes. "I can't be bought. I won't be intimidated. I don't know how to quit," Mfume told supporters at a rally in Baltimore. Mfume is seeking the 2006 Democratic nomination to succeed Sarbanes, who announced Friday that he would retire at the end of his fifth term.
February 19, 2006 |
A New Jersey congressman said Saturday that he wanted to require that security officials at U.S. ports be American citizens to prevent overseas companies operating shipping facilities here from hiring foreigners in such sensitive positions. Republican Frank A. LoBiondo, chairman of the Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee, cited "significant" security concerns over a $6.
March 10, 2012
SATURDAY Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET The Chris Matthews Show General election; women in politics: John Heilemann; Howard Fineman; Nia-Malika Henderson; Kasie Hunt. (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning (N) 6 a.m. KCBS Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Democratic agenda in Congress; 2012 election: Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
October 28, 2012 |
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said he would halt early voting in his largely Democratic state on Monday but President Obama's reelection campaign says they don't yet assume that Hurricane Sandy will significantly disrupt their voter turnout operations in critical swing states. In the most closely contested states, Democrats are pinning hopes on Obama's get-out-the-vote efforts to tip the scales on election day. The president's campaign has been building volunteer networks for months and even years in some areas.
February 17, 2012 |
The Maryland House of Delegates narrowly approved legalization of gay marriage late Friday, clearing the way for final passage next week and the expected signature of Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley. That would make Maryland the eighth state with a law on the books legalizing gay marriage, though it would have to survive an expected attempt to block it by referendum. In debate before the vote, Delegate Anne Kaiser, one of seven openly gay members of the House, said that she wanted, "Marriage.