February 17, 2012 |
New Jersey's state Assembly passed legislation to allow same-sex marriage on Thursday, and with an expected veto from Gov. Chris Christie, supporters of gay marriage are gearing up for the next step. Steven Goldstein, leader of Garden State Equality, said that he "chose not to waste a breath in pleading" with the governor not to veto. Goldstein, on the gay advocacy group's website, said Friday that to expect the governor to have a change of heart was " ridiculous . " (Requests to Goldstein for an interview were not immediately answered Friday.)
September 4, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The patchwork quilt that is the Democratic Party base -- women, Latinos, African-Americans -- will be on full display at Tuesday night's opening session of the national party convention. The highlight will be a prime-time address by First Lady Michelle Obama who is expected to play the same role Ann Romney did one week ago at the GOP gathering in Tampa: eschewing hard-edged politics for a soft-focus testimonial to her husband. The keynote speech will be delivered by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, marking the first time a Latino has delivered the marquee speech that has sometimes served as a political launching pad to bigger and better things.
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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.
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.
October 1, 2011
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show John Heilemann; Rana Foroohar; David Ignatius; Nia-Malika Henderson. (N) 5 p.m.; Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning Adm. Michael G. Mullen, former chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff; Tyra Banks; Lady Antebellum. (N) 6 a.m. KCBS Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union President Obama; GOP 2012 field; Author and former Vice President Dick Cheney ("In My Time")
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.