November 13, 2004 |
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack told Democratic leaders Friday that he may seek the party's top job as the jockeying to replace Chairman Terry McAuliffe intensified. Vilsack, an ally of presidential nominee John F. Kerry, telephoned several Democratic National Committee members as he traveled in Europe, seeking their advice and asking them to withhold their endorsements of any candidate until he decided whether to seek the job.
January 20, 2002 |
The Democratic Party decided Saturday to allow states to hold their presidential nominating contests more than a month earlier in 2004 than they did in 2000, to follow the Republicans' front-loaded schedule. Under a measure approved on a voice vote at a meeting of about 300 elected members of the Democratic National Committee, a presidential contender could have the party's nomination sewn up as early as February 2004.
October 30, 2002 |
President Bush signed legislation Tuesday that Congress approved overwhelmingly to correct the sort of voter registration mix-ups and confusing ballots that threw his own election into bitter dispute two years ago. The "Help America Vote Act of 2002" will give states $3.
July 25, 2008 |
Terry McAuliffe is known for being loyal. As Hillary Rodham Clinton's longtime friend and campaign manager, he battled on her behalf until the bitter end of her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. So the former Democratic Party chairman made waves this week when he told a crowd of Virginia Democrats the politician he thought Barack Obama should choose as his vice presidential running mate. It wasn't Clinton -- a possible clue that the senator from New York had been bumped from Obama's list of potential VPs. Instead, according to the Falls Church News-Press:mcauliffe-touts-kaine-for-v-p-in-fairfax-talk&catid=13 :news-stories&Itemid=76, McAuliffe pointed to Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.
January 8, 2014 |
Three years ago today, she was in the most mundane of places, a supermarket parking lot in Tucson. She was engaged in the most meaningful act in political life, talking to the people who had sent her to Washington. Then a bullet pierced Gabrielle Giffords' brain. The Arizona congresswoman was one of 19 who fell to bullets that day. Six would die. Wednesday, she planned to jump from an airplane with a skydiving friend, another leap in her defiant reach for a life that came so close to ending.
June 14, 2007 |
When Southern California businessman Ray Jinnah surfaced after more than a year as a fugitive to face charges of arranging illegal campaign contributions, he appeared weak and lost, collapsing during a brief federal court hearing last month. His transformation was stunning to those who knew him in 2000, when Jinnah brashly, if briefly, marketed himself as a political player with clout to arrange access to the Democratic Party's elite.
January 21, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors Tuesday charged former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with taking $120,000 in undocumented loans and numerous gifts from the owner of a dietary supplements business and helping the company promote its products to state officials. The 43-page indictment includes page after page of alleged requests by the McDonnells, particularly Maureen McDonnell, for help in paying for vacations, a daughter's wedding, nearly $20,000 in designer dresses, a Rolex watch inscribed "71st Governor of Virginia" and numerous golf outings.
September 26, 1999 |
President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton have abandoned plans to accept a friend's loan guarantee and are seeking a conventional mortgage for the $1.7-million home they want to buy in suburban New York, a source said Saturday. The Clintons hope to complete a new financing arrangement by Nov. 1, their original closing date, said the source, who is familiar with the Clintons' financial planning and who spoke on condition of anonymity.
September 25, 2002 |
Prominent Democrats stepped gingerly Tuesday around former Vice President Al Gore's criticism of President Bush's policy on Iraq. Gore's vice presidential running mate of two years ago, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.), said he did not agree that action against Iraq could detract from the overall fight against terrorism. "I respectfully disagree with that part of it," he said. "I am confident the American military can do, and will do, both at once." Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.
September 18, 2004 |
Ralph Nader is back on Florida's ballot -- probably for good this time. The Florida Supreme Court ruled 6 to 1 Friday that he could run as the Reform Party presidential candidate in the November election. The decision met today's deadline for mailing 25,000 ballots to overseas voters, most of them military personnel, and ended a dizzying two weeks during which Nader was on and off the ballot.