It was relatively quiet at the office of congressman John Yarmuth on the morning before Election Day. It is the office of a Democratic candidate that is confident in his victory today. His main task during the campaign, he tells me, was to assist the party’s other candidates in...
What San Gabriel’s Padres taught William Mulholland
House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms
Reflecting on my trip to Birmingham with The Temple
LAUSD board race a study in polarization
Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
My interview with Leonard Nimoy
‘Kosher Soul’ plays on stereotypes — amusing some, angering others
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I first met Carmen Warschaw when I became a political writer for the Associated Press in the mid 1960s. I thought she was one of the most interesting, challenging people I'd met on my new beat, an opinion that has not changed over the years.
Carmen and her husband Lou --...
November 5, 2012 | 1:59 pm
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John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party in California, apologized to those who took offense at his remarks comparing Republican statements to Nazi propaganda.
Following an uproar over the remarks, which were condemned by Democrats and Republicans, Burton issued a...
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UPDATE: The ProPublica reporters behind this story have answered some of my questions as well as those from other readers. Read their full update here.
As a journalist working at a nonprofit news organization, I have a good deal of appreciation for what the reporters at ProPublica...
October 12, 2011 | 6:31 pm
October 23, 2008 | 12:48 amPoll: Jews Back Party More Than Obama
Jews are backing Sen. Barack Obama based primarily on traditional identification with the Democratic Party, a new study finds. The support has less to do with the presidential candidates' positions on issues or other factors, according to the...
January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pmIn 2004, John Edwards lost the Democratic presidential nomination because he was considered a foreign policy lightweight. He won the vice presidential slot because his social policies had depth.
Four years later, Edwards' social and domestic positions remain pretty much the same --...
September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Call it the tale of two Mellmans.
Mark Mellman, one of John Kerry's top four advisers, launched a talk with Jewish Democrats in Boston last month with a drasha (short sermon) on the meaning of Tisha B'Av, the Jewish fast day that happened to fall during the party convention. Then,...