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CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela’s new interim president, Nicolas Maduro, gave a clear sign Friday night that he will use political capital left by the late President Hugo Chavez to win election in his own right. In his acceptance speech to the...
Tags: Heads of State, Elections, Politics, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.CARACAS, Venezuela -- The funeral ceremony for late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez got underway Friday at a military base in the capital before 32 heads of state and with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra directed by Los Angeles conductor Gustavo...
In the late 1970s when Edward I. Koch won his first term as mayor of New York, the city was in shambles, its coffers and confidence sapped by financial crises and a paralyzing blackout. It needed a fighter and found one in Koch, a well-practiced pol...
The Census Bureau announced last week that it is dropping the use of the term "Negro" to describe black Americans in its population surveys. I suspect few will mourn the word's passing. Today Americans of African descent, especially younger ones, almost...
Republican voters are suggesting the 2nd Congressional District replace one felon with another after picking ex-convict Paul McKinley as the candidate to run for the seat recently ceded by former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. While official results in the...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON — Disgraced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who pleaded guilty last week to misusing $750,000-plus in campaign money, is writing a memoir, two sources familiar with the project told the Tribune. Jackson, 47, will be sentenced June...
When former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to conspiring with his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, to keep some $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, the story quickly became Wednesday's most-read story on chicagotribune.com, and the subject...
Tribune reportersChicago election officials report turnout is low in the primary election to find a successor to disgraced former Democratic U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. As of 1:45 p.m., turnout was about 11 percent among sampled city precincts, according to the...
The South Side woman killed in North Chicago hours after her sister attended President Obama's speech on gun violence was remembered at a funeral service today. Janay McFarlane was shot and killed in the 1300 block of Jackson Avenue on Feb. 15. 21 year-...
Tags: Barack Obama, Shootings
— It was the kind of runaway spending usually reserved for someone with newfound riches — a holistic retreat, a cruise, pricey restaurant tabs, flat-screen televisions and even a pair of stuffed elk heads —and former Congressman Jesse...
In most places, hoopla about an official snowfall reading of less than one-tenth of an inch sounds silly. In Tucson, it makes sense. On Thursday, a day after the Sonoran desert's saguaros got a rare -- albeit thin -- blanket of snow, the winter...
Change of SubjectJohn Kass, Monday about the fall of Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi: Expect some media hand-wringing, and wailing and piteous cries, references to civil rights and racism conquered and the good fight against evil. I've seen, heard and......
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