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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will host supporters of the Democratic National Committee at a Baltimore Ravens viewing party tonight. Rawlings-Blake, who also is secretary of the DNC, and the 10 Democratic Party backers will gather at Townhouse Kitchen and Bar in Fells Point to enjoy food and drinks provided by the committee. The Ravens are playing an away game against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football with the team's playoff hopes hanging in the balance. Rawlings-Blake, last week, held a contest that raised funds for the committee.
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By Jules Witcover | July 7, 2014
At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 last week of Howard Henry Baker Jr. of Tennessee. The state's first elected GOP senator, former Senate majority leader, Reagan White House chief of staff and presidential aspirant was a gentle throwback to the brand of moderate conservatism that got things done without breaking the china.
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February 10, 2006
Feb. 10 1989: Ron Brown was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, becoming the first black to head a major U.S. political party.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2014
Officers of the Democratic National Committee generally refrain from endorsing candidates in Democratic Party primaries. But Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the secretary of the DNC, has thrown her support behind Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who is running for governor. In doing so, she passed over Democrats Douglas F. Gansler, Maryland's attorney general, and state Del. Heather R. Mizeur. She also left some people grumbling that someone in her position should have remained neutral.
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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 23, 2006
The Democratic Party intends to add Nevada and South Carolina to the opening chapter of the 2008 presidential campaign, with a key panel deciding yesterday to introduce the voice of Western and Southern voters to the Iowa-New Hampshire duet. At a meeting yesterday in Washington, the rules and bylaws committee of the Democratic National Committee voted to place Nevada between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, the two contests that traditionally have launched the race. The group voted to add a South Carolina primary soon after New Hampshire's.
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June 1, 1991
Henry E. Petersen, 70, a career Justice Department employee who headed the Watergate investigation before the appointment a special prosecutor, died Wednesday at his home in Sunderland, Md. He had emphysema. Mr. Petersen, head of the department's Criminal Division, was in charge of the probe of the break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters. He headed the probe from its beginning in June 1972 until Archibald Cox became special prosecutor in May 1973.
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July 13, 1992
I mentioned to Vickie when I asked her to marry me that we should go to New York and rent a Dixieland band and charter a boat.. . . I didn't tell her there would be 350 people from Massachusetts on board."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 6, 1997
WASHINGTON -- At least $200,000 in contributions to President Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign came from donors that federal investigators now suspect were fictitious, including checks from several phony corporations and a $3,000 draft funneled through the account of a dead woman.The most compelling evidence of this illegal practice comes from two strikingly similar checks that arrived at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee last August, on the day after Clinton's 50th birthday fund-raiser was held at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 22, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Documents released by the Democratic National Committee portray the top levels of the Democratic Party encouraging John Huang to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from Asian-Americans and urging him to do more.In recent weeks, top party officials have tried to distance themselves from Huang, saying little about the specifics of his fund-raising efforts. But a July 4 letter reveals that Donald Fowler, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, challenged Huang to "do better."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 20, 1996
LONDON, Ky. -- Bob Dole rounded out a week of attacks on President Clinton's ethics yesterday, using his weekly radio address to deplore reports of questionable foreign contributions the Democratic National Committee. He asserted that Clinton was evading questions on the issue."The ethical vacuum at the heart of this administration has been filled by foreign political money," Dole said in a prepared text of his radio address. "They have compromised the respect of Americans for their most basic institutions."
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's growing role in Democratic politics has given a boost to her national profile - and to her frequent-flyer miles. A leader with the Democratic National Committee and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Rawlings-Blake has visited Panama with Vice President Joe Biden and attended summits in Utah, New York and Louisiana. She stumped for Cory Booker as he ran for Senate in New Jersey and rallied young Democrats in San Antonio. She also went to three conferences in Las Vegas.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will host supporters of the Democratic National Committee at a Baltimore Ravens viewing party tonight. Rawlings-Blake, who also is secretary of the DNC, and the 10 Democratic Party backers will gather at Townhouse Kitchen and Bar in Fells Point to enjoy food and drinks provided by the committee. The Ravens are playing an away game against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football with the team's playoff hopes hanging in the balance. Rawlings-Blake, last week, held a contest that raised funds for the committee.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2013
- Gov. Martin O'Malley took the stage Saturday at a high school in this early presidential primary state, telling an auditorium of South Carolina Democrats that his principles worked in Maryland - and they'd work elsewhere. "We're investing more to improve public education, to hold down college tuition, to spur innovation and job creation," O'Malley said to a crowd of 150 party faithful. But he also said Maryland has "cut state spending big time," casting himself as a pragmatist who makes tough choices.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley will serve as co-chair of the Democratic convention's rules committee this year, a high-profile position that comes amid rampant speculation in party circles about his potential as a presidential candidate in 2016. The assignment, which the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday, will put O'Malley at the head of a committee that oversees not only logistical issues for the party's convention in Charlotte but that would also decide any internal delegation disputes that arise.
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By Stan M. Haynes | June 25, 2012
This summer, the Republican and Democratic parties will hold their presidential nominating conventions in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. In so doing, they will continue a political ritual that began 180 years ago in Baltimore. From their inception in the campaign of 1832 and continuing through the Civil War, Baltimore was the city of choice for conventions, hosting a dozen, compared to only two each for its closest competitors. The last 19th-century convention to be held in Baltimore was in 1872.
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By Paul West | paul.west@baltsun.com | April 4, 2010
For days last week, Democrats gleefully hammered away at the Republican National Committee's payment of $1,946 for "meals" at a West Hollywood strip club, which led to the firing of a committee staffer and continues to focus unwanted attention on National Chairman Michael Steele's management of the RNC. One jab, in the form of an MSNBC YouTube clip being circulated by the Democratic National Committee, highlights criticism of Steele by Tony Perkins,...
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2014
Officers of the Democratic National Committee generally refrain from endorsing candidates in Democratic Party primaries. But Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the secretary of the DNC, has thrown her support behind Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who is running for governor. In doing so, she passed over Democrats Douglas F. Gansler, Maryland's attorney general, and state Del. Heather R. Mizeur. She also left some people grumbling that someone in her position should have remained neutral.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 19, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee said last night that it had suspended the fund-raising activities of a senior party official with long-standing ties to a prominent Indonesian family and asked the Federal Election Commission to begin an expedited investigation to determine whether he had solicited any improper donations.The decision to relieve John Huang, a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee's finance arm, of his fund-raising duties amounted to an acknowledgment that reports that he had organized a fund-raiser at a Buddhist temple and had solicited an illegal contribution of $250,000 from a South Korean conglomerate were making him a political liability.
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by Justin Fenton and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 24, 2010
For the second time in less than six years, David S. Cordish played host to the nation's vice president at a high-dollar fund-raising event Wednesday night, when Joe Biden headlined a Democratic reception at the developer's Lutherville home. It's not unusual at the loftiest levels of political fundraising for a major contributor to introduce the vice president at an event he is hosting. What is rare about Cordish's case, though, is that the last vice president he welcomed was Dick Cheney.
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By Paul West and Paul West,paul.west@baltsun.com | September 27, 2009
A surge of Republican campaign cash in August, the month that conservatives stormed Democrats' town hall meetings on health care, is generating upbeat media coverage for the party and its national chairman, Michael S. Steele. The latest fundraising numbers follow recent predictions that Republicans could score significant gains in the 2010 elections. New polling also shows the potential for Republican victories in governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey this fall. When Maryland's former lieutenant governor became RNC chairman, one of the questions was whether his committee would maintain its fundraising edge.
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