- Mayor de Blasio insists his national travels help NYC Updated: May-11-15 7:17 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio, his recent surge of travel beyond the borders of New York City coming under scrutiny, is defending his forays outside the city as he moves to influence the national political conversation, which he believes will, in turn, help those he represents back home.
- Jim Wright, former US House speaker, dies at age 92 Updated: May-06-15 6:58 pm
DALLAS - As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989 when he told those who had elected him speaker that he was prepared to resign after being accused of violating ethics rules dozens of times.
- Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92 Updated: May-06-15 6:34 pm
DALLAS - Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in the nation's history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.
- Things to know about former House Speaker Jim Wright Updated: May-06-15 6:34 pm
Things to know about former House Speaker Jim Wright, who died Wednesday at age 92:
- NYC mayor to gather liberals in Washington next week Updated: May-06-15 10:01 am
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is saying a group of liberals will gather in Washington next week to unveil a progressive agenda.