Earlier this week, The Chicago Tribune endorsed Barack Obama for President. While it is hardly unusual for newspapers across America to endorse Presidential candidates, the Tribune's endorsement of Obama is unique in that it marks a moment in history. "This endorsement makes some history for the Chicago Tribune. This is the first time the newspaper has endorsed the Democratic Party's nominee for president," the paper's editorial endorsement said. The Chicago Tribune was first published in 1847.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Chicago's two major newspapers, the Tribune has long been the town's Republican-leaning newspaper while the Sun-Times has been traditionally Democratic-leaning. And, yes, the Sun-Times has endorsed Obama too.