The committee drafting the platform for the Democratic National Convention have hit upon a great idea, which would see their low wage peeps let go, turned to part timers, or
Anti-poverty activists have sued Philadelphia, seeking the right to demonstrate during rush hour as the Democratic National Convention opens next month. Continue reading ? The post Anti-poverty group sues Philadelphia for right to protest during rush hour appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
WASHINGTON -- Rev. Leah Daughtry, the CEO of the Democratic National Convention, is the first person ever to plan two of the party's conventions. She ran the event in 2008, when then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) became the first African-American presidential nominee of a major party. Show More Summary
The wattage of the celebrities at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month isn’t expected to be quite as bright as those at the Democrats’ confab in Philadelphia — but here’s one bright light: Country singer Martina McBride is headlining a concert put on by the Creative Coalition. The hit-maker will perform at the […]
(Scott Johnson) A friend has forwarded a copy of what he swears is the secret Democratic National Convention schedule for Saturday, August 27. The Democratic convention is scheduled for Philadelphia next month from Monday, July 25 through Thursday, July 28. Show More Summary
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) plan to challenge the nomination of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the state’s delegate chair for next month’s Democratic National Convention after not being allowed to challenge it at a party meeting. According to Politico, the dispute erupted at...
In the weeks to come, both before and after the Democratic National Convention, enthusiasts of Bernie Sanders -- especially all the millennials who invested so much energy in a campaign that exceeded expectations but ultimately fell short -- will be making a hard choice. One by one, they will decide...
“It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee, so I’m not going to determine the scope of the convention. I’ve given a few speeches in my life. It would be nice to speak at the Democratic National Convention. [...]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is going to make the most of this summer's Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The CBS late-night show is going live for two weeks in July—during each convention. CBS announced the showShow More Summary
Bernie Sanders acknowledged on Wednesday the improbability that he'll leave the Democratic National Convention in July as the party's presidential nominee. The Vermont senator and presidential hopeful, who fell short in the delegateShow More Summary
As the Democratic National Convention approaches, speculation over presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton's selection of a running mate has already reached a fever pitch, with Massachusetts Senator and liberal base favorite Elizabeth Warren topping many people's charts. Show More Summary
The former horror movie set will serve as a holding space for mass arrests. The city of Philadelphia is in the last-stage throes of preparing for the Democratic National Convention, which includes allocating the estimated $50 million in federal funds earmarked for security issues at the event. Show More Summary
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials say they will respect the First Amendment rights of all protesters during the Democratic National Convention, but they are sticking with requirements that all demonstrators have permits andShow More Summary
To the editor: Although I admire the passion of the California delegates for Sen. Bernie Sanders who insist on fighting all the way to the Democratic National Convention, I do feel a great sense of frustration and anxiety that they could be responsible for the defeat of Hillary Clinton. (“Sanders'...
Rosario Dawson says she was just taking one for the team when she was arrested in Washington, D.C., this past April, along with hundreds of “Democracy Spring” protesters. “It was very purposeful,” Dawson told the Cut last night at a Friar’s Club tribute honoring Tony Bennett. “I had been watching the ... More »
“Democratic operatives planning next month’s national convention in Philadelphia have reached out to Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award-winning writer and star of the hit Broadway musical ‘Hamilton,’ about performing at the Wells Fargo Center,” Politico reports. “It’s part of an [...]
As Republican and Democratic parties prepare for national conventions this summer, campaign speeches are filled with promises about everything from health care to the economy and national security. But a national poll suggests presumptive...Show More Summary
The Congressional Black Caucus is voicing strong opposition to two key political reforms being sought by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the run-up to the Democratic National Convention: abolishing superdelegates and opening up Democratic primaries and caucuses to independent voters. Show More Summary
Several state Democratic Conventions were held on Saturday, in which Bernie Sanders delegates succeeded in introducing several progressive resolutions to carry with state delegations to the national convention in Philadelphia. In Texas and Iowa, delegates were particularly successful in pushing a more progressive platform. Show More Summary
In a livestream address on Thursday, he said the two campaigns will be working together to "transform the Democratic Party" and to ensure this summer's Democratic National Convention adopts the most progressive platform in party history. There...Show More Summary