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Trump, Cruz and Paul emerge as Todd Akin Republicans

In 2012, then-Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) took a winnable Senate race and turned it into a debacle for the whole party. His comments on rape were front and center at the Democratic National Convention. One news cycle after another was devoted to his ignorant remarks. He lived up to the cartoon portrait of a clueless […]

Clinton to miss convention of liberal activists, bloggers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is not expected to appear at Netroots Nation, an annual convention of liberal activists and bloggers who are often courted by Democratic presidential candidates.

New Jersey Democrats set 2016 Democratic National Convention delegate selection plan

The New Jersey Democratic State Committee has approved their delegate selection plan for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in South Jersey's backyard of Philadelphia next July 25-28. This follows a 30-day public comment period that ended recently. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton needs to find a theme song as good as 'Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow'

“My friends,” Bill Clinton said over a roaring crowd of delegates at the 2000 Democratic National Convention in downtown Los Angeles.  “Fifty-four years ago this week I was born in a summer story to a young widow in a small southern town. Show More Summary

Best of Enemies Trailer Revisits the Gore Vidal vs. William F. Buckley Jr. Debates

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

In the summer of '68, ABC hired conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. and leftist Gore Vidal to cover the Democratic and Republican national conventions.

Westboro Baptist scum plan to protest at Beau Biden's funeral

Then-Sen. Joe Biden with his son Beau Biden at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, August 27, 2008. You just knew these twisted low-lifes were going to show up to spew their hatred during the funeral for Beau Biden. It would be wonderful if ignoring them would make them go away. Show More Summary

Bradlee’s Charisma

I first laid eyes on Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee on July 12, 1976, in a cavernous hotel ballroom across Seventh Avenue from Madison Square Garden. It was the first day of the Democratic National Convention. The ballroom had been turned into a giant encampment for the press. Show More Summary

Watch Beau Biden's Moving Tribute To Joe Biden At 2008 Democratic National Convention

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, died Saturday of brain cancer at the age of 46. During the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, Beau Biden introduced his father with a moving speech that touched on...Show More Summary

Fundamental Concepts - Born on Third Base

In 1988, a Texas Politician, Jim Hightower, addressed the Democratic National Convention at Atlanta, Georgia, on July 19. In his speech, he famously said that the Republican nominee for President, George H.W. Bush, “Was born on third base and thinks...

Excerpt: Recalling the 2008 Democratic National Convention

With the 2016 Democratic Convention approaching faster than we expect, seems this piece of narrative from the 2008 DNC may be worth reporting. The Network of Spiritual?Progressives (NSP) asks me to coordinate a conference in?Denver at the 2008 Democratic National?Convention (DNC), which will nominate a candidate for president. Show More Summary

Is Elizabeth Warren Really a Leader on Global Warming?

This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It has been the dream of the Democratic Party's left wing since her rousing speech to the 2012 Democratic National Convention: Elizabeth Warren for president. Show More Summary

Sorry, Hillary. Your 2008 PUMA Die-Hards Aren't That Into You Anymore.

To thunderous applause and with a hint of resignation, Hillary Clinton stood on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in 2008 and motioned for the approval of Barack Obama as the party’s nominee by acclamation. Meanwhile, a few hundred feet from the Pepsi Center in Denver, a small but l

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Democrat John Edwards campaigned in 2008 on the theme of his 2004 Democratic National Convention speech about there being “Two Americas.” The American people rejected Edwards and his class warfare

Bikes Belong at National Party Conventions

Bike advocacy group Bikes Belong is teaming up with health insurance company Humana to provide free loaner bikes to both upcoming political national conventions. 1,000 bikes will be available at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado from August 25-28 and at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota from September 1-4. What better way [...]Show More Summary

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Announces Leah Daughtry CEO of Democratic National Convention Committee

Washington, DC – Today, Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced the appointment of Reverend Leah D. Daughtry to be Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee. “We are thrilled to have Leah Daughtry return to lead our convention team. Show More Summary

Ex-Brooklyn official expects borough to host DNC in 2020

4 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Four more years — until Brooklyn will land the Democratic National Convention, according to former Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Losing DNC bid endears populist mayor to wealthy

He may have lost the bid, but he gained a few friends. Very rich friends. The silver lining of Mayor Bill de Blasio's failed attempt to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention was a closer... To view the full story, click the title link.

BREAKING: BLACK CAUCUS DEMOCRATS Plan to Sabotage Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

In 2012 Democrats repeatedly booed and rejected Israel at their national convention. Now this… Congressional Black Caucus Democrats are planning on sabotaging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. The Black Caucus members are planning a very public stunt … Continue reading ?

Hillary Clinton’s Money Issues

This week, as the Democratic National Committee was preparing to announce that Philadelphia will host the Party’s 2016 convention, Hillary Clinton’s still undeclared Presidential campaign was running into a media squall about money—two of them, actually. Show More Summary

DNC Really Didn't Want Delegates To Commute By Subway Or Bus

Let's continue the Monday morning-quarterbacking of the DNC's decision not to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Brooklyn but in Philadelphia instead. Sure, Mayor de Blasio is all "I'm pro-cheesesteak" but that hasn't stopped anonymous sources from speculating on what really cost us the convention. [ more › ]

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