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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

2 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 › ]

DNC Chair Announces Philadelphia to Host the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Washington, DC— Today, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention the week of July 25, 2016. The DNC signed the final contract with Philadelphia this morning. “I am...Show More Summary

Late Night Open Thread: The DNC Picks Philadelphia

The Daily News can’t decide who’s more to blame: … A Democrat familiar with the discussions said Democratic National Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz felt “she could more easily control the convention” by awarding it to Philadelphia rather than New York, where Mayor de Blasio is trying to make a name for himself as a national [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

News: Philly 2016, Tokyo, Space X, Charlie Sheen, Apple, Lady Gaga

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. An explosion at a chemical factory in northeastern Spain left a large, toxic orange cloud spreading across the sky above two towns. The Shibuya district in Tokyo has announced its plan to...

Dems To Hold 2016 Convention In Philly

The Western Hemisphere’s own Cradle of Democracy will host the next Democratic National Convention: Maybe it was the private nighttime visit to Independence National Historical Park, where the Democrats’ top national official got to touch the Liberty Bell. Whatever it was that sealed the deal, Democrats on Thursday chose Philadelphia for their 2016 national convention, [...]

De Blasio Doesn't Hate Philly: "I'm Pro-Cheesesteak"

After pointedly not congratulating Philadelphia in a statement issued today, Mayor Bill de Blasio cleared up any beef arising from the City of Brotherly Love winning the 2016 Democratic National Convention over Brooklyn. "It's a great city," the mayor declared. [ more › ]

With Convention, Phildelphia Scores Rare Win Over New York

The Democrats' choice of Philadelphia to host their 2016 national convention is a rare win in a heated rivalry that most Philadelphians feel passionate about and many New Yorkers tend to ignore.

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - February 12, 2015

3 months agoHumor : Happy Place

1. Philadelphia To Be Beset By America-Hating Liberal Hippies... More So The Democratic National Committee announced today that it has selected Philadelphia as the location of the 2016 Democratic Convention. Voters nationwide are now...Show More Summary

The next Democratic pitch to middle class voters

This is a coincidence, surely, but it is an interesting one. Today, the following three things happened: 1) The Democratic National Committee announced that it will hold its quadrennial presidential convention in Philadelphia. 2) The Philadelphia City Council passed a measure requiring that employers with at least 10 employees must allow them to collect up […]

Philadelphia to host Democratic National Convention

By NICHOLAS SALAZAR Talk Radio News Service WASHINGTON – Philadelphia has been selected to host the 2016 Democratic convention, according to multiple media reports. CNN was first to report the news, followed by the Associated Press, citing sources who said that the selection was finalized early Thursday morning, with the announcement set to come later […]

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