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Rahm Emanuel reimburses city $7,000 more for travel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city $7,000 more in travel expenses following Chicago Tribune questions about why he spent taxpayer money to have Chicago police officers accompany him to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

News: Peter Pan, Taylor Swift, Bill Cosby, NASA, Marky Mark

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Democratic National Convention rolls out its midterm autopsy task force. "Google chairman Eric Schmidt is among the bold-faced names, but there is also a major donor, a campaign finance lawyer and operatives who worked on both sides of the...

President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

President Obama first grabbed national attention with a keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that portrayed America the way most Americans want to see it, as a unified entity, regardless of its occasional squabb...

Why the Hell Would Democrats Want to Host the 2016 Convention in Brooklyn?

"We are a diverse city—stronger for our diversity—8.4 million people, representing all that is good about the United States of America. We're the nation's media capital, and capital of so many other parts of our economy and our society. Show More Summary

Pols hoping to hit jackpot with Dem convention

Brooklyn's selection last week as a finalist to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016 delighted Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer. The Brooklynites hosted a press... To view the full story, click the title link...

DNC Announces 2016 Convention City Finalists

Washington, DC – Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz today announced the finalist cities under consideration to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention: Columbus, New York, and Philadelphia. The announcement comes after a roundShow More Summary

Democratic convention sites winnowed down to Columbus, Philly and Brooklyn; Phoenix eliminated

Brooklyn's Barclays Center, where the convention would be held if the DNC picks New York The DNC is getting close to making a decision about where to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and on Monday, they got a bit closer: The...Show More Summary

Editorial: Dese, Dems and dose

And now there are three, as the Democratic National Committee winnowed its choices for the party’s 2016 presidential nominating convention.

NY a finalist for 2016 Democratic National Convention

New York has joined Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio as finalists to host the 2016 Democratic convention.

City chosen as finalist to host 2016 Dem convention

New York City has been named one of three finalists to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016. The other two are Philadelphia and Columbus. The Democratic National Committee also announced... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYC Joins Philadelphia & Columbus As Finalists To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

As expected, the Democratic National Committee has selected Brooklyn's Barclays Center as a finalist to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Because what better way to show America that the White House is ready for a true progressive than saying it from the home of artisanal brunches and Bill de Blasio? [ more › ]

The 2016 Democratic convention will be in one of these three cities

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Democratic National Committee on Monday winnowed its list of potential 2016 convention sites from five cities to three: Columbus, Ohio; New York and Philadelphia were selected as the finalists.

Finalists for Democratic National Convention Are Announced

The Democratic National Convention finalists for 2016 are Philadelphia, New York and Columbus, Ohio.

De Blasio picks 101 member host committee in 2016 DNC push

A who’s who team of powerful New Yorkers has been picked by Mayor de Blasio for an all-out push to win the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Midterm Views From Bush-Obama Counties

Who could forget her words at the Democratic National Convention in 1992? Keynoter Ann Richards, referring to then Vice President Bush: "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth." Maybe the Bush family had the last laugh two years later. Show More Summary

No alternative to hope

WASHINGTON — President Obama has always had a thing about hope as an antidote to cynicism. The speech that made him a national figure, his keynote at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, is best known for his declaration that “there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America, there’s the United States of America.” In [...]Show More Summary

DNC/RNC Statement on FEC Convention Funding Decision

Washington, DC – The Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee today released the following statement after the Federal Election Commission agreed the party committees may establish convention committees that can raise federal funds under separate limits, solely to finance expenses for their 2016 nominating conventions. Show More Summary

A Story About Bootstraps

[Content Note: Privilege.]Politicians love stories about people who "came from nothing" and Made It Big in America. It doesn't matter if it's the Republican National Convention or a Democratic gubernatorial debate or any venue at all...Show More Summary

The One Issue that Unites Liberals and Conservatives

Conventional wisdom holds that 2014 will be a bad year for Democrats nationally. Among Democratic voters, there has been considerably more enthusiasm for would-be candidates in 2016 than actual candidates in the fast-approaching November midterms. Show More Summary

Source: Former PA Governor Says NYC Is Hot Trash, Philly Rules

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

According to sources who spoke with the New York Post, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell is not fucking around when it comes to winning a bid for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Instead of making a convincing argument for his city, he's allegedly dragging New York City, his loud upstairs neighbor, through the mud. Read more...

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