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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

2 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...

Confessions of an Ex-Obama Superfan

Illustration by Matt Chase It was the summer of 2004, and I snuggled up to my then-fiancé to watch the Democratic National Convention’s keynote address. I was in the middle of graduate school in Chicago and was already familiar with the candidate running for Illinois’ open U.S. Show More Summary

Fashion Week and the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, underway this week in New York City, underscores the potential benefits of New York's proposed hosting of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Fashion Week, like Restaurant Week, got its start during New York's hosting of the 1992 Democratic National Convention. Show More Summary

Cuomo Wins!/Loses!

Conventional political wisdom has New York Governor Andrew Cuomo winning the Democratic primary and the November general election handily. The same wisdom has him badly damaged in New York and nationally. What gives? The objective measures of political success show Cuomo on a roll. Show More Summary

City wants the DNC... and horses

City voters agree with Mayor de Blasio that ultra-hip Brooklyn would be a great place to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention — but they’re still down on his drive to ban horse-drawn carriages, a new poll finds.

‘Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired’

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Fifty years ago, civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke before the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City—and her speech became one of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

New York is the 'slight favorite' for Democratic National Convention: ex Philly Mayor Ed Rendell

Even Pennsylvania’s biggest booster thinks New York will win the 2016 Democratic National Convention over the City of Brotherly Love — and he credits the Big Apple’s wealth.

Philadelphia has 'logistics' advantage, but New York is the 'slight favorite': former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell

Even Pennsylvania’s biggest booster thinks New York will win the 2016 Democratic National Convention over the City of Brotherly Love — and he credits the Big Apple’s wealth.

August 28: Criminals, terrorists and soldiers

Manhattan: The NYPD has unmatched capabilities to ensure a safe and successful Democratic National Convention in New York City.

Cop union head calls SBA head's anti-DNC comment 'misguided'

Not all the police unions oppose Mayor de Blasio’s efforts to bring the Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn.

The Insiders: Obama and the Democrats’ problem with military voters is growing

President Obama is becoming increasingly alienated from our uniformed military, military households and veterans. Need proof? Look no further than the speech he gave yesterday at the American Legion’s national convention in Charlotte. The reaction was politely described as “tepid” and, by all accounts, his applause lines fell flat with the audience of veterans, especially […]

The 46-year-old sex toy Hitachi won't talk about

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

1968. It was the year of the Tet Offensive; of Martin Luther King Jr.'s and Robert Kennedy's assassinations; of the Democratic National Convention riots. It was also the first time humans had photographed the Earth from deep space. It was a year of...

Wylde: SBA President is wrong to urge politicians to take DNC elsewhere

The suggestion by the head of the sergeants union that our city is in no position to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention is a thinly veiled swipe at Mayor de Blasio and at an event that would lift both the mayor’s and the city’s political stature.

Copping a bad attitude

Highlighting Brooklyn’s historic urban renaissance, Mayor de Blasio is campaigning to bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to the Barclays Center.

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