David Boaz In his stirring speech to the 1984 Democratic National Convention, then-New York governor Mario Cuomo used an extended metaphor of the whole nation as a family. So maybe it should come as no surprise to discover that his son,...Show More Summary
In a comprehensive profile of outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A. Weekly reveals that the former Democratic National Convention chairman has solicited Fox News host Bill O’Reilly for a job. According to the article: He had fervently hoped, friends and colleagues say, to land an Obama cabinet post as secretary of transportation. Show More Summary
By Paul Solman The entrance at the 1912 Democratic National Convention held in Baltimore, Md. The theme of the presidential campaign of 1912 was economic inequality, but looking at the data, the problem is worse today than it was more than 100 years ago. Show More Summary
The "free speech zone" at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I've always operated from the perspective that we all benefit from a public forum where free speech is protected. In such a forum, the assumption is that good ideas will rise to the surface while bad ideas will sink to the bottom. Show More Summary
It seems like only yesterday when President Obama stood in front of an electrified audience at the 2012 Democratic National Convention just days before the deadly September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, reminding supporters, "al Qaeda is on the path to defeat and Osama bin Laden is dead."
We know the NRA would never do this, right? National Rifle Association executive director Chris W. Cox drew a line in the sand during the gun rights group’s annual convention in Houston on Friday. ‘Where we see tragedy, Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg see opportunity,’ he said. ‘While we pray’ after gun-related disasters, he said, [...]
Anthony Foxx, who hosted last year's Democratic National Convention, has undertaken a few major transit projects during his four years as mayor.
This is not where the Romney campaign wanted to be three weeks after Tampa. The bounce in the polls that President Barack Obama netted coming out of the Democratic National Convention might have vanished by now, as those postconvention bumps tend to do, if not for the bad press that has pelted Republican challenger Mitt [...]
(CNN) - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been in the national spotlight for years, but he may never have been more under fire than last September when he chaired the Democratic National Convention and was tapped by the president to fix a political firestorm. Republicans were belittling the Democratic party platform for not including [...]
By Thomas Fitzgerald, Philly.com The big public-employee unions and the modern Democratic Party are woven together like the strands of a sweater. At many points during last year’s Democratic National Convention, the arena floor in Charlotte was a kaleidoscope of AFSCME green, SEIU purple, and NEA blue. Those unions provide loyal election troops for Democrats [...]
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Only 16 15 14 Weeks 'til Netroots Nation! Here's the week's big announcement as we approach the June 20-23 convention in San Jose: We’re excited to announce that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will...Show More Summary
Daily Beast: "On one fateful night in Boston, two dynamic speakers made waves at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Both men, young, black, and products of hardscrabble Midwestern cities, were considered rising stars and were getting major exposure on one of the country's biggest stages. Show More Summary
Duke Energy won't be repaid the $10 million line of credit it guaranteed for Charlotte to host last year's Democratic National Convention, the company confirmed Thursday. As the credit line came due, Duke made official what it had signaled to shareholders in an earnings report last November. Show More Summary
The Democratic National Committee will not repay Duke Energy for a $10 million line of credit to help finance the party’s September 2012 convention in Charlotte, N.C., leaving company shareholders on the hook for roughly two-thirds of the total cost. The Charlotte Observer reports today: Keep reading this post...
Last summer, with organizers struggling to raise enough money for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., party planners turned to Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, for help. Duke, the nation's largest utility company, stepped up with a $10 million line of credit for the convention. Show More Summary
The American discourse around support for social services often devolves into a polarizing political battle for, or against, government handouts. In her 2012 speech at the Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama asked us to transcend...Show More Summary
The Carolina Panthers want at least $200 million in public funds to renovate Bank of America Stadium, which is where President Barack Obama was scheduled to give his acceptance speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Panthers...Show More Summary
From the UPoR: September’s Democratic National Convention injected $91 million in new spending into the local economy, for a total economic impact of nearly $164 million, according to a consultant’s report released Monday. The three-day DNC was the city’s largest convention and its most lucrative, local leaders said during a news conference Monday. More than [...]
WASHINGTON -- Tim Engelskirchen and his brother Daniel had no idea what they were getting into when they responded to a Craigslist ad seeking workers to hawk political buttons at the Democratic National Convention last summer. The ad took the Charlotte, N.C. residents on an unexpected five-month journey chasing presidential candidates across the country. On [...]