Democratic National Convention

Protests fizzle during GOP convention

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Protests during the Republican National Convention in Tampa have fizzled this week. Thousands of protesters had been expected but only hundreds arrived, mostly Green Party supporters, Occupy Wall Street activists, anarchists […]


Are conventions still relevant?

By Michael Oreskes, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The conventional wisdom about national political conventions is that they have outlived their purpose. Once, they were the place where the parties actually picked their candidates […]


Celeb presence will be smaller this year for Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) – Four years ago, Ben Affleck was a familiar presence around the Democratic convention, packing produce for charity and even winning a poker tournament. Singer Fergie performed with her Black Eyed Peas. Sheryl […]


Women criticize lack of DNC child care

(AP) – Some women are upset that the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is not providing child care. The Charlotte Observer reported that Susie Shannon of California plans attend with her 4-year-old daughter, Gracie. Shannon […]


Ashley Judd to be Democratic convention delegate

(AP) — Democratic leaders in Tennessee are sending actress Ashley Judd as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in September. The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville reports that Judd is one of three delegates selected by party officials in Williamson County to […]




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