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Five key moments at the Democratic convention

Philadelphia - The Democratic Party gathered in sweltering Philadelphia for four days this week to nominate Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee and catapult themselves toward November's election.

Key quotes from the Democratic party convention, day 3

Philadelphia - President Barack Obama delivered a powerful endorsement of his onetime rival Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, saying she is the most qualified person to succeed him at the White House.

Key quotes from the Democratic party convention, day 2

Philadelphia - On day two of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to run for president for a major US political party.

Young gun Republicans fire first shots in 2020 White House race

Cleveland - The 2016 US presidential election is more than 100 days away, but at the Republican convention in Cleveland the battle for the party's 2020 White House nomination is already raging.

Cruz booed for failing to endorse Trump

Cleveland - Donald Trump's one-time Republican rival Ted Cruz threw the party convention into chaos, provocatively telling delegates to "vote their conscience" and refusing to endorse the mogul.

Hatred of Hillary the unifying thread at Trump confab

Cleveland - They demand her imprisonment, paint her as above the law, and warn her election would trigger the Apocalypse -- the Republican National Convention's collective hatred of Hillary Clinton has proven an intoxicating unifier.

Hatred of Hillary the unifying thread at Republican convention

Cleveland - They demand her imprisonment, paint her as above the law, and warn her election would trigger the Apocalypse -- the Republican National Convention's collective hatred of Hillary Clinton has proven an intoxicating unifier.

European right wingers root for Trump

Cleveland - An assortment of European right-wing politicians made a fraternal pilgrimage to the Republican convention Tuesday, voicing their backing for Donald Trump.

Melania Trump: Bringing glamour to Donald's White House ambitions

Cleveland - Melania Trump brings poise and glamour to billionaire husband Donald Trump's run for the US presidency, but the Slovenian-born former model still has some explaining to do to be accepted as a potential first lady.

Cleveland preps for protests on eve of Republican confab

Cleveland - Host city Cleveland insists it is prepared for the Republican National Convention, but on the eve of its biggest political moment in decades, it is bracing for protests that may well disrupt proceedings.

White House race: What is a contested convention?

Washington - It is Donald Trump's worst nightmare: the Republican White House nomination slipping through his fingers at the party convention in Cleveland in July, after dominating the months-long primary race.

Controversial policy passes at Canadian NDP leadership convention Special

Edmonton - In a number of shake ups at the NDP Policy Convention, the resolution concerning controversial Leap Manifesto passed despite lack of support from Premier Notley and Tom Mulcair is voted out as federal leader of the party.

GOP's last presidential nominee has discouraging words for Trump

Salt Lake City - Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the Republican Party nominee for president four years ago, blasted 2016 front-runner Donald Trump as a "fraud" and a "phony" Thursday in a speech at a Utah university.

Horror movie celebration set to haunt Toronto this November Special

Toronto - Toronto's first annual horror movie celebration gets off to a screaming start come November. With a combination of panels, parties, and a selection of horror-lore guests, HORROR-RAMA hopes to make its bloody mark on the local horror culture scene.

Members of Saskatchewan Party vote to lower drinking age to 18

Saskatoon - Saskatchewan Party members voted in favour of lowering the drinking age from 19 to 18 during the party's annual convention in Saskatoon on Saturday. Premier Brad Wall said he would first consult with groups before any changes be made.

Will audiences throw a curve by going to see Clint Eastwood?

Talk about throwing a curve this weekend at the box office. Enter Clint Eastwood. Life is all about timing and this weekend "Trouble With the Curve" opens and it is the widest new release scheduled.

Op-Ed: Pass/Fail grades for conventions

The absence of a filing deadline is a luxury here at the ranch when current events require more than the instant analysis demanded by editors needing constant content updates to feed the cyber beast.

DNC delegate wants to kill Romney

A Puerto Rican emigre, now living in New York, and who is a delegate from New York has been shown on video stating she would like to "kill Romney'

Op-Ed: RNC Chairman says GOP Platform not 'Romney's platform'

Reince Preibus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, explained today that the typically understood definition of the "party platform" as being what their candidates stand on while seeking office, no longer applies.

The top 16 costumes at Comic-Con 2012

The annual Comic-Con International convention brings together a variety of geeks, superhero fans, comic book fans and much more. Here are the 16 most impressive costumes from the San Diego event...so far.

Obama outhouse, vulgar graffito at Montana GOP convention

Missoula - A bullet-riddled outhouse with a sign "Obama Presidential Library," containing a fake birth certificate and a graffito that made vulgar reference to Michelle Obama, was displayed outside the Hilton Garden Inn at the Montana Rep. Convention in Missoula.

Shatner to headline comic event

It's shaping up to be the biggest Wizard World show ever and the Midwest's No. 1 Pop Culture Convention. And it's only April. That means the August event will keep growing as celebrities continue to hop on.

What's new at the National Retail Federation Big Show 2012 Special

New York - The National Retail Federation hosted the 101st Retail’s Big Show 2012 at the Javits Convention Center in NYC earlier this week. From all accounts attendance was at an all-time high. Everyone was very enthusiastic and there was much to see.

The 2011 Record and CD Convention in Vancouver Special

Vancouver - The Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver was hosting The 2011 Record and CD Convention on Sunday. Once a year, enthusiasts of black vinyl records, tapes, music CDs and concerts on DVD get together here to exchange and trade both old and new music.

Historical moments at the Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention Special

Las Vegas - Friday Walter Koenig, Chekov talked about his star on the boulevard. Saturday Lenard Nimoy, Spock gave a tearful goodbye as he retires from conventions.

Star Trek Celebrates 45th year in Las Vegas Special

Las Vegas - Star Trek continues to go where no one has gone before, in Las Vegas, as the convention venue switches to the Rio Hotel after a decade at the Las Vegas Hilton August 11-14.

Democrats pick Charlotte, NC as 2012 National Convention site

Charlotte - Members of the National Democratic Committee received word via email this morning, sent by First Lady Michelle Obama, of the location for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Southern Baptists' opposition to gays made clear in resolutions

Delegates, or "messengers," to the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention meeting approved resolutions against gays serving openly in the military and the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.

GamesCom Eclipsed E3

This year's edition of GamesCom, the international games and entertainment fair, was a complete success. It's popularity surpassed that of E3.

Obama Organizer Speaks at Canadian Political Party Convention

Betsy Myers, one of the first people Obama hired for his presidential campaign, said that the Democrats in the U.S. and the New Democratic Party in Canada share the desire to give a voice to the voiceless. UPDATED Sunday 3:30 PM AST.
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The crowd makes the event...or does it?
The crowd makes the event...or does it?
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Conventioneers at the Gerpac 2014 event  held at Presqu’ile de Giens  Hyères  France
Conventioneers at the Gerpac 2014 event, held at Presqu’ile de Giens, Hyères, France
National Retail Federation Big Show 2012
National Retail Federation Big Show 2012
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Premier Rachel Notley. NDP Policy Convention, April 8-10 2016.
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A view of the Gerpac conference from the top of the stage  looking down as delegates assemble.
A view of the Gerpac conference from the top of the stage, looking down as delegates assemble.
Tom Mulcair. NDP Policy Convention  April 8-10  2016.
Tom Mulcair. NDP Policy Convention, April 8-10, 2016.
National Retail Federation Big Show 2012
National Retail Federation Big Show 2012
Stephen Lewis. NDP Policy Convention  April 8-10  2016.
Stephen Lewis. NDP Policy Convention, April 8-10, 2016.
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National Retail Federation Big Show 2012
National Retail Federation Big Show 2012
A large audience was at attendance at the 2011 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.
A large audience was at attendance at the 2011 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.
Lenard Nimoy at the podium in front of the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention banner.
Lenard Nimoy at the podium in front of the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention banner.
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Delegates at the NDP Policy Convention  April 8-10 2016.
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Another view of Whisky Live. Some 2,000 people attended each day of the three day event.
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National Retail Federation Big Show 2012

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