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Democratic national convention News

Bill Clinton says that Barack Obama helped him with DNC speech

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, whose electrifying speech last week at the Democratic convention got rave reviews, said current president Barack Obama had a look at his speech and suggested changes. Clinton said he liked them and used them.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

R.E.M doesn't dig Fox News

Athens - When Fox News played REM's hit song "Losing My Religion" following commentary about the Democratic Party's stance on religious morality issues they were quickly served with a cease and desist order from the uberpop group.
In the Media by Richard Mccallum - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Convention winners — Will it lead to a win in November?

Now that the national political conventions are over, political pundits and average citizens now debate who was the big winner, Democrats or Republicans. The question also arises as to whether the convention winner will also win at the ballot box.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Obama's DNC speech electrifies Dems, sets Twitter record

Charlotte - Twitter reports that President Obama’s speech Thursday night set a new Twitter record for a political event right on par with Usain Bolt's final race in the 2012 Olympic relay. What did the president say to get this type of response?
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 16 comments

Op-Ed: President Obama addresses the DNC Special

Charlotte - It would have been easy for President Obama to try to match the emotional pitch of his wife Michelle's speech Tuesday night or the homespun whit of President Clinton on display Wednesday night. Thankfully, he did not try to match applause lines.
Digital Journal Report by Sadiq Green - 21 comments

Pledge led by Gabby Giffords was inspirational and emotional

Charlotte - When former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took the stage at the Democratic National Convention, the convention hall exploded with cheers and applause.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Peter Schiff asks Democrats if they want to ban corporate profits

Charlotte - Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital and bestselling author, went undercover this week at the Democratic National Convention. There he promoted the idea of banning or limiting corporate profit and many people he spoke with agreed with the measure.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 18 comments

Michelle Obama's DNC speech racks up 28K Tweets per minute

Charlotte - On Tuesday, Fox news asked, "How will Michelle Obama's speech stack up to Ann Romney's?" If the number of tweets per minute during a speech is any indication, then the question has already answered itself.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 9 comments

Op-Ed: Mrs. Obama takes center stage

Charlotte - When Michelle LaVaughn Obama steps to the podium on the stage of the Time Warner Cable Arena tonight in Charlotte, it will be a critical moment in the re-election campaign of her husband.
In the Media by Sadiq Green - 6 comments

U.S. manufacturing hits three-year low

Charlotte - As the Democratic Party attempts to sell the nation on another four years of President Barack Obama’s economic prescriptions, a new report shows U.S. manufacturing, in August, shrank at the fastest rate in three years.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 2 comments

Jessica Sanchez to perform at Democratic National Convention

'American Idol' runner-up Jessica Sanchez is set to perform on the second day of the Democratic National Convention to be held at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

'Magic Underwear' and 'Sadistic God' billboards spark outrage

Charlotte - An atheist group has started a firestorm with its new billboard campaign attacking the religions of both Obama and Romney; one showing Jesus on a piece of toast and the other shows a man seemingly floating in space wearing white underwear.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Hope and change or blame game?

Washington - While the Obama administration and many main stream media outlets continue to claim we are in the midst of an economic recovery, evidence of an epic economic decline is mounting.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Dem Convention Chairman, explaining why Democrats are MIA

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has to dance around the question posed by Andrea Mitchell, to escape the inconvenient truth.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 5 comments

Another Democratic Senator to shun Obama's nomination party

Tuesday, Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, her re-election bid in trouble, reportedly joined a growing list of high-profile Democrats choosing not to attend the Democratic National Convention.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 5 comments

Hillary Clinton's Name Will Be Placed In Nomination, How Many Will Vote For Her?

Recently it was announced, that Hillary Clinton's name would be placed in nomination at the Democratic National Committee. To many it is considered a mere formality to appease her supporters, but questions abound regarding how many votes she will get.
In the Media by Susan Duclos - 7 comments

Democrats Try To Avoid 'Embarrassing Display Of Discord' Of Clinton Backers In Denver

Democratic officials are "scrambling" to figure out how to avoid embarrassment at the Democratic National Convention from Hillary Clinton supporters that are demanding a roll call vote.
In the Media by Susan Duclos - 20 comments

Hillary Clinton Supporters To Hold Parade And Rally At Democratic National Convention

On August 26, 2008, while the Democratic Convention is being held, Hillary Clinton supporters will be marching through Denver to show their support and appreciation for the Clinton campaign.
In the Media by Susan Duclos - 4 comments

DNC Protesters to Sign 'Doo Doo Accord' aka 'Non-Pooliferation Treaty'

The Denver City Council is holding a meeting to finalize preparations to ban certain items from being brought to protest at the Democratic national convention. Three groups that plan to protest are prepared to sign what they call a "doo doo accord".
In the Media by Susan Duclos - 16 comments

Colorado Information Analysis Center Stepping Up Security For Democratic Convention

With the planned protests from a variety of groups to be held during the Democratic National Convention, the CIAC will be operating 24 hours a day and be fully staffed with up to eight intelligence analysts at any given time.
In the Media by Susan Duclos - 5 comments

Bloggers Will be Out in Force at Democratic National Convention

Bloggers will be out in force this year at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. A record number of bloggers will be given credentials to cover the political event this summer.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment
 

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Audience member reacting to President Barack Obama s 2012 DNC speech.
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Audience member reacting to President Barack Obama's 2012 DNC speech.
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President Barack Obama addressing the Democratic National Convention
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President Barack Obama addressing the Democratic National Convention
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President Barack Obama addressing the Democratic National Convention
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President Barack Obama addressing the Democratic National Convention
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Sign from the Democratic National Convention 2012.
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Sign from the Democratic National Convention 2012.
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Claire McCaskill on the campaign trail for Barack Obama in 2007.
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Claire McCaskill on the campaign trail for Barack Obama in 2007.
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A view from the Convention Floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena, prior to Thursday's session.
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President Barack Obama addresses 2012 Democratic national convention.
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Vice President Joe Biden addresses Democratic National Convention
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Vice President Joe Biden addresses Democratic National Convention
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Delegates at a 2012 national convention.
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Delegates at a 2012 national convention.
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A graph showing the number of tweets per minute during speeches (source The Atlantic Wire)
A graph showing the number of tweets per minute during speeches (source The Atlantic Wire)
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Gabby Giffords walks on stage at 2012  Democratic National Convention
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Gabby Giffords walks on stage at 2012 Democratic National Convention
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The diversity of ages, races and ethnic backgrounds is seen in this crowd shot at the Democratic National Convention
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Michelle Obama talking about the American Dream at DNC
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Michelle Obama talking about the American Dream at DNC
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