Tag Archives: Democratic convention

Milwaukee Leads Bids To Host 2020 Dem Convention

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: In the next few weeks, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is expected to select the city that will host the party’s 2020 national convention. And, according to Washington, D.C.-based Politico, Milwaukee appears to be the odds on favorite to snag the event over rivals Houston and Miami Beach. Florida. But Milwaukee officials aren’t about to …

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2020 DNC Finalists: Miami Beach, Houston, Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: A Democratic Party site selection committee will visit Milwaukee next month as the city tries to become the host of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Tuesday he received a call from Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez to notify the city of the visit. The date of the visit has not …

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The Final Night Of The DNC In Four Minutes [VIDEO]

As they did last week for the RNC, the Los Angeles Times has edited the final night of the Democratic Convention down to four money quote-filled minutes. This one, of course, you’ll actually enjoy. Watch below.

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Only 11 Arrests In Total At Democratic Convention

As we were impressed that only 24 were arrested at the RNC. CBS Philadelphia reports: Bernie Sanders’ devoted followers were careful to pick up after themselves and wore hats embroidered with a dove to remind everyone to remain peaceful. And the police, instead of hauling demonstrators off to jail, issued them $50 tickets for disorderly conduct and released them with …

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Trump: The GOP Convention’s Lower Television Ratings Had Nothing To Do With Me, I Just Showed Up To Speak

The Hill reports: GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump distanced himself from the planning of last week’s Republican National Convention after the Democrats’ event, which ended Thursday, posted higher television ratings. “I didn’t produce the show — I just showed up for the final speech on Thursday,” the Republican presidential nominee told The New York Times when asked about the differences …

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Fox News Plays Benghazi Commercial As Muslim Dad Of Killed US Soldier Grieves At DNC [VIDEO]

Media Matters reports: Fox News ignored a speech by the father of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in 2004 in the Iraq war, instead opting to air commercials during the speech. Fox later went live to a song by pop singer Katy Perry after the speech. While CNN and MSNBC aired the video and Khan’s speech in …

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Sarah McBride Becomes First Transgender Person To Speak At Major Political Convention [VIDEO]

Watch below. Here is the full text of McBride’s speech: My name is Sarah McBride, and I am a proud transgender American. Four years ago, I came out as transgender while serving as student body president in college. At the time, I was scared. I worried that my dreams and my identity were mutually exclusive. Since then though, I have …

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Night Of Democratic Convention

Within the hour, 2016 Democratic National Convention chair Marcia Fudge will gavel to order the final (and arguably, gayest) night of the week. Watch below. Among the speakers leading off the afternoon program are HRC chairman Chad Griffin, openly gay US Rep. Sean Maloney, trans activist Sarah McBride, and staunch LGBT ally and former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.  We’ll start …

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Bernie Sanders Backer Nina Turner Leads Supporters In Second Protest Inside DNC Media Pavilion [VIDEO]

For the second night in a row, a group of Bernie Sanders supporters have marched into the DNC media pavilion, this time led by top Sanders backer Nina Turner, who claims that she was barred from delivering a nominating speech for Sanders last night. Watch below. Tonight’s protest, so far, is far calmer than last night’s mayhem when dozens of …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Day Three

The third day of the Democratic National Convention will be gaveled to order at 4PM by chairperson Rep. Marcia Fudge. Watch below. The first half the program is quite busy, with speeches by Gavin Newsom, Bill De Blasio, Jesse Jackson, and Harry Reid among many others. Later I’ll start a second thread for tonight’s headliners, who include President Obama, Tim …

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary Becomes Nation’s First Woman Nominee After Bernie Calls For Vote By Acclamation

Moments ago Sen. Bernie Sanders made a classy stride toward unifying the fractured Democratic Party when he called for a suspension of the state-by-state delegates count and asked for a voice vote by acclamation. And the ayes had it. Watch below as the second day of the convention now moves on to the evening’s headlining speakers, which include Barbara Boxer, …

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Bernie Supporters Face Standoff With Police After Attempting To Storm DNC Media Pavilion [VIDEO]

Shortly after Bernie Sanders graciously called for Hillary’s nomination by general acclamation, hundreds of journalists rushed out the back doors of the Wells Fargo Center and into the massive media pavilion to file their stories. Hot on their heels was a group of diehard Sanders supporters, who briefly gained access to central part of the pavilion before being removed by …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Day Two

At 4PM Democratic National Convention chair Rep. Marcia Fudge will gavel the second day to order. Watch below. After some routine business, we’ll get the state-by-state roll call votes and nominating speeches. If things go as they traditionally do, Hillary’s (sorta) home state of New York will be the one to put her over the threshold to formally become the …

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Christian Adulterer And Felon Dinesh D’Souza Mocks Gender-Neutral Restrooms At Dem Convention

Campaign finance felon and busted adulterer Dinesh D’Souza this morning tweeted the above photo of his current wife, presumably after she had a completely normal experience while visiting at gender-neutral restroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. D’Souza has been on Fox all week flogging his latest movie, Hillary’s America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party. This is @Debber66 emerging …

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11.5%: DNC Gets Record Number Of LGBT Delegates

NBC News reports: There is a record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender delegates at this year’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. And while they come from a variety of different states and backgrounds, most seem to have at least two things in common: their support for the Equality Act and their contempt for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. …

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Raves For First Lady’s DNC Speech [VIDEO]

From the Chicago Tribune: Three sentences. That’s all it took for First Lady Michelle Obama to eviscerate the central theme of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country is not great,” Obama said on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. “That somehow we need to make it great again. Because this right …

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LIVE VIDEO: Headlining Speakers At Dem Convention

Some of you have asked that I break these live video posts up to make the number of comments more manageable, so here you go. Tonight’s headlining speakers at the Democratic National Convention will be Sen. Cory Booker, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, reportedly in that order. Watch below.

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PHILADELPHIA: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed And Cheered At Florida Delegates Event [VIDEO]

This morning soon-to-be former Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was met with a decidedly mixed reception as she attempted to address her home state delegation at the DNC. Watch below. Many delegates cheered Schultz loudly but a large contingent, presumably supporters of Bernie Sanders, waved “E-MAILS” signs and jeered Schultz throughout her brief speech.

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Brian Sims At The Party For LGBT Delegates [VIDEO]

Yesterday afternoon I collared Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims for a brief live-stream at the DNC welcoming party for LGBT delegates. Watch below. Also below is a bit from my live-stream with Sims and New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman. For more live-streams and photos during the convention, please “like” the JMG Facebook page.

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PHILADELPHIA: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Speaks At Event For LGBT Delegates To DNC [VIDEO]

Yesterday afternoon Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe attended a welcoming mixer for LGBT delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Watch my video below as McAuliffe proudly notes that his first act in office was to ban discrimination against LGBT state employees. McAuliffe added to great cheering that he was the “first Southern governor” to perform a same-sex marriage.

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