Tag Archives: Democratic convention

Biden To Skip Convention, Accept Nomination In DE

Bloomberg News reports: Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee this month to accept the Democratic nomination for president at the party convention due to concerns about the coronavirus, according to two people familiar with the travel plans. Biden had been expected to attend the convention in person and deliver his acceptance speech, but the campaign recently scrapped those plans. …

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DNC: Democratic Convention Will Be Entirely Virtual

The New York Times reports: Democratic officials are instructing House and Senate members and party delegates to skip attending their national convention this summer, a sign of the ever-shrinking aspirations for their big campaign event in the face of surging coronavirus cases in the United States. “We have been working closely with state and local public health officials, as well …

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DNC To Discuss Options For Virtual 2020 Convention

Axios reports: Democrats are now acknowledging that the coronavirus may make it impossible to conduct the in-person convention in August that they’d envisioned, and they’re taking steps to allow virtual or socially distanced elements. The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee meets Tuesday to consider a resolution giving the convention team “maximum flexibility to plan a safe event that …

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Biden Casts Doubt On Having Democratic Convention

NBC News reports: Joe Biden said Tuesday night that he’s not sure the Democratic National Convention will go on as planned in July because of the coronavirus outbreak. On MSNBC’s “11th Hour,” host Brian Williams asked the leading Democratic presidential contender whether he envisions prominent party members from all 50 states packing into a hot arena in 104 days. “It’s …

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DNC Chair Tom Perez: Dem Convention Will Happen

Axios reports: In an interview with “Axios on HBO,” Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez flatly denied that he was even entertaining the idea of canceling July’s Democratic convention in Milwaukee and replacing it with an online convention due to the coronavirus outbreak. In the interview, which was taped Monday in Florida and will air Sunday night at 6pm ET/PT, …

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Warren Ready To Continue Campaign Until Convention

CNN reports: Elizabeth Warren said Wednesday that she is ready for a convention floor battle this summer if none of the Democratic candidates reaches a delegate majority during the primaries. The senator from Massachusetts made it clear at a CNN town hall in South Carolina that she would be willing to lobby superdelegates, who have votes on the second ballot …

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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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