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Milwaukee selected as the host city for the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Excerpt: It's official: the Democratic Party will gather in the Midwest to nominate its next standard bearers for President and Vice President of the United States.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Book Review: The airing of grievances in Donna Brazile’s “Hacks” comes at her true crime memoir’s expense

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Donna Brazile's Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House. The book has been portrayed in the mass media as a juicy tell-all, but a good chunk of it is actually a cybersecurity clinic that's worth reading.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigns as Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Excerpt: Embat­tled Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee Chair Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz has announced that she will resign from her post once the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion has con­clud­ed, the par­ty said in a state­ment today. Wasser­man Schultz, who also serves in the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, has been under fire for some time from par­ty lead­ers and activists unhap­py […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2016 DNC primetime speaking lineup unveiled; Bernie Sanders gets Monday slot

Excerpt: In the wake of Don­ald Trump’s vice pres­i­den­tial selec­tion announce­ment, the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion Com­mit­tee (DNCC) has unveiled the speak­ing line­up for the 2016 DNC, which will take place in Philadel­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia, fol­low­ing the Repub­li­can Nation­al Con­ven­tion in Cleve­land next week. “While Repub­li­can lead­er­ship con­tin­ues to run away from Don­ald Trump, and refuse to par­tic­i­pate […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Tacoma: Washington’s PLEO national delegates have been chosen

Excerpt: Good after­noon from Taco­ma. Today is the third day of the 2016 Wash­ing­ton State Demo­c­ra­t­ic Con­ven­tion, the last event in the state par­ty’s cau­cus and con­ven­tion cycle for this year. Com­mit­tee meet­ings and con­stituen­cy cau­cus­es were held on Fri­day along with the gala ban­quet; the gen­er­al ses­sion was held yes­ter­day along with the state lead­ers […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kim Wyman and Pam Roach’s SB 5978 won’t guarantee a meaningful presidential primary

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: Yes­ter­day, I trav­eled down in Olympia to tes­ti­fy before the House Gov­ern­ment Com­mit­tee on SB 5978, Kim Wyman and Pam Roach’s bill to replace our state’s pres­i­den­tial straw poll with an expen­sive, mean­ing­less straw poll in the event the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty decides to use a cau­cus to allo­cate its del­e­gates to the 2016 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senate backs Kim Wyman’s irresponsible plan to alter Washington’s presidential primary

Excerpt: A bill that would auto­mat­i­cal­ly replace Wash­ing­ton’s 2016 pres­i­den­tial pri­ma­ry with a mean­ing­less, fan­tas­ti­cal­ly expen­sive pres­i­den­tial straw poll if the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty refus­es to begin using the pri­ma­ry to allo­cate its nation­al con­ven­tion del­e­gates passed the Sen­ate with ease yes­ter­day evening fol­low­ing a bewil­der­ing floor debate. By a vote of thir­ty-six to twelve, the Sen­ate […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Philadelphia selected as host city for 2016 Democratic National Convention

Excerpt: It’s offi­cial: the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty has a host city for its next qua­dren­ni­al meet­ing. Philadel­phia, the City of Broth­er­ly Love and Sis­ter­ly Affec­tion, will serve as the gath­er­ing place for the 2016 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion, which will be held the week of July 25th, 2016, fol­low­ing the Repub­li­can Nation­al Con­ven­tion Cleve­land. (Typ­i­cal­ly, the par­ty that […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Charlotte: What a week it’s been so far at the Democratic National Convention!

Excerpt: Hel­lo from Char­lotte! I have been think­ing about how to best sum­ma­rize my expe­ri­ences in the Queen City for some time. What do I tell peo­ple back home in the Pacif­ic North­west about my expe­ri­ences here? Well, to put it suc­cinct­ly, I am all fired up and ready to go. Char­lot­teans have been very hos­pitable […]
Written by:Linda Jenkins
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LIVE from Charlotte: DNCC moves Thursday evening events to Time Warner Cable Arena

Excerpt: The fourth evening of the 2012 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion will take place at Time Warn­er Cable Are­na instead of Bank of Amer­i­ca Sta­di­um as pre­vi­ous­ly planned, con­ven­tion orga­niz­ers have just announced. “We have been mon­i­tor­ing weath­er fore­casts close­ly and sev­er­al reports pre­dict thun­der­storms in the area, there­fore we have decid­ed to move Thursday’s pro­ceed­ings to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Charlotte: Schedule of speakers for Wednesday, September 5th, from the DNCC

Excerpt: Good morn­ing from Char­lotte! Today is the third day of Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion week here in the Queen City. This after­noon, we will recon­vene for our sec­ond gen­er­al ses­sion of the week at 2 PM Pacif­ic. The DNCC (Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion Com­mit­tee) was kind enough to release a sched­ule of speak­ers for this evening’s pro­gram […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Charlotte: Michelle Obama electrifies Time Warner Cable Arena

Excerpt: That. Was. Incred­i­ble. If you’ve been fol­low­ing the DNC from home, then you just wit­nessed, along with us, one of the great­est speech­es ever deliv­ered at a Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion… Michelle Oba­ma’s cul­mi­nat­ing prime­time address, in which she elo­quent­ly laid out the case for Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma’s reelec­tion. To say that the speech was a […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Charlotte: Washington State’s view inside Time Warner Cable Arena

Excerpt: Hel­lo again from Char­lotte! We are just an hour away now from being gaveled into ses­sion here at Time Warn­er Cable Are­na. To be hon­est, this are­na feels like the keep at the cen­ter of a giant urban fortress. I had to pass through sev­er­al lay­ers of secu­ri­ty to get in here, includ­ing a maget­nome­ter […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Charlotte: Schedule of speakers for Tuesday, September 4th, from the DNC

Excerpt: Good morn­ing from Char­lotte! Today is the sec­ond day of Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion week here in the Queen City. This after­noon, we will be offi­cial­ly gaveled into ses­sion by Con­ven­tion Chair and Los Ange­les May­or Anto­nio Vil­laraigosa. The DNCC (Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion Com­mit­tee) was kind enough to release a sched­ule of speak­ers for this evening’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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