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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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