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Joe Biden dwells among us: He’s not just from the people or for the people, but of the people

Excerpt: America’s past leaders have told us that they are from the people and for the people. 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden added a dimension in his Thursday night acceptance speech. Biden is *of* the people.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Republican Noise Machine aimlessly flings mud as Democrats rally behind Joe Biden

Excerpt: Professionally employed insult hurlers on Fox and other right wing media outlets are trying out every attack they can think of, hoping something will stick and bring down the 2020 Democratic ticket.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Stalwart Republicans urge U.S. to abandon Trump and unify behind Biden at 2020 DNC

Excerpt: Meg Whitman, John Kasich, and Christine Todd Whitman were part of the program for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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2020 DNC Day One: Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders kick off fully distributed convention

Excerpt: "We the People" was the theme for the opening night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which was originally supposed to take place in Milwaukee.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2020 Democratic National Convention moves out of July and into August due to pandemic

Excerpt: The Democratic Party now plans to nominate its candidates for President and Vice President one month later than originally planned.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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
Categories:Elections, Media & Culture
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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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