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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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LIVE from Charlotte: Washington Democrats hold evening reception at Mac’s Speed Shop

Excerpt: Good evening from the City of Trees! Tonight, the Wash­ing­ton State Democ­rats are cel­e­brat­ing Labor Day and the 2012 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion with a spe­cial evening recep­tion at one of Char­lot­te’s best eater­ies… Mac’s Speed Shop, renowned in Char­lotte for its beer and bar­be­cue. Mac’s is ours for the night, and we’ve tak­en full advan­tage. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Charlotte: CarolinaFest in pictures

Excerpt: Good after­noon from Char­lotte! Today, in hon­or of Labor Day, and to thank the peo­ple of Char­lote for wel­com­ing us to their fine city, the DNC is throw­ing a big par­ty called Car­oli­naFest in Uptown. It’s essen­tial­ly a big, fes­tive street fair, with a tem­po­rary food court, big stage, aux­il­iary stage, and lots of tents […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Charlotte: DNCC officials hold opening press conference

Excerpt: Wel­come back to our con­tin­u­ing cov­er­age of the 2012 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion in Char­lotte, North Car­oli­na. I’m at Room 208 in the Char­lotte Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, await­ing the begin­ning of the Con­ven­tion’s Open­ing Press Con­fer­ence, where DNCC CEO Steve Ker­ri­g­an, Char­lotte May­or Antho­ny Foxx, and oth­er DNCC offi­cials are wel­com­ing mem­bers of the press corps to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to keynote 2012 Democratic National Convention

Excerpt: Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion orga­niz­ers have announced that San Anto­nio May­or Julian Cas­tro will be the keynote speak­er open­ing night of the 2012 Con­ven­tion in Char­lotte (Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 4th). The announce­ment came as the Tea Par­ty’s Ted Cruz beat estab­lish­ment favorite Lt. Gov­er­nor David Dewherst for the Repub­li­can U.S. Sen­ate nom­i­na­tion in Texas. The tim­ing of […]
Written by:Lorrie Sullivan DeKay
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Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Warren to anchor Wednesday night lineup at the 2012 DNC

Excerpt: For­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton and Mass­a­chu­setts U.S. Sen­ate hope­ful Eliz­a­beth War­ren will anchor the Wednes­day prime­time line­up at the 2012 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion in Char­lotte, the par­ty announced today. Wednes­day will be the sec­ond-to-last day of the con­ven­tion. Since the mid-1990s, the Demo­c­ra­t­ic nom­i­nee for vice pres­i­dent has tra­di­tion­al­ly accept­ed the nom­i­na­tion on the Wednes­day […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2012 Democratic National Convention shortened from four days to three, Obama to accept nomination in larger venue

Excerpt: This morn­ing, Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee Chair­woman Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz made two impor­tant logis­ti­cal announce­ments about the forty-sev­enth qua­dren­ni­al meet­ing of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty, sched­uled to take place in Char­lotte, North Car­oli­na, dur­ing the first full week of Sep­tem­ber. At a media event in the City of Trees, Schultz revealed that the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion will […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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