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Democratic Convention Watch: ACLU and protest groups still not happy

Monday, June 30, 2008

ACLU and protest groups still not happy

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The ACLU was in court again over conditions for protesters at the 2008 Democratic Convention:

The American Civil Liberties Union and several advocacy groups have filed an amended complaint to their lawsuit against the U.S. Secret Service and the city and county of Denver that says protesters and demonstrators may have their First Amendment rights violated by security restrictions.

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Democratic Convention Watch: Al at The Field wants his convention credential back

Monday, June 30, 2008

Al at The Field wants his convention credential back

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If you haven’t followed the story of Al Giordano of The Field and how he’s unjustly lost his bloggers’ credential, go over to the new location of The Field, and read the latest update. Al has been doing some great blogging this spring, and he deserves to be in Denver.

To quickly summarize, he was awarded a credential for blogging at his first blog, the owners of that blog started to censor him, so he moved to his current blog. But the original blog owners still have the credential, even though the original blog wouldn’t come close to qualifying for a credential without the traffic Al brought it.

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Democratic Convention Watch: The Big Tent

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Big Tent

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The Big Tent will be the blogosphere’s home away from home at the Democratic Convention:

The Big Tent will be the place to be for new media journalists, bloggers, reporters, and non-profit leaders covering the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer.

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Democratic Convention Watch: Delegates… leave your deep fryers at home

Friday, June 27, 2008

Delegates… leave your deep fryers at home

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The South has been a huge political headache for the Democratic Party for the better part of the last half century. In the last 10 presidential elections, for example, the South was pretty solidly behind the Republican presidential nominee.

So, you would think the Democrats, with their 50-state strategy instituted by national chairman Howard Dean, would be a little more accommodating to the Southern delegates to the party’s presidential convention in Denver in August.

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Democratic Convention Watch: $50 Million Approved for Convention Security

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

$50 Million Approved for Convention Security

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Finally some good news involving money and the convention.

Federal officials have told the city they approved the $50 million in federal funds to offset any security-related costs for hosting the Democratic National Convention, a top aide to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper said Tuesday.

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Democratic Convention Watch: Congresswoman Diane DeGette introduces “Denver’s Finest” video series

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Congresswoman Diane DeGette introduces “Denver’s Finest” video series

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Congresswoman Diana DeGette represents Denver, Colorado in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is looking forward to the Democratic National Convention and has created a this series of Web videos to give attendees the inside scoop on “Denver’s Finest”.

You can see the rest of the videos at the DNCC Website

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Democratic Convention Watch: Convention to be simulcast in Spanish

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Convention to be simulcast in Spanish

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Surprising this hasn’t been done before:

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced today that Comcast Corporation will produce simultaneous, online streaming coverage of the Convention in Spanish at DemConvention.com and make available a broad range of Convention content through its signature On Demand service.

From the Comcast Media Center, based in the Denver metro area, Comcast will provide live, gavel-to-gavel Spanish-language interpretation of all Convention activities from the Pepsi Center to be streamed online at DemConvention.com from August 25-28. This marks the first time a national political Convention has been completely simulcast in Spanish and made available to a worldwide audience. – DNCC Press Release

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Democratic Convention Watch: Host Committee Volunteer Coordinator Resigns

Friday, June 20, 2008

Host Committee Volunteer Coordinator Resigns

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The shortage of money plaguing local efforts to finance the Democratic National Convention played a role in the resignation of the top official in charge of volunteers — and concerns are growing that Barack Obama won’t be able to help.

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Democratic Convention Watch: Convention Celebrity Watch

Friday, June 20, 2008

Convention Celebrity Watch

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Superdelegates won’t be the only celebrities in Denver in August. A large number of stars from the entertainment industry will also be in town for the convention.

The Creative Coalition announced today that it will host a series of events at both Presidential Nominating Conventions, including exclusive performances by some of the biggest headlining artists in music. Scheduled for the third night of each Convention, the benefit performances, presented by Target, promise to be the most sought after gala events of either week.

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Democratic Convention Watch: The Big Tent

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Big Tent

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The convention blogger gathering/party run by Markos Moulitsas and Progress Now rolled out their new website today.

The Big Tent will be the place to be for new media journalists, bloggers, reporters, and non-profit leaders covering the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer.

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