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Will the Democratic South Rise Again?new

New committee launched at inauguration hopes to re-energize at local level.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Mary C. Curtis  |  01-30-2013  |  Commentary

A journey through the 2012 Democratic National Conventionnew

The March on Wall Street South, convention speeches, Planned Parenthood, the DREAM Team, Share Our Strength, the N.C. delegation and a Bronx rapper named Rodstarz: I am riveted by the new, emboldened Democratic Party.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  09-12-2012  |  Elections

Extraordinary security at RNC, DNCnew

Date on which the Democratic National Convention begins in Charlotte: Sept. 3 Amount in federal funds the city will spend on security for the gathering, expected to draw 6,000 delegates and 30,000 visitors: $50 million Number of officers the money will be used to hire from outside departments: 3,400...
INDY Week  |  Sue Sturgis  |  08-23-2012  |  Politics

Charlotte's Underworld Hungrily Awaits the DNCnew

Hookers, pimps and drug dealers are ready for the VIPs.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Christina Wilkie and Ryan Pitkin  |  07-19-2012  |  Elections

DNC 2012 Notebook: Adding a banana to the Uptown viewnew

Wednesday, Chiquita unveiled its logo on the side of the NASCAR Hall of Fame building.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Mary C. Curtis  |  06-19-2012  |  Elections

The DNC Memory Holenew

Political circuses, the new Prozac.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  06-14-2012  |  Commentary

Democratic National Convention 2012 Notebooknew

Everyone knows the DNC won't leave Charlotte. But a petition asking for just that only adds more fuel to demonstrators' fire.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Mary C. Curtis  |  05-24-2012  |  Elections

Guerilla Artist Shepard Fairey Takes a Giant Step into the World of Politicsnew

As he waited behind bars during the Democratic National Convention in August, the two worlds that Shepard Fairey now inhabits -- one where he's a street artist, the other as an impassioned supporter of Sen. Barack Obama -- collided in the strangest of ways.
Charleston City Paper  |  Chris Haire  |  10-09-2008  |  Art

The Obama Awakeningnew

No longer is it just a handful of blue-haired activists who show up at county party meetings. Young people and old people alike are not just voting for the first time, but also paying attention for the first time.
The Texas Observer  |  Rachel Farris  |  09-24-2008  |  Commentary

'68 Redux: Inside the DNC, Without a Riotnew

Following a Rage Against the Machine performance, protesters and IVAW members marched to Denver's Pepsi Center to confront the Democratic nominee about the war and veterans' issues. A standoff with police ended with the admission of two IVAW reps to the convention.
San Antonio Current  |  Zach Lindsey  |  09-10-2008  |  Politics

DNC Report: Seeking Higher Ground in Denvernew

As the Democratic National Convention approached, questions fluttered like flags in Denver's thin air. Would aggrieved Hillary fans buy into party unity? Could the Clintons endorse Obama with conviction? Would Obama's acceptance speech be regarded as a gesture of openness, or give Republicans a chance to paint him as an egoist?
The Texas Observer  |  Brad Tyer  |  09-10-2008  |  Politics

Mixed Messages Leave Earth-Friendliness of DNC in Doubtnew

There is a paradox of making sustainability a goal when bringing so many thousands of people across the country to a single place: It would be much greener if everyone stayed home and picked a presidential candidate by conference call.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Anthony Lane  |  09-09-2008  |  Politics

The Democrats' Very Happy Partynew

No street riots. No Hillary rebellion. Denver may have been a media-saturated clusterfuck, but it was a peaceful one.
New Haven Advocate  |  Tom Tomorrow  |  09-09-2008  |  Politics

Shepard Fairey and Robert Indiana Cause Trouble at the DNCnew

Fairey and company spent seventeen hours in jail, first at the infamous "Gitmo on the Platte" warehouse the city set up for DNC protesters. But he wasn't the only artist to get caught in the tentacles of DNC security.
Westword  |  Staff  |  09-08-2008  |  Politics

The DNC Delegate From Sadr Citynew

Majid Al-Bahadli more than hopes Obama can change the world.
L.A. Weekly  |  Joshua Bearman  |  09-05-2008  |  Politics

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