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Charlotte: FLOTUS “Ladies Night” Headliner

Charlotte, North Carolina. September 4, 2012 Michelle Obama received top billing on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, an evening some are now referring to as “Ladies Night.” Reaction from colleagues and friends has been mixed. One tweets: “It’s official, Democrats’ moms can kick Republicans’ moms butts.” Another: “Disgusted by women’s roles in […]

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From Charlotte: Senior Field Trip

As it happens, of the nearly 6,000 delegates at the Democratic National Convention, the youngest is Sam Gray, a seventeen-year old from Marion, Iowa. “I’ve been interested in the political process for a long time,” says the Marion High School Senior. He is currently enrolled in a government class taught by Dave Messerli, who has […]

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Times Warner Arena on the Eve of the 2012 Democratic National Convention

August 3, 2012. Charlotte, North Carolina. Thousands of journalists, political activists, protesters, and yes, delgates have poured into Charlotte for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Opening night will feature remarks by First Lady MIchelle Obama. We note with interest that swing states Iowa, Virginia, Nevada, Colorado and host North Carolina have been given prime seating […]

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Charlotte | D Day minus 2: March on Wall Street South

With the opening of the 2012 Democratic Party National Political Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina just two days away, a spirited albeit comparatively small demonstration took place downtown, with protesters marching just a few blocks from the convention site. Ray Suarez, of PBS NewsHour, tweeted, “Just watched Occupy et. al. march through Charlotte, who were […]

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GOP video snapshot: Ani DeGroot, Iowa Delegation

Ani DeGroot, Iowa City resident, youngest delegate in the Iowa Delegation to the 2012 GOP National Convention, and member of the Rules Committee – interviewed on the fly in the very loud hall of the Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012. A combination of laryngitis and a jenky point and […]

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