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  • Brandon Darby foiled terror attack against 2008 Republican Convention win recognition

    01/16/2010 4:44:59 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 12 replies · 1,010+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | Matthew Vadum
    You’ve probably never heard of Brandon Darby. The former community organizer who saved American lives by undermining a left-wing terrorist plot at the 2008 Republican convention used to be a proud member of the radical left. He called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. He hated cops. He consorted with eco-terrorist tree-spikers, radical feminists and black nationalists. He was approached to rob an armored car and asked to commit arson to fight gentrification. He mouthed politically correct slogans about the Bush administration. Government didn’t care about people, and he thought the botched response to Katrina proved it. When he...
  • Independents flock to McCain after convention, Support up 12 points

    09/08/2008 8:21:05 PM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 51 replies · 375+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 9, 2008 | S.A. Miller
    Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain has gotten a jolt of support right where he wanted it - from the independent voters whom he courted so aggressively at last week's convention - and now holds a healthy lead over his Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama, in the chase for that key constituency. A Gallup Poll to be released Tuesday shows that Mr. McCain's backing among independent voters jumped 12 percentage points in recent days, providing welcome news for a Republican candidate who has been torn between nurturing his maverick appeal to independents and trying to appease the party's conservative base......
  • Post-Convention, Palin A Popular Draw At Rallies (More Sarah Factor Alert)

    09/06/2008 12:41:44 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 54 replies · 609+ views
    Newsday ^ | 9/06/2008 | Tom Brune
    If there was any doubt that John McCain's surprise pick of Sarah Palin has grabbed the attention of many Republicans, Barbara Falk, a retiree born and raised in this quaint small town, put it to rest yesterday: "I came out to see her." So did Falk's friend Pat Mantel, who said, "I do enjoy that vice president that McCain picked." And so did Mantel's sister Carol Eberhardt, a retired lab worker and single mother of three, who said, "She speaks my language." A day after McCain gave what many critics panned as a flat acceptance speech, Palin proved to be...
  • Most used words in McCain speech

    09/05/2008 5:37:43 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 23 replies · 382+ views ^ | 9/05/2008
    Here is a tag cloud of the top 100 words used last night in John McCain’s speech.
  • Buckets of urine, slingshots, anti-bus weapons seized in raid on anti-RNC protesters

    08/30/2008 2:10:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies · 295+ views ^ | 08/30/2008 03:49:09 PM CDT | Mara H. Gottfried, Elizabeth Mohr and Dave Orrick
    Ramsey County sheriff's deputies found weapons and devices to disable buses - among other items - in searches in the Twin Cities last night and today. Authorities said the items came from "key members of the RNC Welcoming Committee," a self-described anarchist group. Five people have been arrested and four properties have been searched, according to the sheriff's office. At 8 a.m. today, the sheriff's office executed search warrants at three Minneapolis homes - 2301 23rd Ave. S., 3500 Harriet Ave. and 3240 17th Ave. S. The FBI, Minneapolis police and the Hennepin County sheriff's office assisted them. "The 'Welcoming...
  • Shades of Moses, swarms of locusts?

    08/27/2008 7:40:30 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 14 replies · 185+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | August 27, 2008 | Salena Zito
    DENVER -- In anticipation of whether or not the weather will cooperate for Barack Obama's open-air political concert at Invesco Field, The Wall Street Journal did a breakdown of weather patterns that have occurred on tomorrow’s date, Aug. 28. Four years ago on that date, the temperature dipped to 42 degrees. Winds as high as 53 miles per hour have also been clocked on that date. But a repeat of the biblical swarm of locusts that darkened the skies and destroyed the land in Aug. 28, 1875, would make for great television.
  • (Clinton() Delegates Mad As Hell: Scramble for Floor Vote

    08/26/2008 10:24:15 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 37 replies · 335+ views
    Donna Darko ^ | 8-26-08
    The Confluence: Clinton Delegates are pi*sed. The Clinton National Delegate Network, a grassroots movement of delegates is on the streets of Denver collecting signatures from Hillary delegates. This eleventh hour effort is being organized to ensure that delegates who were elected to represent the voters of each state can and will vote for the candidate they were pledged to. The DNC and Nancy Pelosi, the Chairman of the Democratic Convention, are doing everything in their power to make sure that does not happen. With Obama’s flagging support, according to the polls, running neck and neck with McCain, they are very...
  • One year to go: DNC will focus on Iraq in '08, Dean says in Denver

    08/23/2007 6:29:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 505+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 22, 2007 | Stuart Steers
    The war in Iraq will be a major issue during the Democratic National Convention in Denver, DNC chairman Howard Dean told several hundred people at the west entrance to the Pepsi Center this afternoon. "Every single one of the Republicans running for president thinks we ought to stay in Iraq, maybe for as long as 50 years," said Dean. "Every Democrat thinks we ought not to be there." The gathering was held to mark the one-year countdown to the 2008 convention.
  • Colorado Dems want millions for 2008 convention security ($50 million)

    03/15/2007 3:05:56 PM PDT · by Mo1 · 32 replies · 671+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2007 | Mike Soraghan
    Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) is asking appropriators for $50 million to cover security costs at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. That amount is twice as much as New York and Boston got from the federal government for the conventions they hosted in 2004. DeGette spokeswoman Brandon MacGillis said she is asking for more to ensure that the host cities have everything they need. “The hope is they won’t use all this money,” MacGillis said. New York wound up spending about $50 million on security, and Boston spent $35 million, according to figures provided by DeGette’s office. DeGette was...
  • GOP Asks Cities to Bid for '08 Convention

    02/15/2006 3:08:37 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 57 replies · 962+ views ^ | 16 February 2006 | WILL LESTER
    More than two dozen cities have been invited to submit bids to explain why they would be the best choice for the 2008 Republican National Convention. The 31 cities were announced Wednesday by the Republican National Committee, which also has asked to hear from cities not on the list but interested in playing host to the convention. The committee's site selection committee will hold individual meetings in Washington with representatives of all interested cities to discuss the choice of a convention city. The RNC has several basic requirements for the host city. _A main convention facility capable of seating at...
  • Dean On Gays [Quotas for '08 convention]

    12/04/2005 11:12:16 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 47 replies · 1,488+ views
    hotline ^ | 12/4/5
    DNC Chairman Howard Dean unofficially endorsed a move by gay Democrats to require the party to guarantee that 5 to 10 percent of their '08 convention delegates are gay or lesbian. "Of course that's a good idea," Dean said during a meeting with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender caucus Friday evening.