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Monday, December 4, 2023

Will Hillary steal the spotlight?

Hillary Clinton will grab the spotlight at the Democratic convention on Tuesday in a speech designed to mend a lingering party rift and rally her frustrated supporters to Barack Obama’s White House bid.

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Michele Obama gets personal

Michelle Obama declared "I love this country" Monday as she sought to reassure the nation that she and her husband Barack share Americans’ bedrock values and belief in a dream of a better future.

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Kennedy wows ’em in Denver

His voice firm, his wave familiar, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy told a cheering Democratic National Convention Monday night that his is "a season of hope" for an era of justice and fair prosperity with the election of Barack Obama as president.

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Crunch time for Dems

Chastened by their years in the minority and threats by the Republicans to make that status permanent, the Democrats are determined that nothing will derail their prospects of regaining the White House, and that begins with their convention in Denver.

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Democratic platform ain’t subtle

The platform that goes before the Democratic National Convention this week isn’t based on subtle themes and gentle reminders.

Colorado Senate President Peter Groff, a member of the national panel that drafted the platform, says the document does not mince words on a variety of controversial issues.

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Notes from the Democratic convention

Some snapshots from the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver:


As with every national political convention, there are political causes being aired here that won’t make the Democratic Party’s platform or the evening news — like vegetarianism.

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Obama gets a mixed bag with Biden

Barack Obama gets a mixed bag with fellow senator Joe Biden as his running mate, and the biggest asset may not be Biden’s highly touted foreign policy expertise but his appeal to blue-collar whites.

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Georgia and Russia – Iraq and America

Russia can’t use “disproportionate force” against Georgia and still be welcomed by international institutions, Rice said.

“It’s not going to happen that way,” she said. “Russia will pay a price.”

Perhaps Russia should understand that the use of “disproportionate force” is restricted to a certain administration of a certain country.

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The Democratic Gala in Denver

It’s not just the IraqNam fiasco, nor the economic meltdown, illegal domestic spying, not even the preference of corporate rights over individual ones. There’s a lot more at stake, and it is no simple boxing match.

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Russia Threatens U.S. Over Missile Deal

CBS NEWS August 21, 2008 7:43 am

Moscow Warns That Response To Missile Defense Pact With Poland Will Go Beyond Diplomacy.

The age of `neocons’

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