Democratic National Convention
Commissioner Josh Shapiro, Montgomery County’s top elected leader, calls Philadelphia’s presence on the list of 15 remaining candidate cities a good first step, but he says there’s still a long way to go.
Philadelphia’s most influential politicians, labor leaders, and others held a strategy session at the Union League, as city Democrats make their pitch to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Amid talk of a Pope visit and discussion of whether Philadelphia should host a political convention again, City Council plans a hearing on whether the city and region are up to the task of hosting such mega-events.
Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee expressing interest in hosting the party’s 2016 national convention.
About twenty business, political, and union leaders from around the region gathered for the 90-minute, closed-door meeting at the Union League.
US congressman Bob Brady is ramping up his effort to lure the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Philadelphia.
Mayor Nutter went to the convention in Charlotte, NC with three police officers for security and two aides in tow. The administration puts the cost to taxpayers at just under $7,400.
Republicans will continue to talk down the economy for the next two months specifically because they want the economy, and the country, to suffer in order to win an election.
Chris talks to Ed Turzanski from the Foreign Policy Research Institute about the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya in a rocket attack this morning. He also discusses the Phillies surge back to .500, the Today Show’s decision to interview Kris Jenner instead observing a moment of silence on 9/11 and talks to Sam Rohrer of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network and Tom McGrath from the Philly post.
The most ridiculously annoying aspect of the Democratic political run for offices in 2012 is the incredibly long line of leftist millionaires who continually spew extreme hate and venom on the wealthy. Beyond having to “share the wealth”, now Democrats are saying it’s “never get the wealth”.
Chris talks to Ed Rendell about last week’s Democratic National Convention and the Presidential race moving forward, Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup, Steve Moore from the Wall Street Journal as well as Ray Didinger from CSN Philly about the Eagles last minute win in Cleveland and Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about yesterday’s double header sweep against the Rockies.
New and dramatic numbers out just eight weeks away from Election Day.
About 25 million people tuned in on the night Bill Clinton took center stage — roughly one million more than the audience for opening night in the NFL.
The early returns are in and, according to the Neilson rating company, the Democrats beat the Republicans… and the NFL.
The Republican and Democratic National Conventions of 2012 – yawn-per-yawn – have to be the most uninspiring political conventions in recent history.