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Democratic National Convention

Downtown Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic Party Asks Chicago To Bid For 2016 Convention

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent a letter to 15 cities asking them to submit proposals to host the convention in two years.

04/22/2014

Comedians Stephen Colbert (L) and Jon Stewart (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democratic Millionaires Spew Hate On The Rich

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”.

09/18/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Economic Confidence Rises Despite Republican Efforts Against It

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.

09/12/2012

Comedians Stephen Colbert (L) and Jon Stewart (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Democratic Millionaires Spew Hate On The Rich

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”.

09/10/2012

Democratic National Convention 2012 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Preview Of November? Democrats Trounce Republicans In Convention Ratings

The early returns are in and, according to the Neilson rating company, the Democrats beat the Republicans… and the NFL.

09/07/2012

Former President Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Thanks To Clint And Clinton, We Almost Stayed Awake

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions of 2012 – yawn-per-yawn – have to be the most uninspiring political conventions in recent history.

09/07/2012

Protesters march at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Take Their Turn With Gaffes And Negative Press At Convention

Commonly referred to as “what goes around, comes around’, the Republicans are finding plenty to take shots at as the Democrats conduct their week in the ‘often dubious’ political spotlight called “the Convention”.

09/06/2012

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: We Are Better Off Than We Were Four Years Ago

Tonight, when Vice President Biden and President Obama address the country the question before them is an obvious one: are we better off than we were four years ago? The answer is equally obvious: YES!

09/06/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Defends Trip To DNC Amid Teacher Negotiations, Violence Back Home

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending his trip to the Democratic National Convention while the Chicago Teachers Union is poised for a possible strike.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Offer A Positive Vision For The Future At Convention After GOP Offers Only Attacks

Sitting in the Time Warner Cable Arena last night I was struck by how different the Democratic National Convention was from the Republican event last week. Unlike the Republicans in Tampa, Democrats focused on the fight to preserve the middle class and the American Dream.

09/05/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: 2012 Democratic National Convention: Superstar-less And On The Defensive

What a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans’ star-packed convention in Tampa.

09/05/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Rahm Lying About Why He Changed DNC Plans

In the wide wide world of whoppers, the big big fibs of politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has just gone way way over the top – telling us he’s leaving the Democratic National Convention early to come home to host a party, because President Barack has asked him to host it, for some Democrats in Chicago to watch the convention on TV.

CBS 2–09/04/2012

First lady Michelle Obama speaks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC that will run through September 7, will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Illinois Takes Center Stage At Democratic Convention

It was Illinois night at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, as familiar faces from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Gov. Pat Quinn to First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage to speak to the crowd, as Illinois’ delegates sat front row.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Prudential Building

Occupy Activists Protest Outside Obama Campaign HQ During DNC

About 50 protestors chanted as 10 black coffins were placed on the sidewalk outside of President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters at Prudential Plaza on Tuesday, each with the words “Hope” and “Change” on the top.

09/04/2012

Chicago Public Schools teachers flood Daley Plaza on Labor Day, a week ahead of a strike deadline, to rally for a new contract with the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Threat Of Chicago Teachers Strike Casts Shadow All The Way To Charlotte

For Chicagoans, there is no escaping the effort to avert a school strike – not even at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

CBS 2–09/04/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn, Emanuel To Address Democratic National Convention On Opening Night

One might call it Illinois Day at Democratic National Convention as officials prepare for opening night Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

(CBS File Photo)

Some Chicago Cops To Work Security Details At DNC In Charlotte

It’s been a long hot summer for the Chicago Police Department, trying to get a grip on a spike in deadly gang violence. CBS 2 has learned dozens of Chicago cops will be leaving town this week, to head to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Cutting Short Trip To Democratic National Convention

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be spending a lot less time at the Democratic National Convention than he’d originally planned.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

The main stage in the Time Warner Cable Arena September 3, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina as preparations for the 2012 Democratic National Convention continue. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Illinois Delegates Upbeat About Democratic Convention

On this Labor Day, delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte are preparing for their sessions, which begin tomorrow.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago GOP Calls On Emanuel To Cancel DNC Speech

The Chicago Republican Party says Mayor Rahm Emanuel should cancel his Democratic National Convention speech and focus on city leadership.

09/02/2012

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