August 24, 2012
HERE'S CLOUT'S A-to-Z guide to the Republican National Convention, starting Monday in Tampa. * A is for abortion - The Republican National Committee has included as a plank a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ban abortions, with no exceptions for cases of incest or to save the life of the mother. That is a more strident approach than the presumptive nominee for president, Mitt Romney , takes. (See R is for Rape for the rest.) * B is for Biden - What better way to kick off the RNC than to have the vice president show up in Tampa to campaign for his job?
January 27, 2012 |
Patrick Rodgers, the self-styled Philadelphia "vampire" whose celebrated legal fight with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage garnered national headlines last year, is a big Ron Paul fan. So the music promoter with custom-made fangs is attempting to get on the Pennsylvania primary ballot as a delegate for the Republican presidential candidate. If he wins a spot, he can then go to the Republican National Convention in August in Tampa, Fla., to support Paul. Vampire. Republican convention.
February 14, 2015 |
It's official: The Democrats are coming to town. The Democratic National Committee's announcement Thursday that Philadelphia will host the party's 2016 presidential nominating convention - beating out Brooklyn, N.Y., and Columbus, Ohio - caps a yearlong campaign during which the city's marquee political names set aside their differences and pulled together as a team. The decision means Philadelphia will double down on national, even global, attention in the next 18 months, with Pope Francis visiting in September and the Democrats convening here in July 2016.
August 4, 2010
New York's Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project was misidentified in a Sunday Currents column about the 2000 Republican National Convention.
July 25, 2000 |
Workers from City Sign Services install a sign on South Broad Street to welcome the Republican National Convention to the city.
July 27, 2000 |
THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE Science Museum and Philadelphia 2000 have created a convention-sized guest book for delegates, media and others attending the Republican National Convention here to sign and leave a message about the City of Brotherly Love. The registry is on display at the Institute, 20th and the Parkway, and will be available throughout the convention, which kicks off at the First
April 7, 2015 |
CARPENTERS UNION boss Ed Coryell is urging Democratic leaders across the nation to avoid the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In letters that went out Thursday to each of the 50 state Democratic committees, Coryell asked party honchos to "not plan or schedule any of your 2016 DNC events or functions at the Pennsylvania Convention Center" due to "unfair labor practices. " "We're asking our allies to stand with [us]" on this issue, Marty O'Rourke, spokesman for the union, told the Daily News today.
July 13, 2000 |
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION 2000 PHILADELPHIA There are only 18 days left until the Republican National Convention begins July 31. Little shop of horrors Not surprisingly, there are elephants everywhere in the GOP Shoppe, which opened yesterday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. But don't be surprised if some of the pachyderms and other patriotic memorabilia on sale was made in China, Ireland or other overseas locales. Officials for Liberty Solutions, the Republican National Convention's master vendor, said they made an effort to obtain merchandise that had been produced locally or at least in the United States, but that was not always feasible.
July 18, 2012 |
HOUSTON - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, will not attend the Republican National Convention next month in Tampa, Fla., because of health reasons. The spokesman, Jim McGrath, says it will be the first time since 1976, when Bush was director of the CIA and refrained from partisan activities, that he won't attend the Republican Party gathering. Bush, 88, has a form of Parkinson's disease that afflicts his legs. He now gets around using a wheelchair or motorized scooter.