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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?
NEWS
January 27, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 14, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 4, 2010
New York's Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project was misidentified in a Sunday Currents column about the 2000 Republican National Convention.
NEWS
July 25, 2000 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
Workers from City Sign Services install a sign on South Broad Street to welcome the Republican National Convention to the city.
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July 27, 2000 | JENNIFER MIDBERRY/ DAILY NEWS
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
NEWS
April 7, 2015 | BY BOB STEWART, Daily News Staff Writer stewarr@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
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.
NEWS
July 13, 2000 | Staff writer Jenice M. Armstrong and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
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.
NEWS
July 18, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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June 23, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Along with the pomp and pride that comes with hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention, there's an underside for Philadelphia: begging Congress for money. Since 9/11, federal lawmakers have set aside $100 million every four years to help cover security costs for the cities hosting the national party conventions, but only after overcoming resistance from those who balk at laying out taxpayer money for lavish political rallies. The wrangling in those fights provides a window into how pet causes creep onto the federal tab - often as footnotes in larger and more pressing bills.
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April 9, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
IF YOU WANT to know the Philadelphia Police Department's current strategy to deal with protesters, just look at their uniforms. No riot gear. No military vehicles. Officers wear their everyday blues. Most walk on foot or pedal bicycles as they escort marchers or stand guard at demonstrations. "If you show up dressed for a fight, you're likelier to find yourself in a fight," said Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan, who oversees homeland security. Police in cities such as Ferguson, Mo., have earned scorn for dealing with dissenters by outfitting officers in so much military gear, they look ready to storm the Middle East to annihilate ISIS.
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April 8, 2015 | BY BOB STEWART, Daily News Staff Writer stewarr@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
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" because of "unfair labor practices. " "We're asking our allies to stand with [us]"
NEWS
February 14, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
While Meryl Levitz was standing gamely with the politicians and her fellow hospitality-industry executives at a news conference in the Mayor's Reception Room in City Hall on Thursday, her staff was already busy digging out old playbooks. "I hope they're already working," she said. The conference detailed a massive but welcome challenge for Philadelphia and its leadership: to be fully prepared for July 2016, when the Democrats hold their national convention here. Many of the strategies, and many of the individuals who created and employed those strategies, will be a direct repeat from 2000, when the Republican National Convention was in Philadelphia.
NEWS
February 14, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's biggest hurdle in securing the 2016 Democratic National Convention was convincing the selection committee it could come up with the money, organizers said. Now that the gig belongs to the city, it comes with an $84 million fund-raising challenge. Amid celebration Thursday were promises Philadelphia can bring in the money, even with a concurrent fund-raising push to raise $45 million for Pope Francis' visit in September. Mayor Nutter said the plan was to rely on federal and private dollars and use no city funds for the weeklong political fest.
NEWS
February 14, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 19, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
THE FIVE-CITY competition to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention now shifts from cheerleading to check-cutting. Philadelphia should know in about two months whether the city wins the convention, a group of local legal, labor and corporate leaders were told yesterday in a closed-door meeting at City Hall. The job between now and then is to raise enough cash to look viable to the Democratic National Committee. Sources familiar with the meeting said a goal of raising $5 million by mid-January was set. Philadelphia hosted DNC officials in August in a two-day series of rah-rah events showcasing enthusiasm and capacity.
NEWS
November 17, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sensing that the city has an increasingly good shot at winning its bid for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, local party leaders - including Gov.-elect Tom Wolf - plan to brace top donors on Monday for upwards of $5 million in pledges toward the convention's costs. The pledges are meant to show the Democratic National Committee the city has the wherewithal to back up its claim it can handle the convention, which could cost up to $100 million to produce. Much of that money would come from national corporations that can be expected to be part of such an event.
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August 15, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
PHILADELPHIA did its best to look pretty yesterday for 17 Democratic Party officials searching for a city to host their 2016 presidential convention. But the five-city competition is shaping up as more a bidding war than a beauty pageant. Consider this rate of inflation: Former Gov. Ed Rendell, chairman of the nonprofit host committee set up to bid for the convention, said in March that the group wanted to raise $50 million to stage the event. Last week, Rendell said the goal was $70 million.
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