Conventions

More than 84,000 people have jammed into Invesco Field at Mile High stadium to hear Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech, city officials say. (08/28/2008)
Al Gore told Democrats Thursday night that the 2008 election is close because defenders of the status quo "are desperately afraid of the change Barack Obama represents." And the former vice president said he knows something about close elections. (08/28/2008)
About 20 protesters have set up tents at Harriet Island Regional Park in downtown St. Paul on the Mississippi River. (08/28/2008)
Barack Obama launched his historic fall campaign for the White House on Thursday with an outdoor Democratic National Convention extravaganza that blended old-fashioned speechmaking, Hollywood-quality stagecraft and innovative, Internet age politics. (08/28/2008)
Midmorning discusses media coverage of the Democratic National Convention, candidates and politics, particularly on the web. (Midmorning, 08/28/2008)
The public anxiously awaits Senator McCain's selection as his number two, though pollsters suggest that on voting day, his choice doesn't have that much of an impact. (Midmorning, 08/28/2008)
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is having a busier two weeks than most of the delegates at the DNC. Rybak co-chairs the delegation in Denver. He's a statewide co-chair for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, and he's helping to host the Republican National Convention next week. (08/28/2008)
For four days the pundits and the politicians have owned the airwaves during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Minnesota Public Radio decided it was time for the rest of the Democrats to have their say. (08/28/2008)
Workers and cleaning crews are going the extra mile to spruce up downtown St. Paul for the upcoming Republican National Convention. (08/28/2008)
Barack Obama aims to weave the personal with the political Thursday night as he tells 75,000 supporters in a football stadium - and millions more at home - how as president he would make a difference in their lives. (08/28/2008)
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty joined some other Republicans in Denver this morning to rip Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. (08/28/2008)
"I haven't decided yet, so I can't tell you," McCain said in an early morning radio interview. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's name is apparently still on the short list. (08/28/2008)
A Minnesota Capitol board has pulled the plug on an anti-war video billboard that was planned for the Republican National Convention citing trafic-safety concerns. (08/28/2008)
Barack Obama will be unveiling a delicate balancing act tonight, trying to get personal with 75,000 supporters in a massive stadium and millions more at home while explaining how as president he would make a difference in their lives. (08/28/2008)
Sen. John Kerry, the one-time presidential nominee whose campaign crumbled under attacks on his military service and consistency, told fellow Democrats on Wednesday that he doesn't recognize Republican John McCain, a man he once considered as a runningmate. (08/27/2008)

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