Conventions

Authorities have searched several homes in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul Saturday ahead of the opening of the Republican National Convention. (08/30/2008)
There's no room at the Xcel Energy Center for maverick Ron Paul, so his acolytes have packed their cars, hitched rides on "Ronvoys" and will pitch tents at Ronstock '08 in Minneapolis in defiance of next week's GOP convention in St. Paul, Minn. (08/30/2008)
Ramsey County sheriff's deputies and St. Paul police Friday night raided a St. Paul building that is being used by a coalition of anarchists who say they plan to disrupt the Republican National Convention. (08/30/2008)
The Republican National Committee on Friday made its penalties stick against South Carolina, New Hampshire, Florida and Michigan for holding primaries earlier than rules allowed. (08/29/2008)
A protest Friday afternoon briefly shut down the Minnesota Capitol this afternoon. (08/29/2008)
Some Louisiana delegates are already in the Twin Cities; others are waiting to decide whether to come, as Hurricane Gustav aims for their state. (08/29/2008)
A new comedy show is built around the idea that laughter is the best medicine, no matter which candidate you're voting for this November. (08/29/2008)
John McCain has tapped little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate. A formal announcement is expected shortly at a campaign rally in swing-state Ohio. (08/29/2008)
Hurricane Gustav could alter plans for next week's Republican National Convention in St. Paul, if the potential hurricane ends up hitting the Gulf Coast. (08/29/2008)
Drop the "presumptive." Barack Obama is now officially the Democratic Party's nominee for president. One hundred screaming Minn. democrats enthusiastically welcomed Obama to the stage last night in Invesco Field. (08/29/2008)
Two anti-poverty protesters who organized an outdoor encampment on Harriet Island in St. Paul were arrested Thursday night after they refused to clear the park. The arrests were peaceful, and the camp shut down quietly. (08/29/2008)
Since Katrina, which struck New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, the public pays closer attention to how its government copes with hurricanes. Fumble the response again and the Democrats will pounce, especially given that Gustav could make landfall in the midst of the Republican National Convention, which opens Monday in St. Paul, Minn. (08/29/2008)
Long before Denver, the drum roll of history began: If Barack Obama could capture the Democratic nomination, he would deliver the biggest speech of his life exactly 45 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s immortal "I Have a Dream" address. (08/29/2008)
The image and public perception of protesters has changed since the 1960s. (08/29/2008)
Before an enormous, adoring crowd, Barack Obama promised a clean break from the "broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush" Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his audacious bid to become the nation's first black president. (08/28/2008)

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