Republican National Convention
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,
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.
The Republican National Committee on
Friday made its penalties stick against South Carolina, New
Hampshire, Florida and Michigan for holding primaries earlier than
A protest Friday afternoon briefly shut down the Minnesota Capitol this afternoon.
Some Louisiana delegates are already in the Twin Cities; others are waiting to decide whether to come, as Hurricane Gustav aims for their state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The image and public perception of protesters has changed since the 1960s.
About 20 protesters have set up tents at Harriet Island Regional Park in downtown St. Paul on the Mississippi River.
Workers and cleaning crews are going the extra mile to spruce up downtown St. Paul for the upcoming Republican National Convention.
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.
The ACLU is asking a judge to re-instate the demonstration permits of two protest groups before next week's Republican National Convention.