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DNC flashback: Kennedy proclaims ‘a season of hope’ in surprise speech

A year to the day before Sen. Edward Kennedy died, the ailing liberal lion made a surprise appearance at the Democratic National Convention's opening...

Obama campaign hawks mug for the holidays — and a donation...

Even after raising nearly a billion dollars, the Obama campaign's vaunted online donation mill still has room for more. In an e-mail sent to...

New York Times: Denver is the new Chicago

Denver must have done a good job of slathering on the world class charm during the Democratic National Convention last month, because the New York Times has named the Mile High City the next Chicago.

Denver city government gushes over DNC police force

In the wake of the Democratic National Convention, Denver's elected officials have kvelled over the massive police presence at the DNC. Last week, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper delivered laurels to the city's police department for their efforts to quell some protest activities.

DNC protest groups to sue city of Denver, police officers

Re-create 68 protesters and other activists plan to file suit against the city of Denver and the Denver police department for violating their constitutional rights during the Democratic National Convention.

Colorado delegate delivers Obama ticket to Rescue Mission client

This morning at the Denver Rescue Mission's Lawrence Street shelter, Carmelita Galathe got word that she will get to see Barack Obama after all. The onetime homeless woman visited the center yesterday — where she often goes for lunch — because she thought that the candidate would be there. Instead, she met with several Colorado delegates who were volunteering at the Rescue Mission that afternoon, one of whom made a promise to her: he would get her a pass to INVESCO Field.

A journey to the DNC floor

As the Democratic National Convention is played on television each night, Americans don't get to see what some of the behind the scenes action looks like. That is why The Colorado Independent decided to take readers on a short journey from outside the Pepsi Center to the floor of the DNC.

Porn protesters push the weirdness envelope at the DNC

On day 3 of the DNC, it’s official: we’ve seen it all on the protest front. An organization calling itself Stop Bird Porn marched on Denver’s 16th Street Mall Wednesday, warning people that “bird watchers are voyeurs who seek vicarious sexual gratification in the woods” by observing “God’s defenseless creatures mating.”

Where are Denver’s homeless during the DNC?

Denver's social service providers beefed up for the Democratic National Convention to make sure that the city's homeless were well cared for during the chaotic event. But those efforts may have been for naught. According to Greta Walker, spokeswoman with the Denver Rescue Mission, it was business as usual at the Lawrence Street shelter. Though the organization provided 300 beds over the typical 200, just 250 cots were occupied throughout the week.

Democrats come out swinging

The gloves came off. A line was drawn in the sand. While the first night of the Democratic National Convention was about family, and the second night emphasized party unity, then the third night is best described as a political beat down. The list of Democratic heavyweights included President Bill Clinton, John Kerry and Barack Obama's new running mate Sen. Joe Biden. All three attacked the Republican Party, John McCain and America's current direction.
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