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Netroots Nation and RightOnline Activists Join Forces, Sort Of (VIDEO)

First Posted: 06/17/11 01:32 PM ET Updated: 08/17/11 06:12 AM ET

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Netroots Nation and RightOnline held competing conferences in Minneapolis this week, generating an unusual amount of ideological angst in a city renowned for its aggressively pleasant citizenry.

But one event tried to bring the two political perspectives together: A "Right Meets Left, Left Meets Right Happy Hour" held at a downtown rooftop bar, hosted by a opposing advocacy groups and a D.C. public relations outfit hungry for Republican and Democratic clients alike. As with most conference events, very little was accomplished. But everybody had a pretty good time. Have a look:

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