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Cole Stangler

Unions Rally For Support From 'Politicians Of Both Stripes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Cole Stangler | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Tens of thousands of labor movement supporters came together in Philadelphia Saturday for a rally meant to demonstrate the movement's ...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Limits Involvement At Charlotte Democratic Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO has told its member unions that it won't make significant contributions or host events at this year's Democratic National Co...

My Experience at UNCF's Inaugural Convention

Delrisha White | Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices
Delrisha White

I emancipated out of the foster care system shortly after I graduated high school, a feat only 46% of foster youth experience. I am a part of 10% of foster youth that continued to college and I will soon graduate to the 1% that will actually obtain a baccalaureate degree.

Chicago Hopes New Campaign Will Attract More Tourists

Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau is hoping to attract more visitors to the Windy City with a new, $6 million campaign: "Chicago, Second to None...

New Orleans' Dining: Marriott's Un-Conventional Approach

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

With 41 floors and 1275 rooms, the New Orleans Marriott might not be the first thing you envision when you think New Orleans dining. Nonetheless, it s...

Study: Boycott Cost Arizona $140 Million

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — A boycott brought on by Arizona's controversial immigration crackdown raised the specter of vacant convention centers, desolate sports...

Networking Tips: How to Get More From Attending Conferences

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Get more from attending conferences with helpful tips from networking experts.

Exclusive Q&A: Troll 2 Actors Survive to Make Best Worst Movie

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

When I was a kid, I discovered horror films and loved them all -- whether they were good or bad, black and white or garishly colored, muddily shot or ...

Glenn Beck As Political Organizer: Fox News Host Sponsoring 7 Conventions

New York Times | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck, the popular and outspoken Fox News host, says he wants to go beyond broadcasting his opinions and start rallying his political base -- for...

The Triumph of Symbolism over Substance

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Morris

To favor symbolism over substance is to allow the proverbial tail to wag the aphoristic dog. And that's never a good idea.

The Consumer Electronics Show Gets Underway

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

It's not a coincidence that the porn industry meets in Vegas at the same time as the annual tech fest, when the town teems with guys who spent the best years of their lives with their hands on their joysticks.

Low Carbohydrate Diets and the Political Conventions

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

We make our alliances based on unconscious motivations then look for evidence to justify the choices. I've noticed a parallel between choosing sides in the nutrition war and in politics.

The Conventions as Infomercials: I'm Sold!

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

It would be churlish not to acknowledge that both teams put on a damn good show. But don't bother congratulating the news media on the enormous triumph of the convention broadcasts.

The Conventions Are Over: Now What?

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

McCain just finished a speech that, looked at outside the emotional immediacy of the moment, was utterly forgettable. He came off vaguely creepy, like...

Study Shows Politics Worse Than Crack Cocaine

Tom Gerdy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Gerdy

How addictive is the game of politics and power? My unscientific study indicates that crack cocaine is nothing when compared to political power. Let...

Why the Conventions Mattered

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

You may have seen these statistics on other political blogs by now, but Nielsen released some very helpful ratings statistics on the conventions that ...

Bouncing Polls

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As is obvious by our traffic, the news over the last 24 hours and the pace of new national polls dropping this afternoon, interest in political poll n...

Looking at the Internals

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My second Convention Daily column for the week, on the way last week's Democratic convention changed perceptions of the candidates on the so-called "i...

Bounce Update (Part II)

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

I spent a fair amount of time pouring over the national surveys out this week for a Convention Daily column that should appear later tonight or early ...

"Bounce" Update

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

I spent much of yesterday in taxis, airports and planes, and most of the last 24 hours sleeping and reintroducing myself to my family after a five day...

26 Million (and Counting)

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Following up on yesterday's post on the Nielsen ratings for the first night of the convention. A.C. Nielsen sends a press release pointing to their n...

Convention "Bumps" in Context

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

"Bounce" or "Bump?" The terminology is up to you, but this is certainly the season to consider the short term changes in polling numbers that frequent...