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VIDEO>> McCain Refuses To Meet With Anti-War Iraq Veterans

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War marched to the convention center in St. Paul yesterday, as they did in Denver, where they delivered a letter to Obama. The GOP nominee would not meet with the vets.

Police Raid Protester Houses In Advance Of Republican Convention

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Authorities acting under untested preventive riot statutes burst into the private residences in full riot gear, handcuffed residents and carted away computers. Bloggers Glen Greenwald and Jane Hamsher visited the homes during the raids.

Anti-Abortion Operation Rescue Leader, Others, Arrested Outside Convention Center

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Anti-abortion protesters, including Randall Terry, national director of Operation Rescue, blocked the entrance to the perimeter of the Pepsi Center yesterday, holding signs aloft and praying. Thirteen were arrested.

Protesters, Counterprotesters, Police Meet Peacefully In Denver

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Recreate68 is one of the controversially-named progressive groups organizing demonstrations and other activities at the 2008 DNC in Denver. The UpT...

Obama Advisor Jamal Simmons Analyzes Michelle's Speech

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

"She was sensitive and showed some vulnerability. I think that's who she is. What we've been seeing about her over the course of the campaign are snippets -- 30 seconds here, 10 seconds there, Republicans slicing and dicing what she's saying into the smallest 6 seconds."

Interfaith Meeting Protesters Ejected

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

At the Democratic National Convention interfaith service both secular and fundamentalist protesters were ejected from the service. One of the prot...

Michelle Obama Makes History Tonight

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Michelle Obama addresses the DNC during "prime time" tonight. There's a lot riding on that speech. For some perspective, we talked to Wendi C. Thomas, a columnist from The Commercial Appeal Memphis who is writing about the racial history being made at the convention.

Budget-Busting Colorado Race A Victory For Dems

Ron Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Levitt

Mark Udall will win his race in Colorado, making both U.S. Senate seats for the state Democratic. Udall, and the slate of popular candidates running for his seat in the House, are moving the state strongly toward Obama.

Half-Vote Florida Solution: A Mixed Semi-Ending

Ron Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Levitt

The DNC's decision to give Florida delegates half votes got mixed reviews. The decision left many local party activists less than happy and supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton combative.

McCain, Clinton Take Florida

Ron Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Levitt

If Florida really is diverse enough to be a predictive microcosm of the United States, as pundits have claimed, last nights wins could be harbingers o...