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Bringing the Girl Scout Movement to the Crossroads of the West

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Anna Maria Chavez

From October 16-19, 2014, the Girl Scouts of the USA will bring our 2014 National Council Session/53rd Convention to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Six Cities Bidding To Host The Democratic National Convention In 2016

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee announced on Saturday that six cities are bidding to host the party's convention in 2016: Birmingham, Alabama; Cleve...

Libraries Change Lives

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

Want to hang out with a bunch of really smart people? Spend a day at a convention of school librarians. That's what I did on Friday, November 15 in Hartford, Connecticut at the biannual convention of the American Association of School Librarians.

Which Cosplayer Wins?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Weird News

With New York Comic Con happening, and Halloween fast approaching, people everywhere are scrambling to get their costumes together fast. If you're hav...

PHOTOS: Healthiest Downtown LA Eats

Brandon Kleinman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Brandon Kleinman

The IDEA World Fitness Convention is an inspirational, albeit overwhelming, weekend full of fitness classes and health and nutritional information. While there's no shortage of healthy options in DTLA, all those choices can be overwhelming.

Why You Should Go to Dragon*Con

Bryan Young | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Dragon*Con is like the Mardi Gras of geek conventions, a fan party that can be eye opening to some. It was so energetic and different to me, I wrote a book about it after my first time there.

Seriously Fun Skepticism

Sharon Hill | Posted 09.04.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

Next week, I'll be speaking at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas. It's the premier annual event for those of us interested in advancing reason and scie...

CPAC Delegates Registration

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Does Obama Need to Really "Want It" to Be a Good Leader?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

There's a reason the current president promised to be "no-drama Obama." It's a promise he's delivered on, and that has served the country well. Those who want to know what a re-elected Obama is likely to do should not be distracted by his underwhelming recent performances. They should look back at his first-term record and note how consistent it is with his pragmatic and moderate personal character: an effective, but ultimately modest, balanced stimulus that's helped turn the economy around; the achievement, at long-last, of near-universal healthcare using an idea originating in conservative circles; the comeback of that emblem of American capitalism, the auto industry; winding down two wars and killing al Qaeda's leader in a bold but limited strike that deployed smart power rather than chest-thumping militarism; advancing and protecting reproductive and LGBT rights.

Friday Talking Points -- Convention Talking Points

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Defending free speech is easy when everyone agrees with the speech -- it's defending odious and reprehensible speech that is always the harder path. More on this subject next week.

Conventional Thinking

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many have already commented how the national nominating conventions have morphed over time to become nothing more than protracted infomercials for each party. 'Twasn't always thus, however.

A Delegate Balance

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Paul Ryan is an AK-47 of lies. He lies with a such pathological glee that even North Koreans are calling him the "Dear Misleader."

Four Years Ago: Better or Worse?

Del Phillips | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Del Phillips

Was this tragic foreshadowing for my future? It didn't take long for that tanking economy on Wall Street to trickle down to Main Street. Three days after Inauguration Day 2009, I lost my job.

For Convention Junkies: The Flawed Past and Perilous Future

Jay Sterling Silver | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Jay Sterling Silver

A closer look at past Republican and Democratic conventions reveals a significant flaw in the history of our democratic process: brokered conventions in the event no candidate garners a majority of delegates in the primaries and caucuses.

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DNC Raises Afghanistan Withdrawal Hopes For Key Senator

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said that the Democratic Party needs to make a speedy withdrawal from Afghanistan a major priority, crit...

A History of Barack Obama on YouTube (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Shira Lazar

The chronological mashup stretches all the way from 2008 to present, covering the top viral moments of Obama's time in the media spotlight.

GOP-fest, Day Two

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Day Two was the Day Of The Attack Dog. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?

The Chris Christie Tour

Tom Falco | Posted 10.28.2012 | Comedy
Tom Falco

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Larry King Talks YouTube Politics, Suspenders, and HBO's Newsroom (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Iconic radio, television, and now Internet host Larry King enjoyed his first-ever "geek out" in the What's Trending studio, where we talked about his show on Ora TV, upcoming coverage for YouTube's Politics channel, and rapidly evolving Internet pop culture.

Something Conservatives & Liberals Can Agree On: Let Sarah Palin Speak at the Republican National Convention

John Hawkins | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
John Hawkins

Sarah Palin is the most prominent woman in the Republican Party and the finest feminist role model currently walking on terra firma. Is there anybody who comes closer to realizing that feminist maxim "You can have it all" than Sarah Palin?

Sights, Sounds, and Celebrities of PopConLA 2012: My Day at PopCon Part 2

Clarissa Burt | Posted 09.09.2012 | Entertainment
Clarissa Burt

Truly, this was a weekend and a convention to be remembered. PopCon is over now, but I have a feeling it will be back next year. So, whether you're a convention veteran or this will be your first time, make sure you keep your calendar open for the next time it comes to town.

My Experience at UNCF's Inaugural Convention

Faith Toran | Posted 08.14.2012 | Black Voices
Faith Toran

Thus far, the leadership conference has reaffirmed my call to service. My hope is that this experience will allow me to become a beacon of hope and an agent of change to combat the educational inequalities in Washington, DC and the world.

Discovering Denver

Erin Harper | Posted 04.28.2012 | Travel
Erin Harper

The magnificence of the mountainous backdrop and the modern architecture throughout the city, make it impossible to turn a corner without being greeted by a breathtaking view.

PHOTOS: The Wild Costumes of Katsucon 18

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 02.21.2012 | DC

OXON HILL, Md. -- In the now-glamorous world of comic-cons, anime conventions like Katsucon are perhaps the neglected younger sibling. But every y...

A Chicago Media BlackOut

Zack Isaacs | Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

For the past week, the national media has been buzzing about two black males in Chicago having their words taken out of context. Both incidents involve the highly sensitive issue of race but in very different ways.