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2008-08-31 18:00:02

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Joanna Burgos, +1-651-467-2728 SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the direction of Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican National Convention announced substantial changes to the convention's program and actions being taken to help with Hurricane Gustav relief efforts. On Monday, all program activities beyond the official business that must be conducted in accordance with party rules will be cancelled. Among the other actions announced...

2008-08-04 09:00:21

By Kathleen Gray and Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press Aug. 4--Like Hillary Clinton before him, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is now supporting full voting rights for Michigan's 157-member delegation to this month's national nominating convention in Denver. It was two months ago when Democrats agreed to give the members of Florida and Michigan's delegations a half-vote each. Obama's supporters agreed to go along, though Clinton's were howling -- especially when they...

2008-08-03 21:00:08

DETROIT _ Like Hillary Clinton before him, Barack Obama is now supporting full voting rights for Michigan's 157-member delegation to this month's national nominating convention in Denver. It was two months ago when Democrats agreed to give the members of Florida and Michigan's delegations a half-vote each. Obama's supporters agreed to go along, though Clinton's were howling _ especially when they split Michigan's tally from the Jan. 15 primary 69 for Clinton and 59 for Obama, even though...

2008-08-03 12:00:12

Likely Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama agreed to three debates with his presumptive Republican opponent, campaign officials said Sunday. The decision means a proposal by U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for joint town hall-style appearances likely won't happen, The Washington Post reported. A fourth debate between vice presidential candidates was also approved by the Illinois senator's campaign. Due to the late date of the two parties' nominating conventions, and the...

2008-07-08 09:00:26

Barack Obama promised a different kind of politics - and no matter how well he ultimately lives up to that vow, at least he's certain to bring a different kind of nominating convention to Denver. By moving the final night of the Democratic National Convention Aug. 28 to Invesco Field at Mile High from the Pepsi Center, Obama may address the largest crowd to witness a U.S. presidential nominee deliver his acceptance speech. Invesco holds 76,000 spectators for football, and can accommodate...


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