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Price-gouging rampant in Charlotte during Democratic convention

Price-gouging rampant in Charlotte during Democratic convention

A budget hotel room goes for $500 a night. A turkey bagel sandwich will set you back $9. Five bucks will get you a single President Barack Obama button. Are…

Political reporters are tired as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore

Political reporters are tired as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore

Many Americans say they are fed with up the relentless, bitter partisanship that runs rampant in political campaigns in this highly-contentious, seemingly non-stop Presidential election year. They aren’t alone.  Reporters,…

Can Obama sell Romney as a Bush retread to a divided nation?

Can Obama sell Romney as a Bush retread to a divided nation?

Democrats assemble Tuesday to re-nominate Barack Obama for the presidency, to sell him as the wise and humane alternative to Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a pitch that will be repeated…

For Obama, 2012 requires a new message

For Obama, 2012 requires a new message

We campaign in poetry, Mario Cuomo used to say, but we govern in prose. This was how the then-New York governor explained the gap between his soaring speeches and the…

Democratic platform supports same sex marriage, abortion rights

Democratic platform supports same sex marriage, abortion rights

Democrats unveiled a party platform at their national convention Monday that echoes President Barack Obama’s call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights. Delegates…

Romney ignored warnings about Ryan’s history of lies, exaggerations

Romney ignored warnings about Ryan’s history of lies, exaggerations

Campaign professionals vetting Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as a potential Republican vice presidential candidate warned Mitt Romney‘s strategists that the Congressman had a “history of exaggeration and prevarication”  that could become a…

Strip clubs, prostitutes don’t expect much of a business boon from Democratic convention

Strip clubs, prostitutes don’t expect much of a business boon from Democratic convention

While the sex and pornography business thrived in Tampa during last week’s Republican convention, strip clubs and escort services in Charlotte don’t expect much of an increase during the Democratic…

Paul Ryan admits lying about his incredible marathon time claim

Paul Ryan admits lying about his incredible marathon time claim

Paul Ryan, who spewed lies non-stop in his GOP convention speech last week, got caught in another falsehood over the weekend and now admits lying about his incredible claim of…

Democratic convention security rules raise free speech concerns

Democratic convention security rules raise free speech concerns

Starting Saturday, someone walking through Charlotte’s central business district could run afoul of the law by carrying water bottles, hair spray, socks or magic markers under sweeping security rules enacted…

Obama takes battleground state tour on way to Democratic convention

Obama takes battleground state tour on way to Democratic convention

President Barack Obama is embarking on a four-day march through battleground states and the storm-battered Gulf Coast in the lead-up to his party’s convention as he seeks to blunt any…