September 5, 20087min167
By John Schroyer THE COLORADO STATESMAN Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is running strong among Reagan Democrats but is dead even with Republican John McCain among white working class Americans, according to a new poll released Aug. 25 by the labor coalition Change to Win. The poll, conducted by the Washington D.C.-based Lake Research Partners, […]

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September 5, 200810min213
By Stephanie Clary THE COLORADO STATESMAN It has been well acknowledged that history was made at the Democratic National Convention when Sen. Barack Obama became the first African-American to win a major party’s presidential nomination. But the delegates in attendance provided the DNC with additional bragging rights: About 630 delegates under the age of 36 […]

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September 5, 20086min178
By John Schroyer THE COLORADO STATESMAN “The judgment is in. It was a perfect 2008 national convention,” U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar declared last Friday morning, the day after the 2008 Democratic National Convention adjourned. Salazar, with several other Colorado Democrats and DNC officials, had called a press conference that morning to discuss the final upshot […]

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September 5, 20089min266
By Chris Bragg THE COLORADO STATESMAN A social worker, a clinical pharmacist and a college student all zoomed through security to sit in the front row with the Colorado delegation at Invesco Field on the last day of the convention. But the woman who ran Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign couldn’t join them to watch […]

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September 5, 200811min217
Coloradans tell their dreams to the world By John Schroyer THE COLORADO STATESMAN In what appeared to be a gesture of thanks to the host state, Democratic National Convention organizers gave Colorado Democrats center stage for a good bit of the convention’s final day at Invesco Field, in the hours before Barack Obama took the […]

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September 5, 20087min184
By Leslie Jorgensen THE COLORADO STATESMAN DENVER — Women were the VIPs at the 2008 Democratic Party National Convention on Aug. 26 — a day and evening dedicated to celebrating the 88th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. Forums and receptions lauded the meteoric rise […]

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September 5, 20086min197
By Leslie Jorgensen THE COLORADO STATESMAN Mike Barnicle on MSNBC said Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, looked, “like everyone’s first wife standing outside a probate court.” Bill Kristol on Fox News said that among the only people supporting Clinton were white women, and “white women are a problem, that’s, you know — we all […]

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August 22, 200813min224
By Chris Bragg THE COLORADO STATESMAN Broadway bon vivant and storyteller extraordinaire Damon Runyon had yet to make tracks for New York in 1908 when the Rocky Mountain News assigned him to profile William Jennings Bryan. Runyon had to travel to Bryan’s home in Lincoln, Neb., to talk politics with the 1908 Democratic presidential nominee. […]

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August 22, 200812min163
‘How much do you need to know about throwing a brick?’ By Chris Bragg THE COLORADO STATESMAN In the months before the U.S. invasion, hundreds of western civilians poured into Iraq in order to risk their lives by acting as human shields between American bombs and Iraqi civilians. Their purpose was to prevent the U.S. […]

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August 22, 200810min193
By Leslie Jorgensen THE COLORADO STATESMAN “Come for the Convention, Stay for Colorado,” reads the welcome sign to Democratic National Convention delegates. The DNC Web site introduces delegates to Boulder, Colorado Springs, Durango, Estes Park and Vail — host cities in addition to Denver — providing a location map, descriptions of each community and links […]

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