Posts tagged "democratic national convention"

The Soapbox: A Black Mom-in-Chief Is Revolutionary — What White Feminists Get Wrong About Michelle Obama

It does my heart good to see women of all races embrace Michelle Obama. It is too rare indeed for a brown-skinned woman, a descendant of slaves, a product of Chicago’s South Side to be lauded on an international stage. Considering the heavy burden of stereotype still faced by black women, I cheer a little…
By: Tami Winfrey-Harris / September 12, 2012

ICYMI: President Obama’s 2012 Democratic National Convention Speech

You might have missed President Obama's speech last night at the Democratic National Convention if you were watching the VMAs (and throwing things at the television when Rihanna and Chris Brown kissed) instead. Or maybe you were crying in the fetal position over the news that Will Arnett and Amy Poehler…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2012

Sandra Fluke At The DNC: “It Easily Could Have Been Any One Of You”

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who became a household name earlier this year when she spoke in front of Congress about access to affordable birth control -- and was subsequently called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh -- spoke at the Democratic National Convention last night, focusing on the ways in which a Romney administratio…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 6, 2012

Bill Clinton Still Knows How To Knock Up A Room

I swear to Bubba, after Bill Clinton's epic 50-or-so minute speech -- the majority of which was off-prompter and went about 30 minutes longer than scheduled -- at the second night of the Democratic National Convention, I felt like I deserved a degree in political science, a cigarette, and a cold shower. Damn. Watch it all…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 6, 2012

Get The Look: Michelle Obama’s Awesome Blueish-Grey Nail Polish

And on a completely shallow note, Michelle Obama looked amazing in a Tracy Reese dress at last night's Democratic National Convention -- but it was her nail polish that caught my eye. Upon closer inspection -- I couldn't sleep, okay? -- the polish appears to be a blue-ish grey color, possibly in tribute to the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 5, 2012

5 Significant Speeches From The First Night Of The Democratic National Convention

Did you watch the televised coverage of the first night of the Democratic National Convention? I did! Now, full disclosure, though I'm sure you guys already know this -- I am far-left-leaning lady, and while I'm no fan of the two-party system, I'm obviously more inclined to agree with the Democratic Party's platform. I'm a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 5, 2012

President Obama And The Girls Watch Michelle Obama Nail Convention Speech

The look on President Obama's face as he and his daughters watch First Lady Michelle Obama deliver her speech (which she wrote!) at the Democratic National Convention tonight says it all: "You got this, babe." Michelle Obama absolutely knocked it out of the park and her husband looks proud indeed. More on the DNC first thing…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 4, 2012

Dems Want Betty White To Counter Clint Eastwood

Democratic activists are trying to draft a convention speaker even older than surprise Republican speaker Clint Eastwood. A social media campaign has been launched to bring Betty White, the last surviving Golden Girl, to the Democratic National Convention this week, reports ABC. White, who endorsed Obama in May, turned 90 this year, and the president recorded a birthday…
By: Newser / September 4, 2012

Gay Rights, Planned Parenthood On Agenda At Democratic National Convention

Next month the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Democratic delegates will nominate President Barack Obama for their candidate. Such events are not just about nominating a candidate, though, but an overall PR blitz for their party's values. Politico has seen drafts ("a starting point") of convention-planning documents describing the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2012

Fashion Throwdown: Cindy McCain vs. Michelle Obama

Cindy McCain has been getting a great deal of attention for an outfit she wore to the Republican National Convention, which cost $300,000. Since, McCain and Michelle Obama make different, yet equally stylish fashion choices, we thought it was fitting to also give a price breakdown of one of Obama's Democratic National Convention outfits. Checkout…
By: Annika Harris / September 8, 2008

Soundtrack To The DNC: Hillary Clinton’s Dream Playlist

Politicians aren't exactly known for having musical taste, but you would expect the people who throw big events like, I dunno, the Democratic National Convention, would do a better job of picking cool music to introduce some of their most important speakers. That's why it struck me as an odd choice to have Hillary Clinto…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 28, 2008

The Accidental Mouth Kiss: Haven’t We All Been There?

During last night's surprise appearance by Barack Obama at the third night of the Democratic National Convention, we totally did a double-take when we saw the dashing Senator from Illinois plant a big one on Jill Biden, the wife of his running mate, Joe Biden. Was it on purpose and platonic mouth kisses are suddenly…
By: Leigh Raines / August 28, 2008

Hillary Clinton Thanks Her Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pantsuits And Urges Them To Keep Going

Full-disclosure: I did not vote for Hillary Clinton, for a variety of reasons, none of which I'll get into here. But as a female, I was happy to see how close a woman got to winning the nomination, even though I didn't personally want her to win it. After watching her speech last night at…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 27, 2008

The Bathroom Situation At The 2008 Democratic National Convention

The city of Denver's official website says there are about 50,000 people attending the 2008 Democratic National Convention, including delegates, visitors, politicians and media. That's a whole lot of people. And what do these people do, besides wave signs that read, "Unity" and shout "Yes, we can!"? They consume food and beverages and,…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 27, 2008

Quickies!: Jennifer Hudson To Sing Anthem At DNC

Jennifer Hudson will sing the "Star Spangled Banner" at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. [Pop Eater] Rumor has it, Cher is in talks to play Catwoman. Check out our list of who should don the leather and claws. [Popbytes] A British hemophiliac, who contracted HIV in the 1980s,…
By: Annika Harris / August 26, 2008

Michelle Obama At The DNC: What Are Your Hopes For Your Daughters?

Last night Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention and gave what I found to be an extremely inspiring speech -- I especially appreciated that she didn't seem to be overly rehearsed and even occasionally stumbled over her words. I'm not down with my politicians or my politicians spouses seeming like robotic newscasters. Anyway,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2008

Political Conventions And Call Girls

Cities benefit big time when they host major events like the Olympics. The upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions are two such happenings that will bring in money to more than just the restaurant and hotel businesses. A rather disturbing ABC News article says that prostitution in Denver and Minneapolis will spike during the political…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 22, 2008