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Brooklyn bids for 2016 Democratic National Convention

The de Blasio administration on Friday proposed that when the Democratic Party gathers to crown its next presidential nominee, it do so in the mayor’s home borough, a cradle of the resurgent left that has morphed from a symbol of the working class into a gritty, global arbiter of cool. In a 200-page formal bid, New York City offers up...

What does the #RNC2016 choice of Cleveland mean for #DNC2016?

And so it's "The Mistake by the Lake". Ah Cleveland. Now, actually Cleveland has come a long way from the headline after the 1980 Census that said "Will the last one out, please remember to shut the lights?" Cleveland is a sports town, a music town (Hall of Fame not to mention the suburban Polka Hall of Fame) and...

Could NYC Police strife cost NY the convention?

Columbus might up end hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in part because of another city’s problems. City officials and Democrats statewide said this week that the turmoil in New York City between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD union has all but spoiled that city’s shot at getting the convention. As one official said at Columbus City Hall this...

DNC visits host cities for 2016 Democratic Convention

New York City made its final pitch Friday to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Brooklyn. Mayor Bill de Blasio met with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the Democratic National Committee's chairwoman, who toured the Barclays Center, the arena at the center of the city's proposal. ... "I know it's highly competitive," de Blasio told reporters at an unrelated news conference....

Here’s a Bain Story You Won’t See On Cable News

If even 5% of all news organizations had the ability to dig into a story like Rolling Stone does, our Country would be much better for it. But for now the music magazine is our best source for real, unbiased, we don't need to balance the story to not make anybody look bad news. Mitt Romney likes to say he...

Luncheon on 9/28 With Rupublican Host Committee CEO Ken Jones

Attendees of IABC’s September luncheon are in for a treat because this month’s guest speaker is a prominent local and national figure. Ken Jones, president and CEO of the Host Committee for next year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, will speak at our Sept. 28th luncheon at the Tampa Club. He’ll discuss the opportunities that will be created for our city...

Tampa 2012 GOP Convention Host Committee Chair still supporting Crist

This could be a good one: How can Al Austin, one of the country’s top GOP fundraisers, justify his support of   Crist while leading Tampa’s effort to woo the Republican National Convention to the city in 2012? ... Several Republicans I spoke with about Austin’s decision to support Crist did not want to say anything critical about Austin because, they say, his...

GOP not troubled about Phoenix bid for 2012 convention

The Republicans are trying to just ignore the new immigration law: The Republican National Committee is still eyeing Phoenix to host the GOP’s 2012 National Convention, and isn’t concerned about the uproar the recent anti-immigration law has caused across the country. “This bill has not been part of our discussion regarding the convention,” said Jahan Wilcox, RNC spokesman in Washington. Arizona Republican Party spokesman...