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DNC announces 2016 convention date

Friday, 23 January 2015 13:05
Washington - The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Friday. The committee has not yet selected a host city from among its finalists: Columbus, New York and Philadelphia. Wasserman Schultz said in a statement, "We are still in discussions with three excellent cities and are looking forward to a diverse and inclusive convention that displays our party's values." The DNC says…
Democrats set 2016 nominating convention for week of July 25
Friday, 23 January 2015 13:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Party will meet the week of July 25 next year to nominate its 2016 presidential contender, gathering one week after Republicans convene to pick their White House candidate. Democratic Party officials said on Friday they were still in final negotiations with three cities - New York, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio - to host the nominating convention. "We are still in discussions with three excellent cities and are looking forward to…
In Iowa, potential GOP candidates compete for 2016 spotlight
Friday, 23 January 2015 12:21
Story highlightsPotential GOP presidential candidates will gather in Iowa this weekendThe state holds the nation's first presidential nominating contest next year (CNN)Politicians, journalists and conservative activists will swoop into Des Moines this weekend for a major gathering of Republicans that's widely viewed as the first cattle call this cycle for the GOP presidential race. Close to 10 potential candidates will speak at the daylong Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday, co-hosted by the group Citizens United…
Keystone debate ends with Democrats' ire
Friday, 23 January 2015 12:21
Washington (CNN)Senators worked till midnight on Thursday moving through a series of amendments to a bill that would green-light construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but Senate Democrats wanted to stay longer. At least, they were frustrated with what they said was a double standard from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who moved to end debate on the bill and set up a final vote next week after tabling a number of Democratic amendments.
Democratic National Convention date set
Friday, 23 January 2015 12:21
Washington (CNN)Democrats will officially nominate their candidate for the White House in July of 2016, a week after Republicans hold their national convention, the party announced on Friday. The Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. READ: RNC sets 2016 convention date "This is the next step to finalize where and when we will nominate the 45th President of the…
Obama off to India for visit with Modi
Friday, 23 January 2015 12:21
Washington (CNN)On a sunny morning in September, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the White House facing low expectations for renewed U.S.-India relations and awkward questions about his visa status in the United States. A few hours later, Modi was taking a previously unplanned tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. monument on the National Mall with President Barack Obama as his personal guide. READ: What didn't make the State of the Union The…
In Iowa, potential GOP candidates compete for 2016 spotlight
Friday, 23 January 2015 12:21
Story highlightsPotential GOP presidential candidates will gather in Iowa this weekendThe state holds the nation's first presidential nominating contest next year (CNN)Politicians, journalists and conservative activists will swoop into Des Moines this weekend for a major gathering of Republicans that's widely viewed as the first cattle call this cycle for the GOP presidential race. Close to 10 potential candidates will speak at the daylong Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday, co-hosted by the group Citizens United…
Keystone debate ends with Democrats' ire
Friday, 23 January 2015 12:21
Washington (CNN)Senators worked till midnight on Thursday moving through a series of amendments to a bill that would green-light construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but Senate Democrats wanted to stay longer. At least, they were frustrated with what they said was a double standard from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who moved to end debate on the bill and set up a final vote next week after tabling a number of Democratic amendments.
Democratic National Convention date set
Friday, 23 January 2015 12:21
Washington (CNN)Democrats will officially nominate their candidate for the White House in July of 2016, a week after Republicans hold their national convention, the party announced on Friday. The Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. READ: RNC sets 2016 convention date "This is the next step to finalize where and when we will nominate the 45th President of the…
Obama's State of the Union: Illusions, exceptionalism, empty promises
Friday, 23 January 2015 12:13
US President Barack Obama has delivered his State of the Union Address to the Congress. Speaking about his victories in foreign policy, Obama stated that Russia was isolated and the Russian economy was "in tatters." Obama spoke about successful negotiations with Iran and Cuba, but most Americans are concerned about different problems. Obama's illusions may cost a lot to the United States. So whom has Obama torn to pieces? It was Obama's penultimate speech to…

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