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Walter Mondale: a political giant who didn’t need the trappings of power

MinnPost 22 Apr 2021
At the 2008 Democratic Party’s National Convention in Denver, Mondale, a superdelegate, was staying at the same suburban hotel as the rest of the Minnesota delegation ... In his modest office at the Dorsey Whitney law firm, there was a remarkable photo of the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.

Primary early voting starts Friday

The Newport Plain Talk 22 Apr 2021
WISE — As 2021 moves closer to the Virginia gubernatorial election, area registrars are preparing for the start of early voting for the June 8 Democratic primary. Republican delegates will be holding their nominating convention May 8 ... For the Democratic primary, the ballot includes. ... Convention voting will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Under the Oscars' glare, reappraising a turbulent chapter of Chicago history

Chicago Business 22 Apr 2021
While both concern people to whom I felt close and while both deserve watching, it’s the portrayal of the events and leaders of the events of the August 1968 Democratic Convention protests that require a bit of correction if we are to understand the past, the present or the future.

Virginia governor’s race draws $11 million total in first-quarter fundraising

Johnson City Press 22 Apr 2021
Former Democratic Gov ... “He’s the only candidate who has been governor previously,” Farnsworth said of the advantage McAuliffe has in the Democratic race ... Farnsworth also said Democratic candidates have more cash on hand because the party is holding a primary, unlike the Republicans, who are using a convention to nominate a candidate.

Walter Mondale had a special relationship with Mayo Clinic

Post Bulletin 22 Apr 2021
But after Jimmy Carter won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976, Mondale was urged to get into the competition for the No ... In 2004, Wilson attended the National Democratic Convention in Boston, where Obama introduced himself to the nation with a speech that electrified Democrats.

Morgan Freeman on directing "Madam Secretary," the 2016 race and more

CBS News 22 Apr 2021
Actor Morgan Freeman joined CBSN to discuss his role behind the scenes of the hit show "Madam Secretary," as well as his involvement in the Democratic National Convention, and his unusual hobby. raising bees in his spare time ... .

House approves bill that would admit Washington, D.C., as 51st state

Sandhills Express 22 Apr 2021
However, it’s unclear whether all Senate Democrats would support D.C ... statehood, referring to it in 2019 as “full-bore socialism.” In his speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention, McConnell argued that Democrats wanted to admit D.C., which he called “the swamp itself,” in order to impose their agenda.

House to vote on bill to admit Washington, D.C., as 51st state

Yahoo Daily News 22 Apr 2021
But the modern fight for statehood is led by Democrats ... statehood, referring to it in 2019 as "full-bore socialism." In his speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention, McConnell argued that Democrats wanted to admit D.C., which he called "the swamp itself," in order to impose their agenda.

MicroGEM Partners with Thomas Scientific to "Democratize" Molecular Biology

Johnson City Press 22 Apr 2021
"Our partnership with Thomas Scientific represents real synergy in our mission to democratize molecular biology," stated Rhonda Petit, MicroGEM's Director of Global Sales ... About Thomas Scientific ... MicroGEM is democratizing molecular diagnostics by moving molecular techniques out of conventional, highly skilled laboratories to non-laboratory settings.

Can Biden Win Over the Latinos He Lost to Trump?

The Atlantic 22 Apr 2021
Latino voters still prefer the Democratic candidates by pretty large margins ... “Because Trump came along, we were expecting Latinos to immediately become 100 percent Democrat ... “Were it any other conventional Republican incumbent president, it might not be so shocking,” Fernand Amandi, a Miami-based Democratic pollster, told me.

Oscars 2021: Where to watch the best picture nominees

The Philadelphia Tribune 22 Apr 2021
But Covid-19 changed that ... "Judas and the Black Messiah" ... "Mank" ... "Minari" ... "Nomadland" ... "Promising Young Woman" ... An intended peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned violent and resulted in the organizers, including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale, being charged with conspiracy to incite a riot ... CNN ....

Where to Watch Every 2021 Best Picture Oscar Nominee

NBCBayArea 22 Apr 2021
There aren't a lot of pluses to living through a pandemic world where even the movie theaters are shut down. But here's one of them ... "The Father". Entertainment News ... Netflix"Mank" ... Seven activists are put on trial following the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, and in the process the justice system comes under fire, too ... .

Walter Mondale and Vail: Former vice president was a regular visitor to ski resort

Vail Daily 22 Apr 2021
A photo from the Jan. 2, 1981 Vail Trail newspaper. Special to the Daily ... In 1974, Mondale vacationed in Vail with Sen ... A few years later, that friendship would be put to the test as Mondale defended Jimmy Carter against attacks from Kennedy, who challenged Carter for the primary nomination in the run-up to the 1980 Democratic National Convention ... .

'There's a reckoning going on': What NJ-connected Oscar nominees mean for this moment

Burlington County Times 22 Apr 2021
Hampton also appears as a character in "The Trial of the Chicago 7," Aaron Sorkin's Netflix original courtroom drama about the prosecution of activists Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale and others in connection to protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

What you should know about Sunday’s Oscars

Las Vegas Review-Journal 22 Apr 2021
Acting nominee Frances McDormand portrays a Nevadan picking up seasonal jobs as a modern-day nomad in "Nomadland." (Searchlight Pictures) ... (Netflix) ... The courtroom serves as a backdrop to the story of the seven men charged by the federal government with conspiracy and other crimes stemming from the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention ... .