The Obama administration has moved broadly to block discrimination against trans people. An unusual concern: Advocates wish the president and others would match their deeds with words.
All of the stuff I noticed while I was at the DNC in Charlotte.
While appearing on MSNBC, The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill strongly criticized cable-news coverage of the DNC regarding Obama’s foreign policy record. Scahill was particularly captious about MSNBC itself, whose coverage he compared to watching an “Obama For America meet-up.”
Obama has almost twice as many mentions as Romney. Romney beat One Direction; Lil Wayne beat Biden.
The Democratic Party used the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week to make a nearly-united statement on LGBT issues, including marriage and military service. There was one dissenter, and he led the gathering’s closing prayer.
Politicians, media figures and celebrities in their natural habitat…a political convention. I shot some candid (ie, terrible) photos of the famous and the powerful at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Democrat convention-goers answer the question: Everyone from the Nun on the Bus to Tulsi Gabbard.
Democrats affixed stuffed animal donkeys and Obama bobbleheads to their hats at the convention.
An emphasis on the path forward. Lukewarm reception to his speech from pundits doesn’t make the headlines.
Hollywood swarmed the DNC. But not Jon Voight! Remember, he was at the RNC .
The newly-converted Republican slams his DNC mirror image on . “I don’t know the guy, but…”
“Those waiting to be born…” In closing benediction at the Democratic National Convention, New York’s top Catholic chides Democrats.
Republicans ready to pounce.
His convention speech promises a fall campaign on policy as well as character. “The times have changed — and so have I.”
A strong position despite a bad economy. “Romney would have to change the basic contours of the race to win,” says Jordan.
The former presidential candidate and Senator asks the crowd if Osama Bin Laden is doing better than four years ago.
Much more engagement on Twitter for the Democratic than the Republican convention, according to Twitter.
Obama addressed LGBT issues — including the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and congressional opposition to marriage equality — in accepting the Democratic nomination for president.
And this is just from his DNC speech.
Vice President Biden mentioned Michelle Obama’s mom, Marian Robinson, in his acceptance speech tonight. Robinson, who stays out of the spotlight despite living in the White House, looked surprised at the mention.