Politics Blog

Tuesday's images from the DNC

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By Mirissa Neff

Just back from a day of DNC madness. After haggling to get my press pass I walked through downtown Denver to meet up with Steve Jones and Kid Beyond at the "Big Tent." Along the way were some young protesters and some local color:

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Kid Beyond was interviewing a delegate as I arrived then he and Steve blogged away:

American Dreamer: The Circus

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Steven T. Jones and Kid Beyond are driving to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, stopping by Burning Man on the way there and back, reporting on the intersection of the counterculture and the national political culture.

By Kid Beyond

Monday morning. Read more »

Lights out on Labor Council endorsement

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by Amanda Witherell

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Graph from San Francisco Chronicle, July 26, 2007

Literally.

Last night while the San Francisco Labor Council was meeting to vote on endorsements for the November election, the power cut out.

“I immediately started chanting public power, public power,” said Robert Haaland, who was there on behalf of SEIU 1021. Read more »

American Dreamer: Opening night

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Clay Doherty, Laura Spanjian, and Mirian Saez are Clinton delegates from San Francisco.

By Steven T. Jones

The massive Pepsi Center was less than half full a couple hours after the gavel fell to open the Democratic National Convention, but the city of Denver is bustling and eventually so was the hall. Read more »

American Dreamer: Make that 15,002

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By Steven T. Jones

Kid Beyond and I arrived in Denver about an hour ago after a 16-hour drive from Black Rock City, cruising through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado, a couple of which Barack Obama will probably need to win in November if he’s to take the White House. Read more »

American Dreamer: Reaching for the Golden Apple

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Bay Guardian City Editor Steven T. Jones is driving to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, stopping by Burning Man on the way there and back, reporting on the intersection of the counterculture and the national political culture.

By Steven T. Read more »

It's Joe...

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By Sarah Phelan

Biden bidden?
Online reports say Sen. Barack Obama has picked Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential nominee. Read more »

Public power foes bash the city

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One of the most annoying parts of the No on H campaign -- and campaigns against public power before it -- is the consistent drumroll of attacks on city employees. This year's flyers, some quoting elected city officials, dredge up the old crap about the city not even being able to run Muni.

When the Labor Council meets Monday to decide on its endorsements, I hope the members keep this in mind: PG&E is saying that unionized city employees are incompetent. Typically, unions don't stand for that kind of nonsense, and indeed, the city employee unions will support Prop. Read more »

Can you outwit the pundits?

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The folks at Usual Suspects have come up with a wonderful challenge: Who has the best political mind in San Francisco? Predict the outcome of the (local) fall races and win fabulous prizes (like lunch with Alex Clemens! -- oh, and $500.)

All it requires is a donation of $5 or more to one of eight worthy local charities.

Check it out. I am always, always, wrong about my predictions, since I tend to be my heart instead of my head, so even if you don't win lunch with Alex, you'll do better than me.

Here's the link.

MoveOn isn't backing Newsom's party

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Gavin Newsom's coziness with PG&E and other big businesses is starting to come back to haunt him as he stumbles forward in his campaign for governor.

Newsom has this big party planned for the Democratic National Convention in Denver, and as Leftinsf blogger Sasha McGee reported, he had listed his sponsors as PG&E, AT&T and MoveOn.org. Read more »