Democratic National Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Drops Plans To Bid For 2016 Democratic Convention; KC A Finalist For GOP Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-drops-plans-bid-2016-democratic-convention-kc-finalist-gop-convention <p><em><strong>(Updated 2 p.m. Thurs, Feb. 27)</strong></em></p><p>St. Louis has decided against bidding to host the 2016 Democratic presidential convention, citing the current civic focus on improving the downtown access to the Gateway Arch.</p><p><font size="2" style="font-size:10pt">Instead, city officials will consider seeking the 2020 convention "when the Arch (project) is done and paid for," a spokesman for Mayor Francis Slay said Thursday.</font></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:05:32 +0000 Jo Mannies 34014 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Drops Plans To Bid For 2016 Democratic Convention; KC A Finalist For GOP Convention Five takeaways from the last night of the Democratic National Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-takeaways-last-night-democratic-national-convention If you missed the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/09/03/160495400/live-blog-thursday-at-the-democratic-national-convention">we live blogged it here</a>.<p>But if you want a quick review, we've compiled five things that struck us about the night:<p><strong>Times Have Changed, Obama Has Changed, Hope Has Changed: </strong>The Obama we saw on Thursday was a more sober and realistic man than the one we saw in 2008, or for that matter than the one we saw in 2004, when he delivered a lyrical ode to American un Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:21:05 +0000 4529 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five takeaways from the last night of the Democratic National Convention Fact Checkers Ding Obama And Biden For Some Spinning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fact-checkers-ding-obama-and-biden-some-spinning "We heard some facts being spun" Thursday night when President Obama and Vice President Biden gave their acceptance speeches at the Democratic National Convention, report the watchdogs at FactCheck.org.<p>They and other independent fact checkers have compiled, just as they did at last week's Republican National Convention, a list of those things said by the two parties' standard bearers that don't quite add up or may give misleading impressions.<p>Our colleague Mark Stencel has <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/09/07/160726548/retell-politics-story-about-obamas-mother-gets- Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:17:36 +0000 Mark Memmott 4528 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fact Checkers Ding Obama And Biden For Some Spinning Live Blog: Thursday At The Democratic National Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-blog-thursday-democratic-national-convention Good evening from Charlotte. Tonight during the last day of the Democratic National Convention, President Obama will accept his party's nomination.<p>It will be a star-studded evening with performances from James Taylor and the Foo Fighters and appearences from stars like Eva Longoria and Scarlett Johansson.<p>We'll keep tabs on it the whole night. Also, along with NPR's Liz Halloran and Becky Lettenberger, we'll hit the floor and bring you updates on several of the delegations. Make sure to refresh this page to the see the latest.<p><a name="1117"></a><strong>Update at 11:08 p.m. ET. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:54:08 +0000 4524 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Blog: Thursday At The Democratic National Convention Mo. Republicans respond to DNC speeches http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-republicans-respond-dnc-speeches <p>Several prominent Republicans responded to speeches given at the Democratic National Convention. &nbsp;Former Missouri House Speaker Catherine&nbsp;Hanaway&nbsp;accused Democratic leaders of stereotyping the issues women care about.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:52:47 +0000 Chris McDaniel 4523 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Republicans respond to DNC speeches Five takeaways from Wednesday at the Democratic Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-takeaways-wednesday-democratic-convention If you missed the second night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/09/03/160495388/live-blog-tuesday-at-the-democratic-national-convention#1105">we live blogged it here</a>.<p>But if you want a quick review, we've compiled five things that struck us about the night:<p><strong>It's Not What You Say, It's <em>How</em> You Say It:</strong> In other hands, the very wonky speech that former President Clinton delivered on Wednesday could have been a snoozer.<p>The address was policy heavy and serious. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:29:11 +0000 Eyder Peralta 4515 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five takeaways from Wednesday at the Democratic Convention Live Blog: Wednesday At The Democratic National Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-blog-wednesday-democratic-national-convention Hello from Charlotte, N.C. Today is all about Bill Clinton.<p>Walking around Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, the former president was the talk of the town. Today marks the second day of the Democratic National Convention.<p>We're in the arena and we'll keep tabs on the proceedings. Make sure you refresh this page to see the latest.<p><strong>Update at 11:25 p.m. ET. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 22:56:30 +0000 4510 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Blog: Wednesday At The Democratic National Convention Democrats Unleashed Some 'Dubious Or Misleading Claims,' Fact Checkers Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/democrats-unleashed-some-dubious-or-misleading-claims-fact-checkers-say Just as they did <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=144967024" target="_blank">during the Republican National Convention</a>, independent fact checkers spent the first day of the Democratic National Convention listening for claims that don't add up — and found them.<p><p>-- <a href="http://factcheck.org/2012/09/democratic-disinformation-from-charlotte/" target="_blank">FactCheck.org says</a> it heard "a number of dubious or misleading claims" from the Democrats who spoke on stage Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:12:11 +0000 Mark Memmott 4493 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Democrats Unleashed Some 'Dubious Or Misleading Claims,' Fact Checkers Say Morning headlines: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-september-5-2012 <p>Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:</p><p><strong>St. Louis County attitude survey results presented</strong></p><p>Last night members of the St. Louis County Council heard the results of a survey that measured how the attitudes of residents have changed over the past five years. Many don't think the county is going in the right direction but don't place the blame on their county government.</p><p>Five years ago, a little over 60 percent of people thought the county was going in the right direction; today that number is 44 percent.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:31:46 +0000 Julie Bierach, Tim Lloyd, WBEZ & The Associated Press 4492 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Five takeaways from Tuesday at the Democratic Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-takeaways-tuesday-democratic-convention If you missed the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/09/03/160495388/live-blog-tuesday-at-the-democratic-national-convention#1105">we live blogged it here</a>.<p>We've also compiled five things that struck us about the night:<p><strong>'Mom In Chief' Takes A Stand:</strong> There is no question that the first night of the convention belonged to first lady Michelle Obama, who delivered a sweeping, personal and dramatic endorsement of her husband, President Obama.<p>Her message was personal and steered cle Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:19:55 +0000 Eyder Peralta 4491 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five takeaways from Tuesday at the Democratic Convention