Uncategorized | 4:15 pm | August 28, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

The newest Obama supporter: Shawn Johnson

Olympics gymnastics gold medalist Shawn Johnson is here at Invesco Field and just appeared on the podium to rehearse the pledge of allegiance. (Photo: The Associated Press)

Uncategorized | 9:49 am | August 28, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

In ‘defining moment’ for country, young Dems encouraged to run

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 1:49 p.m. — Every once in a while as he walks through the United States Capitol, Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio is pulled aside by a security guard. “They say, ‘Who do you work for?’” Ryan said. But the 35-year-old Democrat doesn’t mind. His relative youth, he says, is a political »

Uncategorized | 1:02 pm | August 26, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Sugar, we’re going down voting

  DENVER, 2:20 a.m. — On stage before a throng of sweaty youth, Representative Kendrick Meek of Florida pulled a microphone close to his mouth. He had already emphasized the importance of registering to vote. Now, he said, it was time to welcome “the Fall Out Boys.” Close enough. The hundreds that filled the Ellie »

Uncategorized | 2:23 pm | August 25, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

The story behind ‘Yes We Can’

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 2:23 p.m. — This winter, the musical artist known as will.i.am was feeling blue. His single album had flopped. He had a falling out with his manager. Then came the song that changed it all. Six months after the Black Eyed Peas frontman gave the campaign of Senator Barack Obama a »

Uncategorized | 11:14 am | August 25, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

McCain aide to Elis: Stop swooning over Obama

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 11:14 a.m. — This may be the Democratic National Convention, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few Republican interlopers in town. And one of them has a message for Elis. Former Hewlett-Packard chief Carly Fiorina (left), a senior aide to Senator John McCain, convened a press conference Monday with four supporters »