Tonight’s schedule

DENVER, 2:15 p.m. — Courtesy of the Democratic National Convention Committee, here is the schedule for the festivities at Invesco Field. DNC chair Howard Dean ’71 speaks at 5 p.m. local time.

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Welcome to Invesco Field

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 12:22 p.m. — We’re here in the press box at Invesco Field, where 75,000 people will watch Senator Barack Obama accept the Democratic nomination for president sometime this evening. The gates open to the public at 1 p.m., although Obama will not take the podium until around 8 p.m. local time. […]

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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 […]

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Stalking famous people, day 4

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night. DENVER, 12:15 a.m. — In the time between speeches by Bill Clinton LAW ’73 and Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware, I had the chance to roam around the suite level at the Pepsi Center, where most celebrities and high-powered politicians sit during […]

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The folkiest governor in the whole wide world

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 9:23 p.m. — Keynote? What keynote? Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer stole the show from former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. If you’re going to watch a single speech from the convention by someone without the last name Obama, Clinton or Kennedy, this could be the […]

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LIVE: Bill takes the stage

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 6:15 p.m. — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 will speak here in about an hour, and, as with last night, all the attention is on his speech. We’ll be in the Pepsi Center to bring it live to you. 7:26 p.m. | “America must always be a place called […]

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What do nine terms in the House get you? One minute at the DNC

DENVER, 6:07 p.m. — Representative Rosa DeLauro of New Haven addressed the Democratic National Convention today. One of a handful of House members to speak, DeLauro only had three paragraphs’ worth of time on the podium, but she made it count, challenging Senator John McCain on the issue of fair pay for women. “The Supreme […]

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Stop the presses: We’ve got a provost

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 1:27 p.m. — On Monday, in a recap of observations from my first full day at the Democratic National Convention, I wrote: There is some good news: Yale did not name a provost today. When I was in New Hampshire, Yale made its big announcement about how it would spend more […]

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Klobuchar vs. rich people, round two

DENVER, 12:42 p.m. — Senator Amy Klobuchar ’82 of Minnesota made her second appearance of the convention Tuesday, highlighting the economic struggles of the middle class in brief remarks during a segment focused on Democratic women serving in the U.S. Senate. Klobuchar, who is in her first term, told delegates the story of her grandfather, […]

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DeLauro to speak tonight

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 12:37 p.m. — Representative Rosa DeLauro, Democrat of New Haven, will address the convention this evening. She is scheduled to speak along with several other members of the House of Representatives between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mountain time. Other speakers of interest to Elis include former U.S. President Bill Clinton […]

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Someone’s missing from this picture…

The Connecticut delegation posed for a group photograph at the Marriott Tech Center following breakfast this morning. Can you spot who’s missing? By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 10:48 a.m. — After they had breakfast at their hotel this morning, members of the Connecticut delegation to the Democratic National Convention migrated toward the lobby to take what […]

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