Ned Lamont is a Barack Obama delegate this year to the Democratic National Convention. But he's most famous for defeating Senator Joe Lieberman in a primary battle, only to lose to Lieberman when he ran as an Independent. The UpTake's Noah Kunin asks Lamont about Obama's choice of Joe Biden as a running mate. Lamont tells us why he likes Biden and then sidesteps a question about running again.
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More at *******www.theuptake****. Recreate 68 is one of the controversially-named progressive groups organizing demonstrations and other activities at the 2008 DNC in Denver. The UpTake's Chuck Olsen interviews one of the group's founders, Mark Cohen, and documents the first big protest of the DNC. The theme was, "End the Occupation."
Cohen points out that the group is not named "Recreate Chicago 68" or "Recreate DNC 68" a reference to the police riots that errupted during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. The group is dedicated to peace, and unlike those protests in 1968, these ended peacefully with no immediate reports of arrests.
Additional footage by Corrine McDermid and Josh Mull. Live music performance by Dead Prez.
Democratic National Convention: at the interfaith service both secular and fundamentalist protesters are ejected from the service.
One of the protesters tossed from the service said " She (the leader of the service) said these are all people of faith. I'm not a person of faith. She doesn't speak for me.
"The Democratic Party is supposed to be a party of all the people and you're holding a religious service for people of faith. You go to a Democratic function and they tell you you're a person of faith. Well I'm not a person of faith. I believe in the constitution."
Ted Fritschel, who helped organize the faith group noted that the groups mission statement says Athiest and Agnostics has as much freedom in action as anybody else.
Protesters who are against abortion (Pro-life, Anti-Choice pick your desciptor) were removed from the service when they stood up and began shouting.
Video by Noah Kunin and Salimah Ebrahim
More at *******www.theuptake**** "America will have a different view of her," says Jamal Simmons, Senior Democratic Advisor to Barack Obama, about Michelle Obama after her speech on the opening night of the DNC Convention. Calling her both vulnerable and strong, Simmons believes the potential First Lady took Republican criticisms head-on in her charged speech about her experiences growing up in Middle America. Salimah Ebrahim reports.
More at *******www.theuptake****. Citizen Kate takes us inside the parties at the DNC. She uncovers the hi-tech party registration process, a couple tying the knot at the DNC, and scores an interview with a politically charged youth. These are highlights of our live streaming camera that is following Kate around. Tune into theuptake**** to see the latest live clips!
More at *******www.theuptake****. You probably have some idea of what is going on inside the Pepsi Center, but check out what's going on in the streets of Denver. The Brass Band is from Finding our Folk out of New Orleans, and is not representative of the views expressed by others here. A story on Finding our Folk is forthcoming.
More from *******www.theuptake****. Our very own Chuck Olsen interviews DNC volunteer Barbara, from Lincoln, NE, about how she landed her gig at the convention. Chuck polls her about her experiences throughout the day, including her brushes with fame and crafty protesters. These are highlights from Chuck Olsen's live streaming camera. Tune into theuptake**** to see the latest live clips!
More at *******www.theuptake****. An unlikely pairing? They don't think so. Our Chuck Olsen gets it straight from the horses mouth on why these good old boys support Obama. Rednecks do not always equal red states. These are highlights from Chuck Olsen's live streaming camera. Tune into theuptake**** to see the latest live clips!
More at *******www.theuptake****. Noah Kunin, and the new media masses - trapped at the DNC! All dressed up with nowhere to go, Noah reports on their lack of an egress from their designated area outside of the Pepsi center. Appointments were missed, but at least the trap was catered. Noah comes up with a plan. Watch the video for full details. Follow Noah and the rest of the Uptake team's every move at the DNC over at The Uptake for more.
More at *******www.theuptake****. WebTV on the radio? That's right. Citizen Kate takes to the airwaves with BJ, Howie & Jennifer on Alice 105.9 in Denver. Citizen Kate steals a few minutes of Howie Drummonds time after the show to discuss his interview with Tom Brokaw and the finer points of Colorado cuisine. These are highlights of our live streaming camera that is following Kate around. Tune into theuptake**** to see the latest live clips!
More at *******www.theuptake****. CBS's Bob Schieffer tells Max Blumenthal that his co-anchor Katie Couric was wrong about sexism in the media hurting Sen. Hillary Clinton's chances. Couric can't hear the question...or can she?
More at *******www.theuptake****. Travis, a Minnesota delegate and Hillary Clinton suporter talks with Salimah Ebrahim about the importance of winning over other Hillary supporters and creating a unified party. He also says that the real change in the Democratic party is there is not a need to sling mud because the Democrats have the superior positions on the issues.
More at *******www.theuptake****. Three Colorado Hillary Clinton delegates tell us that she has convinced them that they should support Barack Obama. Salimah Ebrahim delves into why they have put their support behind Obama.
More at *******www.theuptake****. John Legend has been a Barack Obama supporter even before Obama officially entered the race. In this interview with Max Blumenthal, Legend talks about how Hurricane Katrina pulled him to be politically active, even though he says he's been politically minded all along. Even though Obama is not the same age as Legend, he says Obama "gets" what hip hop is about.
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Citizen Kate asks Ralph Nader what it takes to be a great leader, and more significantly - how much money does it take? These questions and many more answered by the man himself, Ralph Nader at the DNC in Denver, CO. These are highlights of our live streaming camera that is following Kate around. Tune into theuptake**** to see the latest live clips