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Julian Castro Sworn In as New Housing Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government. 110 more words

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A City Girl's Guide to: DNC Pitch Party

Monday July 21, 2014

Bir-ming-ham, D-N-C, We’ll see you in 2016!

Imagine walking into a crowd of cheery people, chanting, screaming and waving flags. This was the scene  as the Democratic National Convention Delegates pulled up to…

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Obama Fundraises In Hancock Park Amid Escalating Crises In Ukraine, Israel

HANCOCK PARK (CBSLA.com/AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in the Southland on Wednesday to fund-raise at an event organized by a high-profile Hollywood producer.

Obama was attending a Democratic National Committee event for about 450 donors at the Hancock Park home of Shonda Rhimes, the producer of the Washington-based drama “Scandal.” Kerry Washington, who plays the lead role on the show, is among the hosts. 411 more words

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Democratic CEO: Birmingham visit great so far

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The chief executive of the Democratic National Committee says a visit to assess Birmingham’s bid to host the 2016 national convention is going great so far. 121 more words

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DNC scout team visits Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A handful of members from the DNC Technical Advisory Committee landed at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Monday morning. They were greeted by smiling children and determined city leaders. 298 more words

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Documents detail requirements for cities bidding for DNC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham mayor’s office isn’t saying much about the upcoming visit by the Democratic National Committee. Mayor William Bell’s assistant, April Odom, says the city is under a non-disclosure agreement with the DNC and cannot talk about the city’s request for proposal. 159 more words

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Cleveland withdraws bid to host 2016 DNC

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The city of Cleveland has officially withdrawn its bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

In a statement issued Friday, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. 174 more words

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