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Obama Grabs 50% in Poll

New threshold marks key advance against McCain's 42%

(Newser) - Barack Obama has the support of 50% of voters for the first time since beginning his run for the White House, according to the latest Gallup poll. It's a key symbolic threshold for Obama, who was evenly split at 45% with John McCain before the Democratic convention, reports Politico. McCain... More »

Down-to-Earth Barack Brought Fire

Speech brings Democratic nominee's campaign back to the elements

(Newser) - Barack Obama took on two of his greatest challenges head-on in his acceptance speech last night, Patrick Healy writes in the New York Times. The Democratic nominee added some down-to-earth proposals to his lofty talk of change, while proving he could take the fight to John McCain with "memorable... More »

Obama: 'We Are a Better Country Than This'

(Newser) - Barack Obama made the most of his historic night at Denver's packed Invesco Field with a broad-based attack on the "broken politics of Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush," Reuters reports. "We are here because we love this country too much to let the... More »

Big Stage Leaves Plenty of Room for GOP Potshots

Dems fear lavish stadium production could hurt Obama

(Newser) - Top Democrats are fretting over the mile-high risks their party faces tonight in Denver when Barack Obama takes the stage at Invesco Field. Officials fear rock-star treatment, complete with Greek-inspired staging Republicans dubbed “Barackopolis,” could reinforce claims of an out-of-touch candidate. “It’s likely that the campaign... More »

Cops Foil Possible Plot Against Obama

Three men arrested; one said they were planning assassination

(Newser) - Colorado authorities say at least three people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to assassinate Barack Obama during his acceptance speech Thursday at Invesco Field, the Rocky Mountain News reports. Four weapons, including two high-powered scope rifles, have been seized. Sources told Denver's 9NEWS that the suspects... More »

Coloradans Exhaust Ticket Supply for Obama Speech

60K apply for state's allotment of about 30K at Denver stadium where Dem will accept

(Newser) - Colorado’s allotment of seats for Barack Obama’s Aug. 28 acceptance speech is accounted for, the Denver Post reports, with 60,000 people applying in 24 hours to be part of the bloc of about 30,000. There will be 60,000-75,000 seats available at Denver’s Invesco... More »

Want Denver Coronation Tix? Be Prepared to Work

Activists with a plan will be rewarded with seats at Dem's acceptance speech

(Newser) - Barack Obama wants you to help fill Denver’s Invesco Field for his coronation at the Democratic convention—but you’ll have to work for it, the Denver Post reports. A campaign official says would-be spectators will have to outline a plan for activism before and after the Aug. 28... More »

Obama Planning Huge Convention Rally

Democratic nominee will give speech before 76,000-seat stadium

(Newser) - Barack Obama isn’t canceling the last day of the Democratic National Convention, as was rumored earlier this week—he’s turning it into a massive rally at the Denver Bronco’s Invesco Field, sources tell the Los Angles Times. Obama is confident he can fill the 76,000-seat stadium... More »

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