The DNC Should Not Be Held in Brooklyn and Exhibit A is Our Awful Pitch Video

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You may have heard New York City is one of six cities vying for the privilege of hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Or, more specifically, that Mayor Bill de Blasio submitted a bid to host the event on behalf of the borough of Brooklyn. Think of a Barclays Center-hosted DNC as a wonkier version of the VMAs; all the same traffic problems, but no Katy Perry.

On Tuesday, the mayor's office released a video intended to convince the DNC to hold the 2016 convention here... we think? It is so incredibly generic that its hard to imagine anyone involved with the production and release of the video - including the mayor himself - thought it made New York look at all alluring.

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Democratic Party Approves Same-Sex Marriage Equality Plank for DNC

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Chris Johnson at the Washington Blade is reporting that the Democratic Party has approved a same-sex marriage equality platform plank for the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

Quoting outgoing, openly gay congressman Barney Frank, the Blade reports that a 15 member panel unanimously backed including language that supports the right for same-sex couples to marry. Despite President Obama's wink-wink, nudge-nudge stance about states' rights on marriage, the DNC plank sounds like it will mirror the administration's legal battle for full marriage equality at the federal level.

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