Obama's friends up north
The New Democrats will continue their ongoing flirtation with all things Obama this August when they hold their convention in Halifax. A keynote speaker at the convention will be Anita Dunn, recently named as White House Communication Director. According to this article Dunn may not still be in that job by August -- it's apparently a short-term stint -- but NDPers can expect a good spech. Dunn is, as the article says, "considered one of the more skilled message planners in the party."