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Denver dispatches – Erik Tarloff – Sunday 24th August

By Erik Tarloff  

My wife and I arrived in Denver for the Democratic convention this evening.  The airport was swarming, and security downtown extraordinarily tight.  Cops everywhere.  On bicycles, on foot, in cars.  Our driver told us the city had entirely sealed off several blocks of downtown this afternoon because two unclaimed packages were found on the street.  Their contents, no surprise, proved to be innocuous.

We’re staying in the same hotel Barack Obama will be using, and the security here is especially stringent.  Indeed, we were even prevented from going to our room when we first arrived.  Special credentials are required to use…

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