Parties to Allow Bloggers to Cover Conventions for First Time (washingtonpost.com) "The Democratic Party plans to give media credentials to a select group of bloggers who want to cover the event, where Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) is expected to accept his party's presidential nomination. The group has not announced which bloggers might get the passes, but that information will come in the "next few weeks," an event spokeswoman said. The convention begins July 26."
Unless they plan to use some type of jamming device, I don't see how they can prevent people from blogging, e.g., using Verizon wide-area wireless.
(Okay, that's enough blogs + politics for this month...)