Post Politics: ep


Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Shorthand

Summary of day's posts.

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:20 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012

CBC Chairman suggests Obama may get a pass from black community

Cleaver says black voters might give Obama a break.

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Romney draws attention to Obama ‘redistribution’ remark from 1998

Romney points to audio released online.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:42 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Scott Brown disagrees with Mitt Romney’s ’47 percent’ comment

Bay State Republican puts daylight between himself and Romney.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:03 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ca, ep

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Romney bio video hits the campaign trail

Video from convention being shown on campaign trail.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Romney on ’47 percent’ comment: We were ‘talking about a campaign’

Romney responds to fundraiser comments.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Mitt Romney’s fundraiser comments: The complete video

Mother Jones posts complete video of the Romney fundraiser.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:28 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Mitt Romney’s fundraising comments: Would mom approve?

Does decades-old interview appear to contrast with Romney's comments at fundraiser?

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:10 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 09/18/2012

The magic number behind Obama’s surprising momentum in Ohio

Why 848,000 matters in Ohio.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:35 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Obama campaign video responds to Romney’s 47 percent remark

The Obama campaign responds with a web video.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/18/2012

At Paul Ryan rally in N.H., some support for Romney’s ’47 percent’ remarks

Support for Romney's '47 percent' comment at Ryan rally.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 09/18/2012

White House spokesman on Romney videos: Presidents elected for ‘all the people,’ not just supporters

White House reacts to Romney video.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:26 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Right-leaning pundits weigh in on Romney videos

How right-leaning pundits are reacting to Romney's missteps.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:48 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Durbin predicts Republicans will keep House majority

The Democratic senator thinks his party will pick up seats, but not enough to win the majority in the lower chamber.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:10 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Ad watch: Mitt Romney reaches out to women

New Romney ad meant to attract women voters.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Mitt Romney at fundraiser: ‘Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace’

Newly released video of Romney at private fundraiser includes foreign policy remarks.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:41 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Reports: Jimmy Carter’s grandson helped leak Romney fundraiser video

Former president's grandson in middle of video that has emerged as major topic in campaign.

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:54 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Romney is going to get more specific

Romney campaign to provide more details about its proposals.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:26 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Paul Ryan wants to dine with Aquinas and Lincoln

Who would Paul Ryan dine with?

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Billionaire Ricketts to spend $10 million for GOP

Wealthy investor planning expensive ad campaign to help GOP candidates.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:50 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Trouble at the top for Mitt Romney?

What will the political fallout be of the story detailing Romney's campaign troubles?

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Ad watch: Mitt Romney’s income and debt argument

Mitt Romney's answer to the "are you better off" question, in ad form.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Standoff between Emanuel and Chicago teachers isn’t over

Chicago teachers strike continues.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:25 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Ad watch: Mitt Romney courting middle class voters

GOP presidential nominee released new positive spot.

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:41 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/09/2012

Obama gets a lift … literally

President Obama got a big bear hug from a fan during a campaign stop in Florida.

By Matt DeLong  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012; ep, Florida, obama, Scott Van Duzer

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Clint Eastwood says empty chair idea hit him just before speech

Actor/director speaks out about convention speech.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Obama: ‘We need to create more jobs faster’

Stumping in New Hampshire, the president reacts to the August jobs report.

By David Nakamura  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Romney says he hasn’t neglected Afghanistan

Republican nominee responds to lingering criticism.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:46 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Obama, Romney in familiar territory Friday

Obama, Romney headed to Iowa and New Hampshire.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:20 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 09/07/2012

White House: Jobs report ‘further evidence’ economy is recovering

White House reacts to August jobs report.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:05 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Romney on August jobs report: ‘this morning is the hangover’

GOP nominee reacts to employment numbers.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:10 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 09/07/2012

A tough monthly jobs report?

Economy added 96,000 jobs.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:05 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Romney launches ads in eight swing states saying Americans are not better off

Republican nominee launches new swing state ads.

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:40 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Obama team buys ‘literally’ on Twitter

Obama campaign turning snark into Web site site clicks.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:57 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @MentionMachine, ep

Posted at 10:32 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Reverend leads ironing board brigade

“I’m not making too much noise, am I?”

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:32 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Big shot donors packed like sardines

If you look around the Time Warner Cable Arena above the electric blue ticker circling the convention floor, you can see a whole lot of VIP suites packed to the rafters with people.

By Amy Gardner  |  10:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:16 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Obama asks for more time

Which Joe Biden would show up tonight? The everyman pol with the ability to connect to the working class American or the gaffe prone caricature?

By Rachel Weiner  |  10:16 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:07 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Folks, you literally need to hear Joe Biden’s speech

No, literally folks.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:07 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Biden wrong on Ryan’s Medicare plan

This is wrong. There are different parts of Medicare, much of which is paid from general revenues and premiums.

By Glenn Kessler  |  10:04 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Fact Check: Biden wrong on Ryan’s Medicare plan

This is wrong. There are different parts of Medicare, much of which is paid from general revenues and premiums.

By Glenn Kessler  |  10:04 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep, Fact Check

Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Pete Wilson mocks Biden from Ryan fundraiser

While Joe Biden was delivering his acceptance speech at the Democratic national convention in Charlotte Thursday night, on the other side of the country, the vice president was at the receiving end of a joke by former California governor Pete Wilson.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:02 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 PM ET, 09/06/2012

The Onion live-spoofs Joe Biden’s DNC speech

Short summary of story

By Matt DeLong  |  10:01 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012; ep

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Palin on Kerry: I can’t believe he knows who I am

Sarah Palin had a quick response to Sen. John Kerry's dig in tonight's speech, saying that she's surprised Kerry would even speak her name.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:58 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:55 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Fact Checker: Did Romney really say, ‘Let Detroit go bankrupt’?

It is important to note that although “bankrupt” often conjures up images of liquidation, Romney called for a “managed bankruptcy.”

By Glenn Kessler  |  09:55 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 09:55 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Fact Check: Did Romney really say, ‘Let Detroit go bankrupt’?

It is important to note that although “bankrupt” often conjures up images of liquidation, Romney called for a “managed bankruptcy.”

By Glenn Kessler  |  09:55 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep, Fact Check

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Pete Wilson at Ryan fundaiser: Clinton redefined sex

Many Republicans were muted in their criticism of Bill Clinton's Wednesday-night Democratic national convention speech. Not so in California.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:48 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Fact Check: Did Obama fight his mother’s insurance companies?

Short summary of story

By Glenn Kessler  |  09:47 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep, Fact Check

Posted at 09:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Jill Biden touts Joe on women’s issues

Jill Biden has done her best to continue to live a private life while serving as second lady.

By Krissah Thompson  |  09:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Joe Biden ad-libs on love

Speaking after his wife Jill, Vice President Joe Biden declared, "It was worth to the trip to hear my wife say what she's never said, that she's always loved me."

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:35 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Democrats devote time to veterans

The first quarter of the 9 p.m. hour of the Democratic National Convention was devoted to honoring veterans -- and touting President Obama's commitment to Americans who have served overseas.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:21 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:13 PM ET, 09/06/2012

The 14-year-old diabetic who wanted to thank Obama

Speaking with a comprehension of health-care policy well beyond her years, Anais said she was grateful that Obama's health-care law would give her the protection she needed.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:13 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Kerry: Ask bin Laden if he’s ‘better off’

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the Democrats’ 2004 presidential nominee, took aim at Mitt Romney’s foreign policy in a very well-received speech Thursday.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:01 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Biden, relater in chief

Advance excerpts show that VIce President Joe Biden, like President Obama, will talk about two "fundamentally different visions" for the future of the country.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:00 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Motor City music guest-stars at the Democratic convention

Short summary of story

By Matt DeLong  |  08:54 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Charlie Crist pulls a reverse Ronald Reagan

Charlie Crist pulled a reverse Ronald Reagan in his convention speech, declaring, "I didn't leave the Republican Party. It left me.".

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:48 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:42 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Need an oil change? Eva Longoria can help

The third Hollywood star to grace the convention stage Thursday night in support of President Obama used the personal-biography tactic that so many speakers at both conventions have employed this year.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  08:42 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Even campaign videos get crowd going

Who knew that a campaign video could bring convention-goers to their feet?

By Amy Gardner  |  08:32 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Celebrities: We’re people too

A pair of Hollywood actors/red-carpet luminaries stepped up as celebvocates for Obama on the convention stage Thursday night.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  08:16 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Wanting Denver all over again

Say the name of the city around Democrats in Charlotte this week and they know exactly what you mean.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:12 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Gabrielle Giffords delivers Pledge of Allegiance

An emotional moment that led even House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to set aside partisan acrimony.

By Ann Gerhart  |  08:08 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 09/06/2012

James Clyburn invokes JFK

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking Democrat in the House, greeted the delegation from his neighboring home state before likening President Obama invoked of one of the great icons in his party’s history, President John F. Kennedy.

By Matt DeLong  |  07:57 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012; ep

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Foo Fighters queue up Obama with acoustic version of ‘My Hero’

Before launching into "My Hero" at the Time Warmer Cable Arena, Foo Fighters' lead singer Dave Grohl called it an appropriate song for the occasion.

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:48 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Reelection speeches usually a snooze

In modern history, acceptance speeches by incumbent presidents have been largely unmemorable.

By Karen Tumulty  |  07:33 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Arena on lockdown, but Al Franken gets in

A surprise addition to tonight's program: the DNC Fun Run.

By Amy Gardner and Philip Rucker  |  07:17 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Zach Wahls explains life with two moms

"I'm awesome at putting the seat down," said Zach Wahls.

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:13 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Messina gives shout-out to shut-outs

Messina sought to reverse any negativity by pointing out the the "5000 watch parties happening all over America."

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Fired up (and donating) in the ballroom

Just before 7 p.m., hundreds of people began streaming down a staircase into an overflow ballroom.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Press restrictions in overflow rooms (UPDATE: Restrictions lifted)

Convention volunteers who directed visitors throughout the week are being offered special access to a ballroom in the NASCAR Hall of Fame, adjacent to the Charlotte Convention Center. But only if they obtained special stickers.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:53 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Debbie Wasserman Schultz talks breast cancer: ‘It’s personal’

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s voice cracked Thursday night at she told her fellow Democrats that when she thinks back on telling them how high the stakes were for the country in ’08, “what I didn’t tell you was how high the stakes were for my family.’’

By Melinda Henneberger  |  06:51 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Tammy Baldwin links Tommy Thompson to Scott Walker

In her speech to the Democratic National Convention, Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin repeatedly linked her opponent this in this fall's Senate race, former governor Tommy Thompson, to her state's current polarizing leader, Gov. Scott Walker.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:50 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Obama: ‘A choice between two different paths’

President Obama will frame this election as "the clearest choice of any time in a generation."

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:31 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 09/06/2012

John Lewis: ‘I don’t want to go back’

"I first came to this city in 1961, the year Barack Obama was born. I was one of the original 13 Freedom Riders," Lewis said.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:21 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 09/06/2012

What Sandra Fluke said to Bill Clinton

Short summary of story

By Ann Gerhart  |  06:18 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Some Obama supporters’ patience wearing thin

And with five hours to go, nobody has told them anything.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Barney Frank talks ‘Myth Romney,’ ignores teleprompter

Barney Frank goes off-script.

By Aaron Blake and Rachel Weiner  |  05:53 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Mitt Romney: I ‘don’t plan’ on watching Obama

Asked if he would watch President Obama tonight, Romney responded, “Uh, don’t plan on it."

By Rachel Weiner  |  05:32 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 09/06/2012

James Taylor: ‘I’m an old white guy, and I love Barack Obama’

After singing "Carolina In My Mind" from the convention floor, James Taylor weighed in on election coverage.

By Rachel Weiner  |  05:14 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Disappointed Obama supporter: ‘I can’t blame anybody’

Her shoulders drooped as she said, “"Ii'm let down. But I know I can'’t blame anybody.”"

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Flashback: Obama’s 2004 and 2008 convention speeches

Obama's speech will surely be compared to his last two convention appearances.

By Rachel Weiner  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012

UPDATE: BIll Clinton IS more popular than football

His speech drew more viewers than the NFL season opener.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Tonight’s Democratic convention schedule

An approximate schedule for speakers at the podium on the Democratic National Convention’s third night in Charlotte, courtesy of the Obama campaign.

By Rachel Weiner  |  03:51 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Steelworker speaker did not work for Bain

One of the three convention speakers billed as “former employees of companies controlled by Bain Capital" never actually worked for a company run by Bain.

By Rachel Weiner  |  03:02 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Obama tells shut-out supporters: We ‘have to roll with it’

On a conference call Thursday, President Obama spoke with supporters who, due to the change of venue, will no longer be able to attend his convention speech.

By Rachel Weiner  |  02:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Arne Duncan’s daughter covering Democratic convention

Education secretary's daughter covering Charlotte convention.

By Lyndsey Layton  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Ad watch: Romney plays Clinton against Obama

GOP nominee tries to use top Obama surrogate against him.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Gabby Giffords to lead Pledge of Allegiance

Former congresswoman who nearly lost her life in a 2001 shooting will appear in Charlotte.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Paul Ryan hits Democrats on removal of ‘God’ from platform

Republican vice presidential nominee goes on offense on the campaign trail in Colorado.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:03 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, ep

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Breaking up with Obama

New GOP ad portrays dinner break-up with the president.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Bill Clinton’s inspiration?

Bill Clinton is known as a great speechwriter, but on Wednesday he appears to have gotten one of his most memorable lines from a former adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.

By Rachel Weiner  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Obama’s staging considerations

A look at the relevance of the sites and settings of the president's events.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:55 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Michelle Obama will attend Finance Committee meeting

First lady to stop by meeting in Charlotte.

By Krissah Thompson  |  10:33 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Tom Brokaw taken to hospital in Charlotte

Longtime reporter felt 'light-headed.'

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:51 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Hillary Clinton watches Bill Clinton’s speech

Secretary of state watches from overseas.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:27 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 09/06/2012

A flight change option in Charlotte

Airline offers ability to switch flights following decision to hold Thursday's convention events indoors.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:10 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:24 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Bill Clinton makes passionate case for Obama

Bill Clinton tweaked his speech until the last minute.

By Rachel Weiner  |  11:24 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Bill Clinton’s job competition

Clinton numbers were in May Bloomberg News article.

By Rachel Weiner  |  10:47 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Elizabeth Warren: ‘The game is rigged’

Massachusetts Senate candidate makes populist case for Obama.

By Amy Gardner  |  10:37 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Elizabeth Warren: ‘The game is rigged’

Massachusetts Senate candidate makes populist case for Obama.

By Amy Gardner  |  10:37 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Sandra Fluke goes on the attack

Fluke warned of an America in which women “access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it.”

By Matt DeLong  |  10:08 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Van Hollen: I thought Ryan would be ‘serious’

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the Budget Committee that GOP vice presidential pick Paul Ryan chairs, took on his counterpart on Wednesday.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:03 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 09/05/2012

A booming defense of the auto bailout

UAW President Bob King brought a thunderous audience to its feet in Charlotte Wednesday with a booming defense of President Obama's bailout of the automobile industry.

By Amy Gardner  |  10:02 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Convention speakers: Romney fired us

Three speakers in a row blamed Mitt Romney and Bain Capital for destroying the places they worked -- essentially, an Obama campaign attack ad in convention form.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:59 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Bill Butcher and his beer: Derecho survivors

Alexandria-based craft brewer was profiled in the Post earlier this summer.

By Natalie Jennings  |  09:27 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Obama will be in hall tonight

Obama will listen to Clinton's speech.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:27 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:20 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Benita Veliz, undocumented immigrant, speaks

"President Obama fought for the DREAM Act to help people like me, and when Congress refused to pass it he didn't give up, instead he took action," she said.

By Krissah Thompson  |  09:20 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Barney Frank’s speech moved to Thursday

Barney Frank's speech was moved to Thursday.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:08 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Hickenlooper invokes Aurora shooting

Popular Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has been mentioned often as a young Democratic leader with potential for national office, said recent tragedies in Colorado provide an example of how Americans can come together.

By Vincent Bzdek  |  09:01 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Convention arena at capacity, doors shut

Short summary of story

By Amy Gardner  |  08:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Hoyer: Even Romney must think we’re better off

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) gave an issue-oriented, business-like defense of the Obama administration in a dense speech.

By Krissah Thompson  |  08:33 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Line of the night

Short summary of story

By Rachel Weiner  |  08:25 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Gabrielle Giffords will appear Thursday

Short summary of story

By Rachel Weiner  |  08:16 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Mikulski: We’ll fight with ‘shoulders square, lipstick on’

Short summary of story

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:47 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Congressional Black Caucus takes DNC to church

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus raised an issue that has civil rights groups around the country concerned -- the changes to the nation's voting laws.

By Krissah Thompson  |  07:42 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Schumer defends Obama on Israel

Short summary of story

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:39 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Gabby Giffords spotted in Charlotte

Fox News' Greta van Susteren writes on her blog that former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, have been sighted at a hotel in Charlotte.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:42 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Obama intervened in Jerusalem dispute

President made sure change was made.

By Scott Wilson  |  06:38 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Romney camp to Dems: Stop ‘trivializing Nazism’

Through surrogate Norm Coleman, a former Minnesota senator, Mitt Romney's campaign has responded to various Democrats invocations of Nazism during the Democratic National Convention.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Gabby Douglas delivers Pledge of Allegiance

She may have been overshadowed a bit by a contentious floor vote, but Olympian Gabby Douglas got nothing but goodwill.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:22 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Romney tax records stolen?

Short summary of story

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:15 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Clinton: ‘What kind of country do you want to live in?’

President Obama's campaign has released some excerpts from former President Bill Clinton's Democratic convention speech.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:04 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Undocumented immigrant to speak at convention

Tonight, for the first time, an undocumented immigrant will speak at a national political convention.

By Rachel Weiner  |  05:59 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 09/05/2012

No comment from Romney on Michelle Obama

Said he didn't watch her speech but he respects the first lady.

By Rachel Weiner  |  05:39 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Jerusalem change made to party platform, over loud objections

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland introduced two amendments: one affirming Americans' "God-given potential" and another recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

By Scott Wilson  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Jerusalem language going back in DNC platform

Democrats will put language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital back into the party platform, <a href="http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/05/13686491-dems-to-reinstate-language-on-jerusalem?lite">according to NBC News</a>.

By Rachel Weiner  |  04:59 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Another Occupy protest march

Occupy movement protesters march through Uptown Charlotte, where the Democratic National Convention is being held, chanting "Money out of politics" and "They say cut back, we say fight back."

By Rachel Weiner  |  04:32 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/05/2012

For the first time, MSNBC wins

Another sign of how divided America is right now: we don't watch conventions together.

By Rachel Weiner  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Debbie Wasserman Schultz gets four Pinocchios

The Fact Checker has weighed in and determined that the Democratic National Committee chairwoman lied when claiming she was misquoted by the Washington Examiner.

By Rachel Weiner  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Obama campaign: Really, it’s just about weather

President Obama's campaign beat back questions from reporters today about why the incumbent's convention speech was moved from Charlotte's Bank of America stadium indoors to the Time Warner Cable Arena.

By Rachel Weiner  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Mark Warner: Angling for 2016?

It's no secret that Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is a frustrated junior senator.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Kal Penn: Obama’s no hypocrite

The "Harold and Kumar" actor emphasized that he was not his weed-loving movie character. "I'm not a marijuana expert," he said.

By Rachel Weiner  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Gabby Douglas to lead pledge of allegiance

Gabby Douglas will make an appearance in Charlotte.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:07 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Scarlett Johansson vs. Clint Eastwood?

Report says actresses could appear at Democratic convention.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 09/05/2012

South Carolina Dem chair compares Haley to Hitler mistress

Another Democrat makes a Nazi reference this week.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:11 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Paul Ryan explains marathon mistake

Short summary of story

By Rachel Weiner  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Yvette Clarke struggles with history

Yvette Clarke says slavery was still going on in 1898.

By Rachel Weiner  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Paul Ryan praises Bill Clinton

Stumping in Iowa, the Republican vice presidential nominee mentions the former president, who will speak at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Ad watch: American Crossroads hits Obama slogan

Republican-aligned non-profit group hits Obama with new $6.6 million ad buy.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:14 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 09/05/2012

GOP cries foul on ‘severe weather’

A meteorologist reacts to the decision to move Thursday's events indoors.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:06 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Weather concerns push Obama’s convention speech indoors

Speech moved from outdoor stadium.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:06 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Wasserman Schultz denies comment on Israeli ambassador

Audio appears to be at odds with DNC chair's comment.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:56 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Coming up next in Charlotte…

Clinton, Warren headline night two at the DNC.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:37 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Paul Ryan: Dem platform’s lack of God ‘peculiar’

GOP vice presidential nominee hits back at Democratic criticism.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:26 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Julian Castro’s well-wishers

Keynote speaker stopped by fans after speech.

By Kevin Merida  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Patrick: ‘It is time for Democrats to grow a backbone’

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick gave a rousing speech Tuesday night, attacking Mitt Romney with a hometown perspective.

By Rachel Weiner  |  11:43 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Democrats appeal to women, Latinos, young people on first night

First lady Michelle Obama declared Tuesday that her husband’s record in office has proven his values, his vision and his courage, as the Democrats opened their convention here with a wide-ranging appeal to the diverse constituencies and interests they must bring out in force to re-elect the president.

By Karen Tumulty  |  11:15 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Michelle Obama: We’re like you

Michelle Obama went deep into a theme that other speakers Tuesday night touched on: Barack Obama is just like you.

By Krissah Thompson  |  11:05 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 09/04/2012

President Obama watches from home

Obama and daughters watch Michelle's speech from the treaty room.

By Rachel Weiner  |  11:02 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Carina Castro tosses her hair, wins the internet

Julian Castro's three-year-old daughter, Carina, flipped her hair and adorably shrugged into the limelight as her dad made his debut on the national political stage.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:50 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 PM ET, 09/04/2012

The next Barack Obama?

Julian Castro's keynote positions him as rising star.

By Rachel Weiner  |  10:35 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 09/04/2012

DNC star: Swiss bank accounts

O'Malley raised the specter of a Mitt Romney presidency with budget priorities that would undermine critical American values.

By John Wagner  |  10:06 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 09/04/2012

The I-4 corridor makes an appearance

A member of the Florida delegation brings up the competitive line.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:00 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:57 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Scandal-plagued Rep. in the house

A scathing ethics report isn't keeping Rep. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) from participating in the Democratic National Convention.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:57 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:54 PM ET, 09/04/2012

A popular sign

Women's issues have been very prominent Tuesday night; almost every speaker, male and female, has mentioned reproductive rights.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:54 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Kal Penn cracks Clint Eastwood joke

Many young voters may know Kal Penn from his role in the movie "Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle" or his role on the show "House."

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:42 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Emanuel: Obama a ‘once-in-a-generation president’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered a spirited defense of President Obama’s first term, saying his steady leadership delivered “the change we believed in.”

By Philip Rucker  |  09:40 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Colorado delegates surprised by enthusiasm

Four years ago Democrats met in Denver en route to winning Colorado for President Obama. This year, Colorado Democrats are some of the few with prime seats on the convention floor.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Factcheck: Sebelius’ $6,400 number has issues

Sebelius asserted that the Ryan plan for Medicare would cost seniors "as much as $6,400" extra a year. But there serious problems with that number, as Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler explians in this video.

By Glenn Kessler  |  09:29 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Fact Check: Sebelius’ $6,400 number has issues

Sebelius asserted that the Ryan plan for Medicare would cost seniors "as much as $6,400" extra a year. But there serious problems with that number, as Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler explians in this video.

By Glenn Kessler  |  09:29 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:20 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Democrats get Artur Davis moment

"As a former Republican, I represent a group of Americans who all too often have no one to speak for them," Chafee said in a halting cadence, adding that "moderates" actually embody the best values of both liberals and conservatives.

By Matt DeLong  |  09:20 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:17 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Sebelius praises Romneycare

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took the unusual step Tuesday of praising her party’s opponent in the presidential election.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:17 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Strickland goes for Romney’s throat

Short summary of story

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:15 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Tammy Duckworth: Romney ignored Afghanistan

Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth will make the case Tuesday night that President Obama has been an effective commander-in-chief and criticize Mitt Romney for not mentioning the war in Afghanistan during his Republican National Convention address last week.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:45 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012

NARAL Prez: ‘Women in America cannot trust Mitt Romney’

Maria Ciano, a former Republican, was one of many women who emphasized President Obama's support for reproductive rights Tuesday night.

By Rachel Weiner  |  08:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Democratic platform shifts on Israel

The Romney campaign and its supporters reacted angrily Tuesday to a few lines in the Democratic Party platform that leave room for negotiation of the status of Jerusalem and Palestinian refugees in any final peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians.

By Scott Wilson  |  08:04 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Dem women appear in force

One by one, nine female House Democrats and congressional candidates ticked off President Obama's first-term accomplishments that benefited women and repeated the slogan that they stand at the ready to join the president to "move America forward."

By Matt DeLong  |  08:02 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Kennedy tribute video includes Romney hit

Even a tribute video to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) provided an opportunity for Democrats to knock Mitt Romney, as many speakers have tonight.

By Rachel Weiner  |  07:55 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Call it Kennedy 4.0

House, flew to Charlotte Tuesday to make a brief introduction before a video tribute to his great uncle, former Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.).

By Rachel Weiner  |  07:49 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Occupy protest kind of killed D.C. vote protest

Local leaders’ efforts to push for more democracy in D.C. at the Democratic National Convention got off to a rather chaotic start Tuesday, when a police operation interfered with a downtown Charlotte rally.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:38 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Meet Julian Castro

San Antonio mayor Julian Castro introduces himself and his family ahead of his keynote speech on Tuesday in a video on the Obama campaign YouTube page.

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:31 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Reid: ‘We can only imagine’ what’s in Romney’s tax returns

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) used his address tonight to continue his assault on Mitt Romney for not releasing more tax returns.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:20 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Tim Kaine: Virginia is purple now

Democrats want to present the presidential election as a clear choice and former Democratic Chairman Tim Kaine came prepared to draw several distinctions between President Obama and Mitt Romney in his Tuesday convention speech.

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:09 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Democrats’ version of ‘you didn’t build that’

Doug Stern, an Ohio firefighter who until recently was a Republican, told the Charlotte crowd that he switched parties because Republicans don't appreciate the middle class.

By Rachel Weiner  |  07:04 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Texas Rep: Romney embraced ‘racial profiling policies’

Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (D-Texas) spoke at the Democratic convention of President Obama's commitment to Hispanic-Americans -- and accused Mitt Romney of backing racial profiling.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:48 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Paul Ryan: Hey, where’s your debt clock?

"We had a debt clock at the convention last week. I don’t see the debt clock at the convention this week."

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:24 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Dems more enthusiastic?

Crowd more engaged with speakers than they were in Tampa.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:20 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/04/2012

‘Cor-y! Cor-y!’

"This is out platform. This is our American mission."

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Pariah status for D.C. mayor

Seating is everything, in Washington, in politics, at conventions.

By Ann Gerhart  |  06:11 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Phyllis Schlafly: I never told Akin to drop out

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly says she never urged Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to end his bid against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), contrary to a BuzzFeed report.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:08 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 09/04/2012

And we’re off

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz gavels in the convention.

By Rachel Weiner  |  05:06 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 09/04/2012

A maybe bounce for Romney

Mitt Romney got a one-point bump since the Republican National Convention in CNN polling -- well within the margin of error.

By Rachel Weiner  |  04:45 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Are you better off?

The new Romney campaign slogan.

By Rachel Weiner  |  04:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Another Hitler reference at DNC

Kansas Democrat compares Republicans to Nazi propagandists.

By Rachel Weiner  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Eastwooding all the rage

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter took the stage with four other speakers for a Google-hosted panel on communities of color and the economy and noticed an empty chair next to him.

By Kevin Merida  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Why Obama is feeling good

In an interview with the Washington Post, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is wrong to suggest both President Obama and Mitt Romney are avoiding the issue of gun control.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Occupy protesters march on DNC

Sit-down protest blocks buses to convention.

By Rachel Weiner  |  03:38 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Obama’s stoner humor draws hypocrisy charge

Advocates of medical marijuana use aren't laughing.

By Rachel Weiner  |  02:59 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Introducing Michelle Obama, seeking military vote

President Obama's play for military veterans and their families continued Tuesday, when Michelle Obama was scheduled to be introduced at the Democratic National Convention by a woman with a family's worth of military credentials.

By Amy Gardner  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Obama gives firefighters some beer

Obama hands out more beer.

By David Nakamura  |  02:33 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Michele Obama previews convention speech

Michelle Obama will talk about the kind of man her husband is.

By Krissah Thompson  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Dukakis: I know Mitt Romney…

Former presidential nominee weighs on GOP nominee's Bay State record.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:09 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Gabrielle Giffords launches PAC

Democrat and Republican will serve as co-chairs.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:49 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Charlotte area storms possible on Thursday

Democratic officials watch weather in advance of Obama's speech.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Republicans on offense over ‘are you better off’ question

New sign at Ryan rally in Ohio.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Schumer: Bloomberg unfair to Obama

New York senator disagrees with NYC mayor's take.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Virgil Goode: A complication for Romney in Virginia?

Former congressman qualifies for ballot in commonwealth.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:40 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Don’t let the bedbugs bite…

Concerns in Charlotte over the pests?

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Bill Clinton’s convention mission

Looking ahead to the former president's Wednesday speech.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Coming up next in Charlotte…

A rundown of Tuesday's top speakers.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Democrats release party platform

Delegates set to vote on it Tuesday.

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:52 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Paul Ryan defends convention remarks: ‘Read the speech’

GOP vice presidential nominee responds to criticism.

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:38 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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