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2012 Democratic Convention

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Reveal Their Plans If Mitt Romney Wins In November

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The November election is still two months away, and President Barack Obama's reelection is anything but certain. Yet Democrats are ...

Joe Walsh To Sandra Fluke: 'Go Get A Job'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) took aim at Georgetown University Law graduate Sandra Fluke on Saturday, attacking her on the issue of birth control. In a...

Villaraigosa: DNC Jerusalem Controversy 'A Lot Of Ado About Nothing'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

Democratic National Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa stood by his handling of the party's decision to change its platform on God and Jerusalem...

Ryan Grim

Corporate Cash Ban Changes Face Of Democratic Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama steamrolled into Denver in the summer of 2008, vowing to change the very nature of American politics as a four-day celebration coronated ...

Obama: 'Climate Change Is Not A Hoax'

Posted 09.07.2012 | Green

"Climate change is not a hoax," President Obama declared to a cheering crowd on Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention. Obama's decl...

Fired Bain Worker Blasted As $100,000 Takedown Artist

Neil Katz | Posted 09.07.2012 | Business

To hear the conservative blogosphere tell it, Randy Johnson is a $100,000 per year, heat-seeking missile that big unions and the Obama campaign have p...

Obama: America Can 'Out-Educate And Out-Compete' Any Country On Earth

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. President Barack Obama had barely begun his acceptance speech at the De...

Jaweed Kaleem

Top Catholic Archbishop Prays At DNC, Alludes To Abortion And Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.07.2012 | Religion

Offering a benediction to close the Democratic National Convention, Cardinal Timothy Dolan largely stuck to a similar script as he did when praying in...

Gene Demby

101-Year-Old Voting Rights Activist At The Democratic Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 09.06.2012 | Black Voices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On Thursday afternoon, an old lady in a wheelchair and her caregiver waited near the exit of the convention center here, delayed fr...

Biden Video Paints VP As Middle Class Hero

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

An introductory video before Vice President Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic National Convention sought to cast him firmly as a success story of A...

Janell Ross

Dream Activists Enter the Political Mainstream

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 09.06.2012 | Latino Voices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In 2010, Gaby Pacheco was a frustrated college student planning a 1,055-mile protest walk from Florida to Washington, D.C. The l...

Sandra Fluke Doesn't Buy Bill Clinton's Claim Of Nerves: 'Sir. Please.'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Girl's got some spunk. Newly minted Democratic star Sandra Fluke shared a moment with former President Bill Clinton backstage at the Democratic Na...

Man Arrested Over Alleged Threat To Obama

AP | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 21-year-old Charlotte man has been arrested by the Secret Service for allegedly posting threats to kill President Barack Obama on...

Michael Calderone

Obama Aide Denies Reporter's Claim Of Being Kicked Out Of DNC

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.06.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to President Barack Obama, denies journalist Michael Tracey's claim that she or her staff had him re...

Ryan Grim

Young Man With Two Moms Inspires Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zach Wahls, who rose to Internet stardom with a moving plea before the Iowa legislature on behalf of gay marriage, spoke Thursday a...

Storm Soaks Charlotte Hours Before Obama's Speech

AP | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Not a single raindrop is falling from a nearly cloudless sky in Charlotte, N.C., as President Barack Obama begins delivering h...

Billionaire Dispatches from the DNC: Day 2 (We're Buy-Partisan)

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

If we expect to protect our billionaire agenda from the tyranny of the majority, we need to cultivate some Democrats who will work tirelessly on our behalf.

Sam Stein

Michael Dukakis Recalls Delivering Acceptance Speech At 1988 Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There are 13 people currently living who have given a primetime convention speech accepting their party's presidential nomination. ...

WATCH: New Romney Ad Attacks Obama Using 2008 Clinton Comments

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

That didn't take long. Just hours after Bill Clinton's well-received Democratic National Convention speech, Republican presidential candidate Mitt ...

Jon Ward

Teachers' Union Leader: 'I Know We've Done Things Wrong'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It is a soul-searching moment for the teachers' unions. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)...

Dave Jamieson

DNC Spotlights Weak Union Presence In North Carolina

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Jenni Hembree remembers how demanding the guests were when she worked at the Holiday Inn Express in Charlotte, N.C., near Independence Boulevard. One ...

Laura Bassett

Obama Abortion Stance Criticized In Ad Airing During DNC Broadcast

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

As a counterpoint to the cheers for reproductive freedom reverberating throughout the Democratic National Convention, the anti-abortion group Susan B....

Duke Energy's Jim Rogers to Address DNC, Despite Supporting ALEC's Voter Suppression

Whit Jones | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Whit Jones

It's time for Jim Rogers and Duke Energy to dump ALEC. Thirty-eight major corporations have already left ALEC, so what is Duke waiting for? Mr. Rogers tells us that we'll know in "due time." That time is now.

Christina Wilkie

Meet The Biggest Fat Cat At The DNC

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Convention is a pivotal event for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, his single biggest opportunity...

Michelle Rhee: How Obama -- Or Romney -- Should Change Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington, D.C.’s public schools...