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2012 Democratic National Convention

Read Barney Frank's Democratic National Convention Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) delivered his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night. Below, the Democratic congressman's remar...

Romney Death Threat Under Investigation

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Julia Rodriguez, a Democratic delegate from New York, is reportedly under investigation by the Secret Service after she told a reporter at the Democra...

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 | 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. ...

Alice Hines

Jim Sinegal Explains Why Democrats Love Costco | Alice Hines | Posted 09.06.2012 | Business

Costco, the Seattle-based warehouse store, has always been a bit unconventional. In its 29-year history, the big box retailer has sold paper towels al...

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' | 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)...

Dem Offers Stinging Indictment Of 'Absurd' GOP

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday called the race for the White House a "gut check election" and offered a stinging indictment...

Dave Jamieson

DNC Spotlights Weak Union Presence In North Carolina | 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 ...

Amanda Terkel

LISTEN: Obama Calls Disappointed Supporters Shut Out Of Convention Speech | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tens of thousands of the most loyal Democratic activists won't get to watch President Barack Obama's big convention speech on Thurs...

'TOON: Bill Clinton Plays The Facts

Posted 09.06.2012 | Latino Voices

Bill Clinton strolled onto the DNC stage for last night's keynote speech and spoke some beautiful music to Democrat ears, riffing off-script, leading ...

Dem 'Mistake' Draws Strong Criticism

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — One of President Barack Obama's top allies said Thursday that Democrats made a mistake when they omitted from the party platf...

Laura Bassett

Obama Abortion Stance Criticized In Ad Airing During DNC Broadcast | 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.

Clinton Hugs Obama On Stage Following Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

By BEN FELLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Barack Obama and Bill Clinton sealed their political alliance with a bow and a bear hug. It ...

Christina Wilkie

Meet The Biggest Fat Cat At The DNC | 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...

The Biggest Difference Between Obama and Clinton

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Clinton's magic, which is so woefully lacking in Obama, is his rapacious hunger for the spotlight and a genuine love of politics and politicians. Clinton absorbs it all like an addicted sponge, while Obama rejects it all like a saturated sponge.

Bill Clinton Speech Highlights

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Highlights from former President Bill Clinton's speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.: ECONOMY...

CAPTION CONTEST: Clinton Bows To Obama

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. Following the speech, President Barack Obam...

Obama's Organizing Could Prove Key

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama's campaign rallies in battleground states aren't just about winning hearts and minds. They're also about som...

Howard Fineman

Bill Clinton Descends From Olympus | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE – Had life turned out differently, Bill Clinton would have been a great trial lawyer. Last night he used his wit, charm and guile – ...

WATCH: Bill Clinton's Best Zingers

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Bill Clinton drew no shortage of laughs with his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. HuffPost's Ryan Grim and Jon War...

LIVE UPDATES: All Eyes On Obama On Final Day Of Democratic Convention

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Former president Bill Clinton brought the house down on Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, and now all eyes turn to Barack Obama. ...