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2012 Democratic National Convention

FULL TEXT: Read Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Convention Remarks

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered her Democratic National Convention speech on Wednesday night. Below, Pelosi's remarks as prepared for...

Howard Fineman

Obama's 2012 Campaign Seeks 2008 Grassroots Enthusiasm | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michelle Obama arrived on the stage here to the strains of Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." The audience rocked in the ...

Michael McAuliff

Chuck Schumer: Mitt Would Exterminate Middle Class | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer declared himself the son of a middle-class exterminator Wednesday night at the Democratic Convention, then predicted ...

FULL TEXT: Read Chuck Schumer's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) addressed the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Below, the Democratic senator's speech as prepa...

Jaweed Kaleem

Democrats Fight Back Anti-Religion Accusations | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee's top representative to faith communities lashed back Wednesday against accusations that the party is anti-religion ...

Michael McAuliff

Patty Murray Invokes Seamus At Democratic National Convention | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Democrats' Senate campaign operation invoked Mitt Romney's infamous treatment of the family dog on a long ago vacation W...

Patty Murray Delivers DNC Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) delivered her speech to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Below, the Democratic lawmaker'...

DNC Rules Raise Danger for Protesters

Dan Johnson | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Dan Johnson

Charlotte, N.C., has many things in store for convention attendees. But between item restrictions, free-speech zones, airport-style security and the militarization of convention police, Charlotte will have many other things in store for those willing to disagree.

Read Excerpts Of Bill Clinton's Speech

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

Bill Clinton will address the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Below, excerpts of the former president's prepared remarks: "In...

Jon Ward

Democrats Efforts To Reinsert 'God' And 'Jerusalem' Into Platform Met With Loud Opposition | Jon Ward | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A rare unscripted moment at the Democratic National Convention here Wednesday resulted in an embarrassing moment for the party that...

Janell Ross

Michelle Obama: Roll Up Your Sleeves | Janell Ross | Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

Charlotte, N.C. -- Fresh off her barn-burner convention speech Tuesday night, First Lady Michelle Obama made an appeal Wednesday to the varied constit...

Michael Calderone

MSNBC President On Beating Fox In Ratings: 'Friggin' Fantastic' | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- MSNBC president Phil Griffin is a happy man. On Wednesday afternoon, Griffin learned that MSNBC was the top-rated cable network ...

Party Animals

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

I've been attending conventions since 1964, when as a student I smuggled floor passes to the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party insurgents in Atlantic City. And I've never seen anything as well choreographed and unified as night one of the 2012 convention.

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin To Counter Paul Ryan In Convention Speech | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- High-profile Wisconsinites were center stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. last week, with the vice presiden...

Clinton Speech Headlines Wednesday

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

By JULIE PACE AND CALVIN WOODWARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama swept into his convention city Wednesday, eager to ac...

WATCH: Fluke, Clinton, Warren Have Media In A Frenzy

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Look who's up tonight for Day 2 of the Democratic Convention! Sandra Fluke, Elizabeth Warren, and Bill Clinton are set to speak, and judging from the ...

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate Lobbies, Super PACs Troll DNC For Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- "Jeff Bridges, eat your heart out!" yelled Martin O'Malley, clad in a black t-shirt and jeans, before launching into a raucous Iris...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrants Arrested At Democratic National Convention | Elise Foley | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ten undocumented immigrants filed off a brightly-painted bus here on Tuesday and walked to an intersection across from the Time War...

Big Tradition Dampened For Obama

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — No balloons? What kind of a political convention is that? With a threat of rain, there will be no downpour of Democratic ball...

'TOON: 'Invisible Osama Bin Laden' At The DNC

Posted 09.26.2012 | Latino Voices

Everyone's been talking about 'invisible Obama' and how the meme might surface at the Democrats' convention this week. Political satirist Lalo Alcaraz...

Castro Daughter Flips Hair, Steals Spotlight

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, entered the national political spotlight with his Tuesday night speech at the Democratic National Convention. ...

Arthur Delaney

Better Off Than Four Years Ago, But Making Less Money | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sonia Street makes less money than she used to, but she says she is better off today than four years ago thanks to lessons learned ...

American Crossroads Knocks Obama Slogan 'Forward'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

As President Barack Obama's supporters flock to the Democratic National Convention with signs bearing his 2012 slogan "Forward," Karl Rove's super PAC...

Jayhawks Are In The House

John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
John Celock

Kansas Democrats are out in force at the Democratic National Convention, including cheering on a home stater on the podium. Jason Perkey, the executiv...

Julian Castro Enters National Spotlight With Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro entered the national spotlight with his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Castro didn'...