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2012 Democratic National Convention

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren To Target Scott Brown's Voting Record | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With two months until Election Day, Democrats are eager to take the Massachusetts Senate race directly to Scott Brown by highlighti...

Obama: I'll Try Not To Cry

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

By MATTHEW DALY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NORFOLK, Va. — In the final run-up to his convention, President Barack Obama implored college students Tu...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Will Have More To Say About Afghanistan This Week. That's The Easy Part. | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

When President Barack Obama addresses the nation on Thursday night at the end of this week's Democratic National Convention, he will have no trouble s...

Dave Jamieson

SEIU Chief On Romney: 'He Wants To Take Us Out' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Since the early days of the Republican primary, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been taking occasional shots at organized ...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Head: Ground Game Will Make 2008 Look Like 'Jurassic Park' | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The predominant worry within Democratic circles is that the president's small lead in many of the important battleground states wil...

DNC Convention and a Second-Term Presidential Transition

Heath Brown | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

He will identify new policy priorities and the ways he will seek to implement policy successes such as the Affordability Care Act. He will undertake a second-term presidential transition, but who exactly will be in place to execute these plans?

Jason Cherkis

One Charlotte Family Struggles To Escape Homelessness | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In mid-February, Sheron Young, 39, moved from Columbus, Ga., to Charlotte to follow her dream of becoming a chef. She arrived by tr...

Jennifer Bendery

Valerie Jarrett: Business Community Has 'Great Deal Of Confidence' In Obama | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said while it may be true that the financial industry isn't giving as much money to Pres...

Cory Booker Ad Misspells Obama's Name: Report

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) took out an ad in New Jersey's directory of delegates and reportedly misspelled President Barack Obama's name, according ...

DNC Keynote Speaker Followed Mother's Tougher Path

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

By PAUL J. WEBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is a rising star in the Democrats' firmament with a collection o...

Why I'm a Democrat

Christopher Lamb | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

The Democratic Party, when it is at its best, provides a cup of humanity to those who need it. It feeds those who are hungry. It protects those who need protecting. It provides hope for those who have lost theirs.

Dem's Star Rising As Convention Kicks Off

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Anthony Foxx had been mayor for barely a year when he got the news: Charlotte was chosen to host the Democratic National Convention...

How Clinton Became Obama's Secret Weapon

The Washington Post | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE -- Four years ago in Denver, Bill Clinton was given the assignment of making the world believe that he liked Barack Obama and wanted him to ...

Christina Wilkie

Dirty Politics: Charlotte's Underworld Hungrily Awaits The DNC | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

The VIP section of a popular nightclub in Charlotte, N.C., was booming on a Thursday night in mid-June, as well-dressed revelers passed around top-she...

Jason Linkins

The Seven People You'll Meet At The DNC | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Obama will be the guy in dad jeans kissing babies, and Biden will be the white-haired fellow whispering obscenities under his breath. How do you spot ...

Democratic Convention Kicks Off In Charlotte

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

By CALVIN WOODWARD AND JULIE PACE, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four years later Democrats have gathered again, this time in support of a p...

Follow The Democratic National Convention On Twitter

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

A starring player at this year's Democratic National Convention will be Twitter. Through the use of Twitter and other social media, those not attendin...

LIVE UPDATES: Democratic National Convention Kicks Off In Charlotte

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Convention is finally here after the Republican National Convention wrapped up in Tampa, Fla. last week. Michelle Obama's ...

Sam Stein

Democrats Release Their 2012 Party Platform (READ) | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Democratic Party unveiled its formal 2012 platform on Monday night. And like its Republican counterpart, it is heavy on broad p...

Dave Jamieson

At DNC, Workers Decry Southern Hostility To Unions | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Unionized workers and progressive activists from North Carolina and beyond gathered at a Baptist church here Monday afternoon, usin...

Dem Compares GOP Tactics To Nazi Propaganda

AP | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The chairman of the California Democratic Party has compared Republican tactics during the presidential campaign to the "big lie" s...

The Social and Political Implications of Downward-Facing Dog

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

The thinking behind the HuffPost Oasis at the national conventions is to help people to better deal with the destructive effects of stress in their lives and to help them be their best selves so they can go out in the world and make a difference in the lives of others.

Howard Fineman

Obama Campaign Must Get Its Economic Story Straight After Day Of Gaffes | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Are you better off than you were four years ago? Since the beginning of time, but certainly in the modern, post-Reagan era, it's...

Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi's Plan To 'Smoke Out' Republicans | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that her earlier call to extend the Bush tax cuts for anyone making less than a...

RNC Chair: Obama's 'Pixie Dust' All Used Up

Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

On the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appeared near the event site to a...