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2012 Democratic National Convention

Elise Foley

Democratic Convention Boasts Record Number Of Latino Delegates | Elise Foley | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Republican National convention gave prominent speaking spots to a number of Latino politicians, whom the party called rising st...

The 'Undocubus' Arrives In Charlotte, Dreamers Will Be Heard At DNC

Posted 09.03.2012 | Latino Voices

By Griselda Nevarez, VOXXI For five weeks, a stay-at-home mom of three, a construction worker, a student who aspires to attend graduate school and ...

Romney Launches Anti-Obama Push At Dem Convention

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Paul Ryan delivered a scathing criticism of President Barack Obama's stewardship of the nation's economy Monday, arguing that...

Republicans To Infiltrate BIg Dem Event

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

By Sam Youngman WOLFEBORO, N.H., Sept 2 (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans are preparing to unleash an aggressive publicity effort at the D...

Jason Cherkis

Protesters March Through Charlotte Before Democratic Convention | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On Sunday afternoon, the Coalition to March on Wall Street South demonstrated amid Charlotte's mega-banks, chants bouncing off the ...

Jon Ward

Dems Divided By Movie Slamming Key Supporters | Jon Ward | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The most controversial thing to happen at the Democratic National Convention this week may end up being a movie screening. On Monday ...

Poll: Obama, Romney Tied Ahead Of Convention

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

* Two candidates both at 45 percent in poll * Obama has room to grow this week * Romney got modest improvement from conv...

Obama To Focus On Future In Pitch To Voters

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

* Speech to be held in nearly 74,000-seat stadium * Democrats aim to focus on the future, not "gauzy" look at the past ...

Obama Sand Sculpture Highlights DNC Atmosphere

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 25-foot sand sculpture of President Barack Obama brings some of the beach to the Democratic National Convention's host city....

Joe Biden Becomes GOP Punching Bag

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Republicans have a new rhetorical punching bag: Vice President Joe Biden. With relentless attacks aimed at portraying President Ba...

Romney, Obama, Battle For Battleground States

AP | DAVID ESPO and BEN FELLER | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Campaigning his way toward the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama slapped a "Romney doesn't care" label on...

Obama Marches Toward Major Dem Event

AP | DAVID ESPO and BEN FELLER | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama lampooned the just-completed Republican National Convention as better-suited to an era of black-and-whi...

Dems Ready To Make 2012 Case

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the opening day of the Republican National Convention, the party chairman said the American people "need to prosecute the president o...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Takes On Wall Street Of The South As It Plays Host To DNC | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

Two years ago, Scottie Wingfield moved from Washington, D.C., to Charlotte, N.C., where her partner had been offered a teaching job. In D.C., Wingfiel...

At This Year's Conventions, I'll Be Watching the Doctors

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

Doctors have traditionally been an apolitical lot. The growing complexity of modern medicine and the alarming rise of corporate influence on our health care over the past decade has changed all that.

Embracing Bigotry

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This bigotry is not based on what color your skin is, what religion you happen to believe, or even what sports team you root for; it is instead based on the eternal American self-confidence that your political opinion is the right one.

Is It Time to Scrap the National Political Conventions?

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

The fact is, conventions themselves, staged meticulously by strategists and media consultants, have become increasingly stale for outsiders, looking more like extended televised pep rallies for party activists, lobbyists, politics junkies and media celebrities. Is it time to scrap them?

Charlie Crist To Speak At Democratic Convention In Charlotte

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will speak at the Democratic convention in Charlotte next week, according to ABC News. The news comes on the heel...

Groups Making Big Moves On Gay Marriage During DNC

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the host state of the Democratic National Convention has stirred anger and rese...

Dems Announce Big New Convention Speakers

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

HOPKINS, Minn. -- The Democratic Party is giving two prominent business leaders speaking roles at the party convention: CarMax co-founder Austin Ligon...

Michael Calderone

CNN Promises 'Unbiased' Coverage Of 2012 Conventions | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.14.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- In rolling out 2012 convention coverage plans on Tuesday, CNN made a point to note its programming will be "unbiased." Its press releas...

Michael Calderone

BuzzFeed Partying At Political Conventions | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.15.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Since leaving Politico in late 2011, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith has hired several scoop-hungry reporters, launched a D.C. bureau, ...

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Coming To A City Near You | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

Opening a new phase for the Obama administration's role in education reform, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sig...

HuffPost Citizen Journalists At The Conventions: We Are The History We Have Been Waiting For

Howard Fineman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

In spite of the ever-deepening flood of candidate advertising, politics (and journalism) today are do-it-yourself, web-based and socially-connected enterprises. Which is where you come in.

Dems Struggle With Issue Ahead Of Major 2012 Event

Creative Loafing | By Mary C. Curtis | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Even when issues don't seem to have an impact on the Democratic National Convention coming to Charlotte in September, they do. For instance, the co...