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Democratic Convention 2012

Clinton Talks DNC Speech, Mitt Romney On Daily Show

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Bill Clinton looked back on his energizing speech from the 2012 Democratic National Convention on The Daily Show Thursday night. “I was just dete...

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Reveal Their Plans If Mitt Romney Wins In November | 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...

Hat Trick: Obama Speaks on Climate, Crowd Cheers, the 'Village' Notices

A. Siegel | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

2012 is truly an election about science. Science is truly a differentiator between the parties -- with climate science being the most extreme example of this. And on this, the American public (and America's scientists) are not sympathetic to the Republican Party.

Ryan Grim

Corporate Cash Ban Changes Face Of Democratic Convention | 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...

The Hopeful vs. the Incumbent: Obama's DNC Speech

Death Race | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It's a cliché, by now, to hail Barack Obama's keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic convention as a masterpiece. And I won't bother going into all of the details for why that is. What I do want to recall is what it was like to be in the Garden that night eight years ago in Boston.

A Big Stakes Election With Little Sense of Vision

Jerry Lanson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Americans who looked to Barack Obama's speech for inspiration likely got it, if at all, from the same place he says he gets his -- from his litany of remarkable Americans who have continued to soldier on and succeed against long odds.

Bill Clinton Can Still Handle a Whopper

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

To hear Bill Clinton's speech, you would think America is once again respected and loved throughout the world, thanks to Barack Obama's wisdom in choosing Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State.

In the Wake of Joe Biden's D.N.C. Speech, a Defense of "Literally"

Vanity Fair | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Vanity Fair

We journalists, our perma-sour moods intensified by two weeks of attendance at political conventions, took great delight in poking fun at Biden for using the word "literally," often incorrectly, during his address to the DNC. But were we incorrect to condemn Biden's vocabulary as sin?

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...

GIF: Granholm's Animated DNC Speech

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm gave a loud, animated performance on Thursday night, the final night of the Democratic National Convention in C...

The Arithmetic of Convention Speeches: How Last Night's Speech Added Up

Janet Harris | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics
Janet Harris

Two weeks of Republican and Democratic conventioneering concluded last night with President Obama's speech accepting the nomination of his party. Whether one considered his speech brilliant oratory or just a good effort, in many ways it was typical of speeches given by incumbent presidents.

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...

Obama's Speech... Yawn

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

After Michelle Obama's eloquent, heartfelt speech and Bill Clinton's blistering, rock-star-like missive, Democrats expected a knockout performance by President Obama Thursday night. But what they got was the same old same old.

"We Take Care Of Our Own" vs. "You're On Your Own"

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

One can't imagine Romney or Ryan embracing the words of Bruce Springsteen's "We Take Care of Our Own." That idea -- "We Take Care of Our Own" -- is what distinguishes the Democrats' view of the world from the Republicans' philosophy: "You're On Your Own."

Obama's Path

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

President Barack Obama accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party with a humble, values-oriented appeal to the voters who elected him in 2008.

WATCH: John Kerry Got Jokes

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) stepped up to the Democratic National Convention podium on Thursday prepared to attack GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romne...

Jaweed Kaleem

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

DNC Video Highlights Obama Accomplishments

Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

Before giving his nomination acceptance speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, President Obama was introduced with a video highlighting hi...

WATCH: Joe Biden Delivers Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

On Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C., Vice President Joe Biden delivered his speech to the Democratic National Convention. "This man has courage i...

Sam Stein

Obama: 'We Don't Turn Back' | Sam Stein | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There were no fireworks on Thursday night -- at least not of the literal variety. There were no Greek columns or open-air stadiums ...

Gene Demby

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

Obama Democratic Convention Speech: Recovery Path Hard, Challenge 'Can Be Met'

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND ROBERT FURLOW, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progre...