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Democratic Convention 2012

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 ...

Clinton Makes the "Heart Case" for Medicaid

Gordon Whitman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Gordon Whitman

No piece of the safety net is more at-risk of devastation from federal budget cuts than Medicaid, but many politicians have accepted the cynical and incorrect idea that the program serves poor people, so why stand up for it?

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...

Republicans Cry About Lack of "Civility" at Dem Convention

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The contrast between a strong Democratic Party and a flaky, unstable, flip-floppy Republican Party has prompted the GOP to spend the week whining and pooping their big boy pants about how the Democrats are being so mean.

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...

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...

PHOTO: Gabby Douglas Wows At The DNC

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Black Voices

Still riding high off her historic Summer Olympics performance, Gabby Douglas made her way down to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday to ...

Bill Clinton in Charlotte: Elvis Shows How It's Done

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Clinton's 48-minute national policy teach-in at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte endorsing President Obama's reelection may have been the greatest piece of political oratory of the 21st century so far.

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...

Bill Clinton Makes Democrats Feel Good About Their Choices

Death Race | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Clinton's speech finally provided a clean answer to two questions the Democrats have had trouble answering: Are you better off today than you were four years ago? And how come Barack Obama didn't change Washington?

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...

Democratic Quick Change Artists

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

What we saw on the convention floor in Charlotte was the real Democratic Party. It was hostile to religion and not very friendly to Israel. And that part is no joke.

Obama Convention Speech Seeks To Sway Undecided Voters, Fire Up Supporters

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

By JULIE PACE AND CALVIN WOODWARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and t...

Oops!... Joe Biden Did It Again

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Four years after accepting the nomination to be President Barack Obama's running mate, Vice President Joe Biden is ready for another go-round. Bide...

Michelle Obama's Grand Slam Speech

Arthur Goldwag | Posted 11.06.2012 | Black Voices
Arthur Goldwag

As thrilling as it was for me to watch Michelle Obama Tuesday night, I can imagine how threatening she might have seemed to others.

Biden To Make Case For Obama In Democratic National Convention Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It's time for Joe Biden to show why President Barack Obama is keeping him as his runnin...

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...