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Democratic National Convention 2012

The Charlotte I Almost Had

Joanne Spataro | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Joanne Spataro

While the DNC seemed to be the beginning of a more cosmopolitan Charlotte, it was merely a last gasp before my legislature plunged the entire state into the Dark Ages.

Democratic Convention Reveals Now An Eyebrow-Raising Donor

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

The host committee for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., reported receiving a $25,000 contribution from a conservative educa...

How President Obama Can Win the First Debate

Hilary Rosen | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

Mitt Romney has everything at stake in this first debate. My first piece of advice for President Obama is to frame virtually every answer as a choice, not a defense. He should also share his best self as emblematic of what is best in America, and he should stay nice.

Policy 'Insiders' Overwhelmingly Agree: Jeb Bush Speech Best On Education

Posted 09.28.2012 | Education

Whiteboard Advisors, a consulting firm that specializes in school policy, recently conducted one of its monthly surveys of 50 to 75 anonymous politica...

Cuban Americans Deserve Better "Choices" on Election Day

Jose Luis Marantes | Posted 11.25.2012 | Miami
Jose Luis Marantes

At the Democratic National Convention, Cristina Saralegui spoke about the need for Cuban Americans to have "other choices." Her words were about much more than President Obama and the Democrats -- they were about our community.

The 2012 Campaign Reveals Two Contrasting Views of Personal Success

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

The 2012 presidential campaign exposes a clash between an older, narrowly focused view of success, and one that's both broader and steadily rising. Romney's view about the pathway to success reflects a world that no longer exists.

Michelangelo Signorile

Senator Calls On Obama To Sign Anti-Discrimination Order | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Democratic Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa called on President Obama once again to sign an executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientati...

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 ...

The Unconventional: The Political Conventions in Perspective

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It appears the Democratic Party's convention in Charlotte produced a better one for Obama. As history has shown, the bounces don't matter very much -- Dukakis, Kerry and McCain each got substantial bounces after their conventions. You know the rest.

Michelangelo Signorile

Tyne Daly On Clint Eastwood's RNC Speech: 'You Can Get Flattered Into Things' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Actress Tyne Daly, who starred in the popular '80s detective drama, “Cagney and Lacey,” wasn’t surprised when Clint Eastwood unsuccessfully impr...

Why Clinton's Speech Will Still Resonate on Election Day

Dan Bimrose | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

Using words, putting them together and then delivering them in such a manner that they inspire others is not something that many of us can do. Bill Clinton however, can give a speech as easily and as naturally as most of us can tie our shoes.

Beyond the Pageantry of the Democratic National Convention

Liz Glover | Posted 11.10.2012 | Media
Liz Glover

For what has thus far been a very "populist" and "inclusive" Democratic campaign, there is also an absurd display of wealth.

Michelangelo Signorile

Houston's Lesbian Mayor Sounds Off On Obama's LGBT Evolution | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last Thursday, openly lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker discussed President Obama's unexpected ev...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Afghanistan. Mitt Romney didn't even mention it in Tampa. Clint Eastwood did, and got a big applause by asking Invisible Obama why he won't bring the troops home in short order. It's not a bad question -- especially given the president's promise in Charlotte to "use the money we're no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put more people back to's time to do some nation-building right here at home." But despite sky-high unemployment right here at home and a war price tag of $2 billion a week, the president stuck with his plan to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014. He opened his acceptance speech by harkening back to his 2004 convention keynote. Perhaps he should have harkened back to 2002, when he declared, "I'm not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars." Afghanistan has become a dumb war. It's time to get out.

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...

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 ...

Friday Fried Food

Christopher Caen | Posted 11.07.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

We always sawy live in a cocoon here in San Francisco, a place where politics act a little differently than they do in other parts of the country. Are we marginalizing ourselves, removing our thoughts and causes from the national discourse?

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...

Gaffe At DNC Puts Woman's Identity At Risk | Posted 09.10.2012 | Money Wednesday night, in the midst of former President Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention, the camera cut away to a...

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...

WATCH: Joe Biden Misuses The Word Literally, Literally

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

In Joe Biden's Democratic convention speech Thursday night, the vice president used the word "literally" incorrectly, a lot. Literally. The Twitte...

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...