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Democratic National Convention 2012

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...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Clint Eastwood's rambling chat with an empty chair spawned a run of comical memes. But the moment was actually an apt visual metaphor for the convention itself, with the empty chair representing not Invisible Obama but the Invisible Issues that went unmentioned -- including the issues HuffPost sought to put a spotlight on this week with our Shadow Convention: the corrupting influence of money on our politics, the persistence of poverty in America, and the disastrous war on drugs. It was a site-wide effort. To see the breadth of what our HuffPost editors did, click here. And click here to watch HuffPost Live's amazing, comprehensive coverage. And because the neglect is a bipartisan affair, we're doing it again during the DNC, taking on these issues from a whole different set of angles. Don't miss HuffPost Live's Shadow Coverage this coming Tuesday-Thursday between 12-4 p.m. EST.

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...

Mr. President: My Plea For the DNC

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

This past week, self-glorification trumped common national vision. The "I" conquered the "we." Next week Democrats have to boldly counter this anti-"we" zeal. We want you, Mr. President, to remind us that we are part of something bigger.

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Takes On Wall Street Of The South As It Plays Host To DNC

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Fluke Gets Big Speaking Slot

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic official says Sandra Fluke will try to solidify President Barack Obama's support among women during a speech next month at ...

More Speakers Announced For Dem Convention

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Convention Committee announced Monday more speakers for its 2012 convention, which begins in Charlotte on Sept. 4. Chicago ...

Southern Vote No Longer All-Red

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA — The "Solid South" was a political fact, benefiting Democrats for generations and then Republicans, with Bible Belt and racial politics...

Michael Calderone

CNN Promises 'Unbiased' Coverage Of 2012 Conventions

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama Convention Plans Revealed

Politico | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Advisers to President Barack Obama are scripting a Democratic National Convention featuring several Republicans in a prime-time appeal to independents...

Democratic National Convention Rakes In Corporate Cash

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Shortly after last year's high-profile announcement that the 2012 Democratic National Convention would be the first in history not ...

Pelosi Reveals Thoughts On Dems Skipping Convention

The Huffington Post | Melissa Bendixen | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is totally fine with her colleagues skipping the Democratic National Convention this year. "I’m no...

Jason Linkins

Democrats Trying To Make 'Panthers Stadium' Happen

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

Maggie Haberman reports that for the second time, the host committee responsible for spreading the good cheer about the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina has referred to the venue for Thursday night's speech from President Barack Obama as "Panthers Stadium." "Panthers Stadium," if I recall correctly, is where the Dillon Panthers of the "Friday Night Lights" teevee series play. Certainly this would be a bold and transcendental move, to have the last night of the convention take place in a fictional town in Texas. But that's not actually happening. Rather, the folks behind the convention would just prefer to play down the actual name of the Carolina Panthers' home field -- Bank Of America stadium.

Top Dem: Stay Away From The Convention

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

(Clarifies language in paragraph 10 in June 26 story) By Samuel P. Jacobs WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - The man respon...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Ted Cruz Still Cruising For Texas Senate Upset

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

Last night, Ted Cruz, who is vying for the Republican nomination in the Senate race to determine who will take over Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat, compl...

Groups Get Win For Anti-Wall Street Protest

AP | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte has given permission to a coalition to hold a major protest the weekend before the Democratic National Convention. The l...

Officials Make Curious Choice For Obama Speech

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama plans to accept the Democratic presidential nomination in the open air of Bank of America Stadium on the fin...

Bank Of America Stadium Could Be New Home To DNC Convention

Bloomberg | Hans Nichols | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is considering moving the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, ...