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Obama Convention Speech

Obama's America vs. Romney-Ryan-Rand's America: Citizenship vs. Selfishness

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The most important thing the president did in Charlotte was offer a specific definition of what it means to be an American. That definition centered on one word: citizenship.

Mitt Romney Wants You To Look At The Words Used In Speeches -- Just Not His

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney thinks it's silly to focus on which words a candidate does and does not say in a convention speech -- unless that candidate is President B...

Obama Beats Romney In Convention War

AP | Posted 11.08.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama can beat rival Mitt Romney as a television draw, but can't eclipse his old self. The Nielsen company said 35....

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 ...

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...

Read Barack Obama's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his Democratic National Convention speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night. Bel...

LIVE UPDATES: Obama Makes Case For Second Term With DNC Speech

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama made his case for a second term with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night. ...

Obama: 'The Path We Offer May Be Harder, But It Leads To A Better Place'

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND ROBERT FURLOW, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama acknowledged slow progress t...

Read Excerpts Of Obama's DNC Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama will deliver his speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night. Below, excerpts of his r...

Obama Speech At Democratic Convention To Outline Economic Vision

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

* Obama has chance to spell out his economic approach * Hard act to follow after Clinton at Democratic convention * Fina...

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...

Obama's DNC Speech Moved Indoors Due To Severe Weather Threat

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama will not be giving his big speech on Thursday in Bank of America Stadium after all. On Wednesday, the Democr...

When It Comes to Slicing the American Pie, McCain Serves Only the Rich

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

McCain and Palin are running around the country pretending the GOP ticket represents the best interests of the working class and small business owners. It's all false rhetoric and no real action.

The Palin Stuff Is Fun, but Obama Gets the Real Story: It's the 90 Percent, Stupid

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

We've all had our fun at Palin's expense. But it's time to join Obama and laser in on demonstrating how a McCain-Palin administration would continue the failed policies of George W. Bush's presidency.

Obama-Biden: A Hope for Change!

Michelle Bart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Bart

Denver, CO - Senator Barack Obama not only rocked the Mile High Stadium in Denver tonight he took it all the way home for a touch down! The past fo...

A Presidential Obama

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

This is a deeply serious man. Whatever the Republicans fling at him over the next 90 days, no one now can have any doubts about his depths as a candidate.

Why Did Obama Barely Mention Foreign Policy?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Yes, Obama is a better alternative than McCain, who seems hellbent on restoring a cold war with Russia, but he gives so few specifics that I question what he would do as commander in chief.

The Great Communicator

David Kusnet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kusnet

Whether Obama, like Reagan, will win a clear mandate from anxious voters remains to be seen. But this much is apparent: Once again, a clearly defined set of beliefs has found a Great Communicator.

Peggy Noonan and the Two-Headed Bowling Ball Child

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

For the right-wing commentariat, Peggy Noonan's snark this morning was a Katrina moment. It was a benchmark for how out of it and, well, disgusting, that crowd is.

Barack Obama's Speech: An Assessment

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

It was surprising to see Obama make not one but a dozen or more missteps during what was, by media acclamation, the most important speech of his life

We More Than "Stumbled" On Hope This Week

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

The joy last night silenced a media poised to pick him apart. At CNN a bevy of "senior analysts" sat mystified, sensing, it seemed, that we'd just as soon not hear from them.

Reading The Pictures: The Obama Connection

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-08-29-shaw_obama_acceptance.jpg The difference between Obama and Clinton (either one) is that the Clintons are like LBJ, and Obama is like JFK, or RFK, or even Reagan. His overriding strength is that he communicates directly to the individual.

Obama Was Definitely Alright On The Night

Lola Adesioye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lola Adesioye

It was impressive, substantive, hard hitting and practical speech whilst still managing to deliver his change ideology and inspire hope for a new direction.

Does Obama Have a Mama Obsession?

Lesley Jane Seymour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lesley Jane Seymour

Obama gave a huge metaphorical hug to American women in general and moms in particular. I'll admit I actually teared up when he said that the day she died was the worst of his life.

Obama's Speech, and the Strategy Behind It

Chris Meserole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Meserole

Obama's strategy this past month is a variant of the "rope-a-dope" strategy in boxing, where you let the opponent throw his best punches, exhaust himself on the offensive, and then unleash a barrage of your own.