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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...

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: Ex-Michigan Governor Electrifies DNC Crowd

Benjamin Hart | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Jennifer Granholm electrified the Democratic National Convention crowd Thursday with a bold, energetic, and above all loud speech that took direct aim...

Meet The LGBT Delegates At The 2012 Democratic Convention

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Krzysztof Piotrowski

For the first time in history the LGBT community has a delegate from every state present at the DNC. The total number is around 550, up 200 from the 2...

Carter: Next President Should Improve Ties With Cuba

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

BY JOSH LEDERMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter says anti-Castro leaders in Florida have a major and exaggerated in...

Ryan Request May Undermine Anti-Obama Message

The Nation | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is barnstorming the country, promising to repeal every provision of the Affordable Care Act if the Ro...

Obama Targeted Over Gay Marriage Stance

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

A pro-Mitt Romney super PAC released a new ad this week targeting President Obama's support of gay marriage, urging voters to look to the Romney campa...

Chinese Media Blasts U.S.: 'Sneaky Troublemaker'

www.nytimes.com | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

BEIJING -- A barrage of harsh messages in China's official news media awaited Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton when she arrived here on Tuesd...

Romney's Convention Speech Draws Ho-Hum Response In Poll

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

Early polling results following the Republican National Convention suggest that any bounce that Mitt Romney got from the three days in Tampa was margi...

Republicans To Infiltrate BIg Dem Event

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

By Sam Youngman WOLFEBORO, N.H., Sept 2 (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans are preparing to unleash an aggressive publicity effort at the D...

How The Case Against Arpaio Unraveled

Arizona Republic | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

At 5 p.m. Friday, before a long holiday weekend, a brief note went out from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix, saying without explanation that the...

Poll: Obama, Romney Tied Ahead Of Convention

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

* Two candidates both at 45 percent in poll * Obama has room to grow this week * Romney got modest improvement from conv...

Obama To Focus On Future In Pitch To Voters

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

* Speech to be held in nearly 74,000-seat stadium * Democrats aim to focus on the future, not "gauzy" look at the past ...

Obama: Fatherhood More Important Than Schmoozing

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

President Obama responded to criticism that he hasn't dedicated enough time to developing relationships with congressional lawmakers and other Washing...

Krugman: Ryan Program Would Kill Medicare

www.nytimes.com | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

Paul Ryan's speech Wednesday night may have accomplished one good thing: It finally may have dispelled the myth that he is a Serious, Honest Conservat...

Tareq Salahi Va. Governor Campaign Headed For Television

Dan McDermott | Posted 10.31.2012 | DC
Dan McDermott

With cameras in tow, Tareq Salahi kicks off underdog bid for Governor's mansion Sept. 16. It is perhaps the first-ever statewide political campaign filmed for an independent reality show.

Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser

www.businessweek.com | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

On the final morning of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove took the stage at the Tampa Club to provide an exclusive breakfast briefing to a...

The Two Words Every Major GOP Speaker Is Avoiding

www.buzzfeed.com | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The "Tea Party" band -- which energized and even seemed to overtake the Republican Party in 2010 -- has been virtually invisible at thi...

Nate Willis

Obama's Youth Gap -- Can College Dems Reignite Young Voters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

In 2008, Barack Obama captured the White House thanks in large part to the support of young voters. College Democrats -- an official arm of the Democr...

Mitt Romney Won't Ban Abortion, Says Sister

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's sister weighed in on the Republican presidential candidate's abortion stance on Wednesday, insisting that her brother would not make abo...

GOP Speeches Mention Obama Twice As Often As Romney

Kristen Taylor | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Kristen Taylor

On the first night of speeches at the Republican Convention, Obama was mentioned twice as often as Romney, even with Ann Romney's penultimate address ...

Billionaire Dispatches From the Convention: Day 2

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

So what if a few citizens with funny-sounding names are getting purged from the voter rolls? I'll bet a lot of the countries these people came from didn't even have voting.

Ben Quayle Defeated By Republican Rival

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Rep. David Schweikert has defeated fellow freshman Rep. Ben Quayle in the Republican primary for Arizona's reconfigured 6th congressional district, th...

Daily Show Comedian Offers RNC Advice

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

BY ARIELLE STEVENSON, CREATIVE LOAFING TAMPA BAY The last time I saw The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi in Tampa Bay, he was losing miserably in a wing-...

Sam Stein

Obama Super PAC Plots Massive Anti-Romney Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA Action is plotting its biggest television ad campaign, a $30 million effort attacking Mit...