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2012 Democratic National Convention

Former Treasury Secretary Falls Into Swimming Pool

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bob Rubin, the Treasury secretary during Bill Clinton's presidency, tumbled into a Ritz-Carlton hotel pool Wednesday around 8 p.m. ...

Jason Linkins

Outside Obama's Convention, Red County Recession, Resignation, Resistance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A thunderstorm beats the pavement as hard as a nail gun, drowning out the US Leisure factory’s robotic churn, busily producing pl...

Ryan Grim

Bill Clinton Asks Undecided Voters To Give Obama Another Chance

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -– Bill Clinton made the nation a big promise Wednesday night, pledging to those still struggling that their economic fortunes will ...

Obama Nominated Again

AP | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama has accepted his party's nomination for a second term, saying voters face the clearest choice at any ti...

Sam Stein

GOP Strategist: 'This Convention Is Over'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.06.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former President Bill Clinton's speech on Wednesday night was a tour de force that exhibited his best qualities as an easily relata...

Pundits Praise Clinton's Speech

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.06.2012 | Media

Media figures gave President Bill Clinton their seals of approval on Wednesday night after he energetically supported President Barack Obama as the De...

Arthur Delaney

Bill Clinton Convention Speech Defends Obama From Welfare Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In his Wednesday night address to the Democratic National Convention, former president Bill Clinton defended President Barack Obama...

Luke Johnson

Employee Laid Off By Bain: Romney Lacks A 'Moral Compass'

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Bain Capital became front and center at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, with three speakers knocking the private equ...

Read Bill Clinton's Democratic National Convention Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Bill Clinton delivered his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Below, the former president's remarks as prepared for d...

Bill Clinton Commands Spotlight With Democratic National Convention Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama inherited a wreck of an economy, "put a floor under the crash" and laid ...

Dave Jamieson

Romney Attacked At DNC For Auto Bailout Stance

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Addressing the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, the head of the nation's leading auto workers union praised Presiden...

Read Elizabeth Warren's DNC Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren drew cheers from the crowd with her speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. W...

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren: 'The System Is Rigged'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In the fall of 2008, two weeks after Election Day, Harry Reid picked up the phone and called Elizabeth Warren, a little-known law p...

Laura Bassett

Sandra Fluke Criticizes Romney In Democratic Convention Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown Law student whom Rush Limbaugh called a "slut" because she advocates for contraception coverage, criticized Republ...

FULL TEXT: Read Sandra Fluke's Democratic National Convention Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Sandra Fluke delivered her speech to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Below, the Georgetown University law student's remarks ...

California Attorney General Touts Controversial Bank Settlement In DNC Speech

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris said in her Wednesday speech at the Democratic National Convention that the $25 billion s...

Elise Foley

Benita Veliz Speech Marks First Remarks From DREAMer At Democratic National Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Three months after President Barack Obama announced some undocumented young people would be granted work authorization and deportation reprieve, Democ...

Elizabeth Warren Lauds Obama As Fighter For Middle Class In DNC Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren says President Barack Obama is a fighter for the middle...

Mitt Romney: Obama 'Throwing Israel Under The Bus'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney slammed the start of the Democratic National Convention in an interview on Wednesday, referring to the C...

FULL TEXT: Read Cecile Richards' Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards delivered her Democratic National Convention speech on Wednesday night...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Fired Up Dem Speaker Brings Down The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, went off-script and fired up the crowd at the Democratic ...

Laura Bassett

Cecile Richards Invokes Todd Akin At Democratic Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, noticeably avoided the word "abortion" in her speech at the Democratic National Conv...

Michelle Obama's Eleanor and Oprah Moment

Adam Hanft | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Adam Hanft

There was no talk of "how." That will be left to those later in the week, including her husband, who will lay out the policy prescriptions for job creation and deficit reduction and the roadmap to a vibrant economic future. This was a speech about "why."

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan On Team Romney: 'They See Education As An Expense'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

When addressing the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appealed to the crowd not in his of...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Chief: 'We Are The Ones Who Built America'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Speaking at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered a brief but fiery speech...