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2012 Democratic National Convention

FULL TEXT: Read Rahm Emanuel's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Below, Emanuel's remarks as prepared for de...

Jaweed Kaleem

Dems Drop 'God' From Party Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

In an interview broadcast tonight, CNN asked Obama adviser Robert Gibbs about the DNC platform dropping the word "God," which has been included in pre...

Amanda Terkel

Bill Clinton Fires Up Crowd At Democratic Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bill Clinton fired up the Arkansas delegation at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, blasting Republicans for pili...

FULL TEXT: Read Jared Polis' Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) drew cheers from the crowd with his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Below, the Democratic...

FULL TEXT: Read Ted Strickland's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday night. He gave a rousing -- and awfully lou...

Harry Reid Mocks Paul Ryan Over Marathon Time

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has relished playing the role of loose cannon attack dog this election cycle, throwing bombs at Mitt Romney like spa...

Tammy Duckworth Delivers Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

U.S. House candidate Tammy Duckworth delivered her speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. The Democratic hopeful is vying t...

Christina Wilkie

WATCH: Ted Kennedy Tribute Mocks Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In a politically savvy move, Democrats on Tuesday used clips from Mitt Rommey's losing 1994 campaign for Senate against the late Se...

Ryan Grim

Teen With Two Moms To Speak At Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Zach Wahls, an Iowa man with two mothers, was vaulted to Internet stardom in early 2011 with a moving plea to his state legislature ...

Jimmy Carter Addresses Democratic National Convention

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter addressed the Democratic National Convention via video on Tuesday, speaking to the delegates gathered at Time Warner Cab...

Jaweed Kaleem

Top 10 Religious Leaders At Democratic National Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion

From a prominent Roman Catholic cardinal and an outspoken nun to Jewish and evangelical clergy, a variety of religious voices will be on stage at the ...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Hits Romney On Tax Returns At Democratic Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday returned to the theme that threw Mitt Romney off balance for several weeks th...

FULL TEXT: Read Harry Reid's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered his speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday night. The Nevada Democr...

Howard Fineman

Civil Rights Icon Invisible At DNC

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If, in the history of race in presidential politics, Barack Obama is Moses -- the man who led the tribe to the White House promised...

Elise Foley

Charlie Gonzalez Speech Links Mitt Romney To Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The first major address to Latinos at the Democratic National Convention went straight for the jugular of GOP presidential candidat...

Read Cory Booker's Democratic National Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker drew cheers from the crowd with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday night. "Be...

FULL TEXT: Read Tim Kaine's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine delivered his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Kaine is running against Republican Geo...

Joshua Hersh

AIPAC 'Loved' Israel Portions Of Democratic Platform, Sources Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An aide involved in drafting the Democratic Party's 2012 platform told The Huffington Post Tuesday that party insiders are "shocked" by ...

Arthur Delaney

Middle Class Meltdown At Democratic Convention: Better Off, But Not Financially

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As a lawyer, city councilmember, and former mayor, Jill Duson figured she would not be unemployed for long when she lost her job as...

Michael Calderone

Why Do Journalists Still Flock To Conventions?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On the morning of Aug. 30, Sheelah Kolhatkar, a features editor and national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek, made her way...

Cory Booker DNC Speech: On Class Warfare, Patriotism

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker received an enthusiastic reception to his speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, despite the fac...

Democrats: Mitt Romney Just 'Doesn't Get It'

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND MATTHEW DALY , ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democrats ridiculed Republican Mitt Romney as a man who "quite simply doesn't...

Read Excerpts Of Julian Castro's Democratic National Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention has him in the spotlight on Tuesday night. Below, excerpts o...

Sam Stein

Clinton Aides, Obama Camp Take Different Approaches To Bush's Legacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As she watched her fellow former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice address the Republican Convention in Tampa last week, Madelein...

Christina Wilkie

Obama Excitement Fires Up Convention Partiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The difference between Democratic National Convention revelers here and their Republican counterparts in Tampa, Fla., last week was...