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WATCH: Bill Clinton's Best Zingers

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Bill Clinton drew no shortage of laughs with his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. HuffPost's Ryan Grim and Jon War...

LIVE UPDATES: All Eyes On Obama On Final Day Of Democratic Convention

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Former president Bill Clinton brought the house down on Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, and now all eyes turn to Barack Obama. ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Howard Fineman

Obama's 2012 Campaign Seeks 2008 Grassroots Enthusiasm

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michelle Obama arrived on the stage here to the strains of Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." The audience rocked in the ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Democrats Fight Back Anti-Religion Accusations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee's top representative to faith communities lashed back Wednesday against accusations that the party is anti-religion ...

DNC Rules Raise Danger for Protesters

Dan Johnson | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Dan Johnson

Charlotte, N.C., has many things in store for convention attendees. But between item restrictions, free-speech zones, airport-style security and the militarization of convention police, Charlotte will have many other things in store for those willing to disagree.

Jon Ward

Democrats Efforts To Reinsert 'God' And 'Jerusalem' Into Platform Met With Loud Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A rare unscripted moment at the Democratic National Convention here Wednesday resulted in an embarrassing moment for the party that...

Janell Ross

Michelle Obama: Roll Up Your Sleeves

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

Charlotte, N.C. -- Fresh off her barn-burner convention speech Tuesday night, First Lady Michelle Obama made an appeal Wednesday to the varied constit...

Michael Calderone

MSNBC President On Beating Fox In Ratings: 'Friggin' Fantastic'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- MSNBC president Phil Griffin is a happy man. On Wednesday afternoon, Griffin learned that MSNBC was the top-rated cable network ...

Party Animals

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

I've been attending conventions since 1964, when as a student I smuggled floor passes to the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party insurgents in Atlantic City. And I've never seen anything as well choreographed and unified as night one of the 2012 convention.

Clinton Speech Headlines Wednesday

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

By JULIE PACE AND CALVIN WOODWARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama swept into his convention city Wednesday, eager to ac...

WATCH: Fluke, Clinton, Warren Have Media In A Frenzy

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Look who's up tonight for Day 2 of the Democratic Convention! Sandra Fluke, Elizabeth Warren, and Bill Clinton are set to speak, and judging from the ...

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate Lobbies, Super PACs Troll DNC For Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- "Jeff Bridges, eat your heart out!" yelled Martin O'Malley, clad in a black t-shirt and jeans, before launching into a raucous Iris...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrants Arrested At Democratic National Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ten undocumented immigrants filed off a brightly-painted bus here on Tuesday and walked to an intersection across from the Time War...

Big Tradition Dampened For Obama

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — No balloons? What kind of a political convention is that? With a threat of rain, there will be no downpour of Democratic ball...

'TOON: 'Invisible Osama Bin Laden' At The DNC

Posted 09.26.2012 | Latino Voices

Everyone's been talking about 'invisible Obama' and how the meme might surface at the Democrats' convention this week. Political satirist Lalo Alcaraz...