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The Democratic National Convention

Sept. 4 -Sept. 6 in Charlotte, N.C.

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Because Of Weather, Obama's Acceptance Speech Will Move Indoors

The Obama campaign was hoping to make a splash with tens of thousands in a stadium, but they've scaled back plans because of weather.

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DNC 2012 Roundup: Michelle Obama Rallies Crowd

The first night of the Democratic National Convention starred first lady Michelle Obama, as well as lots of talk about abortion and a woman's right to choose, the role of immigration in the U.S. and Swiss bank accounts.


Bill Clinton, Politics' Comeback Kid, Rides Again At The DNC

The former president, who will speak tonight in North Carolina, has played a role in every Democratic National Convention since 1972. Reviewing Clinton's exploits at the past 10 annual confabs offers a set of milestones for his entire career — and recaps 40 years of convention history.


Democrats Unleashed Some 'Dubious Or Misleading Claims,' Fact Checkers Say

Just as on the nights of the Republican National Convention, independent fact checkers spent the first night of the Democratic National Convention listening for claims that don't add up — and found them.


Michelle Obama: 'Being President ... Reveals Who You Are'

Largely wrung of politics, the first lady's speech plotted parallels in her life and that of her husband, President Obama. She pointedly tracked their humble beginnings and strivings in an unspoken but clear contrast to the privileged upbringing of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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Convention Night Call-In: DNC Tuesday

Before the prime time speeches at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, host Brian Lehrer heard from reports and analysts.

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Analysis: O'Malley's Prospects On The Rise, Despite Recent Misstep

The Democratic National Convention is underway in Charlotte, N.C., and Alex Bolton with The Hill newspaper was there to report on Maryland Gov. O'Malley's rising star in the party.


Some Black Leaders Say Dream Realized, Focus Now On Work

At a gathering of black state legislators at the Democratic National Convention, some attendees say the historic nature of 2008 has given way to economic concerns in 2012.


Are You Better Off? Democrats In Charlotte Say It's Complicated

But most of them said that despite some disappointments, the president deserves four more years to see his policies through.

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O'Malley Takes Stage At Democratic National Convention

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley will kick off the 10 p.m. hour of speakers during the Democratic National Convention, and he'll aim to convince voters that President Obama has the better plan for the economy going forward.