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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards is slated to speak at the Democratic National Convention this week, and she speculates as to how the role of women and the issue of gay marriage will play in Charlotte, N.C.
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