A man who gained national attention for his story of growing up with lesbian mothers is scheduled to address the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Zach Wahls says he wants to send the message that kids who grow up in families like his turn out just fine.
Having given the order to kill Osama bin Laden, President Obama has silenced decades of Republican carping that Democrats are weak on defense. That still might not win the president many votes, however.
Virginia's swing state status has made it a prime target at both political conventions. Virginia Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly makes his pitch for why President Obama is the man to meet the needs of the commonwealth.
Democrats had to make some hasty and awkward changes to their 2012 platform. The GOP platform passed smoothly but contains some controversial language. Important as it is to set down in writing what a political party believes in, it has become increasingly verboten to talk about it too publicly. There are two big reasons why.
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