The group trying to put a proposal banning corporate contributions to D.C. political campaigns on the November ballot will have to wait; with a four-week extension to re-examine some signatures, they won't make the ballot deadline.
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.
Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, speaker after speaker made the case that voters should give President Obama four more years. Ronald Brownstein of the National Journal tells Steve Inskeep that to get that chance; the president will need to win 80 percent of minority voters.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is considered a rising stary in the Democratic Party. He will address the Democratic National Convention in prime time Wednesday night. So far, the former Denver mayor and brew pub owner has rebuffed speculation that he has national political aspirations.
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.
First Lady Michelle Obama was one of the stars on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. She delivered a ringing, impassioned plea for the re-election of her husband, President Barack Obama.
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