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DNC 2012 Roundup: Obama: 'I'm Hopeful Because Of You'

President Obama provided a the grand finale for the Democratic National Convention Thursday, asking the delegates to help him win four more years in office. 

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Republicans Or Democrats: The Choice Comes Down To Competing Myths

At their conventions, the parties presented varying visions of America — as an entrepreneurial paradise where hard work, innovation and prudence are all that matters, and as a communitarian paradise where racial, national and religious differences are subsumed in a surge of shared success. Voters must decide which resonates most and why.
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Fact Checkers Ding Obama And Biden For Some Spinning

From claims about deficit reduction and job creation to things Mitt Romney has said about Russia and Detroit, the Democratic ticket twisted a few words here and there, independent watchdogs say.
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With Big Parties Over, It's Back To Small-Population Swing States

On the heels of the quadrennial political extravaganzas, it's back to the day-to-day work of winning the election. On Friday, that means the focus returns to a pair of small-population states with relatively few electoral votes: Iowa and New Hampshire.
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Retell Politics: Story About Obama's Mother Gets Another Look

Ann Dunham's fight with an insurance company before her death in 1995 is under scrutiny once more. And this time, a few words may tell a different tale.
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Obama: 'Times Have Changed ... So Have I'

It was an older, battle-scarred nominee who faced his party in Charlotte, N.C. This message of hope was tempered and longer-view — a good distance if not a full turn from the vision he offered four years ago when he accepted the nomination in a thundering Denver stadium.

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Thousands Of Shut-Outs Watch Obama Speech On TV

President Obama accepted his party's nomination for a second term at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday night. Due to a change in venue for Obama's speech, as many as 60,000 holders of community credentials were not allowed inside the arena. Instead, they had to watch the speech on TV.
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Next President Will Still Have To Work With Congress

One question on the minds of voters is what kind of relationship the administration of the next four years will have with Congress after the stalemate of the last two. National Review senior editor and Bloomberg columnist Ramesh Ponnuru talks to Steve Inskeep about what he thinks will happen if President Obama is re-elected or if Mitt Romney wins.
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Obama Wants 4 More Years To Fix Nation's Problems

President Obama has accepted his party's nomination for a second term. In his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday night, he said the path he suggests is "harder, but it leads to a better place." He said the progress he'd made so far would be reversed if Mitt Romney won the White House.

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