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Thousands Shut Out Of Obama' Acceptance Speech

President Obama was to deliver his acceptance speech at an outdoor football stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday. But citing a chance of thunderstorms, the campaign decided to move the speech indoors to the smaller convention center. Some Republicans say the move was made because Democrats couldn't fill all the stadium seats.
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Improviser In Chief: Clinton Text Vs. Audio

The same Bill Clinton who was known for winging it through speeches as president and as a candidate was at it again Wednesday night, departing from the prepared text for his address to the Democratic convention. Compare the prepared text with the audio and video.
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Five Takeaways From Wednesday At The Democratic Convention

A classic Bill Clinton speech, a defense of Obamacare from women and a platform distraction were highlights from the DNC in Charlotte.
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Wonky Clinton Wows Convention In Muscular Obama Sales Pitch

Former President Bill Clinton packed his speech with policy and numbers, folksy asides accentuated with an Arkansas drawl, and a full-on attempt to rebut messages out of the GOP convention. While it's too early to call the former president Obama's closer, he came about as close as it gets.
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Secret Service Investigates Claim That Romney's Tax Returns Were Stolen

An anonymous ransom note causes a stir by alleging that Pricewaterhouse Coopers' network was hacked — and copies of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax returns were copied.
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Democratic Convention Draws Troubled Homeowners

As Democrats gather for their national convention in Charlotte, N.C., troubled homeowners have also converged on the city. They have come to voice their dissatisfaction with how the Obama administration and the nation's big banks have handled the foreclosure crisis.
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Florida, Colorado Voter Purges Net Few Noncitizens, So Far

State officials express confidence that a federal immigration database will expose more ineligible voters, but critics say the effort harms eligible minorities.
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For Some Black Voters, 2012 Is A Different Story

In 2008, African-Americans turned out in record numbers to help elect America's first black president. Their support remains high, but their enthusiasm is not what it used to be. At the Democratic National Convention, African-Americans reflect on the last four years and why some are not as excited.

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