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Popular Ex-President Takes Center Stage at Democratic Convention

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will take the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Wednesday, adding more high-profile support for President Barack Obama’s re-election. Mr. Clinton, the 42nd American president, will formally place the 44th president’s name up for nomination during a nationally televised address. The relationship between the two Democrats […]

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First Lady Testifies to President’s Character at Democratic National Convention Opener

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has told the 2012 Democratic Convention and millions of viewers that she has seen firsthand that being president of the United States has not changed her husband; it has revealed to Americans who he is. “I can honestly say that when it comes to his character, and his conventions, and […]

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First Lady Testifies to President’s Character at Democratic National Convention Opener

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has told the 2012 Democratic Convention and millions of viewers that she has seen firsthand that being president of the United States has not changed her husband; it has revealed to Americans who he is. “I can honestly say that when it comes to his character, and his conventions, and […]

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First Lady to Highlight Democratic Convention Opener

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will be the highlight of the 2012 Democratic Convention’s opening day, as the party aims to give a significant boost to the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama. Party officials say her speech late Tuesday will present a behind-the-scenes look at the Obamas’ life in the White House. In addition, […]

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Democrats Open 2012 Convention in Charlotte

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The 2012 Democratic Convention is officially underway, aiming to give a significant boost to the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama. Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz called the convention to order Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, calling it the biggest, most diverse and most open in the party’s long history. “Your participation in this convention […]

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Republicans hit Democrats Over ‘Jerusalem’ Omission

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A change in the Democratic party platform when it comes to the capital of Israel is sparking controversy. The Democratic party platform – set to go before the party’s convention delegates later Tuesday – drops a reference to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Republicans Tuesday criticized the Democrats and President Barack Obama over the omission. Republican […]

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Occupy Protesters Block Traffic Near DNC

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police faced off with a group of about 100 protesters aligned with the “Occupy” movement, arresting at least one, near the site of the Democratic National Convention. The protesters began gathering at the intersection just before midday Tuesday, not far from the Charlotte Convention Center, shouting slogans like “Obama is a traitor.” Others lay down […]

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Texas Mayor to Make History as DNC’s First Latino Keynote Speaker

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julian Castro, delivers his highly-anticipated keynote address Tuesday night at the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating convention. The 37-year-old Castro is the Democratic National Convention’s first Latino keynote speaker. As mayor of the nation’s seventh-largest city, he is also the youngest mayor of a top 50 U.S. city. Last year, […]

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Democrats Ready for 2012 Convention in Charlotte

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is set to make the case for her husband’s re-election Tuesday as Democrats open their national convention to nominate President Barack Obama for a second White House term. Mrs. Obama is the headline speaker on the opening night of the three-day Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Party officials […]

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Democrats Ready for 2012 Convention in Charlotte

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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The three-day Democratic National Convention that will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama for a second White House term begins Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Party officials spent Monday making last-minute preparations at the city’s convention center for the opening night ceremonies, which include a speech by first lady Michelle Obama. Her husband will accept the […]

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