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2012 Democratic Convention

Sep 10, 2012 — The Democratic convention seemed to have more enthusiasm, better speeches and greater emotion than its Republican counterpart. But Charlotte is over, and bad economic numbers are the new reality.
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Sep 7, 2012 — Republicans cast the Labor Department report showing another month of sluggish economic growth as evidence that President Obama's policies have failed. Democrats said the recovery will take more time and that the partisan impasse in Congress has hampered progress. But analysts say the latest numbers likely won't change voters' minds.
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Sep 7, 2012 — The former congresswoman's appearance at the Democratic National Convention was an emotional moment.
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Sep 7, 2012 — President Obama and Vice President Biden are naturally getting the big headlines. But it's former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm who is getting a lot of the buzz this morning. Watch her very spirited appearance.
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Sep 7, 2012 — 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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Sep 7, 2012 — 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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Sep 7, 2012 — 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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Sep 7, 2012 — Obama accepted his nomination highlighting a more somber version of the hope and change he promised in 2008.
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Sep 6, 2012 — 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.
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Sep 6, 2012 — The theme of the Democratic Convention has been "Forward." In accepting the party's nomination tonight, President Obama has to answer the question, "Forward to what?" And he may take a page from Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1936 renomination speech.
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