Democrats and GOP duel over economy as Obama looks for convention bounceA row over the extent of economic recovery broke out on the eve of the Democratic national convention after a senior member of Barack Obama's campaign team claimed that Americans were by any measure better off than four years ago.
Republicans plan to emphasize 'better off' question during Democratic conventionBut Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus indicated that the GOP -- which has set up a camp near the Democratic convention in Charlotte, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame -- plans to step on the gas this week, when it comes to the "better off" ...
Democratic convention speeches to rememberWill the Democrats come up with any memorable lines? Here are some past Democratic convention speeches that live on: 1896: William Jennings Bryan snares the nomination with his plea to help indebted farmers by abandoning the gold standard: "You ...
Obama and Democratic National Convention must clarify on IranAt the Democratic National Convention, however, the Obama side plans to play up its foreign policy, starting with a speech Tuesday by Sen. John Kerry (D) of Massachusetts.
A Spotlight With Precedent Beckons a Mayor From TexasThe first is national, and his attention is perhaps rooted in self-interest: Mr. Castro is a friend of the Obama administration, having sat with Michelle Obama in January during the State of the Union address.
Convention vote expected to be unanimous for ObamaThough several perennial and long-shot candidates (including a convinced felon) won enough votes against Obama to qualify for delegates, none of them filed the proper paperwork to earn delegates at the Democratic convention. As a result, Obama will be ...
5 Democratic convention moments to remember: Roosevelt, the Kennedys ...Democrats have little hope of matching the fervor and historical import of their 2008 convention, when they made Barack Obama the first black presidential nominee of a major political party.
Democrats still grumbling about Charlotte as convention pickWhy are we here? Why did the Obama reelection team pick North Carolina for the Democratic convention? As the convention begins, prominent Democrats are still grumbling about that question.
At Democratic Convention, Rove Can Cause a Stir, Simply by Being Here... Can Cause a Stir, Simply by Being Here. By MICHAEL BARBARO and ASHLEY PARKER. CHARLOTTE, N.C. - All was pleasant aboard the shuttle bus ferrying New York Democratic convention delegates to the convention center here Monday morning.
Many unions opt not to spend on Dem conventionPresident Obama moves toward a Democratic National Convention here this week with many unions, such as the AFL-CIO, refusing to financially support the three-day political extravaganza - in sharp contrast to the $8.3 million they contributed toward the ...
Point/Counterpoint: Excited for the Democratic Convention?Back in 2008 I was so incredibly excited to go to Denver to cover the Democrat convention it was ridiculous. I'd never been to Denver or a national political convention.
Even at Democratic convention, Christie chatter aboundsDemocrats kicked off their Democratic National Convention week with a welcome reception last night, as the New Jersey/New Hampshire hotel also hosted five other states for an event that featured buffet-style food, cash bars, a band and plenty of Chris ...
Democratic Convention to Spotlight Montana Schools ChiefThe list of speakers at this week's Democratic National Convention includes the usual lineup of the politically ambitious and the already-famous.
Democratic Convention 2012: Romney Campaign Launches GOP Response At ...The Wisconsin congressman campaigned Monday at East Carolina University in Greenville, about 230 miles east of where thousands of Democrats were gathering at the Democratic National Convention. Ryan says voters will hear a lot of words from ...
Villaraigosa's big moment arrives with Democratic conventionVillaraigosa's frantic week reflects the role that the mayor has taken this election cycle as a top surrogate for President Obama and a national face of the Democratic convention. But some in Los Angeles have questioned whether his energies are too ...
Despite scandal, Silver keeps major role at Democratic convention; will ...A spokesman confirmed Monday that Silver will continue his high-profile duties at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The schedule for Silver, who is orthodox Jewish, includes playing host of a dinner for delegates at a kosher restaurant.
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: Pelosi kicks off roster of speakers to California ...House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is set to address California's delegation to the Democratic National Convention Monday, Sept. 3, kicking of a list of speakers scheduled to rev up the hundreds of men and women from around the state who traveled to ...
How to follow the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Facebook, Twitter ...(CBS News) The 2012 Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday with CarolinaFest 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. Convention proceedings are scheduled to start Tuesday. All of the traditional media outlets will be on the ground covering the event, but this ...
State Democrats Heading to Convention Say Choice in November is StarkWhen the Democratic National Convention starts Tuesday in Charlotte, NC, Democrats will have their chance to tell their story to the country and explain why they think President Barack Obama is still the best choice come November.
The Democratic Convention, brought to you by Subsidy Sucklers and K Street ...CHARLOTTE - The Democratic National Convention's Host Committee gave all us journalists a bag of goodies, by which the convention's sponsors can put their names before us media types. I love the pedometer brought to us by United Health Group, whose ...