Romney campaign responds to Clinton DNC speech
September 5th, 2012
11:57 PM ET
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Romney campaign responds to Clinton DNC speech

(CNN) - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign issued a statement after former President Bill Clinton's address to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, saying Clinton "drew a stark contrast between himself and President Obama."

"Bill Clinton worked with Republicans, balanced the budget, and after four years he could say you were better off," Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams wrote. "Barack Obama hasn’t worked across the aisle – he’s barely worked with other Democrats – and has the worst economic record of any president in modern history.

"President Clinton’s speech brought the disappointment and failure of President Obama’s time in office clearly into focus,” Williams continued.

Clinton's remarks at the DNC
September 5th, 2012
11:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton's remarks at the DNC

(CNN) - In his remarks at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton offered a spirited defense of President Barack Obama and officially entered his name into nomination for reelection.

"In Tampa, the Republican argument against the President's re-election was pretty simple: we left him a total mess, he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in," Clinton said.
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September 5th, 2012
10:11 PM ET
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Video: John King on the importance of Jewish voters

(CNN) - After the Democratic Party convention platform was modified to include support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, CNN Chief National Correspondent John King looks at the importance of the Jewish vote this November.


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President Obama to watch Clinton speech from convention hall
September 5th, 2012
09:18 PM ET
2 years ago

President Obama to watch Clinton speech from convention hall

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - President Barack Obama make his first appearance at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening to hear former President Bill Clinton's speech, two sources tell CNN.

Obama and Clinton will appear onstage together at the convention, a source confirms.
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Excerpts: Senate candidate Warren's DNC remarks
September 5th, 2012
08:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Excerpts: Senate candidate Warren's DNC remarks

(CNN) - Elizabeth Warren, a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, will say in her primetime address at the DNC Wednesday that President Barack Obama "spent his life fighting for the middle class," while GOP challenger Mitt Romney would "hammer" the middle class "with a new tax hike," according to excerpts of her prepared remarks released by the Obama campaign.

Warren, a professor at Harvard and former head of a consumer protection agency under Obama, is seaking to unseat Sen. Scott Brown in a race receiving a significant amount of national attention and money.
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Pentagon defends military voting assistance
September 5th, 2012
08:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Pentagon defends military voting assistance

(CNN) - Assistance to military voters is the best it has ever been, the Pentagon said on Wednesday in rebutting criticism that it is not helping troops navigate the voting process.

"Voting assistance for our absentee military and overseas citizen voters has never been better," said Pam Mitchell, the acting director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, which oversees the effort.

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Warren to take spotlight with big speech at Democratic convention
September 5th, 2012
07:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Warren to take spotlight with big speech at Democratic convention

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (CNN) – For a first-time candidate in one of the tightest and most closely watched Senate races, there's no better spot to raise your profile than a prime-time speaking slot at the Democratic convention just before former President Bill Clinton takes the microphone.

But that's where Elizabeth Warren will find herself on Wednesday night, speaking as a major voice for the Democratic Party and embraced by its liberal base.

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Haley a Nazi? Democrat not backing down from analogy
September 5th, 2012
06:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Haley a Nazi? Democrat not backing down from analogy

The Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party is refusing to apologize after he compared his state’s Republican Gov. Nikki Haley to Adolf Hitler’s mistress Eva Braun.

Dick Harpootlian, a tart-tongued Columbia attorney known for his off-color and sometimes inflammatory rhetoric, made the analogy after Haley showed up at the Democratic National Convention earlier this week to offer a GOP response to the proceedings in Charlotte.
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Filed under: 2012 • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
Excerpts: Clinton's remarks at Democratic National Convention
September 5th, 2012
06:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Excerpts: Clinton's remarks at Democratic National Convention

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will lay out a sharp contrast between President Barack Obama's vision for the country and that of GOP challenger Mitt Romney, according to excerpts of his remarks obatined by CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.
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As Bill speaks, Hillary Clinton is half a world away
September 5th, 2012
05:51 PM ET
2 years ago

As Bill speaks, Hillary Clinton is half a world away

(CNN) - When Bill Clinton takes the podium at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will be half a world away - literally - meeting with the leaders of the tiny nation of East Timor.

Hillary Clinton, who hasn't missed a Democratic convention in four decades, is on an 11-day swing through the Asia-Pacific region, visiting a number of counties, including China and Indonesia, and standing in for President Barack Obama at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum later this week in Russia. Obama bowed out because of the election campaign.

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