Poll: Obama expands advantage over Romney
September 9th, 2012
08:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama expands advantage over Romney

(CNN) - Three days after the Democratic convention wrapped up, President Barack Obama opened up his largest margin over Mitt Romney since early July in Gallup's daily tracking poll.

According to the poll released Sunday, Obama has 49% among registered voters nationwide, while Romney has 44%.
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Was free speech on mute during the conventions?
September 9th, 2012
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Was free speech on mute during the conventions?

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Shane Brown squeezed through a gap between sections of a steel security fence 9 feet high, picked his way across a vacant lot infested with fire ants and climbed atop a rickety wooden platform. He stepped up and spoke into the microphone:

"God is a good, good God."

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Romney: Clinton speech helped ‘elevate’ Democratic convention
September 8th, 2012
07:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Clinton speech helped ‘elevate’ Democratic convention

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Saturday that former President Bill Clinton’s speech helped “elevate” the level of the Democratic National Convention.

“He did stand out in contrast with the other speakers,” said Romney in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. “I think he really did elevate the Democrat convention in a lot of ways and, frankly, the contrast may not have been as attractive as Barack Obama might have preferred if he were choosing who’d go before him and who’d go after him.”
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The party crasher: Finding where politicians, special interests meet
September 8th, 2012
10:44 AM ET
2 years ago

The party crasher: Finding where politicians, special interests meet

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Keenan Steiner makes his way along Charlotte's secured streets, struggling to put on his tie and manage his monogrammed backpack at the same time.

The 27-year-old is on a mission: He's looking for a party.

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CNN garners highest cable ratings on final night of DNC
September 7th, 2012
03:27 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN garners highest cable ratings on final night of DNC

(CNN) – On the final evening of the Democratic National Convention, CNN beat its cable competitors and two broadcast networks in television ratings, data from Nielson showed Friday.

CNN averaged 3.5 million viewers between 7 p.m. and midnight, the figures showed, putting the channel ahead of MSNBC, which averaged 3.2 million viewers, and Fox News Channel, which averaged 2.5 million viewers.
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Campaign scientists have a file on you
September 7th, 2012
12:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaign scientists have a file on you

(CNN) – The Democratic and Republican conventions are designed to be the high points for both presidential campaigns. Countless man hours and tens of millions of dollars go into each event.

But the work that could really affect the outcome of the election is still taking place. Campaigns are poring over information you provide to them every time you use the internet.

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September 7th, 2012
11:56 AM ET
2 years ago

5 OMG Moments at the DNC

(CNN) - Anyone can turn on a TV, scan a newsfeed or fire up a laptop to get a sense of the important topics that were discussed at this week's Democratic National Convention. This is not about those important topics.

1. Biden goes off-script, literally

Grammarians and wordsmiths everywhere cringed as Vice President Joe Biden used the word literally instead of figuratively several times during his Thursday speech.

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CNN Fact Check: Would Romney bankrupt Medicare by 2016?
September 7th, 2012
07:09 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Fact Check: Would Romney bankrupt Medicare by 2016?

(CNN) - More than one speaker at the Democratic National Convention alleged this week that a Mitt Romney presidency would spell financial ruin for Medicare in four years.

The claim stems from earlier projections, made before the Democrats' health care reform law was passed in 2010, that Medicare's hospital insurance trust fund would be insolvent before the end of this decade.

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Five things we learned from Day Three of the DNC
September 7th, 2012
02:19 AM ET
2 years ago

Five things we learned from Day Three of the DNC

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - President Barack Obama accepted the nomination of his party Thursday on the last night of the Democratic National Convention, wrapping up a three-day political lovefest in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Obama's acceptance speech wasn't one of his best, but it was enough to send Democrats infused with enthusiasm as they head home and hope it spreads there.

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September 7th, 2012
02:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama urges voters to secure the change he started

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination for re-election on Thursday, telling the Democratic National Convention and Americans that only the voters in November have the power to secure the change he started.

In a tough speech that sounded now-familiar themes of his campaign, the president sought to show his supporters that their votes for him four years ago brought achievements that would be wiped out if Republican challenger Mitt Romney wins the election two months away.

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