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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Charlotte's rain stays mainly away
September 7th, 2012
01:14 AM ET
2 years ago

Charlotte's rain stays mainly away

(CNN) - Despite forecasts of rain and possibly storms in the evening Thursday, the precautionary move of President Barack Obama's acceptance speech from a large outdoor venue to a smaller arena appears to have only avoided a few rain drops around the time of his remarks but did dodge a heavy afternoon downpour.

On Wednesday, convention organizers canceled plans for Obama to deliver his speech at the Bank of America stadium in Charlotte with over 65,000 people in attendance citing concerns over thunderstorm forecasts and providing for the safety of the many people expected to be in attendance.
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Romney message on Obama speech:  'A new direction vs. more of the same'
September 6th, 2012
10:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney message on Obama speech: 'A new direction vs. more of the same'

(CNN) - Responding to President Barack Obama's convention speech, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said the difference in the race is the choice of "a new direction vs. more of the same."

The message was reflected in a statement issued by the Romney campaign, as well as a separate Romney campaign messaging memo to surrogates obtained by CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby.
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September 6th, 2012
10:25 PM ET
10 months ago

Obama sets goals, lays out differences with Romney in acceptance address

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will lay out a choice between himself and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and set goals for a second term - should he be reelected - according to a transcript of his remarks to the Democratic National Convention released Thursday.

"We can help big factories and small businesses double their exports, and if we choose this path, we can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years," Obama will say.

MORE: Obama to set jobs, deficit, energy goals in acceptance speech
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