September 6th, 2012
07:08 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama to speak after forceful Clinton endorsement

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - President Barack Obama said he will share his vision for the future Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention that nominated him for re-election following a forceful political endorsement from former President Bill Clinton.

Obama's speech concluding the three-day convention originally was set for the 73,000-seat Bank of America Stadium, but possible thunderstorms caused organizers to move it indoors to the smaller Time Warner Cable Arena, where the political conclave has taken place so far.

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PHOTO: Hillary Clinton watches husband deliver convention speech
September 6th, 2012
07:05 AM ET
9 years ago

PHOTO: Hillary Clinton watches husband deliver convention speech

(CNN) - A photo released by the State Department shows Secretary of State Hillary Clinton watching her husband deliver remarks Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention.

Hillary Clinton didn't watch the speech live because she was busy meeting with leaders of the tiny nation of East Timor, 9,963 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. According to reporters traveling with the secretary of state, Clinton watched a taped version around midnight eastern time.
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On the Trail: Thursday, September 6
September 6th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
9 years ago

On the Trail: Thursday, September 6

(CNN) - On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama will formally accept the Democratic presidential nomination. Vice President Joe Biden will also speak.

Mitt Romney continues debate preps in Vermont, and Paul Ryan attends a campaign rally in Colorado.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: On the Trail • Paul Ryan • President Obama
September 6th, 2012
06:32 AM ET
9 years ago

Five things we learned from Day Two of the DNC

(CNN) - While we learned that rising stars in the Democratic Party come in younger (Sandra Fluke) and older (Elizabeth Warren) versions, it was a party elder and established superstar (President Bill Clinton) who stole the show on Day Two of the Democratic convention.

Wednesday's session began amid controversy over language in the party's platform that saw a tumultuous voice vote. And another one. And another one. It's not the image Democrats wanted to project after a successful opening night.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, September 6, 2012
September 6th, 2012
04:39 AM ET
9 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, September 6, 2012

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CNN: Clinton’s remarks at the DNC
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.

CNN: Romney campaign responds to Clinton DNC speech
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.

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The grades are in: Obama's first-term report card
September 6th, 2012
01:06 AM ET
9 years ago

The grades are in: Obama's first-term report card

Washington (CNN) - An energized electorate inspired by a groundbreaking election and expectations as high as Mount Everest had grown accustomed to greeting him with spontaneous chants of "yes we can."

He promised to take "bold, swift action" on the ailing economy and break the partisan grip on Washington by ending what he called "petty grievances and false promises."

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Democrats officially nominate Obama as presidential candidate
September 6th, 2012
12:10 AM ET
9 years ago

Democrats officially nominate Obama as presidential candidate

(CNN) - The Democratic National Convention formally nominates President Barack Obama as the party's candidate in the November election.


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