Democratic National Convention

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Offer A Positive Vision For The Future At Convention After GOP Offers Only Attacks

Sitting in the Time Warner Cable Arena last night I was struck by how different the Democratic National Convention was from the Republican event last week. Unlike the Republicans in Tampa, Democrats focused on the fight to preserve the middle class and the American Dream.


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: 2012 Democratic National Convention: Superstar-less And On The Defensive

What a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans’ star-packed convention in Tampa.


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Nixon: No Spotlight Role at DNC

Nixon doesn’t have a speaking role at the convention’s main stage.


Studio B Mic.

TIAM: We Head To Charlotte And The DNC

Off to Charlotte we go.


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Pat Quinn: Republicans Are Scared of Facts

Of the men at the top of the Republican ticket, Quinn said, “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to take away the promise that makes Medicare Medicare.


A banner reading "Forward" is seen during Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 4, 2012 on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The DNC is expected to nominate US President Barack Obama to run for a second term as president. (MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages)

Missouri Senate Race Hot Topic at DNC

Despite Claire McCaskill’s absence, the eyes of the nation are on the very tight U.S. Senate race.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Laborers Criticize Quinn Ahead of DNC Speech

“I’m sure his performance will not match his rhetoric at the convention,” says Henry Bayer, head of AFSCME Council 31.



TIAM: The DNC Is Getting Under Way, Organic Food & TV Guide’s Matt Roush

It’s time for Charlotte to shine and just how good is organic food anyway?


Sheila Simon

Illinois Delegation Heads To Democratic National Convention

The Illinois delegation bubbled with excitement four years ago. Now, says Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, the thrill is gone.


Cardinal Dolan (Getty/Franco Origlia)

Cardinal Dolan Will Offer Benediction at Democratic & Republican Conventions

Democrats have now accepted Cardinal Dolan’s invitation which came soon after he agreed to praying at this week’s Republican National Convention.




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