Stories tagged: Democratic National Convention
Sat., July 30, 2016
Bernie Sanders stood tall at the Democratic Convention
Most of Bernie Sanders’ disciples followed his example and backed Hillary Clinton. The few who threw tantrums need to grow up and take advantage of the progress he won.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Spokane delegate says Bernie Sanders supporters were disrespected at national convention
Young Spokane delegate to Democratic National Convention expected more discussion of issues, more inclusion of Sanders supporters.
Fri., July 29, 2016
Can Hillary Clinton unify her cracked party?
The Democratic Party faces a challenge, in the divide between supporters of Hillary Clinton and supporters of Bernie Sanders. If the fissure is not healed, a bigot could seize the …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly slavery comments draw Hollywood’s ire
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has been under fire all week for his comments on slavery made in response to Michelle Obama’s Monday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Wed., July 27, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me
Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama will implore voters Wednesday to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered …
Wed., July 27, 2016
Leona Allen: Michelle Obama’s DNC speech rises above muck and mire
Michelle Obama’s Monday night speech was one of the few times in this long chaotic political season that I actually felt hopeful that somehow, some way, this country might rise …
Sun., July 24, 2016, 1 p.m.
Clinton in search of larger message
The convention the Republicans just wrapped up in Cleveland, with its back-stabbing rivals, missing dignitaries and borrowed phrases from another speech, may not be a tough act to follow, but …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 6:22 p.m.
Sanders delegates from Idaho use crowdfunding for help getting to convention
BOISE – From the beginning, millennials have flocked to Bernie Sanders. Yet getting that young flock of delegates to Monday’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia can be a challenge when …
Fri., July 22, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Philadelphia readies for DNC after quiet Cleveland protests
As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without mass disruptions and violence, eyes now turn to Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control: Democratic superdelegates get easy road to convention
Democratic superdelegates have been around for a while. Here’s why.
Mon., Oct. 15, 2012, 1:18 a.m.
Montana’s Gov. Schweitzer creates buzz his own way
MARYSVILLE, Mont. (AP) — A day spent with Montana’s Brian Schweitzer riding four-wheelers and talking politics makes it easy to understand why he’s one of the most unusual — and …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, 9:53 a.m.
In Florida, Obama says US not a nation in decline
SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday pronounced Republicans “dead wrong” in calling America a country in decline, offering a rebuttal to the “naysayers” who drew attention to …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, 12:19 a.m.
As Obama, Romney look for an edge, jobless intrude
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney, their contest defined anew by joblessness, are seeking to frame the campaign on their own terms. Romney …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012, 4:43 a.m.
Obama adviser: President’s speech had specifics
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s campaign says the Democrat’s convention speech offered plenty of specifics that show voters where he wants to take this …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012, 1:35 a.m.
Not heard much in Charlotte: TARP, stimulus
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — They are the missing pages of a convention story line, ideas and initiatives once prominently featured in President Barack Obama’s agenda. Climate change. Economic stimulus. The …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 11:16 p.m.
Hillary Clinton catches Obama speech in Brunei
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — Half a world away from the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delayed her departure from Brunei on Friday to …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 9:08 p.m.
Obama asks for second term
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress Thursday night toward fixing the nation’s stubborn economic woes but vowed in a Democratic National Convention …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 12:32 p.m.
Romney defends Afghanistan omission
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his decision not to discuss the Afghanistan war in his convention speech. He said he didn’t plan to …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 11:37 a.m.
Who is marching in Charlotte to protest the DNC?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When protesters began arriving in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention this week, they were filled with hope. For months, they predicted that thousands would travel …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 9:20 a.m.
Obama ready to sketch path forward for nation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation today for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to swing his …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 9:07 a.m.
Police calm, small crowds mark DNC, RNC protests
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As dozens of protesters blocked a busy intersection near the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week, they were surrounded and outnumbered by heavily armed police …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 5:19 a.m.
Obama to sketch path forward after Clinton pitch
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 12:26 a.m.
Bill Clinton fires up Dems before Obama’s speech
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — God is back in the Democratic platform and people rooting for President Barack Obama hope the dazzle is back in him. With war ending, the health …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 9:21 p.m.
Clinton boosts Obama in rousing convention speech
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, “I know we’re coming back” from the worst economic …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 7:27 p.m.
Clinton: For ‘shared prosperity,’ vote Obama
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama inherited a wreck of an economy, “put a floor under the crash” and laid the foundation for millions of good new jobs, former President …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 7:01 p.m.
Women’s rights leader sends alarm on health issues
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorney and women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke (FLOOK) is sounding dire warnings at the Democratic National Convention on a range of health issues if the GOP …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 12:09 p.m.
Ryan praises Bill Clinton on day of his DNC speech
ADEL, Iowa (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan heaped praise on Bill Clinton Wednesday, holding him up as a model of reform and Barack Obama as his opposite …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 8:26 a.m.
Dems seek Clinton luster; move Obama’s big speech
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama swept into his convention city Wednesday, eager to accept his party’s nomination and make the case for re-election despite a sputtering economy. He …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 8:01 a.m.
Dems seek luster for Obama from Bill Clinton
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bill Clinton offered some of his luster to the Democratic National Convention with a prime-time address today even as an uncertain weather forecast forced President Barack Obama …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2012, 12:46 p.m.
Opening night convention spotlight on first lady
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a tight race for the White House, President Barack Obama exhorted college students not to forget him despite difficult times on Tuesday as Democrats shone …