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  • Editorial: Mr. President, tell us why we should believeSep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on President Barack Obama to use his speech tonight to explain why deserves to be elected rather than why Mitt Romney does not.

     
  •  Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, right, walks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, from Florida, to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention Thursday.

    Giffords inspires crowd at Democratic convention Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gabrielle Giffords has inspired the cheering delegates at the Democratic National Convention by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

     
  •  Vice President Joe Biden waves from the VIP gallery after being nominated for a second term as vice president at the Democratic National Convention.

    Democrats nominate Biden for second term as VP Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democrats have nominated Joe Biden for a second term as vice president, rounding out the ticket headed by President Barack Obama.

     
  •  In this Dec. 18, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Three topics are noticeably missing from the Democrats’ meeting: Climate change, economic stimulus and the massive bank bailout.

    Not heard in Charlotte: TARP, stimulus, climate Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    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 massive bank bailout known as TARP.

     
  •  Actress Eva Longoria is interviewed on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

    Longoria promises ‘no empty chairs’ at convention Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Actress Eva Longoria says her speech to the Democratic convention will be very different from Clint Eastwood's speech to Republicans. Longoria tells NBC's "Today" there will be no empty chairs.

     
  •  President Barack Obama stands with Former President Bill Clinton after Clintons’ address to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

    Obama to sketch path forward after Clinton pitch Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    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 swing his way in a tight election but to put fire in the belly of his supporters. Obama senior adviser David Plouffe promised the president would give voters "a very clear sense of where he thinks the country needs to go economically, the path we need to take."

     
  •  Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday.

    Warren calls Obama a fighter for middle class Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said President Barack Obama is a fighter for the middle class. And she slammed his Republican opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, as someone who wants to cut taxes for the rich and big corporations.

     
  •  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shows paperwork as she refers to the “As Prepared” version of former President Bill Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech that she said she had read. She was in a joint press conference with East Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao at the Government Palace in Dili, East Timor, Thursday.

    Hilllary Clinton ‘anxious’ to see husband’s speech Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton missed her husband's speech to the Democratic National Convention but got a preview of the address in the days before former President Bill Clinton delivered it. Mrs. Clinton says her husband read parts of his speech to her and adds that she's anxious to compare the prepared text to his performance.

     
  •  David Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday.

    A conventional love affair for stars, Democrats Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Clint Eastwood's oddball GOP convention monologue didn't sit well, but Democrats proved they know how to exploit their unabashed love affair with Hollywood.

     
  •  Though former President Bill Clinton said he combed Wednesday nights’ speech carefully for lines that might be taken out of context and used against President Barack Obama, it took only a day for Mitt Romney’s campaign to produce an ad doing just that.

    New Romney ad uses Clinton’s words against Obama Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    A new television ad from Mitt Romney's campaign is using Bill Clinton's words against President Barack Obama.

     
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS President Barack Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Asking 2nd term, Obama says nation will recover Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    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 finale, "Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met." “Yes, our path is harder — but it leads to a better place,” he declared.

     
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  •  Vice President Joe Biden, left, walks out with a stage manager for a microphone check in preparation for his speech at the Democratic National Convention early Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C.

    Obama advisers don’t expect big bounce in polls Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    President Barack Obama will lay out his vision for a second term, even as advisers say they don't anticipate a big bounce in the polls following the Democratic National Convention.

     
  •  First lady Michelle Obama walks onto the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Tracy Reese, who designed Obama’s hot pink silk jacquard dress with pale blue trim at the hem, says she’s rushing to make more of them. She told NBC’s “Today” show that the dress will cost under $500.

    Designer to rush production of first lady’s dress Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Want a dress like the one first lady Michelle Obama wore at the Democratic convention? Designer Tracy Reese says she's rushing to make dresses.

     
  • Former President Bill Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday night.

    Highlights of Bill Clinton’s speech Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Bill Clinton said President Barack Obama inherited a much weaker economy than he did when he took office in 1993. No president could have repaired the damage in just four years, he said. "But conditions are improving, and if you'll renew the president's contract you will feel it," Clinton said.

     
  •  President Barack Obama admires the crowd before his speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.

    Images: Thursday at the Democratic National Convention Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Images of Thursday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. .President Barack Obama addressed the convention and accepted a nomination of him for President of the United States. James Taylor performed, and Gabrielle Giffords offered the Pledge of Allegiance.

     
  • Editorial: Mr. President, tell us why we should believeSep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on President Barack Obama to explain tonght why he deserves to be elected rather than why he believes Mitt Romney does not.

     
  •  Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, campaigns in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday.

    Ryan says Obama fell ‘woefully short’ as president Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    President Barack Obama has broken too many promises to earn a second term and four more years under his leadership could leave America as a "welfare state with a debt crisis," Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Thursday.

     
  •  In this Tuesday image originally released by the White House, President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, watch first lady Michelle Obama speak on television. For many TV viewers, it will surely be a surprise to see how much the Obama daughters have grown when they appear in Charlotte Thursday night.

    Where’d the time go? Obama girls now young women Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Who are those tall, willowy young women with Barack and Michelle Obama — and where'd they hide little Sasha and Malia? TV viewers may be truly startled at just how much they've grown when they appear after their father's speech Thursday night. "It's kind of like coming home for Christmas after many years," one watcher says.

     
  •  Delegates watch Thursday night as former President Bill Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The placards on display as Clinton addressed the DNC said, “Middle Class First.” And indeed, speaker after speaker has evoked the party’s devotion to the lot of middle-class Americans in 2012.

    Democrats focus on middle class, but not poor Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    "Middle Class First," said the placards on display as Bill Clinton addressed the Democratic Convention. And indeed, speaker after speaker has invoked the party's devotion to the lot of middle-class Americans in 2012. The rich also have featured in the rhetoric, albeit as a punching bag. But the poor? Not so much. They've been mentioned only fleetingly.

     
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