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9/3/2012 12:00 AM
Area delegates ready for spotlight
CHARLOTTE -- This is not Baldemar Velasquez's first National Democratic Convention. But it will be the first time the farm labor advocate will walk into the convention wearing the credentials of a voting delegate rather than stand outside among the throngs of protesters.

9/2/2012 12:00 AM
Party aims to finesse hot issues
CHARLOTTE — The Democratic National Convention this week will attempt to walk a thin line between making bold statements tracking the evolution of the thinking of President Obama on controversial issues such as immigration and gay marriage while still trying to appeal to middle America.

9/2/2012 2:41 PM
Protesters decry corporations, politics
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hundreds are marching through Charlotte's central business district ahead of the Democratic National Convention to protest what they say is a corporate takeover of the nation's political process.

9/2/2012 12:00 AM
GOP nominee speaks in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI — Mitt Romney erupted out of Tampa with his party's nomination in hand and declared on Saturday that President Obama is a losing coach who needs to be fired.

9/2/2012 12:15 AM
DNC host city founded in controversy
CHARLOTTE -- When all is said and done, perhaps it was destiny that Charlotte host the Democratic National Convention -- and that its choice be controversial.

9/1/2012 12:10 PM
Romney assails Obama in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI -- Mitt Romney erupted out of his party's convention and landed in Ohio hoping to gain ground with the battleground state's voters using much the same message he offered in Tampa -- promises to create millions of jobs, make better use the nation's fossil fuels, improve schools, and open more trade options.

8/31/2012 6:08 PM
Did star power overtake the GOP?
NEW YORK — In the aftermath of Clint Eastwood’s perplexing and ridiculed “invisible Obama” monologue at the Republican National Convention, conservative blogger Moe Lane summed up what many on both sides of the political divide are thinking.

8/31/2012 12:25 AM
Ryan speech laden with inaccuracy
TAMPA -- When Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R., Wis.), fired up the party faithful with his speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention, he made several statements that were incorrect, incomplete, or incompatible with his own record in Congress.

8/31/2012 12:43 AM
No convention lull for opponents
TAMPA -- Will there be blood?

8/31/2012 12:21 AM
Romney promises better future
TAMPA -- Mitt Romney accepted the Republican nomination to run for president Thursday with a promise to achieve American unity and the economic resurgence that he said eluded the man now occupying the White House.




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