August 29, 2008 DENVER One of the trickiest aspects of an acceptance speech at the end of a national convention is the choice the presidential nominee must make between the audience in the hall and the vastly larger one beyond.
August 28, 2008 DENVER — On the third night of the Democratic National Convention, the Clinton-Obama psychodrama finally seemed complete.
August 27, 2008 DENVER — Hillary Clinton did not delay in breaking the tension. As she took the stage on the second night of the Democratic convention, the former presidential candidate went right to the question that has dominated Democratic politics for nearly...
August 27, 2008 The 1948 Democratic convention was divisive and chaotic. And unlike today's highly scripted affairs, the delegates did far more than just wave signs and cheer. Sixty years ago, they played a major role in shaping the civil rights movement in America.
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August 26, 2008 DENVER — There were many ways to react to Michelle Obama's speech, which capped the first night of the Democratic convention here, including the impulse to send a text messa
August 23, 2008 DENVER — Barack Obama's presidential campaign turned a corner on this pre-convention weekend, and it may never be the same.
August 23, 2008 Joe Biden brings experience to the Democratic ticket, but he also comes with potential baggage. Senior Washington editor Ron Elving explains why a vice presidential candidate must avoid coming on "too strong."
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August 18, 2008 There's been a lot of excitement lately about the announcement that Hillary Clinton would have her name placed in nomination at the Democratic convention next week in Denver, along with that of presumed nominee Barack Obama. A roll call vote will ...
August 18, 2008 A possible vice presidential announcement could come this week. Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving takes us through Democratic candidate Barack Obama's list, including New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
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August 18, 2008 With all the fallout from Hurricane Katrina, it might be difficult to imagine that Louisiana would be the one state where the political picture is improving for Republicans. The deeply entrenched Democratic Party is losing ground as GOP candidates make a play for power.
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August 13, 2008 Two big facts emerged recently in the national debate over energy, one pleasing to the Increase Supply people and the other equally satisfying to the Decrease Demand folks.
August 8, 2008 Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has admitted to having an extramarital affair, but has denied fathering a child by the woman. The affair has been reported in recent weeks in the tabloid press.
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August 8, 2008 When questions arose about American participation in the Beijing Olympics, few wondered which way President Bush's administration would go.
August 7, 2008 President Bush arrives in China for talks with Chinese leaders Thursday before the start of the Olympic Games. The visit is one of the high-profile moments of his final months in office. He has been criticized by human rights groups for deciding to attend the games despite China's human rights record; he is expected to raise the issue in private.
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August 4, 2008 Republicans think advocating for more oil rigs is working for them, even with gas prices down a little. Democrats in Congress recessed for August a few days early last week rather than vote on drilling proposals. But Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he's willing to compromise on the issue.
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