The Democratic Convention
August 29, 2008 Only after time passed did John Kerry's 2004 Democratic acceptance speech, in which he saluted and said he was "reporting for duty," become one of the most painful moments in political history. The media were mixed on Obama's speech, but how will it play out later? Only time will tell.
August 29, 2008 Sen. Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination Thursday with "profound gratitude and great humility." The historic moment was witnessed by a packed football stadium in Denver and an audience of millions at home.
August 29, 2008 Sen. Barack Obama gave an historic address last night before a record-breaking crowd of thousands, officially accepting the Democratic party's presidential nomination. In a final check in from Denver, NPR's Michel Martin and Cheryl Corley discuss last night's high notes.
August 29, 2008 Veteran political strategists Republican Tucker Eskew and Democrat Mark Mellman wrap up the Democratic National Convention in Denver, look ahead to next week's Republican gathering in St. Paul, Minn., and talk about John McCain's vice presidential pick.
August 29, 2008 Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president in a speech Thursday night that fired hard at his rival John McCain. Portraying a McCain administration as a continuation of the current Bush White House, Obama said, "On Nov. 4, we must stand up and say: 'Eight is enough.' "
August 28, 2008 When Barack Obama finishes his speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, his extended family will join him onstage — and present America with a tableau unlike anything they've ever seen at a nominating convention. "We are colorful, for sure," Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama's sister, told Michele Norris.
August 28, 2008 Now that the Democratic candidate has been acclaimed and the seas have been momentarily calmed, there's time to savor the flavor of a main Denver artery: 16th Street. From a reindeer-hot-dog vendor to a talking sidewalk, it's quite a trip.
August 28, 2008 During the Democratic National Convention, Obama has benefited by being surrounded by a mostly adoring base. But as the election moves forward, delegates and party leaders say that he needs to extend his message to a broader audience — beginning with his speech on Thursday night at the city's football stadium.
August 28, 2008 Sportscaster John McEnroe, who as a tennis champ was known for his temper tantrums, has declared that in covering a great match, sometimes the key is to withhold comment till things play out. If only his brethren in the cable news world followed suit more often in covering politics.