V ice President Joe Biden, left, and President Obama embrace following Biden's vice-presidential nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008.
September 4, 2012 A look at five memorable Democratic conventions of the past, beginning in 1956 — when presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson threw the decision on naming a running mate to the delegates.
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Who will be Romney's VP? The naming of his running mate is likely going to come in mid-August, after his foreign trip and the conclusion of the Olympics.
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July 23, 2012 We may be three weeks away from learning Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate. Until then, here is a historical look at all the VP picks in the last half century, and which ones were considered a plus — or a minus.
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March 28, 2011 While it's often said that the current occupant of the White House and former presidents form the most exclusive club in American politics, Geraldine Ferraro and Palin were members of an even more exclusive club of two, women who were on major party national tickets. Now there's just one.
Yemeni women demonstrate under heavy security measures on March 27, 2011 in Ibb province, southwest of Sanaa, calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
March 28, 2011 Yemen weapons depot blast; Yemen's president won't step down; Afghan truck bombing; Geraldine Ferraro dies
March 26, 2011 Geraldine Ferraro, a former New York congresswoman who became the first woman on a presidential ticket when Walter Mondale named her his running mate in 1984, has died at age 75.
March 12, 2008 Does Cervantes apply to the political arena? "Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are..."
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