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10:19pm

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Five Takeaways From The Last Night Of The Democratic Convention

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 9:25 am

President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for president at Time Warner Cable Arena on Thursday.
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3:30pm

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Live Blog: Thursday At The Democratic National Convention

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 5:02 pm

Attendees sing and dance as musician James Taylor performs onstage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Thursday.
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Good evening from Charlotte. Tonight during the last day of the Democratic National Convention, President Obama will accept his party's nomination.

It will be a star-studded evening with performances from James Taylor and the Foo Fighters and appearences from stars like Eva Longoria and Scarlett Johansson.

We'll keep tabs on it the whole night. Also, along with NPR's Liz Halloran and Becky Lettenberger, we'll hit the floor and bring you updates on several of the delegations. Make sure to refresh this page to the see the latest.

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2:49pm

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Occupy The Conventions: Where Are The Protesters At The DNC, RNC?

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 5:14 pm

A group of roughly 100 Occupy protestors took to the streets in Charlotte on Wednesday. Occupiers marched relatively peacefully down Tryon St. a few blocks away from the Time Warner Cable Arena.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

These days, Tryon Street here in Charlotte has felt a bit like a carnival. It has some to do with the many temporary structures that have popped up every few blocks and certainly some to do with the street vendors hawking T-shirts and hats and pins and mugs.

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11:45am

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

On Conference Call, Obama Says He Still Needs The Help Of Shut-Out Supporters

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 11:57 am

President Obama sounded a bit subdued when he called into a conference call for supporters shut-out of his acceptance speech today.

"My main message is we can't let a little thunder and lightening stop us," he said. "We're gonna have to roll with it."

Yesterday, the campaign announced that because of the threat of thunderstorms, they were moving Obama's acceptance speech from the Bank of America Stadium, which holds more than 65,000 people to the Time Warner Cable Arena, a much smaller venue.

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10:37am

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

In High-Stakes Speech, Obama Seeks To Shift The Argument Forward

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 12:15 pm

President Obama speaks during a campaign event at a high school in Toledo, Ohio.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

President Obama won't be giving the speech he might wish to give tonight.

All presidents accepting their party's renomination seek to shift from a message of hope and change to one of progress and accomplishment. Although Obama will certainly talk up the highlights of his term, he won't want to sound triumphant — not with a jobs report due tomorrow that's expected to show a 43rd straight month of U.S. unemployment above 8 percent.

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