Politics

3:33pm

Wed September 5, 2012
It's All Politics

Democrats Vote To Restore 2008 Platform Language On Jerusalem

Originally published on Sun September 9, 2012 6:33 am

Musician Branford Marsalis performs the national anthem as the West Charlotte High School ROTC present the colors during Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C.
Win McNamee Getty Images

What's usually a formality turned a bit dramatic today at the opening of the second day of the Democratic National Convention.

A motion for a voice vote to amend the party platform to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel — and to reinsert the word "God" into the document — was met with many delegates shouting "no" and with loud boos when the motion was deemed to have passed.

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1:41pm

Wed September 5, 2012

1:12pm

Wed September 5, 2012
It's All Politics

The Democrats' Most Interesting Man: Bill Clinton In A Word Or Five

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 4:13 pm

New Mexico delegates Priscilla Chavez (left) and Carla Arellanes.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

Ever see one of those Dos Equis beer ads featuring the "Most Interesting Man in the World," the dapper fellow of a certain age who fascinates all who meet him?

The Democrats' version of that guy will be the featured speaker Wednesday at their convention in Charlotte.

Yes, we are talking about former two-term President Bill Clinton, whose life of accomplishment, scandal, statesmanship and occasional political pettiness (just ask the man he'll be vouching for tonight) are the stuff of legend and lore.

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10:05am

Wed September 5, 2012
It's All Politics

The Odd Couple: What Clinton Adds For Obama

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 5:45 pm

President Obama and former President Bill Clinton appear at a campaign event in New York in June.
Carolyn Kaster AP

In public, at least, they're the best of friends. And no one will have a more public role extolling President Obama than his Democratic predecessor, former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton, who has already been featured in an Obama campaign ad, is speaking tonight at the Democratic National Convention in what is traditionally the prime spot reserved for the vice presidential nominee.

"He's clearly the best asset the Democrats have," says GOP consultant David Carney. "Clinton is their best surrogate."

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10:00am

Wed September 5, 2012
Politics

Senator Udall Says Colorado Represents 'Future' of Democratic Party, Country

  • Brian Larson speaks to Colorado Senator Mark Udall about the Democratic National Convention.

The Democratic National Convention is underway this week in Charlotte, North Carolina. Several members of Colorado’s Congressional Delegation are attending – including Colorado Senator Mark Udall.

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