Democratic National Convention 2012

The 2012 nomination convention for the Democratic Party will be held in Charlotte, NC from September 4th - 6th. KUNC will be following the events along with The Colorado Statesman and NPR News. The Colorado Statesman is on site in Charlotte, you can follow Ernest Luning on Twitter @eluning.

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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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9:46am

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Tonight, Obama Gets Backing From Hollywood

Actress Natalie Portman is scheduled to speak Thursday at the Democratic National Convention.
Isaac Brekken Getty Images

8:28am

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

What The Democrats' Do-Over Really Says About Party Platforms

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 9:17 am

Los Angeles Mayor and Democratic Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa calls for a vote to amend the platform Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Charles Dharapak AP

Party platforms are like contracts: No one bothers to read them until something bad happens.

We all know that parties to any agreement should study the fine print in advance, and surely that applies to the national political parties. The delegates really ought to spend some of their time in the host city studying the document they are voting to adopt.

But hey, it's a convention. It's a party. Who wants to sit in their hotel room and read?

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6:13am

Thu September 6, 2012

5:54am

Thu September 6, 2012
Politics

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Bill Clinton's DNC Speech

Screencap from the President Bill Clinton's nomination address at the DNC via PBS NewsHour
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