Did Obama actually make such a statement? Yes, pretty much.
In a June 2008 speech marking his victory in the Democratic primaries, Obama said generations from now, "we will be able to look back and tell our children that ... this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
Obama backed a climate-change bill that passed the House in 2009. A similar bill died in Senate in 2010. Opinion is mixed whether he worked hard to get it passed.
— Calvin Woodward
THE WORD: 'MORMON'
Mitt Romney rarely uses the word Mormon. Instead, he talks about "my faith" or uses similar phrases to describe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
But in his acceptance speech delivered at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, the Republican nominee for president used the word outright. And in the process, he also directly addressed the question of whether some Americans — those unfamiliar with Mormonism — might find his faith unusual or unfamiliar.
"We were Mormons, and growing up in Michigan that might have seemed unusual or out of place," the candidate said. "But I really don't remember it that way. My friends cared more about what sports teams we followed than what church we went to."
— Sally Buzbee
NEXT PAGE, PLEASE
"Today the time has come to turn the page." — newly minted GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, in an acceptance speech in which he repeatedly referred to Barack Obama not by name but as "this president."
— Ted Anthony — Twitter http://twitter.com/anthonyted
As Mitt Romney entered his convention hall through a side door, walking through the crowds on the floor, a group of several workers rushed to the stage to move the podium forward onto the stage, closer to the crowd.
Most of the night's speakers spoke at the podium back on the main part of the stage. But Romney's podium was moved forward onto a part of the stage that jutted out into the crowd of delegates. The protruding part of the stage was built overnight — and it allows Romney to be photographed with delegates on three sides.
By the time Romney reached his convention stage, the workers were gone — and the podium in its new position.
— Sally Buzbee
A PILE OF KIDS
In a speech meant partly to showcase his personal side, Mitt Romney spoke wistfully of his days as a dad with five young sons — all grown now:
"Those weren't the easiest of days - too many long hours and weekends working, five young sons who seemed to have this need to re-enact a different world war every night.
"But if you ask Ann and I what we'd give, to break up just one more fight between the boys, or wake up in the morning and discover a pile of kids asleep in our room. Well, every mom and dad knows the answer to that."
— Thomas Beaumont — Twitter http://twitter.com/TomBeaumont
CONVENTION HALL PROTEST
Beside Mitt Romney's stage, two protesters held up pink signs and began chanting "People over profits." Convention officials rushed to them and dragged them from their seats. They resisted while the audience chanted "U-S-A" repeatedly to drown them out. Romney, who loses network coverage at 11 p.m., returned to his speech even as the scuffle happened behind him, over his right shoulder.
— Philip Elliott and Steve Peoples — Twitter http://twitter.com/Philip_Elliott and http://twitter.com/sppeoples
'YOU NEED AN AMERICAN'
Mitt Romney says in America, all things are possible, and he holds up the first moon landing as proof.
"The soles of Neil Armstrong's boots on the moon made permanent impressions on our souls," Romney said in a rousing speech, heavy on outspoken patriotism, as he accepted the GOP presidential nomination.