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Castro says GOP pushing trickle-down economic plan

Sep 4, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Convention's keynote speaker says middle-class families paid the price for failed economic policies that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is proposing anew.

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro says Republicans believe that if the most prosperous ...

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Obama looks to navigate through sluggish economy

Sep 4, 2012

By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The nation's jobless loom over President Barack Obama's presidential campaign. At no point will that association be more evident than Friday when the government reveals the nation's most recent unemployment numbers just hours after Obama ...

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Clinton, Obama set aside rivalry for election

Sep 4, 2012

By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Bill Clinton takes the convention stage in prime time Wednesday to praise President Barack Obama, it will be the most visible step on a path toward reconciliation for two former rivals whose political fortunes are now inextricably linked.

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Pentagon says ex-SEAL book contains secrets

Sep 4, 2012

By KIMBERLY DOZIER and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy SEAL's insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and the admiral who heads the Naval Special Warfare Command said details in the book ...

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Democrats open 2012 convention

Sep 4, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats have called their national convention to order and delegates will soon move to adopt a party platform that calls for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

An estimated 35,000 attendees will be at the convention in ...

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Obama wraps pre-convention run; wife's speech next

Sep 4, 2012

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In the final run-up to his convention, President Barack Obama implored college students Tuesday to help him get out the vote, calling the election a chance to "close the gap between what America should be and what it is right now."

Obama also ...

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Biden arrives in Charlotte, NC for Dem convention

Sep 4, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Charlotte, N.C., for his Democratic Party's national convention.

Biden and his wife, Jill, landed Tuesday afternoon. They did not speak to reporters. The vice president is set to accept his party's nomination for a second term on ...

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Analysis: Obama has little choice but to persuade

Sep 4, 2012

By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Remembered for soaring speeches at the last two Democratic conventions, President Barack Obama faces much tougher constraints Thursday when he accepts his party's nomination for a second time.

Now he has a four-year record and must ...

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Romney campaign, RNC raise $100 million in August

Sep 4, 2012

By JACK GILLUM and THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has raised at least $100 million in August, The Associated Press has learned, hitting that mark for a third consecutive month with a fundraising prowess that has let him outraise President ...

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Dems drop language on Jerusalem from platform

Sep 4, 2012

By BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have dropped from their platform recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that has opened President Barack Obama to criticism from Republican rival Mitt Romney.

Four years ago Democrats stated unequivocally that ...

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Weeks before Election Day, early voting kicks off

Sep 4, 2012

By JIM KUHNHENN and PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Heard enough from the presidential candidates? Here's an answer: Vote now and put the election behind you.

Early voting in the presidential race begins this month, and in the weeks to come millions of people in key states ...

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Dems see Latino-based future as union clout wanes

Sep 4, 2012

By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On a precarious political bridge, Democrats are desperately trying to reach a promising future before their old foundation crumbles behind them.

Union clout has eroded. But Hispanic strength is growing, raising long-term hopes. What ...

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THE RACE: Jobs report looms over Demo convention

Sep 4, 2012

By TOM RAUM, Associated Press

Mitt Romney enjoyed just a small-to-modest bounce in the polls from his party's convention. President Barack Obama has to worry about getting a big downer the day after his convention.

On Friday, the Labor Department announces unemployment data for August. The last ...

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Dems Open Convention Playing Defense of Obama

Sep 4, 2012

By CALVIN WOODWARD and JULIE PACE, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats open their national convention Tuesday offering President Barack Obama as America's best chance to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking voters to be patient with incomplete results so far. Michelle Obama, in ...

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Virginia gives Goode spot on state election ballot

Sep 4, 2012

By BOB LEWIS, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Conservative former Rep. Virgil Goode will appear on Virginia's presidential ballot after state election officials rejected a Republican-led effort to keep him off. Republicans fear Goode will drain votes from their candidate, Mitt Romney, in a ...

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ESSAY: 4 years on, Obama message challenge differs

Sep 4, 2012

By MICHAEL ORESKES, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — We campaign in poetry, Mario Cuomo used to say, but we govern in prose.

This was how the then-New York governor explained the gap between his soaring speeches and the more prosaic product of his government, when the springtime of ...

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Charlotte mayor rising as Dems' convention begins

Sep 4, 2012

By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Foxx had been mayor for barely a year when he got the news: Charlotte was chosen to host the Democratic National Convention.

He had spent the year promoting his city as a symbol of the New South — a place that helped President ...

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DNC guests to party with donors, special interests

Sep 4, 2012

By JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats flocking to their national convention will spend this week hobnobbing in Charlotte, N.C., with lobbyists, special interest groups and wealthy donors, just days after Republicans hosted their own party of all political parties in Tampa,

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AP source: Bain-related workers to speak

Sep 3, 2012

By JULIE PACE, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An Obama campaign official says workers from Bain Capital-controlled companies will speak at the Democratic Party's national convention.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney ran Bain, a private equity firm, before getting into ...

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Dems platform backs gay marriage, abortion rights

Sep 3, 2012

By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats unveiled a party platform at their national convention Monday that echoes President Barack Obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

Delegates will vote Tuesday to adopt ...

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