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Dems change platform to add God, Jerusalem
Needled by Mitt Romney and other Republicans, Democrats hurriedly rewrote their convention platform Wednesday to add a mention of God and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel after President Barack Obama intervened to order the changes.
He's her man: First lady says 'we can trust' Obama
First lady Michelle Obama lovingly praised her husband Tuesday night in a prime-time Democratic Convention speech as a devoted spouse and caring father at home and a "man we can trust" to revive the nation's weak economy as president, beckoning the country to return him to the White House despite agonizingly slow recovery from recession.
Mass. governor slams Romney, calls Dems to action
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick used his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night to slam predecessor Mitt Romney and call on Democrats to stand up for President Barack Obama.
Pro-immigration reform protesters arrested at DNC
Ten people who identified themselves as illegal immigrants are under arrest for blocking an uptown intersection in Charlotte, N.C., near the site of the Democratic National Convention.
Romney makes his case: 'Need jobs, lots of jobs'
Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House in a rousing Republican National Convention finale Thursday night, proclaiming America needs "jobs, lots of jobs" and promising to create 12 million of them in perilous economic times.
"Now is the time to restore the promise of America," Romney said in prime-time speech to a nation struggling with 8.3 percent unemployment and the slowest economic recovery in decades.
What to watch for at the GOP convention Thursday
Here are some things to watch for at the Republican National Convention Thursday:
1. MITT'S BIG NIGHT: Mitt Romney makes his case to the nation about why he should be elected president — and why he thinks President Barack Obama should be sent packing. The speech could set the tone of Romney's campaign for the final two months.
Paul Ryan's night: Accepts 'calling of my generation'
Seizing the campaign spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan accepted "the calling of my generation" to help lead the country in tough times Wednesday night and told roaring Republican National Convention delegates and a prime time TV audience that Mitt Romney and he will make the difficult decisions needed to repair the nation's economy.
Romney nominated as wife Ann is GOP convention's star speaker
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from their national convention stage as the "man American needs" and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.
The hall erupted in cheers when Romney strolled on stage and shared a hug and kiss with his wife of more than 40 years.
TLC's gamble: Sticking to reality
Reality TV is at the heart of TLC's formula, as it is with much of cable television's, but a sea change may be occurring: Competing networks such as Bravo and History are turning to scripted programming to appeal to an increasingly fragmented audience and to attract ad dollars.
Super-commuters: How far would you travel for a paycheck?
A growing number of workers are now traveling long distances every day to earn a dollar, and we're not talking about commuting just an hour or so. A report conducted by the NYU Wagner Rudin Center showed that Manhattan had the highest number of extreme commuters in the country.
D'oh! Postal Service stuck with 682 million 'Simpsons' stamps
In a move that wasted $1.2 million in printing costs, the U.S. Postal Service produced 1 billion of "The Simpsons" stamps and sold 318 million.
Obama plays up love of beer to ferment coalition of the swilling
Across Iowa over the past three days, President Obama talked about wind power and drought relief and middle-class taxes. But what he really seemed excited about was beer.
Should you trust online travel reviews?
In a Web-enabled world, it should be harder for careless or unscrupulous businesses to exploit consumers. Yet recent studies suggest that online reviewing is hardly a perfect consumer defense system.
Study: Blood type may influence heart disease risk
People with blood type A, B, or AB had a higher risk for coronary heart disease when compared with those with blood type O, according to new research published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal.
The call you can't answer with an iPhone to your ear
On family vacations, it's important for parents to be "present" (that is, not glued to their smartphones).
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