Clinton boosts Obama in rousing convention speech
President Barack Obama inherited a wreck of an economy, "put a floor under the crash" and laid the foundation for millions of good new jobs, former President Bill Clinton declared Wednesday night in a rousing Democratic National Convention appeal aimed at millions of hard-pressed Americans yet to decide how to vote.
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.
Kelly equates mandate to Pearl Harbor, Sept. 11
Mercer County Congressman Mike Kelly declared Wednesday “the day religious freedom died” and likened a provision of the Affordable Care Act to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and Pearl Harbor.
IT'S JUST POLITICS: Porter making independent run for 3rd District
Dr. Steven Porter, the Erie County academic who was the Democratic nominee for the Third District Congressional seat in 2004 and 2006, has filed nominating papers to run this year as an independent.
Kelly fundraising dwarfs Eaton's
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly raised $164,751 for his re-election campaign in the second quarter of the year. That’s nearly twice what his leading challenger, Democrat Missa Eaton, pulled in over the same period and more than she’s raised since the start of the campaign.
Half-million voters don’t have photo ID
More than half a million Pennsylvania voters lack state-issued IDs that will allow them to vote in November, the Department of State said Tuesday.
Eaton touts fundraising, says $83K ‘phenomenal’
Missa Eaton, the Democrat candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, is touting her second-quarter fundraising efforts as “phenomenal” and an indication that people want to see change.
It’s Just Politics: Caller sees Red, congressman agrees
Is President Obama a Red?
U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly didn’t explicitly say he was, but the Republican congressman agreed with a constituent who called the president a communist and encouraged him to spread the word.
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