Democratic National Convention coverage

  • Updated: September 4, 2012 - 4:40 PM

Coverage of the Democratic National Convention Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C.

Obama lauds Marvin Windows in DNC speech

By JANET MOORE, Star Tribune September 07, 2012, 09:02 PM

The Warroad, Minn., company's no-layoff policy was cited before the entire nation.

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Obama girls protected but prominent

By JODI KANTOR, Star Tribune September 07, 2012, 12:00 AM

Stories about first daughters are carefully chosen, highlighting their father's family-man image.

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U students hope to reignite the fire

By JENNIFER BROOKS, Star Tribune September 06, 2012, 11:59 PM

Enthusiastic crowd packed auditorium to see Obama accept nomination.

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In his own words: President Obama

By Star Tribune September 06, 2012, 08:36 PM

"But when all is said and done - when you pick up that ballot to vote - you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. Over the next few years, big decisions will be made in Washington, on jobs and the economy; taxes and deficits; energy and education; war and peace - decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives and our children's lives for decades to come.

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Fact check: Bill Clinton's claims

By Star Tribune September 06, 2012, 08:33 PM

The claim about debt reduction: "[Barack Obama] has offered a reasonable plan of $4 trillion in debt reduction over a decade. For every $2.5 trillion in spending cuts, he raises a dollar in new revenues, 2.5 to 1. And he has tight controls on future spending. That's the kind of balanced approach proposed by the Simpson-Bowles commission, a bipartisan commission. ... It passes the arithmetic test." Former President Bill Clinton

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Point by point, Clinton's rousing speech makes case for Obama

By RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER and KEVIN DIAZ, Star Tribune September 06, 2012, 11:03 AM

The popular ex-president returned to spotlight with animated speech in support of the Democratic agenda.

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Mn. delegation cast 99 votes for Obama

By Kevin Diaz, Star Tribune September 06, 2012, 07:45 AM

Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Minnesota's 99 votes cast for Barack Obama in the roll call of the states early Thursday.

Obama's speech is moved inside

By Star Tribune September 05, 2012, 11:35 PM

Democrats announced that they will move President Obama's acceptance speech from an outdoor stadium to an indoor arena, citing forecasts of possible severe thunderstorms and lightning, a move that disappointed thousands of supporters.

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Democrats restore Jerusalem and God to platform

By Star Tribune September 05, 2012, 11:07 PM

Group demanded $1 million to not make them public.

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Fact check: Jobs, Medicare

By Star Tribune September 05, 2012, 11:00 PM

The claim on job creation: "Four years ago, America stood on the brink of a depression. Despite incredible odds and united Republican opposition, our president took action. And now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs." San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro

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Hot Dish Politics

Minnesotan to speak of his experience with Romney's Bain Capital at DNC

By Hot Dish Politics, Star Tribune September 05, 2012, 10:55 AM

Foster worked with Bain when he was director of the United Steelworkers District 11 and Bain bought GST Steel in Kansas.

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Democrats embrace gay marriage plank

By KEVIN DIAZ and RACHEL E. STASSEN- BERGER, Star Tribune September 04, 2012, 11:49 PM

New party plank could play out in Minnesota vote on proposed amendment.

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Rybak touts Obama to the nation

By RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER, Star Tribune September 04, 2012, 11:34 PM

"This president delivered for the middle class," the Minneapolis mayor said in a prime-time speech.

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Hispanics, including keynote speaker, take center stage

By FRANCO ORDONEZ, Star Tribune September 04, 2012, 11:15 PM

Their importance to the Democrats in the November election was apparent.

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Comparing Democratic, Republican parties on marriage

By Star Tribune September 04, 2012, 09:37 PM

The Democratic and Republican party platforms deal with the issue of marriage in very different ways. Here's a comparison:

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National debt tops $16 trillion

By Star Tribune September 04, 2012, 09:12 PM

The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the national debt had topped $16 trillion, the result of chronic government deficits that have poured more than $50,000 worth of red ink onto federal ledgers for every person in the United States.

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Dayton on Ryan: 'two-hour marathon man'

By Hot Dish Politics, Star Tribune September 04, 2012, 01:01 PM

Speaking to the Minnesota delegation to the Democratic National Convention, DFL governor goes after Romney's pick for VP

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Democrats are yearning to rekindle the spark of '08

By KEVIN DIAZ and RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER, Star Tribune September 04, 2012, 11:37 AM

"I think it's a different kind of excitement," said Minnesota delegate Meg Litts.

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DNC site choice irritates unions

By TRACIE MAURIELLO, Star Tribune September 03, 2012, 08:20 PM

Having convention in a right-to-work state is keeping some in labor away from Charlotte, but they say support in November is undaunted.

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Fact check: Medicare

By Star Tribune September 03, 2012, 08:20 PM

Both sides profess to be concerned about the financial health of Medicare but then bash each other with scary rhetoric. Here are some answers to key questions:

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No bounce for GOP

By Star Tribune September 03, 2012, 07:43 PM

A series of Gallup polls have found no sign that the Republican National Convention provided a bounce in support for presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The contest between President Obama and Romney remained stuck in the days following the convention, according to Gallup daily tracking polls running through Saturday.

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Watch the Democratic National Convention via livestream

By Star Tribune September 02, 2012, 10:35 AM

Heading into convention, Dems banking on grass-roots energy

By RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER and KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune September 02, 2012, 09:17 AM

For Obama, the campaign to hold the White House begins this week with the Democratic convention, where the faithful hope to rev up the vast apparatus that produced his historic 2008 election.

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Entire Democratic National Convention to be livestreamed

By Star Tribune September 02, 2012, 08:45 AM

The Democratic National Convention Committee will be livestreaming the entire convention on its website and a mobile app, it announced...

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