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The Caucus: Obama Convention Speech Moved From Bank of America Stadium to Time Warner Cable Arena

Democratic National Convention

President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention has been moved indoors, aides said, because of concerns over threatening storms in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday.


Booker rallies Democrats to kick off convention, saying platform will move America forward

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., rallied Democrats on Tuesday night to kick off the party’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C. -- urging delegates and others in the crowd to back the party platform, which he said will move America forward with investment in education, fair taxation and other policy goals.


Obama seeks cash after GOP convention

Just minutes after the end of the Republican convention, President Obama appealed to his supporters for campaign cash. "Tonight was their night," Obama wrote in an e-mail. "But our focus must be on tomorrow." And presumably next week, when Obama and the Democrats hold their own convention in Charlotte.


San Antonio mayor to deliver Dem keynote

Julian Castro

Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, has been tapped to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Castro, a 37-year-old Stanford and Harvard graduate, has been hailed as an up-and-comer in Democratic politics. He is the first Hispanic to give the Democratic keynote address -- a speaking slot that catapulted a then-little known Barack Obama into the national spotlight in 2004.


Report: Democrats short on convention cash

The Democratic National Convention is reportedly having trouble with its fundraising about two months before the party faithful gather in Charlotte to renominate President Obama. The Washington Post reports the host committee has raised about $20 million and is about $16 million shy of its goal. The story cites unnamed sources, describing them as "several people familiar with the internal discussions."


North Carolina a political headache for Democrats

North Carolina: Gay Marriage Arrest

Once a bright spot for President Barack Obama, North Carolina is now more like a political migraine less than four months before Democrats open the party's national convention in Charlotte.


Source: Dems pick Charlotte for 2012 convention

A Democratic official says the party will hold it's 2012 presidential convention in Charlotte, N .C....


Gun Goes Off Inside Desk of 3rd Grader

Gun Goes Off Inside Desk of 3rd Grader

Fox Charlotte reports that a gun went off inside the desk of a third grader in Charlotte, N.C. It is unclear how the gun went off, but luckily, the bullet missed all 20 students in the classroom and only hit a wall.


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