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Daily Archives: September 4, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama after speaking at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

First Lady Michelle Obama after speaking at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Michelle Obama: `Who We Are’

The White House is painting a simple contrast in Charlottte. Michelle Obama was raised on Chicago’s South Side in a one-bedroom apartment. Her father, Frasier Robinson, was a city pump operator. Her mother, Marian, was a secretary. She graduated from...

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gives the keynote address during day one of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gives the keynote address during day one of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Castro: `We Have to Invest In it’

Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, Texas, is the first Latino to keynote a Democratic National Convention. He spoke tonight at the opening of the party’s convention in Charlotte. “The unlikely journey that brought me here tonight began many miles...

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A cutout of President Barack Obama during day one of the Democratic National Convention.

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A cutout of President Barack Obama during day one of the Democratic National Convention.

Obama’s Ratings Upside Down

President Barack Obama arrives at his convention upside down. More voters held an unfavorable opinion of Obama than a favorable one going into the Democratic National Convention that opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, tonight. This includes his lowest ratings among...

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First Lady Michelle Obama during a sound check at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Photograph by J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

First Lady Michelle Obama during a sound check at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Michelle Obama: Hispanic Vote-Play in Run-up to Convention Address

This is first lady Michelle Obama’s night on stage. This also is a convention at which Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, Texas, will deliver the keynote address. So the Democratic Party is playing a political two-fer with a Web...

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A poster of President Barack Obama, reading 'Yes we can', endorsing a two-state solution based on the borders of 1967 as a peace solution between Israel and Palestine, during a peace demonstration in Tel Aviv.

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A poster of President Barack Obama, reading 'Yes we can', endorsing a two-state solution based on the borders of 1967 as a peace solution between Israel and Palestine, during a peace demonstration in Tel Aviv.

Democrats Silent on Jerusalem — Romney: `Unfortunate’

The Democratic Party platform does not state that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, an omission that’s likely to inflame critics who say President Barack Obama has taken too weak a position towards a stalwart American ally. “President Obama and...

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