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Daily Archives: September 6, 2012



US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama acknowledge the audience at the conclusion of Obama's acceptance speech.

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama acknowledge the audience at the conclusion of Obama's acceptance speech.

Michelle Obama: First Lady, `Fine Mom’

The first lady thrilled the Democratic National Convention on its opening night. Tonight, she returned for an encore. “Tonight, I am so thrilled and honored and so proud to introduce the love of my life, the father of our two...

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Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Prime-Time Biden: 38-Minute Run

Joe Biden can talk. Tonight, he talked himself into prime-time. The vice-presidential nominee at national conventions traditionally speaks the night before the presidential candidate, in prime-time before the national TV cameras. That’s when Biden spoke as a candidate in 2008....

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stands on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stands on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention

Gabby Giffords Gets Rock Star Reception for Pledge

The crowd inside the Time Warner Cable arena erupted when former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, severely wounded in a Jan. 8, 2011, shooting, came out at about 8 p.m. to lead the pledge of allegiance at the Democratic National Convention...

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