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Mark Niquette



People line up to receive credentials for President Barak Obama's acceptance speech during Charlotte's Democratic Convention at a campaign field office in Raleigh, N.C.

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People line up to receive credentials for President Barak Obama's acceptance speech during Charlotte's Democratic Convention at a campaign field office in Raleigh, N.C.

Obama’s 73,778-Seat BoA Stadium – `If We Build it, They Will Come’

They may be watching the weather, but they say they’re not worried about the crowd. If President Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech is delivered outdoors on Thursday, there’s no concern about having a full house at Bank of America stadium,...

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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley speaks to reporters on the North Lawn of the White House.

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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley speaks to reporters on the North Lawn of the White House.

O’Malley Shrugs Off Talk of 2016

The good news for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is that he came in second in a Bloomberg survey of Democratic delegates in swing states about who they think would be their best candidate for president in 2016 — when, they...

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Protesters march through Uptown, the Charlotte business district, before the start of the Democratic National Convention.

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Protesters march through Uptown, the Charlotte business district, before the start of the Democratic National Convention.

Priebus: Hope and Disappointment

The Republican National Committee started an “Obama Isn’t Working” rapid-response center in Charlotte today as a counterpoint to the Democratic National Convention with a Web site and daily press conference “highlighting how America is not better off under President Obama.”...

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AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Lee A. Saunders speaks in Albany, N.Y., in this file photo.

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AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Lee A. Saunders speaks in Albany, N.Y., in this file photo.

Eastwood `Nothing to Say’ This Time — Union Leader Says in Charlotte

Lee Saunders channeled Clint Eastwood this morning to fire up the Ohio delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, brought an empty chair on stage with him...

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Supporters wait for President Barack Obama to speak at a campaign event at Capital University, on Aug. 21, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Supporters wait for President Barack Obama to speak at a campaign event at Capital University, on Aug. 21, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio: Obama’s First Defense — Party to `Literally Take People to the Polls’

While President Barack Obama can lose the battleground state of Ohio and still win the presidency, Republican challenger Mitt Romney will not be president unless he carries the Buckeye State, former Governor Ted Strickland says. Obama can lose Ohio and...

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"March On Wall Street South" demonstrators march in Charlotte, North Carolina ahead of the Democratic National Convention, on September 2, 2012.

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"March On Wall Street South" demonstrators march in Charlotte, North Carolina ahead of the Democratic National Convention, on September 2, 2012.

Occupy Charlotte: Miniature Protest in the Heart of a Banking Giant

There’s not much happening here: A limited throng of protesters joined many more delegates converging on Charlotte today for the Democratic National Convention, as the city barricaded “Uptown Charlotte” streets for a march that attracted fewer people than organizers hoped...

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Mitt Romney, left, and his running mate Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan stand near the new Romney campaign plane during an RNC Farewell Victory rally on August 31, 2012 in Lakeland, Florida.

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Mitt Romney, left, and his running mate Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan stand near the new Romney campaign plane during an RNC Farewell Victory rally on August 31, 2012 in Lakeland, Florida.

Ryan’s Marathon Tale: Pants on Fire

Rep. Paul Ryan, facing criticism for making what fact-checkers counted as up to seven statements false or distorted in his Aug. 29 acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, is now qualifying another claim: his best marathon time....

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