Former President Clinton gave his full-throated endorsement to Barack Obama's bid for the White House on Wednesday, telling delegates to the Democratic convention that Obama is "ready to lead America and restore American leadership in the world."
Clinton pushed back against attacks — initiated by himself and his wife during the bitter primary campaign, and later taken up by Republican John McCain — that Obama is ill-prepared for the White House, especially on matters of national defense.
An estimated 45,000 Republican partisans, volunteers and news media people will descend on Minnesota's Twin Cities this week for Monday's opening of the Republican National Convention.Read More
Hillary Clinton delegates from Tennessee broke into open rebellion Wednesday in one of the only bursts of public anger to surface in a convention devoted to embracing Democratic Party unity after a contentious primary campaign.Read More
The conventional wisdom that Iraq was THE dominant issue of the presidential campaign seem so outdated, replaced by worries about the economy and energy prices.
Yet the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan figured in speeches Wednesday, when vice presidential nominee Joe Biden took to the stage at the Democratic National Convention.Read More
Four years ago an unknown state senator from Illinois named Barack Obama lit up Democratic hopes with a rousing speech at their convention in New York. Here in the Mile High City, new party stars are struggling to be born.Read More
On stage, the convention's unfolding seamlessly. The speeches are slick, the messages managed masterfully and the love-fest strong enough to sweeten your morning coffee.
But away from the podium, concerns about Barack Obama and the future of the party have even some dedicated Democrats saying openly that they think the election's lost.Read More
Snapshots from the third day of the Democratic National Convention:
It wasn't quite the sentiment the Barack Obama camp wanted to hear, but former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham of Florida had to put in a few good words for his old friend John McCain.
Speaking to the Florida delegation Wednesday, Graham had praise for both Obama and McCain.Read More
Hillary Rodham Clinton closed the book on her 2008 presidential bid with an emphatic plea for the party to unite behind Barack Obama.Read More
For one evening, their political world was perfect. Or so it seemed.
Standing before thousands of delegates, almost half of them her backers, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton declared it time "to unite as a single party with a single purpose" and urged her followers to help elect once-bitter rival Barack Obama. "We are on the same team," she said, after allowing the applause to build to a crescendo and linger, longer than usual — much like the Democratic primary race itself.
Bill Clinton once vowed to fight for voters "until the last dog dies." On Wednesday he shows how hard he will fight for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on the Clintons' last big day of the 2008 campaign.Read More