2012 Presidential Election

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS: From Obama, a call for patience

The last night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., ended with thunderous applause from the delegates as President Barack Obama called for hope and patience.


Obama: Recovery path hard, but challenge 'can be met'

The president's speech was the final act of a pair of highly scripted national political conventions in as many weeks, and the opening salvo of a two-month drive toward Election Day.

LIVE VIDEO: Barack Obama speaks from Democratic National Convention

President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination for a second term in a speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: What to watch for on Thursday

The final night of the Democratic National Convention has been moved inside due to weather concerns.

At convention, a love affair for Hollywood stars, Democrats

Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria thrilled the crowd Thursday with their looks and words. Mary J. Blige and James Taylor provided the tunes. And "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm looked happy just to be part of the crowd.

Romney defends omission of Afghanistan from convention speech

Mitt Romney pointed to an address he gave to the American Legion the night before his Republican convention speech as evidence of his commitment to the armed forces.

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS: Clinton brings down the house, Obama makes an appearance

The second day of the Democratic National Convention featured impassioned speeches from former President Bill Clinton, Sandra Fluke, Elizabeth Warren, as well as an appearance by the president.

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: What to watch for on Wednesday

Former President Bill Clinton will speak at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.

Nixon: No spotlight role at Democratic convention

Gov. Jay Nixon will be at the convention Wednesday night and Thursday as one of Missouri's delegates.

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS: Obama nominated; Michelle Obama, Julian Castro speak

A week after Republicans met in Tampa, Fla., to officially nominate Mitt Romney for president, Democrats are converging in Charlotte, N.C., through Thursday for their convention. 

Michelle Obama praises husband as a 'man we can trust'

Describing herself as the "mom in chief," Michelle Obama made no mention of her husband's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. But, those who preceded her to the podium on the first night of the president's convention were scathing.

Paul Ryan faces accuracy questions as he assails Obama

In an afternoon appearance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the 42-year old Republican congressman took the offensive against President Barack Obama, even as Democrats opened their convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Bill Clinton, Barack Obama set aside rivalry for election

With the Democratic incumbent locked in a tight race with Republican Mitt Romney, Barack Obama has fully embraced former President Bill Clinton as a political partner.

Democrats eye rainy weather as Obama outdoor speech nears

With President Barack Obama set to address supporters in Charlotte's open-air football stadium Thursday, Democratic Party officials insist the speech will go on even if it rains.

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: What to watch for Tuesday

The Democratic National Convention kicks off Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS: For Romney, a focus on economic disappointment

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke on the final evening of the Republican National Convention, focusing on his plan healing the economy and creating jobs.


LIVE VIDEO: Mitt Romney speaks from Republican National Convention

Watch live YouTube video of the presidential nominee's speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

GOP CONVENTION: What to watch for Thursday

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak Thursday, along with Sen. Marco Rubio and Newt Gingrich. Romney's Mormon religion, which he hasn't frequently addressed during his campaign, will get some attention as members of his church share personal stories about him.

Romney appeals to economic worries, disappointment with Obama

The biggest moment of his political career at hand, Mitt Romney looked to appeal to the feelings of anxiety that are rippling through the electorate as the nation faces stubbornly high unemployment and fears about its future place in the world.

FACT CHECK: Romney's deficit vow lacks specifics

Mitt Romney promised voters Thursday that he would cut deficits, but the details behind that pledge, and the painful spending choices involved, are conspicuously lacking in his agenda.