Democratic National Convention 2012
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.
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.
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.
The final night of the Democratic National Convention has been moved inside due to weather concerns.
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.
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.
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.
Former President Bill Clinton will speak at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.
Gov. Jay Nixon will be at the convention Wednesday night and Thursday as one of Missouri's delegates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Democratic National Convention kicks off Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.