The first appearance of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention program came by way of a video introduction of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland.
In her video, Clinton lavished praise on the diminutive lawmaker, labeling her “the dean of the Senate women.”
Mikulski focused on the need for legislation mandating gender-pay equity, saying that the election of Barack Obama would “put change in women’s wallets.” Read More
Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner used his keynote address at the Democratic convention to warn his party about the dangers of excessive partisanship.
“We need leaders who see our common ground as sacred,” said Warner, a heavy favorite in the race for an open Senate seat from his home state. Read More
In her speech at the Democratic Convention last night, Hillary Clinton sought to unite the party behind her onetime rival and end accusations that she is not doing enough to help Barack Obama’s bid for the White House.
Clinton declared her support firmly and enthusiastically for Obama, telling the crowd, “I am honored to be here tonight. A proud mother. A proud Democrat. A proud American and a proud supporter of Barack Obama.” Read More
As day two of the convention unfolded, Democrats had yet to extinguish the simmering tensions between the camps of nominee Barack Obama and his former rival Hillary Clinton, whose speech tonight is supposed to bridge a divide before it overshadows the convention.
Clinton is the most anticipated speaker on a night that will also feature one of the party's fastest rising stars, former Virginia governor and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Warner. Read More
In a surprise appearance at the Democratic Convention Monday night Sen. Edward Kennedy gave an emotional speech that invoked the legacy of his family and passed it on to Barack Obama.
Kennedy, who is three months into intensive treatment for a malignant brain tumor, showed the physical and emotional effects of that struggle as he delivered an eight-minute address to a packed convention hall that cheered and chanted his name. Read More
In her marquee moment, Michelle Obama talked less about her husband and more about her family's values.
The wife of soon-to-be Democratic nominee Barack Obama described how her family fits into the American mainstream and how a shared vision of a nation dedicated to the well-being of children and with enhanced opportunities for women and minorities is the "thread that connects our hearts." Read More
Not since Ronald Reagan's challenge to Gerald Ford in 1976 has a losing candidate dominated so much of the convention discussion as Hillary Clinton this year. Even in a week dedicated to Barack Obama, almost every conversation begins, “What will Hillary do?” At least as important, what will her supporters do? Read More
The theme of tonight's convention agenda is "One Nation" but there will be two distinct groups of delegates on the floor of the Pepsi Center.
Despite efforts to completely unify the party behind nominee Barack Obama, there are still significant numbers of delegates who support Hillary Clinton and plan to vote for her, at least on the first ballot, when the roll is called. Read More
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may be running as an agent of change, but two of his top choices for a running mate are firmly entrenched in Washington.
According to media reports Sens. Joseph Biden of Delaware and Evan Bayh of Indiana are the most likely picks, although Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has also been included in most of the short lists attributed to campaign insiders. Read More
Barack Obama, in a discussion with evangelist Rick Warren about his Christian faith, said he had been guilty of a “fundamental selfishness” that had contributed to regrettable youthful behavior. Read More