September 5th, 2012
12:15 AM ET

CNN Reality Check: Obama created 4.5 million jobs?

CNN's Erin Burnett and Tom Foreman fact check the Obama team's claim that President Barack Obama created 4.5 million jobs in his first term. FULL POST

Return of the ObamaCons: 2008 Conservative Obama Backers staying with the president
September 4th, 2012
02:27 PM ET

Return of the ObamaCons: 2008 Conservative Obama Backers staying with the president

Democrats kick off their convention in Charlotte, North Carolina today, while President Barack Obama spoke to supporters in Norfolk, Virginia. The President will look to Virginia for the same support he received in 2008, when a Democratic presidential candidate carried the state for the first time since 1964.

John King: To win, Obama must make history again

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, John Avlon talks to Republicans and conservatives who backed President Obama in 2008 to find out why they are staying with the president four years later.

John Avlon is also a CNN contributor and member of the OutFront political strike team. FULL POST

Democrats kick off convention in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 03: First lady Michelle Obama stands at the podium on stage with stage manager David Cove for a soundcheck during preparations for the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 3, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
September 4th, 2012
12:34 PM ET

Democrats kick off convention in Charlotte

The Democrats officially kick off  their convention Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. All eyes are on the DNC to convince Americans that President Barack Obama deserves four more years in the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro are the headlining tonight.

Five things to watch at the DNC this week

Tune to CNN for the special primetime coverage of the Democratic National Convention. While you are watching the convention join a LIVE conversation with political analysts, reporters and experts on CNN.com/ConventionsLive.

Here is the current schedule released by the DNC with a list of speakers to appear tonight.

Tuesday, September 4

"Americans Coming Together"

Starting at 5 p.m.

  • Call to order
  • Chair of the DNC Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • CEO of Democratic National Convention Committee Stephen Kerrigan
  • Bishop Vashti McKenzie
  • Mayor Julian Castro (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Attorney General Kamala Harris (California)
  • Gov. Martin O'Malley (Maryland)
  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (Los Angeles, California)
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer (Maryland)
  • Andrew Tobias, DNC treasurer
  • Alice Germond, DNC secretary FULL POST
August 31st, 2012
08:27 PM ET

Obama Revealed: "We want to be at the dinner table with our kids," says Pres. Obama

Even after four years in the public eye, President Barack Obama is still sometimes dogged by charges he's too aloof and too cool.

With just 67 days to go before election day, Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin asked him about those labels in an exclusive interview for a new CNN documentary: "Obama Revealed: The man, the president" airing 8 p.m. ET Monday, September 3rd on CNN.


August 31st, 2012
04:34 PM ET

Dems, it's your turn! Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is 'OutFront'

Starting Monday, September 3rd, Democrats will have their turn to fire up their base and tell the nation why President Barack Obama should get another four years in the White House.

Mitt Romney closed out the final night of the Republican National Convention Thursday by accepting his party's nomination - attacking President Obama and pitching his economic policy to the nation.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who will be presiding over next's week convention, attended the GOP convention in Tampa appeared on CNN Tuesday to discuss the 2012 presidential election and the GOP's strategy for courting the Latino vote.

“I think when it's all said and done that President Obama is going to get somewhere close to 70 percent of the Latino vote. I think he is because the Republican Party and Mitt Romney have gone so far to the right on issues that are important to them."

Villaraigosa told CNN's Early Start's John Berman,  "It's not just immigration where he's talked about the self-deportation of 11 million people and called the Dream Act a handout. It's also health care. Nine million Latinos will benefit from the Affordable Care Act."

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is 'OutFront' tonight at 7p/11p ET.


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