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Midday Update: Campaigns Head Into Home Stretch

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Delegates in the crowd during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Delegates in the crowd during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

President Barack Obama officially accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president (WashPost) on the last night of the convention Thursday, delivering a speech that included appeals to voters for more time to shepherd the United States through a slow economic recovery and to continue improving its global standing while warning of the setbacks (NYT) that would come with a Republican presidency. Read more »

Convention Update: Touting Obama’s Foreign Policy Record

by Newsteam Staff
President Barack Obama accepts the 2012 U.S Democratic presidential nomination during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters). President Barack Obama accepts the 2012 U.S Democratic presidential nomination during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters).

Most of the 2012 campaign has focused on domestic policy, particularly the economy. But President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the close of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., made room for foreign policy concerns as well, tying them with his plans for the U.S. economy: Read more »

Convention Update: Democrats on Immigration, Economy

by Newsteam Staff
Former President Bill Clinton addresses the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 5, 2012 (Jessica Rinald/Courtesy Reuters). Former President Bill Clinton a the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 5, 2012 (Jessica Rinald/Courtesy Reuters).

Immigration and the U.S. role in the world economy were important topics on the second night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, as former President Bill Clinton formally nominated President Barack Obama for a second term. Read more »

Convention Update: Dems’ Spotlight on National Security

by Newsteam Staff
First lady Michelle Obama addressed the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters). First lady Michelle Obama addressed the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters).

Democrats kicked off their convention in Charlotte, N.C. Tuesday, highlighting Obama administration accomplishments on defense and foreign policy as well as domestic issues such as healthcare, education, and economic policy.

Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine outlined the policy promises he says President Barack Obama has kept in his first term (Fox), especially national security. Read more »

Convention Update: Romney Accepts GOP Nomination

by Newsteam Staff
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 30, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters). Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 30, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters).

The Republican National Convention wrapped up Thursday night with Mitt Romney formally accepting his party’s nomination for president. Romney and the other speakers focused primarily on domestic issues, such as education, and how they impact U.S. global competitiveness. Read more »

Convention Update: GOP on Foreign Policy, Competitiveness

by Newsteam Staff
Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan accepts the nomination as at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters). Rep. Paul Ryan accepts the GOP nomination for vice president at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters).

The United States’ role on the world stage and in the global economy were central topics during the second night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) accepted his party’s nomination for vice president of the United States. Read more »

Midday Update: Romney Lays Out Economic Recovery Plan

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Workers carry a Romney Ryan 2012 sign on the floor at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 26, 2012 (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Workers carry a Romney Ryan 2012 sign on the floor at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 26, 2012 (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters).

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney outlined his plans governing for Politico’s Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen, including his plans to run his administration more like a business and address the sluggish economy. Read more »

Midday Update: GOP Platform Short on Foreign Policy

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Young supporters wait to meet Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Bettendorf, Iowa, August 22, 2012. (John Gress/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Young supporters wait to meet Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Bettendorf, Iowa, August 22, 2012. (John Gress/Courtesy Reuters).

The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus writes that there are few surprises in the GOP’s 2012 defense and foreign policy platform approved this week. Read more »

Midday Update: Romney to Detail Energy Plans Soon

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Supporters cheer for President Barack Obama at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio August 21, 2012 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Obama supporters at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio August 21, 2012 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to lay out a comprehensive energy proposal this week (Reuters) aimed at increasing U.S. energy production and creating jobs. Read more »

Midday Update: Obama, Romney Link Energy to Jobs

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: People listen to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speak at the American Energy Corporation in Beallsville, Ohio August 14, 2012 (Shannon Stapleton/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: People listen to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speak at the American Energy Corporation in Beallsville, Ohio August 14, 2012 (Shannon Stapleton/Courtesy Reuters).

President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney sparred on energy policy from two different states Tuesday (LAT),  with Obama promoting wind energy in Iowa and Romney backing coal in Ohio. Read more »