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President Obama invoked "hope" and "change" in his DNC speech, but not in the same way he did in 2008. Instead, he presented a more subdued and realistic view of what his second term in office would look like if he is re-elected in November while trying to show Americans they are better off today than they were four years ago. President Obama invoked "hope" and "change" in his speech, but not like he did in 2008.

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Highlights of the second day of the Democratic National Convention included speeches by Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Warren, plus a last-minute change for President Obama's address Thursday night. Highlights of the second day of the Democratic National Convention included speeches by Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Warren, plus a last-minute change for President Obama's address Thursday night.

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The official Democratic Party Platform should have been approved easily during a vote, but it wasn't. Instead, it became a moment of opportunity for the Republicans after a commotion erupted among Democrats on the convention floor over removal of the words "God" and "Jerusalem" from the platform.

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Fox News was not impressed with Michelle Obama's highly praised prime-time address at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, criticizing the first lady for, of all things, using the speech to focus on government.

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Highlights of the first day of the Democratic National Convention, including speeches by first lady Michelle Obama and keynote speaker Julian Castro, plus a video tribute to Ted Kennedy that included a not-so-subtle swipe at Mitt Romney. Highlights of the first day of the Democratic National Convention, including speeches by first lady Michelle Obama and keynote speaker Julian Castro, plus a video tribute to Ted Kennedy that included a not-so-subtle swipe at Mitt Romney.

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Here's something that won't play well in the states that the Democrats most likely would have lost anyway in the upcoming presidential election: They have removed the word "God" from their platform. What's more, they've also left out a clause from the party's 2008 platform stating Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

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