Cracks in the “Blue Wall.”

Cracks in the “Blue Wall.”

It's heartburn time for the Obama campaign. That's because the "Blue Wall," states that formed a protective barrier surrounding safe Obama campaign Electoral College votes, has begun to crumble.

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Two men revealed.

Two men revealed.

For many, the first presidential debate marked the first opportunity to actually see President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney outside the hyper-controlled environments of campaign appearances, television ads or condensed, sound-bite media coverage. What they saw was revealing.

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It ain’t over. (But the fat lady is warming up.)

It ain’t over. (But the fat lady <em>is</em> warming up.)

If you believe the polls, MItt Romney has lost the election. But there is reason to doubt the polls and there is reason to believe that the experience of 2008 does not necessarily apply to 2012.

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Romney: Right to speak up.

Romney: Right to speak up.

Was Romney wrong to speak critically of U.S. foreign policy in the wake of the attacks on U.S diplomatic missions in North Africa and the Middle East? Does "politics stops at the water's edge" apply during a presidential campaign?

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Dems used to look like Joe Biden.

Dems used to look like Joe Biden.

Democrats used to look like Joe Biden. I remember them. They were in my parents’ Sunday School class. The lived next door. I played astronaut with their kids in cardboard boxes that once contained washing machines.

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Photos from Thursday at the DNC in Charlotte.

Photos from Thursday at the DNC in Charlotte.

The Democrats got to bat in the bottom of the ninth this election year and they took the opportunity to rebut the efforts of the Republicans from the week before. Here are photos from Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, the night that marks the ​real​ beginning of the campaign for many voters.

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A welcome break at the DNC courtesy of James Taylor.

A welcome break at the DNC courtesy of James Taylor.

When President Obama finishes his acceptance speech Thursday night, there will ensue 61 days of the most negative, spirit-sapping political discourse most of us have ever seen. But for a moment here in Charlotte, we get to forget about all of that and enjoy the work of a great artist.

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DNC: It’s the weather and ONLY the weather.

DNC: It’s the weather and ONLY the weather.

According to a "senior official with the Obama campaign," the decision to abandon plans to conclude the Democratic convention Thursday night at Bank of America Stadium was made solely because of concern for the possibility of dangerous weather and not because the campaign fears an inability to fill all of the seats.

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Photos from Tuesday night at the DNC in Charlotte.

Photos from Tuesday night at the DNC in Charlotte.

It was a big opening night at the Democratic National Convention. A Texan in the person of San Antonio mayor Julian Castro gave the keynote address and First Lady Michelle Obama provided the evening's finale with her much-anticipated speech on behalf of her husband.

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Dems apparently don’t think $16 trillion is an issue.

Dems apparently don’t think $16 trillion is an issue.

The Tuesday night speakers at the Democratic convention talked about an array of social programs and benefits that they believe will strengthen the republic. Yet not once did the subject of the massive borrowing to fund such programs come up. Are Dems willfully ignoring the subject on the belief that it's bad politics. Or is truly not a concern to them?

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