Last night of DNC may stay at the TWC Arena

Last night of DNC may stay at the TWC Arena

According to an article in London's Daily Mail newspaper, Democratic National Convention organizers are actively considering scrapping plans to hold the last night of the convention at Bank of America Stadium for fear that the event will attract far less than the sellout crowd Obama drew four years ago in Denver's Mile High Stadium.

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Jim Hoffa and I go at it at the DNC in Charlotte.

Jim Hoffa and I go at it at the DNC in Charlotte.

The last name Hoffa is the title of a 1992 movie starring Jack Nicholson. Jim Hoffa is the son of the man who was the subject of that movie (and others) and, like his father, is the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. We spoke with him about labor, right-to-work laws, the state of Texas and other matters here on Radio Row at the Democratic National Convention.

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Michelle Obama has a candid moment during a walk-through.

Michelle Obama has a candid moment during a walk-through.

First lady Michelle Obama was in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte Monday for a quick walk-through of her speech, scheduled for prime time Tuesday evening. Just before leaving the stage, the first lady responded to a reporter's question.

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Photos from Thursday night at the GOP convention in Tampa.

Photos from Thursday night at the GOP convention in Tampa.

The final night of the party convention traditionally marks the beginning of the final sprint to election day. Here are photos from Thursday night at the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa.

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Advantage Romney.

Advantage Romney.

When I walked out of the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul in 2008, I knew in my gut that John McCain was going to lose. Walking out of the Tamp Bay Times Forum Thursday night, that same gut tells me that Mitt Romney is going to win.

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Photos from Wednesday night at the GOP convention.

Photos from Wednesday night at the GOP convention.

Wednesday night at a political convention is traditionally the night upon which the VP candidate gets his or her moment in the spotlight. In Tampa on Tuesday night, everything was leading to Paul Ryan's official debut on the national stage. Here is a gallery of images from the third night of the 2012 GOP convention.

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Ryan was fine. Condi was great.

Ryan was fine. Condi was great.

All available evidence suggests that Condoleezza Rice isn't seeking anyone's vote. As a result, when she speaks, here words have the ring of authenticity that come from someone speaking from core belief as opposed to personal ambition. To my ear, her speech Wednesday night is the best of the GOP convention so far.

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A Brit offers a warning to the U.S.

A Brit offers a warning to the U.S.

What will America look like a few years from now? Look at Europe today, says European parliament member Martin Callanan.

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Photos from Tuesday night at the GOP Convention in Tampa.

Photos from Tuesday night at the GOP Convention in Tampa.

Political conventions are often more about the optics of the event rather than the actual content of the event. A few images setting the scene here in Tampa are in this image gallery.

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Chris Christie anchors first session with GOP keynote.

Chris Christie anchors first session with GOP keynote.

New Jersey governor Christie is known for his New Jersey style, in-your-face, blunt, plain-spokeness and his speech was much anticipated on Tuesday. He did not disappoint.

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