President Barack Obama closed his party’s convention in Charlotte on Thursday night by laying out a case for a second term and casting the election as a choice between “two fundamentally different visions for the future.”
Speaking to a national audience and an overflowing uptown arena, the president – joined by over 40 other Democratic speakers – offered a spirited defense of his record and a sharp contrast to Republican Mitt Romney on issues, from Medicare to mending the economy. Read the full story here.
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