September 4th, 2012
07:33 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

The Republicans have had their day, and now it's time for the Democrats to hold their national convention.  Watch Live for gavel-to-gavel coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

12:00 pm ET - CNN Election Roundtable - Join Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team as they discuss the DNC and issues affecting this year's presidential election.

12:20 pm ET - Ryan on the road - GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan has a busy day today.  He attends a rally at a recreation center in Westlake, Ohio, then travels to Iowa for a 5:10 pm ET event at a community college in Cedar Rapids.

12:35 pm ET - Obama back to school - Two days before he addresses the DNC, President Obama will speak to supporters on the campus of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia.

5:00 pm ET - Democratic National Convention - The first full day of business at the DNC gets under way in Charlotte, North Carolina. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Tony

    I wonder if there are any actual Americans or United States citizens attending the Demo convention? Seems they only attract foreigners these days. Maybe that's why they are so afraid of requiring a voter to show their ID.

    September 4, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Hmmm! Seems the bigots are out in mass. Oh, and just where do you think Senator Mark Rubio migrated from. Not to mention the birthplace of the Republican nominee. Guys get a grip. It's about politics ....not racial background.

    September 4, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. dazzle ©

    Might I suggest that opinions on ones political views be kept between you and the ballot box. Good Morning to all of the regular bloggers.

    September 4, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Benn

      Goodmorning Good Dazzle. Hope all is wee with you, Banasy, and everyone.

      September 4, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Benn

      wee = well. I'm sorry.

      September 4, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hi, Benn.

      September 4, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. Black Voters

    @Tony. If it's not about racial backround, what explains Obama recieveing nearly 100% of votes made by black citizens.
    Are you really going to stand there and claim this has nothing to do with skin color?

    September 4, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      He received almost all of the black vote of those who bothered to vote. But he also received the majority of younger voters, woman voters, college educated voters...While McCain did well among seniors, blue collar workers, etc.....So it's not all about race. Although some see that way!

      September 4, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. Obese Voters

    Saying that the majority of black citizens don't vote along colored lines would be like saying the same thing about overly obese voters should nearly 100% of them vote for Raul Ryan.
    Face it. Voters vote for themselves, not for America. (generally speaking) The way people go about voting for the man they think will give them what they want has made a mockery of our electoral process.
    Black will vote for black, gay for gay, and fat for fat virtually every time.

    September 4, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Marsha

      I don't think this is true. I'm kind of heavy and would never vote for Rush Lambaugh. I think Obama has done much better than people give him credit for.

      September 4, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. Marsha

    My only complaints input our Good President is his continuing the "war on drugs" and expanding the war in Afghanistan. Other than that, I think he is incredible. And I don't care where he is from. He is a-ok.

    September 4, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Good morning @ dazzle and Portland Tony! And Tony lol, its not mass bigots, its just one. One who talks to himself and answers himself too! 😉 and beth who is borat?

    September 4, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Low IQ Voters

    It IS true. Obama did in fact recieve nearly 100% of votes cast by black citizens. Don't even THINK about denying this overly obvious demosntration of racism.
    And obviously, an overly obese voter is not offended by Paul Ryans 60lb colon.

    September 4, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. Marsha

    I don't understand. Paul Ryan isn't fat. Guess I am slow.

    September 4, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. Benn

    I like our President. Hope everyone is having a wonderful, happy day. : )

    September 4, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    And for someone who doesnt bother to vote, you sure have alot of opinions about how others should vote!

    September 4, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Good morning, chrissy.

    September 4, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    If one based their votes on looks alone, who would blind people vote for?

    September 4, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good morning everyone

    Well I see the politics of hate, bigotry and divisiveness are alive and well on this thread today. Personally I'll be glad to see this election over, regardless of the outcome. Maybe then all this hatred and name calling in the name of politics will disappear for a short time. It's very doubtful, but one can always hope.

    September 4, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I personally can't wait, either.
      Should Romney win, wonder if they're going to get Obama in a studio 8 days after Willard is sworn in to complain about Willar's failed policies, the way Willard did 8 days into Obama's administration.
      But of course, the GOP wanted Obama to succed.
      For America's sake.
      Lol. Yeah, ok.
      Politics today...yeesh.

      September 4, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Good morning @ banasy and @ bobcat. And what was it Rascal said, you gotta have a dream or else your dream will never come true! lmao.

    September 4, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
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