In a major shift, education reformers are now influential at the highest levels of the party once dominated by the teachers unions.
Two weeks of partisan pageantry leave voters with little reason to believe either candidate has a better future to offer.
Once the vice-presidential nominee of a major political party, Palin now wonders why "bigwig elites" even know who she is.
In a perplexingly lifeless convention address, the president fails to live up to his reputation as a brilliant orator.
Traffic on the social-media service is massively higher for the Democratic convention this week than for last week's Republican gathering.
In an era of substance-free rhetoric, Clinton blew away the Democratic convention with a dense, didactic act of political persuasion.
John Hickenlooper, the nation's first brewer-turned-governor, is a bit skeptical of President Obama's newly disclosed home brew recipes.
The much-hyped keynoter launches the Democratic counterargument to Republicans' "We Built It" fervor.
The former governor of Ohio riles up the Democratic convention crowd with a series of zingers mocking Mitt Romney.
Fred Karger, the openly gay former presidential candidate, has crashed everything from Republican conventions to the Oscars. Here are his secrets.
What can the president hope to accomplish with his weeklong infomercial in Charlotte? The answer is complicated.
Seeking to define himself to voters at long last, Romney showcases the two most complicated parts of his profile: Mormonism and Bain Capital.
The GOP also-ran's latest venture has him seeking a return to his roots as the party's resident educator-cum-traveling salesman.
At the Republican convention, the former secretary of state was graceful and serious. The vice-presidential nominee came off as callow and glib.
Ron Paul-supporting Republican delegates staged a protest march and walked out of the convention hall -- and Romney supporters wished them good riddance.
How Ryan, Scott Walker and Reince Priebus came out of the Badger State together to reshape American conservative politics.
In a night filled with edgy, resentful rhetoric, the nominee's wife spoke of love.
Mrs. Romney's personality isn't necessarily the sweet, nurturing, maternal caricature that's being portrayed.
Are the conventions just an expensive waste of time? Not to activists, undecided voters, and the history books.
Romney has steadfastly refused the calls for more information, which have come from many fellow Republicans as well as Democrats.