Political Headlines - September 5, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today: 

  • Democrats send message of presidential dedication: In an energized opening session of the Democratic National Convention that spoke to a broad array of party interests, Michelle Obama delivered a personal and emotional address. Globe political reporters Brian MacQuarrie and Matt Viser cover.



  • Vital asset Bill Clinton back in party spotlight: Clinton is slated to nominate President Obama for a second term in a speech that is expected to provide a detailed argument for the president's reelection. Deputy chief of the Washington bureau Michael Kranish reports.




  • Elizabeth Warren to try for impact near and far: The prime-time speech at the DNC offers the Senate candidate a crucial opportunity to sell herself to Mass. voters, but her message may also help reenergize liberals within the party. Globe political reporter Noah Bierman writes. 


  • Julian Castro focuses on importance of government: The keynote speaker argued that Americans prosper through hard work and sacrifice, but government-facilitated opportunities are also essential to the American dream. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh explains.