Political Headlines - September 6, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today: 


  • Clinton rouses Democrats with arguments for Obama: Former president Bill Clinton turned the tables on a familiar Republican critique - that the country is worse off than in 2008 - by making a forceful argument that the reverse is true. Globe political reporters Brian MacQuarrie and Matt Viser detail.


  • Under fire, Democrats revise plank on Jerusalem: Democrats scrambled to revise their party platform after Republicans pounced on the omission of support for Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. Washington bureau reporter Bryan Bender writes.


  • On Mass. economy, Mitt Romney's record mixed: Romney inherited an economy in 2003 similar to the one President Obama found entering the White House in 2009. For both, progress was slow, and for many, disappointing. Business reporter Megan Woolhouse and political writer Michael Rezendes outline.


  • Speech! Speech! Democrats make their case: So far, Democrats have reason to be pleased with their convention. Amid the inevitable forgettable palaver, Michelle Obama, Deval Patrick, and even former R.I. Governor Lincoln Chafee stood out. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh reports.



  • Michael Dukakis calls Mitt Romney a 'fraud': Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor, labeled Mitt Romney a "fraud" as governor, and also expressed disappointment with Elizabeth Warren's campaign ads. Politics editor Glen Johnson writes.