The Democratic National Convention, held this week in Charlotte, NC, featured dozens of speeches, the formal adoption of the party's 2012 platform, and the official renomination of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Here are a few highlights from the three-day event:

  • Sasha Obama speech denouncing Guantánamo Bay human rights abuses
  • Planned Parenthood presents DNC with giant $5 million check from abortion profits
  • In horrible gaffe, Obama wears yellow tie
  • Very moderate, tempered chants of “U.S.A., U.S.A.” so as not to offend any foreign-born attendees
  • “In Memoriam” montage of all the people President Obama has had killed in drone strikes
  • Delegates worry the convention is becoming too partisan
  • Obama delivers speech to applauding Democrats who all have a problem with his first term as president
  • Cheering audience showered with celebratory red, white, and blue contraceptives following Obama's nomination