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The speeches - Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention liveblog

The speakers of Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention with reporting by Chicago Sun-Times staff members.

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Elizabeth Warren calls Hillary Clinton: "One of the coolest women on the planet." #DNCnatasha korecki
9:16 | "I'm Elizabeth Warren, and this is my first Democratic Convention," the candidate for Senate from Massachusetts says to loud chants of WAR-REN, WAR-REN!
9:15 | Sinegal closes: I'm here tonight because Costco's story is the American story. ]President Obama] deserves four more years to finish the story.
Former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal says of Obama: "A president who takes the long view and makes the tough decisions"natasha korecki
Now Costco CEO saying the company had success "in bulk" under Democratic leadership. #DNCnatasha korecki
9:08 | Jim Sinegal, CEO of Costco
Women's Rights Activist Sandra Fluke: 'This November, Each of Us Must Speak Up'pbsnewshour
9:08 | "It's now time to choose" ends Fluke to a standing ovation.
Fluke: "Instead of trying to silence her, you invite me here and give me a microphone to amplify our voice" #DNCnatasha korecki
Fluke "Our president, when he hears a young woman has been verbally attacked, thinks of his daughters, not his delegates or donors." #DNCnatasha korecki
Sandra Fluke: "I'm here because I spoke out." #DNCnatasha korecki
Sandra Fluke, who Rush Limbaugh called a "slut" gets an extended standing ovation. #DNCnatasha korecki
NBC news reports that Fluke's speaking slot was slid at last moment to primetime to give her a more prominent role.
9:01 | Sandra Fluke, the law student Rush Limbaugh called a "slut" draws standing ovation as she comes to the podium.
#dnc2012 state rep Illinois Linda chapa lavia wearing cubs shirt on floor http://pic.twitter.com/jODIMB4GLynn Sweet
When it comes to jobless workers, Romney "likes to fire people"? False. http://ow.ly/duYBG #DNC2012PolitiFact
Former Employees of Companies Controlled by Bain Capital Speak at DNCpbsnewshour
Another worker saying that Bain Capital shut down her plant and drove her company into bankruptcy. #DNCnatasha korecki
Former Bain Capital worker: "Mitt Romney will stick it to working people. Barack Obama sticking up for working people!" #DNCnatasha korecki
United Auto Workers President Bob King: President Obama 'Stood with American Workers'pbsnewshour
Interesting how convention planners skipped over Sandra Fluke, the law student Limbaugh called a "slut." Must mean she'll get bigger role.Dave McKinney
Watch DNC Video and Speaker: "An Economy Built to Last: Auto-Industry"pbsnewshour
Big cheers from the convention floor as video touting Obama's auto-industry bailout. Everyone waving signs "1.1 million auto jobs saved"Dave McKinney
Actress and Talk Show Host Christina Saralegui: 'Don't Boo, Vote'pbsnewshour
Cristina Saralegui, described by some as the "Spanish Oprah," has the Dem convention crowd captivated.Dave McKinney
Cristina Saralegui: "Let's do this together""Palante!" #DNCnatasha korecki
Talk Show Host Cristina Saralegui, huge in the Latin community w/100 million viewers says of Obama; "he is on our side." #DNCnatasha korecki
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards Address Democratic Conventionpbsnewshour
Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards on Republicans: "It's like we woke up in a bad episode of Mad Men" #DNCnatasha korecki
Planned Parenthood prez Cecile Richards gets a standing ovation at the mention of her late mom, Texas Gov. Ann Richards. #DNCnatasha korecki
Planned Parenthood: "Thanks to Barack Obama, being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition in America." #DNCnatasha korecki
Rep. Nancy Pelosi Says to Romney's Policies: 'It's Just Plain Wrong'pbsnewshour
Pelosi: "President Obama has focused on jobs from day one." #DNCnatasha korecki
Dem leaders not afraid to utter the word: "hope." Case in point now, Nancy Pelosi. #DNCnatasha korecki
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II to Congress: 'We Will Never Be Better Off Without Being Better'pbsnewshour
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver dialed up the energy level in the Times Forum #DNCnatasha korecki
Illinois delegates erupt to a rousing speech from US Rep Emanuel Cleaver Jr (D-MO),who says of his party: "We are one!" http://pic.twitter.com/FjK5I07VDave McKinney
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri God didn't burden America with different backgrounds and religions, "he BLESSED America." #DNCnatasha korecki
Rep. Chuck Schumer: Romney Sending Us 'Backwards'pbsnewshour
Small Business Owner Speaks to Democratic Convention in Support of President Obamapbsnewshour
Rep Diana DeGette said Romney-Ryan support policy that would ban in vitro fertiliz. We looked at similar claim earlier: http://ow.ly/duPvlPolitiFact
#dnc2012 rep. Luis Gutierrez d-Illinois right after his democratic convention speech http://pic.twitter.com/apWS2isCLynn Sweet
Sweet blog Rep. Luis Gutierrez Democratic Convention speech. Text http://bit.ly/OUzro3Lynn Sweet
#DNC2012 Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) at the convention say Mitt obstructionist on immigration reformLynn Sweet
#DNC2012 Rep. Luis Gutierrez delivering impassioned speech for Obama in English and Spanish. Obama took "bold action" for immigrantsLynn Sweet
Luis Gutierrez talks says there's countless stories about injustices done to immigrants: "Good people, torn apart." #DNC2012natasha korecki
Congressman Luis Gutierrez: "Democrats will fight for comprehensive immigration reform." #DNC2012natasha korecki
#2012DNC Rep. Luis Gutierrez at the Democratic Convention podium right now...Lynn Sweet
Watch DNC Video About the Future of Energypbsnewshour
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino: Romney's Values Aren't 'Boston Values'pbsnewshour
Here is the livestream of the entire day's speaking events via the Democratic National Convention organizers.
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.YouTube
Wednesday Schedule - 2012 Democratic National Convention9AM - 10AM Morning Prayer Gathering (Room 211AB/212AB) 10AM - 12PM Caucus Session #1 Black Caucus (Ballroom CD) Hispanic Caucus (Ballroom...

Previous convention coverage

Looking back at previous coverage of the conventions from Chicago Sun-Times reporters and columnists on the ground in Tampa and Charlotte.
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