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09-05-2012, 01:20 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- To hear Michelle Obama and her fellow Democrats tell it, President Obama feels your pain. In an opening-night speech to her party's national convention on Tuesday, the first lady walked the audience through some familiar stories about the president's upbringing and her own. Before the couple met, their parents and grandparents endured mighty financial hardships: “Barack was raised by a single mother who struggled to pay the bills, and by grandparents who stepped in when she needed help.” The convention’s keynote speaker, San Antonio...

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