Week in Politics: August 31 - September 6

Updated 1:34 PM ET, Sun September 9, 2012
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Former President Bill Clinton greets President Barack Obama onstage during the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, September 5, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Getty Images
Illinois nominee for Congress Tammy Duckworth leaves the stage after speaking at the Democratic convention on Tuesday. Getty Images
Obama greets supporters during a campaign rally Tuesday at Norfolk State University in Virginia. Getty Images
Secret Service agents guard the campaign bus of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a Republican National Convention farewell rally on Friday, August 31, in Lakeland, Florida. Getty Images
People walk past a sand sculpture of Obama along the streets of Charlotte ahead of the Democratic convention on Monday. Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama waves to the audience on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images
The president and daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, watch on television from Washington as Michelle Obama takes the stage to deliver her convention speech in Charlotte on Tuesday. White House Photo/Getty Images
Priscilla Marquez and Evie Walls from Arizona pose in the Google photo booth at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan waves to supporters during an RNC rally on Friday, August 31, in Lakeland, Florida. Getty Images
A woman cries as chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, speaks during the DNC on Wednesday. Getty Images
Troops await the arrival of the president for an address inside the 1st Aviation Support Battalion Hangar on Friday, August 31, at Fort Bliss, Texas. AFP/Getty Images
Obama greets troops after delivering remarks at Fort Bliss. AFP/Getty Images
Supporters applaud former President Bill Clinton's speech Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images
Actor Clint Eastwood addresses a chair standing in as Obama during the final day of the RNC on Thursday, August 30. Getty Images
Clinton gives the final speech of the night on the second day of the DNC on Wednesday, September 5. AFP/Getty Images
Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, talk on the campaign plane on Saturday, September 1, en route to their vacation home in New Hampshire. Getty Images
Nathan Conley, draped in an American flag with the phrase "Covenant Christian Nation," prays during a prayer service at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte on Sunday. AFP/Getty Images