Friday, September 7 2012 8:57 PM EDT2012-09-08 00:57:35 GMT
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - According to numbers released by Verizon this afternoon, Charlotte cell phone use was off the charts during the DNC. People made 31 % more calls than they typically do and thereMore >>
Wireless carrier reaches numbers which show many people spent quite a bit of time talking while they were in Uptown Charlotte.More >>
Friday, September 7 2012 8:30 PM EDT2012-09-08 00:30:20 GMT
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - John Wilson and David Beddinger came up with the idea to show support for the thousands of Police, Fire and Medic personnel who worked countless hours during the DNC. "WorkingMore >>
John Wilson and David Beddinger came up with the idea to show support for the thousands of Police, Fire and Medic personnel who worked countless hours during the DNC.More >>
Thursday, September 6 2012 11:09 PM EDT2012-09-07 03:09:56 GMT
The following are President Barack Obama's remarks as prepared for delivery. Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me soMore >>
The following are President Barack Obama's remarks as prepared for delivery.More >>
Thursday, September 6 2012 11:06 PM EDT2012-09-07 03:06:42 GMT
Below are the full remarks of Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention.My fellow Democrats, and my favorite Democrat. Jilly, I want you to know that Beau, Hunt, Ashley, and I areMore >>
Below are the full remarks of Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention.More >>
Thursday, September 6 2012 10:08 PM EDT2012-09-07 02:08:01 GMT
The following is a transcript of a speech by Ted Strickland, former governor of Ohio at the Democratic National Convention. I'm Ted Strickland, and I come from Duck Run, Ohio. Let me tell you, folks in Ohio knowMore >>
The following is a transcript of a speech by Ted Strickland, former governor of Ohio at the Democratic National Convention.More >>
The following is a transcript of a speech by Rep. Charles Gonzalez of Texas, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, at the Democratic National Convention.
I'm proud to speak to you tonight as the Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Under President Barack Obama, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has been invited into the White House and given a seat at the table. Hispanics are serving in unprecedented numbers at the highest levels of this administration, including in the Cabinet.
We made history when President Obama appointed Sonia Sotomayor, a proud Latina, the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. And as the President likes to say, "Every single one of them wasn't just the best Latino for the job, but the best person for the job." President Obama understands that for the more than 50 million Hispanic Americans, their dream is the American dream, that we derive inspiration from our country's most enduring motto—E pluribus unum—out of many, one. And that we are an indispensable and indivisible part of this great country. President Obama has led with principles, with vision and with values.
And one of the most important values of Barack Obama is that he will always level with the American people. And then there's Mitt Romney. As Adlai Stevenson famously said to Richard Nixon, "If you stop telling lies about me, I'll stop telling the truth about you." When it comes to Medicare, the truth is that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to break the fundamental guarantee of Medicare, turn it into a voucher program and shift costs to our seniors.
When it comes to our country's immigration policies, the truth is that Mitt Romney has embraced the racial profiling policies of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The truth is he would separate families that have been here for generations. The truth is he has embraced distrust and division at the expense of American values. When it comes to America's economy, the truth is that Mitt Romney believes that the key to our country's economic future lies in the failed policies of the past, the same ones that put banks before people, Wall Street before Main Street, plunging us into recession and devastating the middle class.
The truth is that Republicans in Congress were prepared to throw into question the full faith and credit of the United States to forward their narrow political agenda. That's because perhaps the biggest lie the Republicans have told us is that they want to work with President Obama. The truth is what they want to do is undermine the President at the cost of our American values, like justice, fairness and opportunity.
Whether you are Hispanic American, African-American, Asian-American, we understand that we are all members of the American community. And America prospers when our neighbors are empowered and equipped to make their optimum contribution to this country. And that's not measured by the size of one's bank account, but by dedication and hard work. Justice, fairness and opportunity don't go to the highest bidder.
They belong to the American who is willing to invest his or her energy to better themselves, provide for their families and build a brighter future.
President Obama believes in an America where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded; where everyone gets a fair shot, does their fair share and plays by the same rules. President Obama knows that it is the middle class that makes America great, and that's why we have to grow our economy and create jobs.
Over the past four years, President Obama's commitment to this vision led him to: rescue and re-energize the American auto industry and the more than one million jobs that depend upon it; pass health care reform to make health care a right, not just a privilege, and to strengthen and protect Medicare; help young people to afford college and jumpstart an American economy run on American energy sources.
The work that President Obama has undertaken has often been undermined by congressional Republicans.
But he has kept moving America forward. President Obama holds true to the values and vision on which this country was founded, but his work is not yet done.
As part of this great country, Hispanics have and will continue to work for the best this country has to offer, ready to do our part. We will work for policies that empower all Americans to be responsible and contributing members of the greatest country in the history of the world: the United States of America. We've worked for the American dream; now we have to vote for the American dream. And when we do, we will re-elect President Barack Obama. And now it is my great pleasure to introduce my good friend from the great state of New York, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez.
Which president had the first telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've been president.More >>
Do you know which president was the first to have a telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've held the highest office in the United States.More >>
The 2012 election may be over, but not all may be lost for Republicans looking for love. Thanks to chemistry.com, you can find your political equal in these cities.More >>
Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election, but not all may be lost for members of the GOP looking for love. Chemistry.com lists the cities they are most likely to find their political equal.More >>
Take a look back at the memorable, and often amusing, moments of the presidential race that left only one Republican standing to take on the incumbent President Barack Obama in the fall. More >>
With Election Day drawing closer, nominee-apparent Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are gearing up to face off for your votes - but what if it had been Republican candidate Herman Cain, or Rick Santorum, instead? Take a look back at the memorable, and often amusing, moments of the presidential race that left only one Republican standing to take on incumbent Obama in the fall. More >>
The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided an endless amount of viral internet memes as well as the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.More >>
The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided enough memorable moments - one in particular about the Navy - to create an endless amount of viral internet memes. It also was the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.More >>