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 Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at the Democratic National Convention.
Delegates and fellow Americans, it is an honor to be with you this evening. And it's an honor to represent the great state of Illinois, the home of President Barack Obama.
Tonight I want to talk to you about a scary subject for many, many Republicans. I want to talk about facts. You know, I watched the Republican National Convention last week, and I heard a lot of things that are simply not true.
One of our founding fathers, President John Adams of Massachusetts, once said that "facts are stubborn things." But last week, as they nominated a very different man from Massachusetts, Republicans stubbornly smeared President Obama's excellent record of reforming welfare. They went on and on, pretending that he weakened its work requirement. Everyone knows that is a ridiculous charge. Even the Republican author of "Welfare Reform" says Romney is wrong. Fact-checkers have called this talking point "blatantly false, a drastic distortion and widely debunked," and "a mind-boggling act of untruth telling."
In Illinois, we know President Barack Obama. We know his record. And we know that President Obama has made sure that work is always part of welfare. As an Illinois State Senator, Barack Obama spearheaded welfare reform in the Land of Lincoln. And the fact is, under President Obama, states can get flexibility only if they move 20 percent more people to work.
Let me repeat that for our Republican friends: more people working, not less. Then there's Medicare. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to take away the promise that makes Medicare, Medicare. They want to give seniors a voucher that caps what Medicare will cover and then tell seniors they're on their own for what's left. That would cost seniors thousands of dollars a year. And if they don't have the money, it could cost them their lives. But that didn't stop Romney and Ryan from telling the American people that their plan won't hurt seniors. The fact is, it will. President Obama's plan will protect Medicare and protect our seniors.
Facts are stubborn things. Now, when Paul Ryan got his turn, he blamed President Obama for a plant that closed under President George W. Bush. Here's a fact: when President Obama took office in January 2009, the Chrysler plant in Belvidere, Illinois employed just 200 people. Today, because President Obama saved the auto industry, that same Chrysler plant is employing more than 4,000 American workers.
There's something else the Republicans left out of their convention: any explanation of why they call Mitt Romney "Governor Romney." We already knew this extremely conservative man takes some pretty liberal deductions. Evidently that includes writing off all four years he served as Governor of Massachusetts.
And if you want to know how someone's going to govern the country, look at how he governed his state.
Mitt Romney promised Massachusetts three things: more jobs, less debt and smaller government. Then he left his state 47th out of 50 in job growth, added $2.6 billion in debt and on his watch, government jobs grew six times faster than private-sector jobs. What does Romney promise today? More jobs, less debt and smaller government. But he didn't do it then, and he won't do it now.
From day one, President Obama has told you where he stands, what he believes and what he is doing to make our middle class strong again. America is moving forward under President Obama's leadership—and that's a fact. Now it's our job in the next nine weeks to make sure that the American people know the facts.
Your vote is a valuable thing. Entrust it to someone who respects you enough to tell you the truth. Join me in voting for President Obama and together let's make the will of the people the law of the land.
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 >>
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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 >>