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 Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), at the Democratic National Convention.
Hello, delegates, and hello to my sisters and brothers in the American labor movement! My name is Mary Kay Henry. I am here tonight on behalf of millions of Americans who work for a living: the home care worker in Columbus, the janitor in Denver, the correctional officer in Raleigh. These are the men and women who make our country strong.
And these are the men and women whom President Obama is fighting for every single day. I grew up inSoutheast Michigan, just a few miles from Mitt Romney. Just a few miles away, but a world apart. But here's the thing: Even though Mitt Romney and I both call Detroit home, it seems like he learned a very different set of values.
When Mitt was starting out in business, he invested in the companies that were pioneers in outsourcing. He loaded up companies with debt, and, when they went bankrupt, he walked away with profits while workers lost their health care, their pensions and even their jobs.
We just learned that when his company found itself in trouble, Mitt Romney asked for a government bailout. But when more than one million auto workers from Michigan to Wisconsin to Ohio saw their companies fall on hard times, you know what Mitt Romney said? "Let Detroit go bankrupt."
Time after time, working families have paid the price for Mitt Romney's success.
Those are his values, and make no mistake: Those are the values he'd bring to the White House. As president, Mitt Romney would raise taxes on middle-class Americans by an average of $2,000 a year, while, at the same time, someone earning $3 million could get a quarter-million-dollar tax cut. The Romney-Ryan budget would cut education up to 20 percent, while protecting tax loopholes for companies that send jobs overseas.
Governor Romney would replace the guarantee of Medicare with a voucher system, a voucher system that would cost the average senior $6,400 a year out of their own pocket. But when it comes to subsidies for oil companies, well, he thinks that's something worth protecting.
Middle-class Americans cannot afford four years of Romney economics. We need a president who fights for us, and that's what we have in President Barack Obama.
We have a president who fights for women like Maria Patterson. Maria is a custodian from California, and thanks to health care reform Maria's daughter is covered under her health insurance, and Maria's mother will never have to worry that she'll lose her Medicare benefits. We have a president who has fought for hard-working immigrants like Brenda, who came to this country when she was three years old. Thanks to executive action taken by President Obama, Brenda can pursue college or a career without the fear of deportation.
We have a president who has fought for the right to bargain collectively, for the chance to earn a decent wage, for the principle that all work has value, and that every worker deserves respect.
So, for millions of middle-class families across this country, the choice is clear: We cannot move backward with Mitt Romney. We must keep America moving forward, and that's why we need to re-elect President Barack Obama.
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 >>