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 copy of a speech by Bob King, President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), at the Democratic National Convention.
The first woman to serve in both houses of Congress, Margaret Chase Smith, once said, "The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right, when it is unpopular, is a true test of moral character." Margaret Chase Smith was a Republican—but a very different kind than those Republicans trying to take over our country today.
In some of America's darkest economic days since the Great Depression, and in the face of tremendous political venom, President Obama met that true test of moral character. He stood up—not for what was popular and easy, but for what was right. He stood with American workers—not just autoworkers—but a million workers in towns all across America who, if the auto industry went under, wouldn't be able to put food on the table.
We all remember what those days were like as President Obama took office: workers waiting anxiously as their companies announced layoffs, banks refusing to loan, car sales collapsing. It wasn't just auto companies struggling to survive—so were those making parts and selling cars. Many small businesses that relied on autoworkers as customers—like diners and barbershops—had to close down. Unfortunately, most Republicans advocated doing nothing.
And what did Mitt Romney say? "Let Detroit go bankrupt." By contrast, President Obama took action, putting together a rescue team and demanding real change, real sacrifice, from everyone—management, labor, shareholders, suppliers, debt-holders, and dealers. It wasn't universally popular, but it was absolutely right. President Obama's strong leadership saved more than a million jobs. Since June 2009, the industry has even added a quarter of a million jobs and is thriving once again. These are good, middle-class jobs in glass, plastics and steel—jobs making things for an economy built to last.
And Mitt Romney's record? At Bain Capital, the corporate buyout firm he founded, too often he and his partners made their money not by building companies up, but by taking them apart. And too often, the workers ended up in the street, even as Romney and his partners walked away with millions.
Earlier this week, we celebrated Labor Day. Many people forget why we have that holiday, and why we have safe workplaces, health care, the 40-hour week, middle-class wages, all the standards that most people take for granted. They did not just happen. They happened because generations of working people fought for—sometimes even died for—the right to organize and the right to bargain collectively.
President Obama understands and supports these basic human rights because these rights help all Americans. Strong unions and collective bargaining lifted millions out of poverty and built the great American middle class. And it's the middle class that keeps America's democracy and economy strong.
The Republicans? Just look at Wisconsin. They want to take us back to a time when workers couldn't stand up for themselves, couldn't speak with one voice, couldn't speak out for fairness, justice and middle-class opportunity. That's why unions matter, and that's why I'm so proud to be a union member and proud to lead the men and women of the UAW.
Because of President Obama's moral courage and leadership, America's auto industry is roaring again, and we're proud to lead America's economic recovery. An industry we once called the "Arsenal of Democracy" is driving us to a new prosperity. This November, America faces a clear choice about what kind of country we want to be. For working families, the choice is clear: we must re-elect PresidentBarack 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 >>