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Jon Stewart mocks Democrats for failing to defend Obama

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned Democrats who responded timidly and inconclusively to the question of whether Americans were better off now than four years ago. The question, first used by Ronald Reagan, was invoked once again by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and…

Michelle Obama: Being president ‘reveals who you are’

First Lady Michelle Obama gave a rousing speech at the Democratic convention Tuesday night, saying that she had seen firsthand how her husband has struggled and fought for the values of common Americans. “Well, today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways…

Julian Castro: Invest in opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro made history on Tuesday night by becoming the first Hispanic man to deliver the keynote speech at Democratic National Convention. “My family’s story isn’t special,” he said. “What’s special is the America that makes our story possible. Ours is a nation like no other, a…

Gov. Deval Patrick: Democrats need to get a backbone

In a speech Tuesday night at the Democratic convention, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick urged his fellow Democrats to get behind the president and to not back down from their ideals in the face of hardship. “If we want to win elections in November and keep our country moving forward, if…

In tribute video to Sen. Ted Kennedy, Dems blast Romney

In a tribute video to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, Democrats at the party’s presidential nominating convention spotlighted the progressive icon’s support for President Obama while also using old footage from Kennedy’s Senate race against Mitt Romney to bash the newly-minted GOP presidential nominee. The video opens with a nostalgic biography…

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien confronts Tea Party Express spokeswoman over ‘very odd comment’

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on Tuesday questioned Tea Party Express spokeswoman Amy Kremer over why she accused President Barack Obama of not loving the United States. “Do you think that President Obama doesn’t love this country? What does that mean?” O’Brien asked. “I think that he is more about being a…

Sen. Durbin blasts Fox News: God is not a franchise of the Republican Party

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) on Tuesday blasted Fox News host Bret Baier for “harping” on the fact that the Democratic Party Platform of 2012 didn’t contain the word “god.” “Well, I can just basically tell you that if the narrative that is being presented on your station and through your…

LIVE BLOG AND VIDEO: Democratic National Convention convenes in Charlotte

The Democratic National Convention opens on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Democratic speaker lineup tonight includes: Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, Democratic National Convention Chair Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Newark Mayor Corey Booker, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of…

Cory Booker: GOP platform on women’s rights ‘an affront to where our nation should be going’

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) told a Planned Parenthood Federation of America rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday that the GOP’s women’s rights platform is just another reason to reelect President Barack Obama. In a reference to Republicans’ convention refrain that they loved women, Booker told the crowd, “I…

Texas pilot killed in crash during Iowa air show

A video of a Labor Day weekend air show documents the death of a pilot who crashed as thousands of spectators watched. The Amarillo Globe-News reported the pilot was 59-year-old Glenn Smith, who retired from a Dallas-area technology firm to restore and fly Soviet-area fighter jets for air shows around…

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