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Elizabeth Warren: No, Romney, corporations are not people

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren struck a strong populist tone in her prime time speech at the Democratic convention Wednesday night, saying that the political system is rigged in favor of powerful interests, but that she and President Obama would work tirelessly to change that. In a rousing stemwinder that…

Fluke tells Soledad O’Brien GOP policies make women feel ‘under attack’

Womens’ rights activist Sandra Fluke, who became a lightning rod in the debate over contraception rights this year, said Wednesday that the phrase “War on Women” isn’t just a disagreement regarding policy on reproductive issues or a way to frame the discussion over them. “To me, the frame is less…

Robertson: Democrats are ‘going after God’

The Democrats’ advocacy of same-sex marriage in this year’s party platform seemed to fluster Pat Robertson on Tuesday’s episode of The 700 Club, as he bemoaned the loss of the party formerly known as the party of “rum, Romanism and rebellion.” “You have insulted the Catholic Church with your rules,…

Ron Paul tells Jay Leno: ‘Democracy isn’t all that healthy in this country’

Appearing on Tuesday night’s episode of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) again dismissed talk of a potential third-party run for the nation’s highest office, and lamented that “democracy isn’t all that healthy in this country.” “We talk a lot about democracy,” Paul said.…

O’Reilly on Kennedy’s DNC tribute: ‘Like a vampire rising from the dead’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday blasted the Democratic Party for paying tribute to former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) in a video at their convention in Charlotte because he said the “whole purpose is to club Romney.” In their seven-minute tribute video at the Democratic National Convention, the party…

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…

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