Protesters converged on downtown Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday following the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Protesters have rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one person was injured in the confrontation. Read the full story here. More
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Snow has blanketed much of the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States. New York City, Washington D.C., Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh, N.C., and Atlanta were hit particularly hard by the snow storm and winter weather.
Bill Clinton defends Obama’s record, rallies Democrats on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton rallied Democrat supporters on Day 2 of the DNC convention, delivering an electrifying speech in defense of Barack Obama’s record on economy, healthcare and jobs, while criticizing Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s agenda.
“President Obama started with a much weaker economy than I did,” Clinton said. “Listen to me, now. No president — no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years.”
He even offered a laugh or two, “And by the way, after last night, I want a man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama.”
According to Twitter, Clinton saw the highest spike in tweets per minute towards the end of his speech at 22,087.
Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention continued on the fashionable suede heels of Michelle Obama’s energizing speech. Notable appearances included former employees at companies controlled by Mitt Romney’s Bain Capitol, President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
Democrats kicked off Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention, launching the re-election of President Obama ahead of the 2012 election, and convincing voters why they are ‘better off.’
The night was capped by a rousing speech from First Lady Michelle Obama who urged voters to give President Barack Obama another four years to fix the country. “Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it,” Obama said, “and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like, or who we love.”
Speakers also included San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and actor and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Kal Penn.