Romney and Ryan Address Nation; Obama and Dems head to Charlotte - The Road to the White House - Election 2012 - Week 35

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Mitt Romney, the GOP Presidential candidate, took center stage at the Republican National Convention delivering his acceptance speech by presenting the man behind the message.  

After three days of fellow republican leaders pitching his platform to the American public, Romney closed the convention by presenting his qualifications, character traits, assessment of family values and sharing moments, highlights, of his life as a husband, father, son, businessman, Congregant member and leader.

According to Gallup, as of September 1, 2012, President Obama has a single digit lead over Mitt Romney among registered voters President Obama’s national popularity gained a single percentage point this week to 47% and Mitt Romney’s national popularity stay steady at 46%.

President Obama’s current overall ratings, according to Gallup, dropped a single percentage points over the past week to 45% of those polled who approve of his effectiveness as President and those who disapprove of his effectiveness dropped a single percentage point to 46%.

The Republicans, led by now GOP Presidential candidate Romney and Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan are continuing to stress the weaknesses in the economy, in the present leadership and the deep concern that America is on the verge of a deeper recession.

Clint Eastwood also showed up as the mystery speaker with an empty chair, symbolizing the lack of leadership in America, and spoke genuinely bantering back and forth with Obama, an absentee leader, an action for which he received much criticism.  He also explained that even in liberal Hollywood there are conservatives, who “by the nature of the word tend to hold it closer to their chest.”

Maintaining a three day theme of “We Built It” the GOP set out to invoke a nostalgic message of better days, greater prosperity for all, and a time when America stood for something both domestically and abroad.

Florida Jr. Senator Marco Rubio, a one-time VP possible, along with former presidential candidate Senator Rick Santorum, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as well as New Mexico Governor, Susana Martinez,  New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte and U.S. Representative, Connie Mack along with former party leaders including former Speaker of the House and one time Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, and former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice and many others spoke over the  condensed three day convention  pressing home the message of unity and inclusion.

Democrats Head to Charlotte, NC

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a host of familiar faces from the Democratic Party are expected to convene in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Democratic National Convention which begins Monday, September 3, 2012, and ends Thursday, September 6, 2012.

Party organizers estimate approximately fifty thousand media, delegates and protestors are heading to Charlotte, NC to participate in the political process and watch as history is made again as President Barack Obama accepts the nomination for President of the United States for a second time.

As with the Republican National Convention the DNC will host a lineup of speakers to present the party as a unified, inclusive and progressive and the right choice for voters.

Speakers at the convention are First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Jimmy Carter, San Antonio Mayor and keynote speaker Julián Castro will speak on the opening night. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former President Bill Clinton will speak Wednesday, September 5. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will give their acceptance speeches on Thursday, September 6.

To access the Democratic Official Convention site: www.demconvention.com/

To access the Republican Official Convention site: www.gopconvention2012.com/

 

 

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Crime

  • Terrorist Attorney Lynne Stewart Receives Holiday Pardon

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    Lynne Stewart, the famed New York Civil Rights attorney arrested for smuggling messages for a blind Egyptian sheik serving a life sentence for plotting to blow up New York City landmarks, has received a compassionate release.

     
  • Shooter Kills 12 at D.C. Navy Yard

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    The Washington DC dawn was disrupted when a former employee, dressed in military fatigues, accessed the U.S. Navy Yard and opened fire killing 12 and injuring eight before he was gunned down by police.

     
  • Tennessee Boy Found Guilty in Murder Of Neighbor Girl

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    In a story that has gained international attention, Benjamin Nicolas Tiller, 11, has been found guilty of first degree murder in the shotgun death of his neighbor, MaKayla Dyer, 8, stemming from a dispute that escalated over puppies.

     
  • Eight Dead, including Six Children, in Texas Home Invasion Mass Murder

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    Six children and two adults have been found shot to death, execution style, inside a Harris County, Texas home after a twelve hour standoff that ended after hostage negotiators talked the suspect into surrendering.

     
  • UPDATED: Colorado Teen Has Died From Injuries Sustained in School Shooting

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    Claire Davis, 17, the Arapahoe teen shot at point blank range by a lone gunman who entered the Colorado suburb high school prepared for mass casualty, has died from injuries sustained in school shooting.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • HL Artist Interview: Joshua Haupt, the Steve Jobs of Marijuana, Talks Epilepsy, The Cost of Weed Knowledge and The Burning Debate

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    While the debate rages over medicinal marijuana in conservative states, one young man in Colorado is moving forward, with a mission. Undeterred by the challenges Joshua Haupt has partnered with several major consumer goods giants to introduce cannabis as an alternative treatment.   

     
  • Something Rotten Review – Raucous Surprises, a Roaring Good Time

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    Something Rotten!, Broadway’s newest musical, is so fun it's hard to say for sure who was having a better time at the St. James Theater the other night, the audience or the actors and musicians on stage.  

     
  • Coffee Table Art For the Intellectually Promiscuous

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    Coffee Table Art, considered the staple for the difficult on our Christmas list, has changed over the years and with the internet bookstore finding that perfect tome, a keepsake, a DIY guide, the best images of seven continents has never been easier.

     
  • San Diego Jazz Fest Features Traditional Jazz, Swing, Boogie Woogie, Rockabilly, Gospel, and Ragtime

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    San Diego, California, For Immedite Release - The San Diego Jazz Fest takes place November 26-November 30 and will feature over thirty bands and guest artists from across the U.S. playing for dancing and listening in seven venues.

     
  • HL London: Paul McCartney's LIPA Channels the Spirit of John Peel in Weekly New Music Event

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    Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, co-founded by one of the city's most celebrated sons Paul McCartney, is launching The 2Ube, an eclectic showcase of musical talent from across the north west.