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/

 

 

Haute Tease

  • Tina Brown Exits The Daily Beast

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    Uber editor Tina Brown is exiting Barry Diller’s The Daily Beast, the online magazine she helped create with the IAC/InterActiveCorp founder, when her current contract expires in January, she recently told staffers.

     
  • French President Promises Pitiless Retaliation (Speech Included)

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    French President François Hollande, in the aftermath of the Night of Terror, has vowed “pitiless” retaliation against those who facilitated, funded and coordinated the attacks in central Paris that killed 166 and injured hundreds more.

     
  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Announce Three-Year Partnership

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    The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a three-year partnership where the two organizations will collaborate on programming beginning in the 2016/17 season with the presentation of three classic films with orchestra live-to-picture at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  

  • Motown To Release “Detroit” The Soundtrack; Featuring an Original Song By The Roots; Film Opens In Theaters August 4, 2017

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    Motown Records announces the DETROIT Official Soundtrack coming this July, 2017. The record features original architects of the immortal 'Motown Sound' as well as a new song from GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum hip-hop icons The Roots entitled "It Ain't Fair (feat. Bilal)."   

  • The Long Last Days of Summer - Family Style

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    With summer shortly coming to a close, friends and family cling to the shore to soak up the last rays and swap stories that only the season can provide. There isn’t much left to cross off on the lists we’ve made in May. Painted the mudroom; check. Gone to a baseball game; check. Spent hours at the beach; double check. In this, I find comfort.

Crime

  • Sandy Hook Massacre: The Slaughter of the Innocent

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    20 children and six adults were slaughtered, Friday, when a lone gunman fought his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, armed with enough ammunition to murder every student in this small New York City suburb.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Breaking News: 13 Dead On Campus; 20 injured in Oregon Mass Shooting

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    A lone gunman opened fire on the Umpqua Community College Campus in Roseburg, Oregon this morning killing 13 students and injuring 20 in an all too common scenario that left the shooter “neutralized” and reportedly deceased at the scene.  

  • Crime City USA: The Top Thirty Murder Capitals

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    Crime rates are decreasing across large cities in the United States, but murder rates are on the rise.  

  • 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

  • LA Lakers Great Tommy Hawkins Pens Reflections from the Soul

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    Tommy Hawkins, former Los Angeles Lakers legend who helped shape the dynasty of today, recently launched his first ever narrative book of poetry.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Tyler Hilton Secues London's Blue Soap To Arrange Interviews and Airplay for US Tour

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    We're delighted to be working with musician and One Tree Hill actor Tyler Hilton to secure airplay and arrange interviews ahead of his upcoming 30 city American tour. The focus tracks from the album and advance dates are enclosed! Support is hugely appreciated!

     
  • Proverb: A Story of the Second Civil War – Finish The Summer with A Real Political Thriller

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    Proverb: A Story of the Second Civil War, a novel by Brian McCracken, the first volume of a trilogy,  is the story of family, loyalty to country, changing times and the damage, devastation and alienation polarized thinking produces.

     
  • Billy Blake: Images From The Ashes The Story of Triumph over Tragedy

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    Billy Blake, 71, in a flash, a moment, woke up to a raging fire rising up over the Malibu hillside and marching down the canyons engulfing his home, thirty years of work and almost everything, including his wherewithal, his hope, all lost.