“The House bill is better than nothing, but it’s not good enough,” the New York Dem said.
Reps. Jeffries and Clarke said Brooklyn would not tolerate random violence.
A new bill offered by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) would require states to run a "substance abuse risk assessment" on anyone applying for unemployment insurance.
Democrats released their official schedule for the final night of convention events.
The release of the schedule was delayed until 3:30 p.m., just an hour before speeches start. Previous days’ schedules were posted the night before.
President of one of the largest unions, Richard Trumka, said Mitt Romney "doesn’t know a thing about hard work."
“Last week Mitt Romney told us that he and his friend built America without any help from the rest of us,” Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) said Wednesday night at the Democratic convention. “Let me tell you, Mitt Romney doesn’t know a thing about hard work or responsibility. We’re the ones who built America.”
C-SPAN cameras spotted several celebrities on the floor of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday evening in Charlotte, N.C.
Tony Shalhoub, star of the TV series, “Monk,” John Leguizamo and Wayne Knight, perhaps best known as “Seinfeld’s” nemesis Newman, were among those seen on camera.
Lilly Ledbetter praised President Obama for signing the bill named after her and said Mitt Romney still hasn’t said where he stands on the act.
Ledbetter sued the tire company she had worked at for decades because it paid her significantly less than her male counterparts. The Supreme Court ruled that she should have filed a complaint within six months of being paid less, despite her not even finding out until years later.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) said GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan misrepresented facts during their convention last week.
“I want to talk about something that’s a very scary subject to a lot of Republicans,” Quinn said, opening his speech Tuesday evening. “I want to talk about facts.”
Mayor Cory Booker received a standing ovation at the end of his speech where he said it’s not class warfare to ask the wealthy to pay their share of taxes.
“When your country is in a costly war ... and our nation is in a debt crisis ... being asked to pay your fair share isn’t class warfare it’s patriotism,” Booker said when speaking about the Democrats' national platform, which was accepted after his speech.
The Democratic platform stayed loyal to President Obama’s 2012 campaign slogan, “Forward.”
In the platform, the phrases “moving forward” or “moving the country forward” were used 16 times.