Thursday, September 6, 2012

Video: Wednesday night's DNC speeches

The NBC Politics team has compiled highlights from Wednesday night's Democratic National Convention speeches.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton addresses the DNC, Wednesday, while endorsing President Obama's policies on health care and the economy.

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Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren explains why she feels President Obama's policies will benefit America's economic future.

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Women's rights activist Sandra Fluke speaks at the DNC on   Wednesday.

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., endorses President Obama's plan to reduce the national deficit, while criticizing Mitt Romney's economic policies.

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper delivers a speech at the DNC on Wednesday.

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Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, gives a speech at the DNC, explaining why supporters of Planned Parenthood support President Obama.

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., gives an impassioned speech at the DNC, Wednesday, backing the reelection campaign of President Obama.

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., delivers a speech at the DNC, Wednesday, urging Americans to reelect President Obama.

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  1. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks at the DNC, Wednesday, in Charlotte, N.C.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, speaks at the DNC on Wednesday

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Cristina Saralegui Remarks at 2012 Democratic National Convention

She is called the Latina Oprah, and she came here at 12, like my girlfriend, who is now a citizen. And they are free to speak at any convention, she just happened to choose the right convention.  

NARAL President Nancy Keenan at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

That moment illustrates what is at stake in this election. Put simply, women in America cannot trust Mitt Romney. We cannot trust Mitt Romney to protect our health. He would repeal Obamacare, taking away our access to better maternity and prenatal care, and the law's near universal coverage of birth control. And we cannot trust Mitt Romney to respect our rights.

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She stayed so still, police thought she was dead.
For eight hours, a 4-year-old girl lay under the body of a female believed to be her mother, beside another unidentified female with a Swedish passport, in the back-seat of a BMW in a car park near the town of Chevaline in the French Alps.
In the front seat of the vehicle, a man believed to be her father was slumped over, shot dead. A few feet away from the vehicle, an 8 year old thought to be her sister was shot in the head three times and badly beaten, but still alive.
"We usually see this kind of scene in a movie rather than real life," Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaudsaid, adding that the reason for the "dramatic nature" of the killings was unknown, but that the killer did not shoot haphazardly, but "targeted his victims."
The Annecy Tribunal identified the owner and apparent driver of the car as Iraqi-born Saad al Hilli, reportedly a resident of the London-suburb of Surrey and the secretary of a Wiltshire-based aerial photography company, AMS 1087. The Surrey police are working with French authorities to assist the investigation of the incident that left four people dead and one in critical condition.
The 4-year-old suffered no physical injuries. Police have no motive, suspects or weapon, although they believe the shooter used an automatic pistol, which are banned in France.
"We are talking about an extreme savagery act," Maillaud said, speaking at a news conference in Annecy this afternoon.
French police have been unable to confirm the identities of the victims in the car, but the passport details of the car owner matched those of a man registered as missing at a nearby holiday campsite. The BMW passengers are believed to be a family that was coming to the end of their holiday, having arrived in France at the end of August.
"This is not your typical incident," a spokesman for the British Foreign Office told ABC News. "With multiple killings, gathering evidence is much more difficult."
He did not comment on the victims' identity.
Another victim, a cyclist identified by French media as Sylvain Mollier, a father-of-three from Ugine en Savoie, also suffered gunshot wounds and was found dead close to the car.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague tweeted, "Terrible, tragic shooting in France. British Embassy team on the scene. Our thoughts are with the young girls who survived and the family."
The British deputy ambassador went to the scene of the killings, having first visited the injured girl in the hospital. The ambassador was also on his way from Paris.
The main witness was a British cyclist and ex-RAF officer who discovered the scene near Lake Annecy Wednesday evening. He had been passed by another cyclist on the climb that leads to the parking lot where the shooting took place.
Police said that he found the BMW with the engine still running, and saw the older girl walking near the car, about to faint. He then discovered the other cyclist, who had passed him earlier, dead on the road.
After alerting firefighters at about 5 p.m., the witness broke the driver's window and saw the bodies inside, one of which covered the little girl. Authorities removed her at around midnight, and she is being treated by psychiatrists.
The older child is in critical condition in the hospital in Grenoble with a fractured skull. Maillaud told The Associated Press that the girl would be operated on today and her life is out of danger.
Chevaline Mayor Didier Berthollet told the BBC News that most local people had already been questioned by police, describing the situation as "surreal."
"Things are very precious," Barthollet said, adding that the deaths reminded him of a similar death of another family seven years ago not too far away.

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blueyes43  3 days ago

36 Reasons to Thank a Union
1. Weekends
2. All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
3.Paid Vacation
5. Sick Leave
6. Social Security
7. Minimum Wage
8. Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
9. 8-Hour Work Day
10. Overtime Pay
11. Child Labor Laws
12. Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
13. 40 Hour Work Week
14. Worker's Compensation (Worker's Comp)
15. Unemployment Insurance
16. Pensions
17. Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
18. Employer Health Care Insurance
19. Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
20. Wrongful Termination Laws
21. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
22. Whistleblower Protection Laws
23. Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
24. Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
25. Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
26. Sexual Harassment Laws
27. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
28. Holiday Pay
29. Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
30. Privacy Rights
31. Pregnancy and Parental Leave
32. Military Leave
33. The Right to Strike
34. Public Education for Children
35. Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
36. Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States


VegasNevada  3 days ago  parent

This is what Paul Ryan thinks about Labor when confronted at last year's Labor Day

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Among supporters, Rep. Paul Ryan meets protesters and hecklers along parade route

blueyes43  3 days ago

Seniors caught in Hole for their drugs, now save over $2000 that they had to pay out of their own pockets! Thanks Mr. President
People with pre-existing conditions who NOW have Health Insurance
Shortly after Obama took office the Dow hit 6626, it's now at 13,066. The stock market has DOUBLED.
President Obama got out of Iraq, eliminated bin Laden, saved the Auto Industry, reformed Wall Street, and expanded Health Care!
In 2008 had to lay off 25 workers. Have since hired more than that number back.
My 25 yr old daughter is covered under my health care.
Did you get a no-copay physical lately?
Did you take out a federal student loan or get pell grant to afford college in the last 4 years?
4 years ago, George W. Bush was President. Now, Barack Obama is
President Obama respects all citizens & believes in our potential 4 success of all. Out of many !
Our air quality + our wallets with NEW MPG standards for our cars + trucks. Thank you Mr. President!
4 years ago, you could be refused health insurance if you'd ever been sick in the past. Now, you can't.
Our climate with Green Jobs + Renewable Energy use put in place through Stimulus Act! Thank you President Obama!
President Obama believes in wind and solar energy for better jobs and a better environment.
President Obama has enabled the military to decimate Al Qaeda.
4 years ago, US car manufacturers were about to go bankrupt. Now they're ALL profitable.
President Obama stared down BP oil to demand responsibility for their horrendous oil spill.
Women + THEIR families do not have co-pays for birth control! Thank you Mr. President!
Seniors that do NOT have to pay for Preventative Screenings! Thank you President Obama! President
Obama recognized contribution of Latino Dreamers-they can now be part of our success.
President Obama is responsibly drawing down the war in Afghanistan.
President Obama signed the LIly Ledbetter Act ensuring equal pay for women.
Small business owners who have 18 different tax breaks to use to build their businesses! Thanks President Obama!
More students who can afford College because President Obama increased Pell Grants! Thanks Mr. President!
Anyone who was afraid that Osama Bin Laden would attack America again! Thank you President Obama!
Anyone who invests in the stock market because our POTUS got Dodd Frank passed into law. Thanks Mr. President!
4 years ago, insurers could take uncontrolled profits. Now they must spend 80% of what you pay on care or give you the difference
Yes, the USA economy is betteroff because of Pres. Obama; the Dow is up 64.68% since our President took office!!
The soldiers who have fought for us so valiently coming home to education + job opportunities! Thank you President Obama!
Yes, I’m #betteroff because of Pres. Obama and despite the Republican/ American Taliban Party obstruction, racism, & hatred!!
Tax credit + CUTS for workers during worst recession since the Great Depression! Thanks President Obama!
Are we again respected around the world? YES. Is economy improving? YES. 4 yrs ago we were in full tailspin thx to GOP policies.
Anyone applying for a mortgage or credit card has clearer contracts to sign b/c POTUS got us Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau
More transparency with earmarking forcing lawmakers to JUSTIFY their requests for money. Thank you Mr. President
4 years ago young people were kicked off parent's insurance after graduation. Now they can stay on until 25, as 2.5M of them have
I am and we r. It's a slow recovery, but we r recovering. We cannot return 2 the same policies that created the downturn. Bush2?
I blame traitorous GOP #PartyOfNo for sacrificing America for political goal of taking down the Prez. But despite them we ARE #BetterOff
More weeks of unemployment insurance to millions of Americans EVEN though he had to extend tax cuts 2 RICH 2 get them. Thanks PBO
4 years ago, I was embarrassed when my President travelled abroad. Now, I'm proud.
Any military member who can now FREELY serve their Country + not be afraid to TALK about WHO they LOVE! Thanks Pres. Obama
ALL Americans are now FREE to express their LOVE without the Dept. of Justice defending only CERTAIN marriages! Thanks Mr. Pres.
Thx, media, for inspiring us to point out how we are #BetterOff than 4 yrs ago, since you can't seem to report it yourselves.
Despite 9/20/09 RW plot & relentless GOP obstruction, PBO soldiered on: saved auto ind, 29mo of growth, ACA, got OBL
Families who got REFUNDS from their Health Insurer b/c the POTUS capped Adm. costs in his ObamaCARE! Thanks Mr. President!
Extended Child tax credits + Alt. Min. Tax patch to help families pay LESS taxes! Thanks Mr. President!
With new MPG standards + funding of RESEARCH for Renewables, LOWEST Importation of OIL to USA. Thank you Mr. President!
This President REDUCED Gov't spending to LOWS not seen since Ike was in office! Thank you Mr. President!
The REST of the WORLD no longer SEES USA as Aggressor BUT as a Partner. Thank you President Obama!
My 401k is growing instead of hemorrhaging so yeah
More can be found on twitter under the #BetterOff

Desert Dove Dan  3 days ago

Why is the media obsessed with the question, "are YOU better off than you were four years ago?" Shouldn't the correct question be, "is OUR country better off than it was four years ago?" Makes a big difference, no? "No man is an island," right?

Gen44 Isack  3 days ago  parent

Why run away from this question, when the answer is simple:
0- 4 years ago we were losing 700,000 jobs per month. Today we are creating private sector jobs
1- Auto Industry, Ohio, Detroit IS BETTER TODAY THAN 4 years ago
2- Car Battery Industry is better today that it wast 4 years ago
3- Student Loans is better today than it was 4 years ago
4- Senior who's presc drugs are cheaper today is better today than she was 4 years ago
5- Stock market is better today than it was 4 years ago
6- Consumer Protection bureau is better today than it was 4 years ago
7- 4 millions jobs created is better today than it was 4 years ago
8- Latino Dreamers are is better today than they where 4 years ago
And I could EASILY GO ON. Why would any democrat run away from this? LOL Makes no sense!

MARWBI  3 days ago  parent