Daily Archive: September 6, 2012

National

CBC Chair: Black Voters Need to Come Out in November

by Bankole Thompson CHARLOTTE, NC (RTNS) – It’s time for Blacks to come out and vote in the crucial November election where the country will choose between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. That was the message Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II who is head of the Congressional Black Caucus brought to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri addresses the Democratic National Convention on Sept 5. (AP Photo) Cleaver, an ordained minister told delegates on the second night of the convention that diversity is key to the essence of America, and that African Americans continue to play an important role in helping move America toward a more perfect union.

National

Obama to sketch path forward after Clinton pitch

by Calvin Woodward CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to swing his way in a tight election but to put fire in the belly of his supporters. FIRED UP–President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he arrives at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Obama senior adviser David Plouffe promised the president would give voters “a very clear sense of where he thinks the country needs to go economically, the path we need to take.” But he also cautioned that no one should expect Obama to slingshot out of his convention with a huge boost in polls that have long signaled a close race.