Barack Obama

Veterans Affairs
9:32 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Veterans Air Grievances About VA During Town Hall

Verna Jones, staff director at the American Legion office in Washington, D.C. holds the microphone for John Worholak of South Carolina.
Credit Tasnim Shamma

The American Legion was one of the first veterans groups to call for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki after an inspector general report this year found that veterans were waiting months to get an appointment.

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will be speaking at the Charlotte Convention Center to a crowd of veterans attending the Legion’s national conference. His remarks will be followed by a speech by the new V.A. Secretary Robert McDonald. He replaced Shinseki after he resigned earlier this year.

And the V.A. is on the minds of many veterans attending the conference. Monday night, about two dozen veterans participated in a town hall meeting to air their grievances and share their experiences with the V.A. system.  


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Sunday Headlines
9:33 am
Sun January 12, 2014

Playoff day in Charlotte as Panthers host 49ers

It’s game day in Charlotte. The Carolina Panthers host their first home playoff game in 5 years Sunday afternoon at Bank of America stadium – facing the San Francisco 49ers at 1 o’clock.  The Panthers won their meeting in Week 10 of the season at San Francisco, a low-scoring game that ended 10 to 9.  After last week off, the Panthers are 12-4 and have won six of their last seven games. The 49ers also are 12-4. The stakes today are high: The winner goes to the NFC Championship game against Seattle. The Seahawks beat the New Orleans Saints yesterday, 23 to 15. 

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Election 2012
3:04 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Obama Loss In NC A Blow To Local Democrats

President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term last night in race that see-sawed back and forth late into the night. This time four years ago, it was still unclear which way North Carolina had gone in the presidential race. Not so today. Republican Mitt Romney won the state by 96,000 votes – dealing a blow to local Democrats.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Day After The Election Wrap-Up

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Join us for “the morning after”… we’ll talk about Tuesday’s Election results, from local, regional and gubernatorial to the presidential election. Who are our new leaders? What does their election mean for our region, our state and the nation? We’ll do our best to give you the answers with WFAE reporters and political scientists, when Charlotte Talks.

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Election 2012
5:14 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

First Lady Gives Final Obama Campaign Push In Charlotte

First Lady Michelle Obama greets a crowd of supporters in a hangar in Charlotte Monday afternoon.
Credit Julie Rose

First Lady Michelle Obama rallied a few thousand supporters in a hangar at the Charlotte airport this afternoon. It was the last major Obama campaign event in North Carolina of the 2012 election.  WFAE's Julie Rose was there and joined WFAE's Mark Rumsey by phone from the rally. 


RUMSEY: Julie, why did Michelle Obama come here today?

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The Party Line
4:41 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Romney Counting Chickens Before They Hatch?

Michael Bitzer

With the word last week that the Romney campaign was feeling “confident enough about North Carolina … to shift staff out of the state” on the same day as in-person early voting started, it might be wise for them to consider some past history and the first couple of days worth of early voting.

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The Party Line
9:50 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Assume Video Cameras Are Always Rolling

Michael Bitzer

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right? There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement, and that government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49 -- he starts off with a huge number.

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