Patt Morrison for September 4, 2012

George Clooney Addresses The Media After Meeting President Obama

How Hollywood is impacting the 2012 election

Variety's deputy editor Ted Johnson talks celebrity turn out at the Democratic National Convention and how Hollywood stars influence the presidential election.
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Agricultural concerns are important issues for voters in California and in other rural states. Is the Democratic Party doing enough to support farmers and the agriculture industry?
Charlotte Prepares For Democratic National Convention
The power of the First Lady is not enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. But the power of the position is on display during the national convention, and consistently brought to bear on the campaign trail.
Assembly Speaker John Perez

California Speaker John Perez, a rising star in the Democratic party

The 2012 Democratic National Convention has an unmistakably Californian flavor to it. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is the convention chair, state Attorney General Kamala Harris, and four House members, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, will speak at the convention.
Day two of Comedy Congress at the Democratic National Convention is in session with Ben Gleib back on gaffe patrol in ‘Queen City.’ Today Nancy Pelosi addresses Comedy Congress about Clint Eastwood and his empty chair.
Al-Jazeera news anchors Veronica Pedrosa
Voters can feel a sense of nationalistic pride as they choose the candidate that best represents what they want America’s future to be. But America is just one nation in a world of different but interconnected societies.
Gwen Ifill and Patt Morrison
Journalist, author, and political debate moderator Gwen Ifill has been working in news and covering politics for over 30 years. Today, Ifill joins Patt Morrison in Charlotte to offer her insight into political convention news coverage.

Congressman Mel Watt gauges the political winds in 2012

Democrat Congressman Mel Watt was elected to represent North Carolina’s 12th district in January of 1993. The 12th district was created after the 1990 Census, making Watt the only person to represent it and he was re-elected by a wide margin in 2010.
California State Senator Alex Padilla shares his insight into the Democratic Party as it prepares for the 2012 elections. Padilla maintains that the Democratic National Convention will motivate party members to support and advocate for the party.
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