No Deal, No School in Chicago
A teachers’ strike is now officially in place as negotiations came to a halt on Sunday night with no agreement reached. This strike was estimated to affect hundreds of thousands of families, leaving them to spend their weekend frantically rearranging work schedules or searching for alternate programs or babysitters, in the event the schools would be closed for a long period of time. Union leaders had hoped to not have to walk away from their jobs, but said they were left with little choice. A contingency plan has been enacted by the school system. Negotiations have been going on since November.
Read the Original Story on NYTimes.com | Sept. 10, 2012
Michelle Obama highlight of DNC opening night
Michelle Obama spoke in support of her husband on opening night of the Democratic National Convention. Her speech energized the crowd. The main agenda in her speech was to remind his past supporters and voters that the same person they supported in 2008 was still there, despite the tarnishes on his record.
Read the Original Story on NYTimes.com | Sept. 5, 2012
Obama sets re-election plan
On Thursday night, Barack Obama officially accepted the Democratic nomination for a second term and also addressed the crowd. In his speech, he made an appeal for continuity, along with issuing many promises, including new manufacturing jobs and deficit reductions. Mainly, though, he was arguing that he had put in place the foundation for a revived country, if voters will give it time to work. The main argument, however, between Obama and Romney is the role of government.
Read the Original Story on NYTimes.com | Sept. 7, 2012
Clinton rebuts RNC, gives endorsement for Obama re-election
Former President Bill Clinton gave President Obama his full endorsement in a speech on the second night of the Democratic National Convention. He rebutted arguments made during the Republican National Convention and offered descriptive cases for Obama’s re-election, arguing that the country was better off than it was four years ago. He thoroughly assessed President Obama’s first term, saying that even though it may not have been the best, it still left the U.S. better than it was four years ago.
Read the Original Story on NYTimes.com | Sept. 6, 2012
According to Democrats, U.S. is better off than in 2008
In response to a question posed by Mitt Romney asking if Americans are better off than they were four years ago, the Obama campaign answered with a resounding yes. They argue that Romney is not looking out for the best interests of the middle class. They question what the next four years would look like under Romney. The goal for the Obama campaign four years ago was to prove him worthy of the presidency, whereas this year it is to show that he is connected to the middle class.
Read the Original Story on NYTimes.com | Sept. 4, 2012