Hey, Big Spender

Obama nominee for transportation secretary may send federal funds to hometown if confirmed
Anthony Foxx / AP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The city of Charlotte, NC, may seek federal funding through the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a transit project championed by its Democratic mayor, whom President Barack Obama has tapped to lead that department.

The One Percent Gets Its Turn

Green Energy Millionaire and Billionaire Set to Take the Stage
Steyer, Westly

CHARLOTTE — Democratic National Convention (DNC) attendees on Wednesday will hear from two speakers who Republicans and conservatives say epitomize the cronyism and hypocrisy that have plagued the Obama administration over the past several years.

Meet the Next Obama

Controversial, inept mayor Julian Castro headlines first night of DNC
Julian Castro AP

Democratic San Antonio mayor Julian Castro is scheduled to headline the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tuesday night despite a questionable record on crime and education and campaign finance.

Wal-Mart Bought That

Center for American Progress to be feted by corporate lobbyists, anti-union powerhouse
John Podesta

Retail giant Wal-Mart plans to throw a party for the Center for American Progress, the liberal think-tank that has become an incubator for administration policy, including the green-energy loans that have been badly tarnished by allegations of cronyism and corruption, according to reports.

Dems Ditching DNC

A growing number of dissatisfied Democrats say that they will not attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., opting instead to campaign and distance themselves from President Obama.