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Bill Clinton to DNC: Barack Obama’s Economic Plan Passes Arithmetic, Values Test
September 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT
5596333058Watch President Clinton Deliver Address at the DNCFormer President Bill Clinton spoke Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, tackling many of the issues President Barack Obama has faced in his presidency and addressing Republican counterpoints.2012-09-05 21:00:00disabled2276251319l26ItndGwZotrue65083Dempsey: Military deserves ‘scrutiny’ on sexual assaultsEven though a bill changing the way the military would handle sexual assault cases failed in the Senate, it showed a lack of confidence in the military to solve the problem, as the president directed, said Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey on Friday.His comments came in an interview with PBS NewsHour co-anchor Judy Woodruff, airing Friday.2014-03-07 15:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/107447339-320x196.jpg2365195629YttupzJj3FE65104Shields and Gerson on Cold War echoes, campaign financingSyndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the week’s news, including the crisis over the fate of Crimea in Ukraine and criticism of the Obama administration’s foreign policy, as well as the evolution of political campaign financing.2014-03-07 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/20140307_shieldsandgerson-320x196.jpeg2365195799Y6H8ny0brD065002News Wrap: Senate blocks bill on military sexual assaultsIn our news wrap Thursday, the Senate blocked a bipartisan bill that would have removed commanders from making decisions about prosecuting sexual assault cases. Meanwhile, at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, the most senior military member ever to face trial for sexual assault pleaded guilty on three counts. Also, in Afghanistan, a NATO airstrike killed five Afghan soldiers.2014-03-06 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/107447339-320x196.jpg2365195100aEWoB2cdbMM
Former President Clinton nominated President Obama as the the Democratic Party's 2012 presidential candidate at the close of the DNC Wednesday. In his speech, he countered the Republican Party's main criticisms of Mr. Obama, heavily emphasizing the president's economic successes and plan for the next four years.
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