By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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When Charlotte landed a National Football League franchise 20 years ago, city leaders were ecstatic, calling it a critical step in putting North Carolina's largest city on the map.
A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after sustaining life-threatening injuries after falling about 40 feet off a fourth-floor ramp outside Bank of America Stadium on Saturday night at the ACC Championship between No. 13 Florida State and Georgia Tech.
A 22-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries after falling about 40 feet off a fourth-floor ramp outside Bank of America Stadium on Saturday night at the ACC Championship between No. 13 Florida State and Georgia Tech.
Authorities say a spectator has life-threatening injuries after falling about 40 feet from a ramp outside Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Saturday night at the ACC Championship football game between No. 13 Florida State and Georgia Tech.
The Democratic National Convention of 2012 is in the books -- and what an event it was. Ignoring the country's punishingly high unemployment rate, the national debt ticking over $16 trillion on the convention's first day and an otherwise abysmal economy, Democrats focused their attention on abortion and the Republicans' "war on women." What a treat.
According to the pundits and politicians, this election is all about the economy. We're all supposed to know that -- because we're not stupid. That's why the Republicans had a "national debt clock" over their convention floor in Tampa, Fla., and the Democrats didn't have one in Charlotte, N.C.
President Obama's partisan tone on the campaign trail these days is a far cry from his idealism of 2004, when the fresh-faced Illinois state senator introduced himself to the nation with his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Democrats rushed to clean up a party platform mess Wednesday and moved to officially re-nominate President Obama for a second term in office as his predecessor, former President Bill Clinton, said voters this year must choose between Republicans' "winner-take-all" vision of success and his own party's "shared prosperity."
There will be no replay of Denver 2008 as organizers of the Democratic National Convention announced Wednesday that President Obama's planned outdoor acceptance speech at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., has been moved indoors because of threatening rain in the forecast.
Democrats are closely watching the forecasts as a rainy week unfolds ahead of President Obama's speech accepting his party's nomination.
For this summer's Democratic National Convention, Charlotte will add thousands of police from outside departments and spend millions on training, equipment and temporary barriers. But their biggest aid in crowd control will be one they didn't have to purchase, build or teach: The layout of the city itself.
After campaign visits to Ohio and Texas this week, President Obama returns to Florida. Again. When Air Force One ascends into the skies Thursday, it will be the president's third visit to the Sunshine State since June 22.
The House Republican campaign chairman, Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, has been notified that he received a discounted mortgage from the now-defunct Countrywide Financial Corp.
Two months ago, Clemson was one of the hottest teams in the country, and it made a major statement on Virginia Tech's home field with a 23-3 win over the Hokies.
The Washington Redskins had it rubbed in their faces Sunday. Anything their quarterback could do, the Carolina Panthers' rookie QB could do better.