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2012 Democratic National Convention schedule

Here is the current schedule for the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte. Speakers and times are subject to change

 

TUESDAY, Sept. 4

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5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Eastern) 

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida
 
Invocation
His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas
Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit 
 
Presentation of Colors
Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard
 
Pledge of Allegiance
3rd Grade Class, W.R. O’Dell Elementary School
Concord, North Carolina
 
National Anthem
Amber Riley
Singer/songwriter and ‘Glee’ actress
 
Remarks
Stephen J. Kerrigan
Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee
 
Welcome Video
 
Presentation of Credentials Committee Report from Co-Chairs
Bishop Vashti McKenzie
First woman elected as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
The Honorable Julián Castro
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas
 
 
Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs
The Honorable Kamala D. Harris
State Attorney General of California
The Honorable Martin O’Malley
Governor of Maryland
 
Appointment of Convention Officers
 
Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair
The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
 
Remarks
The Honorable Steny Hoyer
Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention
Democratic Whip and Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland
Andrew Tobias
Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee
Alice Germond
Secretary of the Democratic National Committee
 
Roll Call for Attendance
 

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Eastern) 

Platform Committee Remarks
The Honorable Barbara Lee
Member of the US House of Representatives, California
Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (Retired)
First woman to reach rank of three-star general in the US Army
 
Platform Video and Remarks
The Honorable Cory A. Booker
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
 
Remarks
The Honorable Bev Perdue
Governor of North Carolina
 
American Hero Video: Education
 
American Voices Remarks
Ryan Case
 
Remarks
Mary Kay Henry
International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
 
Remarks from Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
The Honorable Charles Gonzalez
Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas
Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
The Honorable Nydia M. Velázquez
Member of the US House of Representatives, New York
 
Remarks
The Honorable Pat Quinn
Governor of Illinois
 
Remarks
Doug Stern
Cincinnati, Ohio Firefighter
 
Remarks
The Honorable Tim Kaine
Candidate for the US Senate, Virginia
Former Governor of Virginia
Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
 

7  p.m. - 8 p.m. (Eastern) 

Remarks
The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx
Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
The Honorable Harry Reid
Democratic Majority Leader and Member of the US Senate, Nevada
 
An Economy Built to Last Video: Education
 
Women of the US House of Representatives
 
Jimmy Carter Video
 
Remarks
The Honorable Ken Salazar
 
Kennedy Family Tribute Video
 
Remarks
Joe Kennedy III
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts
 
Live Performance
Ledisi
Singer/songwriter
 
Remarks
The Honorable Robert Wexler
President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
Former Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida
 
 

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Eastern) 

Remarks
The Honorable R.T. Rybak
Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Honorable Jared Polis
Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado
 
Stronger Together Video: Reproductive Choice
 
American Voices Remarks
Maria Ciano
 
Remarks
Nancy Keenan
President of the National Abortion Rights Action League - Pro-Choice America (NARAL)
 
Progress for People Video: American Veterans
 
American Voices Remarks
Nate Davis
 
Remarks
The Honorable Tammy Duckworth
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Illinois
Former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs
The Honorable Lincoln Chafee
Governor of Rhode Island
The Honorable James E. Clyburn
Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina
 
Progress for People Video: Health Care
 
American Voices Remarks
Stacey Lihn
 
Remarks
The Honorable Xavier Becerra
Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California
 

9 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Eastern) 

The Honorable Ted Strickland
Former Governor of Ohio
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
The Honorable Rahm Emanuel
Mayor of Chicago, Illinois
Former White House Chief of Staff
 
Remarks
Kal Penn
Actor/Producer
Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement
 
Remarks
Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng
Brother of Mrs. Obama and Sister of President Obama
 
Stronger Together Video: Equal Pay
 
Remarks
Lilly Ledbetter
Women’s equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
The Honorable Deval Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts
 

10 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Eastern) 

The Honorable Martin O’Malley
Governor of Maryland
 
Introduction of Keynote Speaker Julián Castro
Joaquin Castro
Brother of Mayor Julián Castro
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Texas
  
Keynote Address
The Honorable Julián Castro
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas
 
Michelle Obama Video and Remarks
Elaine Brye
 
Remarks
Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States
 
Benediction
Jena Lee Nardella
Founder and Executive Director of Blood: Water Mission
 
Recess

 


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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5

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4:50 PM – 6:00 PM (Eastern)

Call to Order

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

 

Invocation

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, 10th Episcopal District

First Woman Elected Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Presentation of Colors

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

National Anthem

Branford Marsalis

Saxophonist, Composer, and, Bandleader

 

Remarks

The Honorable Luis V. Gutierrez

Member of the US House of Representatives, Illinois

The Honorable Diana DeGette

Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado

The Honorable John A. Pérez

Speaker and Member of the California State Assembly

The Honorable Thomas M. Menino

Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts

The Honorable Judy Chu

Member of the US House of Representatives, California

Steve Westly

Former State Controller and Chief Financial Officer of California

                                           

An Economy Built to Last Video: Small Business

 

Remarks

The Honorable John Larson

Democratic Caucus Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, Connecticut

Ken Myers

Deputy Sheriff, Carroll County, Iowa

The Honorable Pedro R. Pierluisi

Chair of National Community Mobilization for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Non-Voting Member of the US House of Representatives, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico

The Honorable Steve Israel

Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Member of the US House of Representatives, New York

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Remarks

The Honorable Patty Murray                    

Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Member of the US Senate, Washington

 

An Economy Built to Last Video: Energy

 

Remarks

Tom Steyer

Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Economy

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer

Member of the US Senate, New York

 

Remarks from Members of the Congressional Black Caucus

The Honorable Karen Bass

Member of the US House of Representatives, California

The Honorable Al Green

Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas

The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver, II

Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Member of the US House of Representatives, Missouri

The Honorable Dannel Malloy

Governor of Connecticut

Richard Trumka

President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO)

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Remarks

Denise Juneau

Superintendent of the Montana Office of Public Instruction

 

Video and Remarks

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi

Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

 

Remarks

The Honorable Tom Vilsack

 

Video: Women of the US Senate

 

Women of the US Senate

 

Remarks

The Honorable Barbara Mikulski

Member of the US Senate, Maryland

The Honorable Arne Duncan

 

Progress for People Video: Education

 

American Voices Remarks

Johanny Adames

 

Remarks

The Honorable Jim Hunt

Former and Longest-Serving Governor of North Carolina

 

Remarks and Video in Memoriam

Harvey B. Gantt

Former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Live Performance

Jessica Sanchez

Singer/Songwriter

 

Stronger Together Video: Women’s Health

 

American Voices Remarks

Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Bruce

 

Remarks

Cecile Richards

President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

 

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Remarks

The Honorable Steny Hoyer

Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention

Democratic Whip and Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

 

American Heroes Video: Veterans

 

American Voices Remarks

Ed Meagher

 

Remarks

The Honorable General Eric Shinseki

The Honorable John Hickenlooper

Governor of Colorado

 

Video: Americans Speak

 

Remarks

Sister Simone Campbell

Executive Director of Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization, NETWORK

The Honorable Jack Markell

Governor of Delaware

 

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Remarks

The Honorable Karen Mills

 

Progress for People Video: Small Business

 

American Voices Remarks

Bill Butcher

 

Remarks

The Honorable Kamala D. Harris

Attorney General of California

 

Stronger Together Video: Immigration

 

Remarks        

Benita Veliz

DREAM Act Activist

Cristina Saralegui

Journalist, Actress, and Talk Show Host

Sandra Fluke

Attorney and Women's Rights Activist

Austin Ligon

Co-Founder and Former CEO of CarMax, Inc.

 

An Economy Built to Last Video: Auto-Industry

 

American Voices Remarks

Karen Eusanio

 

Remarks

Bob King

President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) 

Randy Johnson, Cindy Hewitt, and David Foster

Former Employees at Companies Controlled by Romney’s Bain Capital

The Honorable Chris Van Hollen

Former Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

 

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Remarks

Jim Sinegal

Co-Founder and Former CEO of Costco

Elizabeth Warren

Candidate for US Senate, Massachusetts

 

Nomination Process Set-Up

 

Remarks

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

 

Bill Clinton Video

 

Remarks

Bill Clinton

42nd President of the United States

 

Closing Segment

 

Roll Call Vote

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Alice Germond

Secretary of the Democratic National Committee

 

Benediction

Rabbi David Wolpe

Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, California

 

Retire Colors

 

Recess


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THURSDAY, Sept. 6

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Times TBA

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (Eastern)

 

Remarks

The Honorable Kay Hagan

Member of the US Senate, North Carolina

The Honorable Walter Dalton

Lieutenant Governor, North Carolina

The Honorable G.K. Butterfield

Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

The Honorable David Price

Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

The Honorable Mel L. Watt

Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

 

Remarks

James Rogers

CEO Duke Energy

 

Live Performance

James Taylor

Singer/Songwriter

 

Call to Order

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

 

Invocation

Reverend Gabriel Salguero

President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

 

Presentation of Colors

American Legion Post 400 of Charlotte, North Carolina

Darrell B. Bonapart, Joe Michalic, Robert E. Welch, Marvin R. Weber

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

National Anthem

Marc Anthony

Singer/Songwriter

 

Progress for People Video: Seniors

 

American Voices Remarks

Carol Berman

 

Remarks

The Honorable Donna F. Edwards

Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

The Honorable Barney Frank

Member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

 

In Memoriam Video and Remarks

The Honorable Harvey Gantt

Former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Eastern)

 

The Honorable John Lewis

Member of the US House of Representatives, Georgia

 

Stronger Together Video: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

 

American Voices

Jason Crow

 

Live Performance

Mary J. Blige

Singer/Songwriter

 

Remarks

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

The Honorable Tammy Baldwin

Candidate for US Senate, Wisconsin

Member of the US House of Representatives, Wisconsin

The Honorable Michael Nutter

Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Stay Stronger Together Video: Marriage Equality

 

American Voices Remarks

Zach Wahls

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Eastern)

 

Jim Messina

Campaign Manager, Obama for America

 

American Heroes Video: Auto Workers

 

American Voices

Kenyetta Jones, Ryan Case, Ed Meagher, Martha Figueroa, Lucas Beenken, Rob Hach

 

Vice Presidential Nomination Intro

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

 

Nominating Remarks

Beau Biden

Attorney General of Delaware and Son of Vice President Joe Biden

 

Vote by Acclamation

 

Live Performance

Foo Fighters

Band

 

Remarks

The Honorable James E. Clyburn

Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina

Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington

Actresses

 

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Eastern)

 

Remarks

Caroline Kennedy

Author and Attorney

The Honorable Xavier Becerra

Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm

Former Governor of Michigan

Eva Longoria

Actress

The Honorable Brian Schweitzer

Governor of Montana

The Honorable Charlie Crist, Jr.

Former Governor of Florida

Remarks

The Honorable John Kerry

Member of the US Senate, Massachusetts

 

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Eastern)

 

Video: Veterans

 

Remarks

Admiral John B. Nathman

United States Navy, Retired

 

Introductory Remarks

Angie Flores

 

Remarks

Dr. Jill Biden

Second Lady of the United States

 

Vice President Joe Biden Video

 

Remarks

The Honorable Joe Biden

Vice President of the United States

 

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Eastern)

 

Video and Remarks

The Honorable Dick Durbin

Member of the US Senate, Illinois

 

President Barack Obama Video

 

Remarks

Barack Obama

President of the United States

 

Celebration

 

Benediction

His Eminence Timothy Dolan

Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York

 

Retire Colors

 

Adjournment

News

  • Declaring 'the start of a new era' in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs. The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming. The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels. Environmental activists, including former Vice President Al Gore, denounced the plan. But Trump said the effort would allow workers to 'succeed on a level playing field for the first time in a long time.' 'That is what this is all about: bringing back our jobs, bringing back our dreams and making America wealthy again,' Trump said, during a ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters, attended by a number of coal miners. The order initiates a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. The regulation, which was the former president's signature effort to curb carbon emissions, has been the subject of long-running legal challenges by Republican-led states and those who profit from burning oil, coal and gas. But just as Obama's climate efforts were often stymied by legal challenges, environmental groups are promising to fight Trump's pro-fossil fuel agenda in court. Trump has called global warming a 'hoax' invented by the Chinese, and has repeatedly criticized the power-plant rule as an attack on American workers and the struggling U.S. coal industry. In addition to pulling back from the Clean Power Plan, the administration will also lift a 14-month-old moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands. The Obama administration had imposed a three-year moratorium on new federal coal leases in January 2016, arguing that the $1 billion-a-year program must be modernized to ensure a fair financial return to taxpayers and address climate change. Trump accused his predecessor of waging a 'war on coal' and boasted in a speech to Congress that he has made 'a historic effort to massively reduce job-crushing regulations,' including some that threaten 'the future and livelihoods of our great coal miners.' The order will also chip away at other regulations, including scrapping language on the 'social cost' of greenhouse gases. It will initiate a review of efforts to reduce the emission of methane in oil and natural gas production as well as a Bureau of Land Management hydraulic fracturing rule, to determine whether those reflect the president's policy priorities. It will also rescind Obama-era executive orders and memoranda, including one that addressed climate change and national security and one that sought to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. The administration is still in discussion about whether it intends to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Trump's order could make it more difficult, though not impossible, for the U.S. to achieve its carbon reduction goals. The president's promises to boost coal jobs run counter to market forces, such as U.S. utilities converting coal-fired power plants to cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. Trump's Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt, alarmed environmental groups and scientists earlier this month when he said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. The statement is at odds with mainstream scientific consensus and Pruitt's own agency. The overwhelming majority of peer-reviewed studies and climate scientists agree the planet is warming, mostly due to man-made sources, including carbon dioxide, methane, halocarbons and nitrogen oxide. Opponents say Obama's effort would have killed coal-mining jobs and driven up electricity costs. The Obama administration, some Democratic-led states and environmental groups counter that it would spur thousands of clean-energy jobs and help the U.S. meet ambitious goals to reduce carbon pollution set by the international agreement signed in Paris. Trump's order on coal-fired power plants follows an executive order he signed last month mandating a review of an Obama-era rule aimed at protecting small streams and wetlands from development and pollution. The order instructs the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to review a rule that redefined 'waters of the United States' protected under the Clean Water Act to include smaller creeks and wetlands. While Republicans have blamed Obama-era environmental regulations for the loss of coal jobs, federal data shows that U.S. mines have been shedding jobs for decades under presidents from both parties as a result of increasing automation and competition from natural gas, which has become more abundant through hydraulic fracturing. Another factor is the plummeting cost of solar panels and wind turbines, which now can produce emissions-free electricity cheaper than burning coal. According to an Energy Department analysis released in January, coal mining now accounts for fewer than 75,000 U.S. jobs. By contrast, renewable energy — including wind, solar and biofuels — now accounts for more than 650,000 U.S. jobs. The Trump administration's plans drew praise from business groups and condemnation from environmental groups. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue praised the president for taking 'bold steps to make regulatory relief and energy security a top priority.' 'These executive actions are a welcome departure from the previous administration's strategy of making energy more expensive through costly, job-killing regulations that choked our economy,' he said. Former Vice President Al Gore blasted the order as 'a misguided step away from a sustainable, carbon-free future for ourselves and generations to come.' 'It is essential, not only to our planet, but also to our economic future, that the United States continues to serve as a global leader in solving the climate crisis by transitioning to clean energy, a transition that will continue to gain speed due to the increasing competiveness of solar and wind,' he said in a statement. ___ Associated Press writer Michael Biesecker contributed to this report. Follow Daly and Colvin on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MatthewDalyWDC and https://twitter.com/colvinj ___ This story corrects the number of coal mining jobs in the U.S. to 75,000, not 70,000.
  • The Latest on House Republicans and health care, tax cuts and other issues (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says 'Obamacare' will stay in place after House Republicans failed to pass an alternative last week. McConnell indicated there are no plans in the Senate take up the issue. The Kentucky Republican told reporters Tuesday that 'It's pretty obvious we were not able in the House to pass a replacement. Our Democratic friends ought to be pretty happy about that because we have the existing law in place and I think we're just going to have to see how that works out.' House Speaker Paul Ryan insisted earlier that they would still try to repeal 'Obamacare.' But McConnell said: 'I want to thank the president and the speaker, they went all-out to try to pass repeal and replacement, sorry that didn't work.' __ 11:30 a.m. Speaker Paul Ryan says next month's governmentwide funding bill should not get ensnared with a fight over taking federal money away from Planned Parenthood. The Wisconsin Republican says 'defunding' Planned Parenthood belongs on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That legislation failed in the House last week but Ryan says it's more suitable since it addresses the organization's eligibility for Medicaid reimbursements. The idea to attach Planned Parenthood funding to the larger bill and risk a government shutdown has been the subject of media speculation but no GOP leader had displayed any enthusiasm for it. ___ 11:10 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says his chamber will take another crack at a health care overhaul. But he's offering no timeline, and no details about how leaders would overcome GOP divisions that sunk their bill Friday. That retreat was a humiliating setback for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans. Ryan spoke Tuesday after House Republicans met for the first time since he sidetracked his party's health care legislation just before a scheduled House vote. The measure was destined for defeat because of GOP opposition. Republican lawmakers say there's a consensus to keep working on health care. Conservatives say it didn't repeal enough of President Barack Obama's 2010 law. Moderates say it takes coverage away from too many people. Ryan says Republicans would try working out their differences over the measure. ___ 10:25 a.m. A member of the House Freedom Caucus says he will force the House to vote on a full repeal of former President Barack Obama's health care law in a month if the chamber hasn't acted to roll back the statute. Alabama Republican Mo Brooks also said Speaker Paul Ryan indicated the House would revisit the issue and that it would be 'fairly immediate.' Brooks spoke after divided House Republicans met to discuss strategy. Four days ago, Ryan abruptly canceled a vote on a GOP bill annulling much of Obama's law. That bill faced certain defeat due to Republican opponents, including the conservative Freedom Caucus. Brooks wants a vote on a measure that goes further in repealing Obama's overhaul. Ryan's move was a jolting setback for himself and President Donald Trump. __ 3:30 a.m. Congressional Republicans want to pivot to tax cuts and other issues following last week's House health care debacle. But the party remains riven into factions. And they're all over the map about how and when to return to their marquee pledge to eviscerate former President Barack Obama's 2010 health overhaul. House Republicans are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss their agenda. It's their first gathering since House Speaker Paul Ryan suddenly abandoned plans last Friday for a vote on the GOP legislation. The retreat on the party's top legislative priority was a jarring defeat for President Donald Trump and Republican leaders. It also raised questions about whether the GOP could muster the unity needed on other issues. Republicans have issued mixed messages on what comes next on health care.
  • A woman was paying for parking in Midtown Sunday afternoon when a man slashed her throat and grabbed her handbag, Atlanta police said. Marla Franks was at a pay station at Juniper and 5th streets when the man tried to take her purse off her shoulder, according to an Atlanta police incident report. She resisted and held onto the bag.  “I will hurt you,” police said the man told Franks. She continued holding her purse. 'The man then took a knife and cut her throat about 5 to 6 inches,' Officer Stephanie Brown told Channel 2 Action News. He grabbed the purse and took off running, according to the police report. Fernando Bispo, who witnessed the attack, told police he ran after the man and got him to drop the handbag. Bispo stopped when the man turned the knife on him.  Another witness told police she saw a man jump the back fence of Kindred Hospital and offered to help him when he fell. She later learned about the robbery victim, according to the report. Police have not made any arrests in the incident. Bispo wasn’t injured in the encounter.  Franks had to get 17 stitches but was expected to recover. In other news:
  • Two men have been charged with murder in an October shooting outside a Pappadeaux in Marietta that began with a piece of costume jewelry and ended with a dead husband. Cobb police investigators filed the paperwork on Thursday against Dylan Marquis Ledbetter and Demarious Greene, both of whom were already in custody. The men are connected to violent crimes throughout Cobb and Cherokee counties. Ledbetter is also wanted in Florida on an attempted murder charge. Sentenced: Cobb man paid Filipino girls to perform online sex acts The Cobb murder charges stem from an Oct. 7 shooting. Cynthia and Anthony Welch were heading to their car after a birthday dinner at the Windy Hill Road restaurant when they were stopped in the parking lot. Cynthia Welch previously explained that a man shot her husband of 25 years and snatched the $5 costume necklace off her neck before shooting her and running away. The warrant doesn’t specify who police think pulled the trigger. Cobb man indicted in double murder of his mother and Buckhead teacher  Ledbetter was 22 when he was indicted in January for allegedly trying to run over officers with a car. A week after the Pappadeaux slaying, cops were trying to stop Ledbetter because the car he was driving matched the description of a vehicle connected to the shooting. Officers shot Ledbetter in his arm and leg as they said he sped toward them. Lab results in the Pappadeaux shooting were recently returned from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, and Cobb police were able to file charges in the case. Man facing death in Craigslist slaying of Marietta couple appears in court  Ledbetter has been in jail since Oct. 18. Two days before that, 21-year-old Green was booked into Cherokee County jail on charges of robbery, aggravated assault and other counts. Those Cherokee charges are from an Oct. 12 incident when the men allegedly stole a man’s necklace at gunpoint outside the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta. Like Cobb County News Now on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.  Ledbetter has also been accused of a similar necklace-snatching crime in Sandy Springs. A woman told police she was holding her 1 year old and just getting home when a man snatched a gold chain off of her and the child. The men are awaiting indictment on the Pappadeaux charges. Authorities have not discussed how they will handle the pending charges in other jurisdictions.