October 13th, 2010
07:14 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama town hall gets Hollywood treatment

Washington (CNN) -In what appears to be an unprecedented move, the audience at President Obama's town hall meeting Thursday may include people found through a casting call, which was advertised on a web site for actors.

MTV, BET and CMT are the three networks sponsoring the event, which will be held at BET headquarters in Washington D.C.

The invitation to participate in the event was posted on the sponsor's web sites and through social media. But it was Back Stage, which bills itself as an online resource for actors, models and other performers, that stirred up controversy when it posted a casting call notice for the same event.


Filed under: President Obama
September 6th, 2010
07:24 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama's speech revs up Harley worker

President Obama delivered a fiery speech Monday in Wisconsin.

President Obama delivered a fiery speech Monday in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (CNN) - When President Barack Obama rolled out a $50 billion six-year infrastructure proposal Monday, thousands who gathered in Milwaukee were eager to hear his message.

Among them was Henry Haggler. He's worked at a Harley-Davidson plant in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, for almost 16 years.

Haggler has seen cutbacks and layoffs, and now worries about how much more the company will ask his United Steelworkers Union to give up. "We're trying to negotiate a new contract, and their thing is they're trying to whipsaw us," he said, adding "we have a lot of hard working union people, and they're Americans, OK, and we sacrificed a lot."


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