Villaraigosa defends vote revising DNC platform on Jerusalem, GodCHARLOTTE, N.C. - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa defended his performance during a platform kerfuffle at the Democratic National Convention this week, saying that he took the actions called for by President Obama and followed procedure when ...
Antonio Villaraigosa: DNC Platform Commotion 'Was A Lot Of Ado About Nothing'Democratic National Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa stood by his handling of the party's decision to change its platform on God and Jerusalem, vowing there was no controversy among the votes that counted. The Los Angeles Times reports that ...
Villaraigosa platform flap now the subject of a campaign adAn awkward moment for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Democratic National Convention has become the subject of a new television ad for a Republican congressman seeking reelection.
Villaraigosa says platform changes came from the presidentHours before his own scheduled address to the Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was offering behind-the-scenes explanations on the dust-up that broke out over his party's 2012 platform.
Awkward moments for Villaraigosa during God, Israel vote at DNCLos Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa found himself in an awkward position Wednesday night as part of his high-profile role as chairman of the Democratic National Convention when he was forced to call for three votes in an effort to invoke God in the ...
The Democrats' Jerusalem ArithmeticThe videos begin with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the handpicked chairman of the convention, standing at the podium.
Dem official: Arab-Americans 'got punched' over Jerusalem switchTop Talkers: DNC Chairman and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had something of an odd moment on Wednesday over the official Democratic Party platform's omission of references to God and identifying Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Jerusalem Language Restored by DemocratsDemocrats decide to hold a party vote to add two additions to the party platform: one recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the other inserting a mention of God.
Dems Quickly Switch to Include "God," "Jerusalem"Moments after convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa gaveled in day two of the Democratic Convention, the hall burst into chaos as Democrats voted to amend their party's platform to include the word "God" and name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
A Democratic Chorus of 'No' Rejects Mention of Jerusalem in PlatformThe shocking video of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa trying to push through Jerusalem as Israel's capital in the Democratic platform highlights the strong reservations that many American Jews are feeling toward the Democratic party.
Dems restore God and Jerusalem capital to platform amid boos and jeersIn a development that is sure to shock many, the DNC crowd booed and jeered as God and Jerusalem (as Israel's capital) were restored to the Democratic Party platform today.
Democrats amend platform to include God, Jerusalem in controversial vote... Democrats at their national convention on Wednesday amended their platform to include faith in God and recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But delegates were split on the changes. Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa took three ...
Convention floor erupts as Dems restore references to God, Jerusalem in platformA large and loud group of delegates shouted "no" as convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, called for the vote late Wednesday afternoon.
Democrats change platform to add God, JerusalemThree times Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, called for a voice vote on the changes and each time the yes and no votes seemed to balance each other out.
Bill O'Reilly: Chaos breaking out at the Democratic conventionThe convention chair is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who almost had to beg the delegates to stop the madness and bow to God.
AP Sources: Obama intervened to change party platform on God, JerusalemLos Angeles Mayor and Democratic Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa steps away from the podium during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Jerusalem change puts DNC at odds with W.H., delegatesA Democratic source says that President Obama personally interevened to change the language. Convention chair Antonio Villaraigosa held three voice votes - two of which failed, before Villaraigosa declared the third passed with a two-third majority.
DNC 2012: Cory Booker calls Jerusalem omission 'unfortunate'Antonio Villaraigosa talks voice vote ruling. But when pressed repeatedly by members of the show's panel about how it happened, Booker didn't offer any insight or explanation as to why the Jerusalem language was stripped when it had appeared in the ...
Jerusalem amendment draws controversy at DNCLos Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had to call for three votes before allowing an amendment recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel into the Democratic Party platform today. Delegates at the Democratic National Convention voted by saying yes ...
Unhappy Muslim delegates react to vote on Jerusalem at Democratic ConventionWednesday night's Democratic National Convention got off to a rocky start. Convention Chairman and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked delegates for a voice vote on a platform amendment to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It didn't go well.