Long night last night at the DNC Convention.. where former President Bill Clinton gave a major speech nominating Barack Obama for another term. The 48 minutes speech was a wide ranging attack on the GOP point of view and a ringing endorsement of Mister Obama. President Clinton suggested the country was on the cusp of a 90's style boom.. that Americans would benefit if they just stood firm. The reviews were uniformly good including from our own Brit Hume. Rich Lowry also giving Mister Clinton high marks. Among the memorable lines from the former President: "No President, No one. Not me, not any of my predecessors, No one could have repaired all the damage that he found in just four years." "So are we all better off because President Obama fought for health care reform? You bet we are." "As their campaign pollster said ‘we're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.' Now that is true. I couldn't say it better myself," and "Though I often disagree with Republicans, I actually never learned to hate them the way the far right that now controls their party seems to hate our president and a lot of other Democrats." Clinton also slammed Paul Ryan and the GOP on Medicare. President Obama came out at the end of the speech and embraced the sometime rival..
Tonight it's all about President Obama. He's got a lot to live up to.. with those speeches by First Lady Michelle Obama and President Clinton. Among his jobs tonight? To lay out his vision of the future, and what he'd do with another four years. Vice President Biden will introduce the President.
2135EDT -- VPOTUS delivers remarks at the Democratic Natl Convention. LIVE
2210EDT -- POTUS delivers remarks at the Democratic Natl Convention. First Family, VPOTUS & Dr. Biden also attend. LIVE
Another important story out of the convention is the huge fight by the DNC over language in the platform.. John Roberts covering that. Don't forget tonight's coverage might be missing a little pizzaz since they had to move tonight's big speech indoors.. no balloons!
Two reads on the economy today:
0815EDT -- ADP releases ADP private payroll employment numbers for the month of June.
0830EDT -- Labor Dept releases weekly jobless claims.
Paul Ryan is speaking today during the show.. We'll show and go. Mister Romney has no scheduled events.
1210EDT -- Attends rally at WestPace Restorations, Colorado Springs, CO. LIVE via LiveU
Hurricane Michael a major Cat 3 hurricane spinning out in the Atlantic.
Hurricane Leslie headed for Bermuda. Keep an eye on this one.
Lots of minor damage, but no serious injuries or deaths in that 7.6 quake we covered as breaking news during yesterday's "Happening Now."
Firefighters have that fire near Los Angeles nearly half contained now..
On jury watch in the Drew Peterson murder case.. the jury has the case.
Let's try to read the dramatic details in that L.A. bank robbery!