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I refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids just to pay for another millionaire’s tax cut. I refuse to ask students to pay more for college; or kick children out of Head Start programs, to eliminate health insurance for millions of Americans who are poor, and elderly, or disabled, all so those with the most can pay less. I’m not going along with that. And I will—I will never turn Medicare into a voucher.

Obama The Front-Runner Plays It Safe (John Cassidy, New Yorker) 

Obama Argues For A Second Term Without Closing the Deal (Joe Klein, TIME)

Somewhere, Clint Eastwood is smashing a chair against a wall.

Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington, Mary J Blige, Dave Grohl, of Foo Fighters, and Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt and Eva Longoria at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, this evening ahead of President Obama’s closing speech.

Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington Say Key issues Are At Stake In 2012 Presidential Election (Washington Post)

Eva Longoria Speech: I Come From A Different Position Than Clint Eastwood (Huffington Post)

(J. Scott Applewhite and Charles Dharapak/AP/Getty)


A day after the platform was published without the recognition of Jerusalem, the line was reinstated. Pressure had been building over not only the dropping of that statement – which was part of the Democratic party platform in 2008 – but also the removal of any reference to God in the document. Those omissions threatened to alienate both Jewish Democratic supporters and Christian swing voters. But the reintroduction of the lines was equally controversial; its clumsy handling resulting in a confusing vote and booing on the convention floor.


Democratic Convention Erupts Over Reinstatement Of Jerusalem Policy (Guardian)



Barack Obama and daughters Sasha (left) and Malia watching Michelle Obama deliver her speech at last night’s Democrat National Convention.

How did it go?


11 pm. Stunning, brilliant, moving, passionate and right. Flawless. That was a speech a presidential nominee would be proud to have given. The best speech of the conventions so far. There was an emotional arc and steel to this that was as suffused with patriotism as it was with love. Yes, I’m gushing. But gushing is what I feel. And this is live-blogging. So sue me. I’ve never heard a speech from a First Lady anywhere close to this. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Beast

Pic via White House flickr stream

Via Gawker

The Democratic National Committee’s latest dig at Mitt Romney – a fake Facebook timeline of his gaffe-laden, Trump-espousing campaign thus far.

Countdown to the launch of the ‘@GayKenyanObama’ fake Twitter account.

Nobody messes with Biff Tannen.

Democrats Are Using A Fake Facebook Timeline To Mock Mitt Romney (Business Insider)