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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, July 27, 2016

10:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 8:50 pm || Departs White House 9:50 pm || Arrives Philadelphia 10:30 pm || Delivers remarks to the Democratic National Convention; Wells Fargo Center 11:40 pm || Departs Philadelphia 12:35 am || Arrives White House All times Eastern

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Live Stream || Democratic National Convention

Bill Clinton will speak tonight. And the Democrats will feature “Mothers of the Movement” — a group of speakers that includes the mothers of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland and more. As far as I’m aware, not mothers of murdered police officers are scheduled to appear this eveing.

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Video || Mike Pence Shows Trump LOTS of Respect

This is odd for a vice presidential candidate, to be so deferential. Mike Pence today shared the stage with Donald Trump at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention, refering to Trump as “Mr. Trump” and “my new boss” and that it’s an “honor to stand” with him and blah blah blah. Meantime, Trump treats him like kind of a pet. “Mike, say a few words

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Video || Weiner: Trump has “Always Been a Bit of an Ass”

Disturbing only because Weiner should know one when he sees one. Don’t laugh at Weiner. His wife Huma Abedin will be running the country side by side with Hillary Clinton should Mrs. Clinton win the presidency. It’s hard to imagine Anthony won’t be playing some part in that.

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Video || Democrats Acting Like Slobs at the Convention

Apparently, Democrats are turning the convention arena into a pig pen. I’ve never covered a Democratic convention, but I have covered several GOP conventions. I don’t remember any scenes like this. Buhhht, I have covered, generally speaking, lots of Democrats and lots of Republicans politicians and their aides. I can tell you that Democrats — and these are the “elite,” in Washington — have fouler

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Video || Michelle: “I Trust Hillary”

Well okay, but, like, a lot people don’t. AND FOR VERY GOOD REASON. She also says Hillary has been doing “thankless work.” Seems to me Hillary’s been thanked pretty heftily. I will say, though, disagree as a might, Michelle rocked it.

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