Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War marched to the convention center in St. Paul yesterday, as they did in Denver, where they delivered a letter to Obama. The GOP nominee would not meet with the vets.
Authorities acting under untested preventive riot statutes burst into the private residences in full riot gear, handcuffed residents and carted away computers. Bloggers Glen Greenwald and Jane Hamsher visited the homes during the raids.
Anti-abortion protesters, including Randall Terry, national director of Operation Rescue, blocked the entrance to the perimeter of the Pepsi Center yesterday, holding signs aloft and praying. Thirteen were arrested.
"She was sensitive and showed some vulnerability. I think that's who she is. What we've been seeing about her over the course of the campaign are snippets -- 30 seconds here, 10 seconds there, Republicans slicing and dicing what she's saying into the smallest 6 seconds."
Michelle Obama addresses the DNC during "prime time" tonight. There's a lot riding on that speech. For some perspective, we talked to Wendi C. Thomas, a columnist from The Commercial Appeal Memphis who is writing about the racial history being made at the convention.
"I really do believe our (Republican) party represents the highest ideals of what America is about". Coleman told an appreciative St. Cloud coffee shop audience. "We believe in quality jobs for the working men and women".