— 8:00 am: Former Gov. Howard Dean (D-Vt.) hosts a fundraiser for Mass.Reps. Bill Straus and Charley Murphy, Boston Mass. — 9:30 am: Daily DNC Convention press briefing is held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, Mass. — 10:00 am: RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie and other Republican leaders hold a news conference to discuss the opening day of the Democrat convention, Boston, Ma. — 10:00 am: The Democratic National Committee Finance hosts a policy briefing by President Bill Clinton, Boston, Mass. — 10:00 am: The Commerce Department releases new-home sales figures for June. — 10:30 am: The Democratic National Committee hosts "A Salute to Those who Served and Sacrificed" featuring former Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), and retired Gen. Wesley Clark among others, Boston, Mass. — 11:45 am: The Democratic Governors National Policy Forum holds a media availability, Boston, Mass. — 12:30 pm: Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge speaks before the Council for Excellence in Government, Washington, D.C. — 7:30 pm: The Boston Pops presents "A Musical Salute to Sen. Ted Kennedy" featuring Bono, Glenn Close, Yo-Yo Ma, and Brian Stokes Mitchell, Boston, Mass.