McCain, on Leno, went POW on the houses question: "Could I just mention to you, Jay, that, at a moment of seriousness," McCain began his answer, "I spent five-and-a-half years in a prison cell. I didn't have a house. I didn't have a kitchen table. I didn't have a table. I didn't have a chair. And I didn't spend those five-and-a-half years because, not because I wanted to get a house when I got out."
And he only counted to four. "McCain is being conservative: ABC News's count is ten homes on eight properties," per ABC's Bret Hovell.
Intriguing timing for this trip: "Cindy McCain, the wife of presumptive Republican nominee John McCain, is en route to the war torn country of Georgia Monday, where she is scheduled to meet with that country's president, Mikhail Saakashvili, and injured Georgia troops," per ABC's Ron Claiborne and Bret Hovell.
Checking in on the GOP platform: "The Republican Party will maintain its call for a constitutional ban on abortion and opposition to same-sex marriage if its platform-writing committee approves a staff-written draft during its formal meetings here on Tuesday and Wednesday," Ralph Z. Hallow reports in the Washington Times.
"On an exhale from the belly body, downward dog . . . using the entire breath to get there." -- Yoga coach, to a room full of Democrats in need of healing, per The Washington Post's Dana Milbank.
"I don't want you to call me again." -- Former John Edwards aide, to the old boss, per The New York Daily News' Thomas M. DeFrank.
ABC NewsNOW's gavel-to-gavel coverage of the convention resume's Tuesday. Watch a special hour-long "Politics Live" with David Chalian and Sam Donaldson at 1 pm ET (11 am MT).
Full evening coverage runs from 5 pm ET to 11 pm ET (3 pm MT to 9 pm MT), hosted by Sam Donaldson and Rick Klein. Guests Tuesday include former DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe, Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif., and Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich.
Follow the links to live coverage at ABC News' Politics site.
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