The Obama campaign stirs: "Last Thursday, before Sen. John McCain's vice presidential pick had been named publicly -- when it was still unclear to all but a few individuals whether McCain would pick a running mate who supported abortion rights -- the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, sent radio stations in battleground states a radio ad that points out McCain's opposition to abortion," per ABC's Jake Tapper.
What Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., is up to: "Peppering his 28-minute speech with Yiddish words, Biden also talked about the importance of remembering the Holocaust. He, in fact, was introduced by Dena Axelrod, a Holocaust survivor," per the Miami Herald's Amy Sherman.
While you're waiting for Gov. Palin's speech, Obama is back on the trail, with two events in Ohio. Per his campaign: "During both visits, Obama will discuss with Ohioans his agenda to help rebuild our economy, add more jobs both in Ohio and across the country, and strengthen the middle class."
And Obama does Bill O'Reilly's show Thursday -- for the first time in his political career.
Biden campaigns in Florida, while Michelle Obama is in Los Angeles.
President Bush travels to Baton Rouge, La., to get a briefing on emergency operations.
"I had to check in with you to tell you that you are bugging the f--- out. I don't even understand what planet you're on right now! This is the job to be the leader of the free world. . . . I want you to live to be 110, but things happen. What if, God forbid, you got a running mate, you become president -- Alaska? Alaska? Alaska? Alaska? Come on, man. I don't know if there's any black people in Alaska." -- Diddy, playing pundit.
"I do not want kids." -- Levi Johnston, on his MySpace page.
"Of course he is psyched to be a father." -- Blake Weiland, 18, on his friend, Levi Johnston, per the New York Daily News.
ABC NewsNOW coverage of the Republican National Convention, hosted by Sam Donaldson and Rick Klein, resumes at 7 pm ET (6 pm CT) Wednesday. Access the gavel-to-gavel action at abcnews.com/politics.
Guests Wednesday include former Gov. Jane Swift, R-Mass.; GOP strategist Phil Musser; and Tammy Haddad, of "TamCam" fame.
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