Michelle Obama Speaks Tonight: The DNC opens today, featuring the FLOTUS on stage at about 10:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. on the West Coast). “She will not criticize Gov. Romney or Congressman Ryan,” says a campaign source. Here's the full day's schedule. We're gonna be live-blogging her speech, so y'all come on back.
Did Romney Get a Bounce from Last Week's Convention? "The bump that Romney has gotten is minuscule so far—less than one percent, unless the numbers change," writes Andrew Sullivan. Meanwhile, Gallup says Romney picked up 2 points, while the previous two GOP conventions helped their candidates with 3- and 5-point bounces, respectively.
Woman Sues Starbucks for Burns: "The woman’s attorneys reportedly claim the barista did not seal the lid on the cup. When she took a sip, the lid came off and the hot tea poured over her."
A Seattle Times Editorial: Says Democrats laid a false criticism on Rob McKenna. The Republican candidate for governor didn't support a budget that cut $74 million from education because his spokesman says so, the Old Bethen asserts.
They Are Framing So Hard: The Old Blethen explains that an urban parochial school—my alma mater—pumped up its roster by buying laptops, making it an example of "charter-style" changes that could save education! The free market always wins! Tomorrow's headline: End tax breaks for newspapers!
Shooting Near Bumbershoot: The man was reportedly driving an SUV directly toward an officer, so the cop shot at him.
Joan and Robert Vanderhorst were flying on American Airlines from Newark, New Jersey to Los Angeles on Sunday with their 16-year-old son Bede. But they say that as they waited to board the flight, they were told that they weren't allowed on the plane.
Joan pulled out her cell phone and began to videotape, documenting what she believes was a violation of her son's civil rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bede — who was labeled a flight risk — can be seen in the video sitting at the gate, quietly playing with his hat. ...
"This little boy had a seat in the first class area, and for some reason, they didn't want that. That wasn't acceptable," Joan said. American Airlines claims Bede was "excitable, running around, and not acclimated to the environment" and that the pilot had unsuccessfully tried to calm him down.