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Headlining the Democratic convention

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Prime-time speakers on other convention events to be broadcast on cable at 7 each night:

TODAY

Michelle Obama: The potential first lady will reintroduce herself to the nation.

Other highlights: Nancy Pelosi speech, tribute to Ted Kennedy

TOMORROW

Hillary Clinton: To be introduced by daughter Chelsea, this is among the senator’s last big opportunities to rally her...

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Daddy Yankee for McCain

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Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee has endorsed John McCain. Discuss....

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Presidential endorsements: Celebrity weight

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Jean-Claude Van Damme has endorsed Barack Obama. NOT! It was a joke. Real celebrity endorsements below.

By Jeff

Being an undecided voter, as we grow closer to each party’s respective conventions, I am starting to look more closely at endorsements. Like most people, the viewpoints of people I happen to recognize from movies, radio or magazines and have absolutely nothing...

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Political pests

Lost somewhere in all the Biden news was a very positive story for the

McCain camp. A Madagascar cockroach representing McCain beat an Obama roach

in a race in New Jersey last week.

Our favorite part is when the reporter says "voters aren't worried about the outcome." We're envision an Obama support who be worried about this: "Oh no, this doesn't bode well at all! I thought...

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Biden? Politirazzi didn't see it coming

Four out of 11 Politirazzi guessed Biden as Obama's VP pick. Pretty good?...

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Biden is Obama's pick for vice president slot

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U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden has been chosen to be Sen. Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press

-Click here to see photos of Sen. Biden through the years

A Democratic official tells the Associated Press that long-time Delaware Senator Joe Biden will be Sen. Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate, to be formally announced Saturday....

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Obama's VP? We're waaaiting ...

Barack Obama is very good at this suspense bit, isn't it? Where are our text messages? How has the campaign contained the news this well? No leaks? None?

At least most major news organizations have reporters staked out the various candidates' work places and homes.

Apparently, the "OMG, I pckd my VP" message will come tonight or early tomorrow.

Politirazzi grows impatient ......

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So who is Chet Edwards? President Bush knows

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Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Texas, smiles during an interview in

West, Texas in this Sept. 2, 2006 AP file photo by Matt Slocum

The Associated Press is reporting and the Drudge Report is trumpeting, that with Sen. Barack Obama "hours away" from making public his vice presidential pick, little-known Texas congressman Chet Edwards has emerged as a surprise finalist.

Wow.

Obama's VP...

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GOP, Dem mystery missiles

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A missile-shaped structured was hauled down Seventh Avenue near 34th Street on Wednesday night, emblazoned on both sides with McCain and Obama's names.

Do you know what these mystery missiles are? A protest of some sort? Apparently, Jet Angel is behind it.

— Emily (and Garett Sloane)...

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Vice presidential picks: Our picks

Politirazzi makes its predictions (more to come), and we want to hear yours:

Emily

McCain: Tim Pawlenty

Obama: Kathleen Sebelius

David

McCain: Kay Bailey Hutchinson

Obama: Jack Reed

Jeff

McCain: Mitt Romney

Obama: Joe Biden

Amara

McCain: Mitt Romney

Obama: Evan Bayh

Meg

McCain: Tom Ridge

Obama:...

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