Lots of Democratic National Convention news happening today. Here's the lowdown:
Hillary Clinton's name will be put into nomination at the convention. "The move is seen as a bid to heal the wounds of the bitter primary season."
Despite rumors to the contrary late yesterday, Colin Powell says he is not attending the Democratic National Convention and "ended the conversation without entertaining any more questions about whether he might endorse Obama."
The Obama campaign is denying House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel a speaking role at this month's Democratic National Convention — "a move those close to the powerhouse Harlem congressman view as a spiteful snub."
Jesse Jackson won't have a speaking role either. But he tells Essence magazine he will, however, be in attendance.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick definitely won't have a formal role at the DNC, but during a hearing this morning, a judge lifted travel restrictions for Kilpatrick to attend the DNC and removed his tether.
I can only imagine how he's going to be received.