Obama speaks before the VFW today at 3:35 pm ET in Reno, Nev. Ahead of that, he’s up with a new web video called, “Welcoming Home Our Veterans.” In it, veterans praise the president’s efforts for veterans – and cuts together clips of the president praising veterans.
“Republican opponent Mitt Romney speaks to the VFW tomorrow,” USA Today notes. “He's also preparing for a foreign trip. After the speech, Obama returns to the Bay Area for three fundraisers in Oakland. Obama again spends the night in San Francisco.”
“Shortly after last year's high-profile announcement that the 2012 Democratic National Convention would be the first in history not to rely on special-interest money, organizers in Charlotte quietly set up a nonprofit entity to rake in corporate cash,” NPR reports. “Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Duke Energy have all sent checks to New American City Inc., a non-profit entity being run by top officials on the convention host committee. Corporate money is bankrolling operations in direct support of the convention, including paying the salaries of the 41 full-time host committee employees, their health insurance and for the offices where they work.”
AP: “An onslaught of bombings and shootings killed 93 people across Iraq on Monday, officials said, in the nation's deadliest day so far this year.”