If you only read one thing: Tuesday night was all about humanizing Hillary Clinton, as a parade of speakers paid emotional tribute to the first woman to top a major party presidential ticket. Bill Clinton's keynote address was a departure from his past barnburners, as he delivered an emotional tribute to his wife, tracing their political careers through their love story. The structure of the speech was touching, and featured the former president heaping praise on his wife, but it was also politically expedient. Clinton didn't mention Trump, nor did he tout the 1990s economics that has now been rethought in the Democratic Party amid Bernie Sanders' populist rise. There was no plug for NAFTA or discussion of financial deregulation, or a host of other personal and political controversies.
Lobbyists are back in at the Democratic National Convention after a temporary ban during the Obama era. Republicans make an impassioned appeal for Clinton. And a top Clinton ally suggests she'll flip on TPP.
We'll have more from Philadelphia this afternoon. In the meantime, here are your must reads: