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6:18 PM PT: Rahm Emanuel just took the stage. But if you have five minutes to spare and haven't yet seen Stacy Lihn's story about what Obamacare meant for her daughter Zoe, who was born with a congenital heart defect, you should watch it:
6:24 PM PT: CNN contributor Erick Erickson engages in what we can call the Dick Monologue:
Whatever. He wants a party of, by, and for dicks. And that's exactly what he's got.
6:27 PM PT: This convention, by the way, is the convention of a party that's going to win. And we need to run up the score.
6:28 PM PT: Kal Penn just accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president. Oops, he says it was just a teleprompter error. "My favorite boss is the guy who gave the order to kill Osama bin Laden and letting us get gay married," Penn says. "Thank you guy in the invisible chair."
6:29 PM PT: (Kal Penn, for those who don't know, is the Harold and Kumar actor who left House to join the White House.)
6:33 PM PT:
Huge thanks to @KalPenn for the mention at #DNC2012! Go buy A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas in 3D on DVD now! #whatsaDVD?
— @InvisibleObama via Twitter for iPhone
6:35 PM PT: First Lady Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson and President Barack Obama's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng have taken the stage to talk the families and values that made the Obamas who they are today.
6:38 PM PT (Kaili Joy Gray): New thread here.
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