News & Notes – Democratic Convention (Day 3)

– President Obama accepted his party’s nomination last night, laying out his case for a second term in a 40 minute speech to close the Democratic Convention.  Unlike many of the other convention speakers, Obama did not take up the mantle of the Affordable Care Act in his address.  But he did take on Republicans on Medicare, promising that he will “never turn Medicare into a voucher.”

The Washington Post and the New York Times fact check President Obama’s and Vice President Biden’s speeches last night.

The Post also details how both conventions featured deeply personal health care stories to illustrate each party’s stance on the issues, but notes that “some critics objected to the more graphic testimonials.”

– The President’s speech set the new Twitter record for a political event, with about 52,726 tweets per minute.

Politico takes a look at the Democrats’ attempts to play political jiu jitsu with “Obamacare.”  MedPage Today also discusses Democrats’ attempts to “spread the gospel” of the ACA.

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About Andrew Bowman

Andrew Bowman, legislative assistant at Drinker Biddle & Reath, specializes in legislative research and analysis for government relations clients across a variety of policy areas, including health care, education, and communications. He also has extensive experience with federal lobbying disclosure and campaign finance compliance. Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, Andrew served as an aide to Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) for several years, and was active in the Senator’s 2008 Presidential campaign.

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