1. Obama says Russia could be behind the Democratic Convention hack. President Barack Obama said it could be quite possible that Russia would try to hack this year’s election. At this time anything is possible,” Obama told NBC News in an interview broadcast on Tuesday when asked if the Russians would try to influence the Nov. 8 election. With the email’s being hacked, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida was forced to resign as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Still premature on what’s going on, President Obama says “What we do know is that the Russians hack our systems, not just government systems, but private systems”.
2. Democratic Convention makes history. This Tuesday, the Democratic party made history by officially nominating Hillary Clinton making her the first woman presidential nominee ever. After a roll call of votes it was made clear that history was made. “The time is now” seems like the common motto going through each speech this week. With the First Lady Michelle Obama setting the tone Monday, former president Bill Clinton speaking Tuesday, and President Barack Obama speaking last night, and with Hillary Clinton speaking tonight the time is really now. If you haven’t registered to vote you can head here.
3. The State drops all charges in the case of Freddie Gray. The state prosecutors dropped all remaining charges yesterday against Baltimore police officers that were accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Three of the six have already been acquitted. Gene Ryan, the president of the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police stated “Justice has been done”. Which has many people scratching their heads asking, where is the justice for Freddie Gray? Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby had a press conference sharing her thoughts on the case saying that this is “An inherent bias that is a direct result of when the police police themselves.” In a few days the Justice Department will release their civil rights investigation of the Police Department.