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Wednesday in politics: Bill Clinton takes the stage at DNC, and more

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It's Bill Clinton night at the Democratic National Convention. The popular former president gives the nomination speech for President Barack Obama.

What to expect from Clinton? A tell-it-like-it-is, conversational tense and tone aimed at helping Obama energize convention delegates, and, more importantly for the president, the voters watching from home — especially the undecided voters.

Clinton's message: Stay the course. Obama's policies have put the economy on a path to recovery. That 2008-style hope is alive in 2012.

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Other convention speakers to watch out for on Wednesday include U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren; women's rights activist Sandra Fluke (Will Rush Limbaugh be watching?); House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; and Rep. Barney Frank.

While the Democrats are revving up in Charlotte, Ann Romney will hold a "Women for Mitt Rally" in Findlay, Ohio, and Paul Ryan will attend a "Victory Rally" in  Adel, Iowa.

And then there is this: The former president isn't the only Clinton at the Charlotte convention. Chelsea Clinton, an NBC special correspondent, will moderate a "Conversations with the Next Generation" town hall hosted by the National Journal and The Atlantic.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press

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