THE PRESIDENT'S PEN

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President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House after returning from Camp David on Marine One helicopter, Sunday, Aug., 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House after returning from …

His rivals may be convening in Florida this week. But at the White House, President Barack Obama is getting ready for his big moment next week — at the Democratic National Convention.

Aides say Obama spent part of Monday working on the speech he'll deliver at his party's gathering in Charlotte, N.C., next week. A working draft, they say, has already been developed.

— Ken Thomas — Twitter http://twitter.com/AP_Ken_Thomas

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