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There's been some confusion over a government default - what would it mean for the U.S., and what would happen if we actually defaulted? CNN's Tom Foreman gives a virtual look at the different semantics and the timeline of events.
First on CNN: The Democratic National Committee plans to vote on a resolution calling on the embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign after he was supposed to return to work Tuesday.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi tells Wolf Blitzer that Paul Ryan being on the GOP ticket has helped Democrats' chances in taking back the House.
Why was Eva Longoria petting Jessica Alba? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the hottest moment at the DNC.
Wolf Blitzer asks Beau Biden about his future in politics and whether he thinks his father Joe Biden may run in 2016.
CNN's Kate Bolduan speaks with recording artist James Taylor about his admiration for President Obama.
Julian Castro's daughter flips her hair and steals the show at the Democratic convention, as CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
2012 DNC Chair Antonio Villaraigosa calls for a voice vote three times to adopt a new party platform re-inserting Jerusalem as Israel's capitol.
Democratic House candidate Tammy Duckworth responds to criticism she overplays her military service on campaign trail.
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