- Democrats show unity on first night of virtual convention
- Michelle Obama picks Trump apart in DNC speech
- US recorded 542 coronavirus deaths and 40,022 new cases yesterday
- Cuomo to publish book on Covid-19 leadership
- Florida, Alaska, Wyoming holding primary elections
- Sign up to our First Thing newsletter
Two presidents will be speaking back-to-back at the virtual Democratic National Convention tonight. Jimmy Carter will be speaking alongside his wife Rosalynn, with Bill Clinton appearing after.
Also speaking at the @DemConvention tonight
-Caroline Kennedy and Jack Schlossberg
-President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter
-Bill Clinton pic.twitter.com/8jZWJ5WkPz
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) August 18, 2020
In some quick Covid-19 news, the Transportation Security Authority (TSA) announced this morning that it screened 773,319 people at checkpoints nationwide yesterday – the highest number on a Monday since March 16, before stay-at-home orders halted virtually all travel.
JUST IN: @TSA screened 773,319 people at checkpoints nationwide yesterday, Aug. 17. It was the largest number of individuals screened at checkpoints on a Monday since March 16th.