• Despite a continuing battle over whether there will be a roll call vote for the nomination of Sen. Barack Obama, party chairman Howard Dean said the Democrats as a whole are focused on winning in November. There is not a unity problem, he said prior to Sen. Hillary Clinton's speech.

• A significant number of Clinton's top fundraisers remain on the sidelines, instead of helping Obama with donations. Tuesday, reports surfaced that some of Clinton's biggest donors were even leaving Wednesday, reinforcing media fascination with the ongoing Obama-Clinton rift and raising doubts about his ambitious fundraising goals.

• Rev. Al Sharpton warned the Clintons that unless they throw their full support behind Obama, they risk their reputation. It can damage their legacy in the long run if they don't get a grip pretty quick.

• There will be no Boss at Obama's speech on Thursday. Despite earlier reports that Bruce Springsteen would play a set before Obama speaks before 75,000 people, those rumors were put to rest by organizers Tuesday. However, it is still reported that an acoustic Bon Jovi set could happen, and former American Idol Jennifer Hudson will sing the national anthem.

• Anti-abortion activists unfurled a huge sign Tuesday on a mesa west of Denver equating the Democratic National Convention with abortion but later removed it at the request of authorities. The three-line sign on Table Mountain in Golden said Destroys uNborn Children, with the capital letters DNC lined up vertically.

• Even though cooking shows contain more drama than the convention, television audiences are tuning in — at least, when compared to 2004. Monday ratings were up 20 percent from four years earlier, according to Nielsen Media Research.