5:40 The Obama campaign is trying to limit the damage from his speech in Roanoke, VA two weeks ago. 

5:45 The Phillies and Cole Hamels are close to a 6-year contract extension

Cole Hamels (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

5:47 Jimmy Buffett is opening a Margaritaville at Resorts in Atlantic City.

5:50 Sherman Hemsley died in El Paso, TX. He was 74.

Sherman Hemsley (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

5:56 The White House is trying to explain again his comments about small business

6:10 The ACLU is presenting elderly voters as a reason to reject Pennyslyvania’s Voter ID law.

6:26 The Black Madam has been charged with murder for inecting silicone into the buttocks of a British woman in a hotel room near the airport.

6:58 Vice President Joe Biden will be in town today to march with firefighters in support of reaching a new labor agreement.

7:14 Jon Stewart addressed ABC’s Brian Ross attempting to tie a Tea Party group to the shooting in Aurora, CO.

7:43 The Congressional Budget Office is now saying the Affordable Care Act will lower healthcare costs.

7:45 13 States are trying to limit Medicaid benefits.

8:10 Chris talks to Tom McGrath from the Philly Post about Philadelphia Magazine’s 10 Best in Philadelphia.

8:26 The deal is done. The Phillies have re-signed Cole Hamels to a six-year, $144 Million contract.