This Day in History

In 1806, Thomas Jefferson's daughter, Martha, gave birth to James Madison Randolph, the first child born in the White House. In 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw during World War II; Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody.

Letter: When Trey Gowdy goes silent

Not since Simon & Garfunkel has there been such a deafening "sound of silence" as U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and his Republican colleagues in responding to Russia's assault on American freedom and democracy. Gowdy's only interest, if any, seems to be government leaks, when most folks with half a brain know that Washington, D.C., leaks as badly as Pa Kettle's roof in a rainstorm.

Demi Lovato gets personal at the Democratic convention

Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite - then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous." As a Sanders supporter herself, Silverman said she would now vote for Hillary Clinton "with gusto" as she continues to be "inspired and moved to action by the ideals set forth by Bernie, who will never stop fighting for us."