Spin Cycle

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The last day in Charlotte is the main day.

President Barack Obama steps up.

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Bigger names have arrived for the main event. Just in New York, the delegation is joined at the morning meeting for the first time by such figures as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Queens party chairman Rep. Joseph Crowley, former Brooklyn D.A. Liz Holtzman, who recalled a less orchestrated and more active atmosphere during her first convention in 1972.

Sen. Charles Schumer is back, having told CNN he had a hand in restoring the Jerusalem-as-Israeli-capital plank in the party platform, Wednesday's kerfuffle.