Ex-President Carter added to convention program

Former President Jimmy Carter, known in recent years for controversial comments about the Middle East, and yet more potential running mates for Democratic presidential candidate Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaEach of us has a role in preventing veteran suicide Why calls for impeachment have become commonplace Meet Trump's most trusted pollsters MORE have been added to the program for next week's Democratic convention.

Carter is scheduled to speak on Monday, Aug. 25th, when he will be joined by Illinois state politicians and Minnesota Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren O'Rourke campaign says path to victory hinges on top 5 finishes in Iowa, Nevada MORE.
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The potential vice presidential candidates added to Wednesday's list include Sen. Jack ReedJohn (Jack) Francis ReedDemocrats urge Rick Perry not to roll back lightbulb efficiency rules Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds Top Democrats warn against withdrawing from treaty that allows observation flights over Russia MORE (R.I.), former Majority Leader Tom Daschle (S.D.) and 2004 Democratic nominee Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryHe who must not be named: How Hunter Biden became a conversation-stopper Rep. Joe Kennedy has history on his side in Senate bid Green groups line up behind Markey ahead of looming Kennedy fight MORE (Mass.).

Convention organizers said that names are still being added, "including the program for the final night of the convention and the names of the first-time delegates and everyday Americans who will be central to the convention program."

Of course, the speaker who continues to be the biggest question mark of the week is that of Obama's running mate. The Illinois Democrat is expected to name his pick later this week.