Syrian government forces, backed by the armed group Hezbollah, say they now control large parts of the western city of al Qusayr. - AlJazeera English
Matt Stiles of the Houston Chronicle has live updates – at least until he faints:
7:32 p.m.: Security tells us that Obama is in the building, but that he might venture outside the greet the supporters who couldn’t inside the crowded arena.
Tickets are hard to come by.