• Tracey Pratt, a Massachusetts teacher who is a part of the Obama re-election team, calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about education, and her experiences on the campaign trail

David Shuster of Current TV and WeActRadio calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about next week’s Republican National Convention

Michael Shure of Current TV’s “The Young Turks” calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT to preview next week’s GOP Convention (which he will be attending)

• Actress Amy Madigan (“Field Of Dreams” “Gone Baby Gone”) calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about the play “Recipe” and the War on Women in politics

Mitt Romney laid out his vision for achieving North American energy independence by 2020 yesterday, in part through giving states control over energy development on federal lands within their borders.

Paul Ryan on Thursday condemned President Obama in his harshest terms yet for forcing mandatory defense cuts into last summer’s agreement to raise the debt ceiling, saying that Congress has told the president to “put up or shut up” by disclosing how the cuts would be implemented.

• The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy.