Mayor Nutter Told Jay-Z He Got His Swagger Back

Plus: Chris Christie wants to be respected, D.A. to charge Staphmeal blogger, Santorum's speech focused on welfare, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Mayor Nutter’s Music Chops. Mixmaster Mike has a bunch of hip hop and soul music on rotation in his Mayormobile. Also, when Jay-Z was in town for the Made in America announcement, Mayor Nutter told him, “I guess you got your swagger back.” Apparently Hov was impressed by the reference. [Inquirer]

Chris Christie Takes a Back Seat to No One. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave a rousing speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night. He noted the unlikelihood that a Republican from Jersey was called upon to give such an important speech and then took his time getting around to endorsing the official GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. His speech focused on the idea that America’s leaders should be respected, not loved. [Washington Post]

D.A. to Charge Staphmeal Blogger. District Attorney Seth Williams plans to criminally charge Joshua Scott Albert created a Facebook page supporting the men accused of killing officer Moses Walker Jr. Albert followed up that performance with a “Kill Mitt Romney” page and added “Kill Seth Williams” and “Kill John McNesby” pages on Tuesday. [Daily News]

Rick Santorum Focuses on Welfare. Rick Santorum delivered a Tuesday night speech at the Republican National Convention in which he indirectly attacked President Obama on the welfare issue and endorsed Mitt Romney for president, assuring his constituents that Romney would “stop the assault on marriage.” [Huffington Post]

Bucks Officer Faked Being Shot. Evidence indicates that the police officer in Bucks County who reported that he had been shot in a parking lot and saved by his bullet-proof vest made it all up. Apparently the officer used a personal gun to fire the bullet prior to the alleged incident. [Inquirer]

West Nile Gets Worse. Officials say that we’re entering prime mosquito season and that the number of cases of West Nile will continue to rise. [CBS 3]

No RV Camp in Wildwood. Wildwood officials are putting a pin in a plan that would have created an RV campground on the beach south of the Convention Center. [Inquirer]