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Will Millennials' Enthusiasm For Sanders Transfer To Clinton?

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 5:45am

Hillary Clinton gave a big nod to Bernie Sanders in her acceptance speech — and for good reason. She'll need backing from his young, diverse supporters — who are also being wooed by Donald Trump.

For Sanders Supporters, Clinton's Historic Nomination Brings Mixed Emotions

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 5:00am

For many die-hard Bernie Sanders fans, the historic moment of Hillary Clinton's nomination inspired not ecstasy but conflicting feelings.

A Program For Preschoolers Gets A Convention Bounce

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 5:00am

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youth, or HIPPY, is a program backed by by 20 years of research. Bill Clinton gave it some love at his speech in Philadelphia. We take a closer look.

A Republican View Of The Democratic Convention

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:17am

As the Democratic convention closes, Morning Edition looks at the Republican response and the general election ahead.

Philadelphia Boosts Aid For Homeless During Democratic Convention

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:17am

Part of Philadelphia's budget for the Democratic National Convention was set aside to help tackle homelessness. The money temporarily paid for more outreach workers and shelter beds.

Gun Violence And Mental Health Laws, 50 Years After Texas Tower Sniper

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:17am

Trying to prevent gun violence by tying it to mental health legislation began in 1966 when a young gunman killed 16 people in Austin, Texas. But some believe the approach is misguided.

Clinton Says Democrats Need To Create Opportunity For 'Working People'

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:17am

Accepting her party's nomination, Hillary Clinton acknowledged the uncertainty this year about who'll win over one of the traditional Democratic constituencies — blue collar voters.

Biden Says Baton Rouge Officers' Deaths Had A Wide Impact

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:17am

Amid calls in the community for healing, Vice President Joe Biden attended a memorial service in Baton Rouge, La., for three law enforcement officers killed July 17. He said their deaths "touched the soul of the entire nation."

Hillary Clinton's Convention Balancing Act

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:17am

In her acceptance speech, Hillary Clinton had two big jobs to do — take down Donald Trump and reintroduce herself to a public who now views her as unfavorably as they do her GOP rival.

Stories In Stitches: Lessons From Political Convention Fashion

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 3:12am

Tried-and-true red, white and blue stood out these last two weeks of political convergence. Here are some looks that also tell a story about the parties and the people who sported them.

FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton's Speech To The Democratic Convention, Annotated

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 9:48pm

NPR's politics team has annotated Clinton's speech, providing analysis, context and fact checking key portions.

WATCH: Muslim Father Of Fallen Soldier Tells Trump 'You Have Sacrificed Nothing'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 8:54pm

Khizr Khan told Democrats to honor his son's sacrifice by voting for Hillary Clinton.

Final Day Of The DNC: Hillary Clinton Will Accept Her Nomination

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 6:09pm

All eyes are on Hillary Clinton, as the former first lady, senator and secretary of state, accepts her party's nomination for president. Clinton will be introduced by her daughter Chelsea.

Under Pressure: This Could Be The Most Important Speech Of Hillary Clinton's Life

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:42pm

Clinton has addressed Democratic conventions four times, but nothing will compare to tonight as she accepts the party's nomination for president. What do her past speeches tell us?

At The Democratic Convention, Choreographing A Sea Of Signs

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:40pm

Watch even a few minutes of the Democratic National Convention, and you're bound to see some synchronized sign-holding — with brightly colored slogans like "Stronger Together" waving in the crowd.

California Gov. Jerry Brown On The Power Of Outsider Politics

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:28pm

Discontent and skepticism are central to this presidential campaign, says Gov. Jerry Brown, who ran an idealistic, outsider presidential campaign in 1992 but has governed California as a pragmatist.

The Labor Secretary On Trade, Jobs And What Democrats Offer Voters

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:07pm

As the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention gets underway, NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

The Task Ahead Of Hillary Clinton On The DNC's Final Night

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:04pm

With Day 4 of the Democratic National Convention set to kick off, Hillary Clinton's headlining speech is the main attraction — but it's by no means the only story line swirling on the final night.

How Is The Democratic Convention Playing In Deep-Blue Massachusetts?

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 2:59pm

Not every liberal voter had been eyeing the upcoming Democratic National Convention with uniform eagerness. NPR's Tovia Smith looks at how Democrats far from the convention floor are viewing the week.

Political Daughters Step Into The Limelight This Election Season

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 2:59pm

Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention. And when she does, there will be some obvious parallels to the Republican convention last week, when Ivanka Trump introduced her dad.

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