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Protests Galore In The Streets Of Philly: Here's What They're All About

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:07pm

Thousands of protesters have descended on Philadelphia this week for demonstrations outside the Democratic National Convention. Here's a glimpse of the wide array of causes they're backing.

Tim Kaine's Political Story Is One Of Racial And Religious Reconciliation

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:07pm

Most Americans will get their first look at Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine on Wednesday night. Hillary Clinton's vice presidential candidate has had a long career in politics with an emphasis on racial reconciliation.

Democrats Kick Off Day 3 Of The DNC, With Obama As Marquee Speaker

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:07pm

President Obama will make the case for his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to succeed him in office when he speaks at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.

She's Been To 16 Democratic Conventions. Now, She Gets To See A Dream Fulfilled

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:07pm

Hillary Clinton has made history as the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. Democrat Roz Wyman, 85, is now at her 16th national convention, and she reflects on what the milestone means.

Trump Urges Russia To 'Find' Clinton's Emails And Release Them

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:07pm

Republican Donald Trump spoke at a press conference Wednesday morning, in which he said Russia should try to find thousands of deleted emails from his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's private system.

As Obama Prepares To Bid Farewell, Democrats Are Left With A Thin Bench

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:07pm

State Rep. Stacey Abrams, the House minority leader for the Georgia State Assembly, talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about Democrats' failure to win state legislative races during President Obama's tenure.

Covering Hillary Clinton, A Candidate 'Forged In The Crucible' Of Conflict

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:01pm

As a reporter for The New York Times, Amy Chozick's beat is Hillary Clinton. But, Chozick says, it's hard to get to know a candidate who "has been so scarred" by her decades in the public eye.

Kaine En Español: Pandering Or A Symbol Of Understanding For Latinos?

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 1:41pm

"Speaking Spanish doesn't mean that he understands the issues," one DNC attendee said. Others Latinos say his language ability reveals a deeper ability to understand issues important to them.

Trump Calls On Russia To Hack Into Clinton's Emails

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:51pm

A presidential candidate urging such a foreign breach is an unprecedented move. Clinton's campaign said it was a call for "espionage against his political opponent."

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:43am

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.

Bill Clinton Counters The Greatest Criticisms Of His Wife In DNC Speech

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:45am

Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked presidential nominees in political history.

Bill Clinton Defends His Wife's Greatest Criticisms: Trust, Selfishness

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:45am

Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked politicians in political history.

John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:07am

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

Second Night Of Democratic Convention Augurs Return Of The Age Of Clinton

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:15am

Bill Clinton contrasted the "real" woman he knew and the "cartoon" version sketched by critics at the Republican convention last week — congratulating the Democratic delegates on choosing the former.

At Democratic Convention, Obama To Rally For Clinton — And His Own Legacy

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:00am

President Obama hopes to "pass the baton" to Hillary Clinton — not just because he supports her but because a Republican president could reverse some of his signature initiatives.

As Biden Steps Into DNC Spotlight, A Lingering 'What If'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:00am

The tragic death of the vice president's son derailed his own hopes for the White House. But he once had better approval ratings than Clinton and may have been a more competitive nominee.

3 Questions Ahead Of President Obama's DNC Speech

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:00am

A Clinton win means that the president's policy legacy is kept intact, but a Trump victory makes the election all about a backlash to Obama's tenure.

While Democrats Get Behind Clinton, Trump Spotlights Their Discord

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

As Democrats formally nominated Hillary Clinton, some Bernie Sanders supporters walked out of the convention in protest. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has been mocking disunity in the Democratic Party.

A Historic Night At The Democratic Convention

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

On the night Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated a presidential candidate from a major party, Bill Clinton painted an affectionate portrait of his wife before a rapt convention audience.

Julian Castro On Obama's Legacy, Latino Voter Turnout

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

HUD Secretary Julian Castro discusses President Obama's legacy on the economy and immigration and how Donald Trump is likely to influence Latino turnout in the November election.

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