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In His Convention Speech, Obama Sees 'A Fundamental Choice'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:15am

Thursday night at the Democratic convention will be Hillary Clinton's night, but Wednesday night was President Obama's. He framed the election as a battle of values — a contrast to the GOP message.

Taking On A U.S. Senator As A Student Propelled Clinton Into The Spotlight

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:15am

Hillary Clinton has given hundreds of speeches in her political life, but we're going to dig deep into the first time she entered the national spotlight as a student at Wellesley College.

READ: President Obama's Speech At The Democratic Convention

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 1:42am

Read a transcript of President Obama's speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

WATCH: Broadway Stars Perform 'What The World Needs Now...' At DNC

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 7:58pm

A night filled with heavy speeches about gun violence, national security and climate change gave way to a unifying moment Wednesday night.

CHART: How Obama's Approval Compares To Past Presidential Convention Speakers

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 7:56pm

President Obama will make the case for Hillary Clinton Wednesday night with about as many Americans approving of him as disapprove of him.

WATCH: Albright Says It's 'Almost Too Hard To Express' Excitement Over Clinton

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 6:59pm

"I think she is brilliant and ... she's not a diva at all. She works very hard," Albright told NPR's Rachel Martin.

LIVE BLOG: President Obama To Headline Third Night Of DNC

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:55pm

As the third day opened, Bernie Sanders supporters demanded a roll call to nominate Tim Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. Kaine was eventually nominated by acclamation.

On A Night Capped By Obama, Democrats Aim To Stress National Security

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:35pm

On the third night of the Democratic National Convention, party officials are rolling out some of their heaviest hitters — including headliner President Obama.

Trump's Call On Russia Interpreted As Invitation To Foreign Meddling

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:29pm

Donald Trump on Wednesday called for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email and recover messages from her tenure as secretary of state.

Black Leadership In The Age Of Obama: A Look Back

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

PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill joins All Things Considered from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to discuss her 2009 book The Breakthrough. Ifill is re-examining the book's conclusions about black political leadership as President Obama prepares to leave office.

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.

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