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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.

With All Eyes On Her, Hillary Clinton Steps Up To The Mound To Make Her Pitch

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

It's the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention, and Hillary Clinton is set to take the stage, to accept the nomination and make the case for her White House bid.

DNC's Oldest Delegate's Life Spans Early Days Of Suffrage To Historic Nomination

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

Ruby Gilliam is 93 years old, a lifelong Democrat — and the oldest delegate at the party's national convention this year. "It's almost like a dream come true," she tells NPR's Audie Cornish.

Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 2:06pm

Donald Trump's promise to be the "law-and-order" candidate revived a slogan often associated with Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses the term's racial underpinings

These Old-Timey Philly Candies Offer A Taste Of Politics Past

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:57pm

Clear toy candies are a centuries-old local tradition. With the Democratic convention in town, an old-school candy maker is peddling some with a political bent. Think lollipop meets Mount Rushmore.




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