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The news out of the Democratic National Convention Wednesday was that President Obama's speech was being move indoors because of a severe weather threat. The big speaker of the evening is set to be former President Bill Clinton. Although a polarizing figure while in office, Clinton's name and record have even been invoked by Republicans this year. And he's beloved by Democrats. Mara Liasson joins Melissa Block to talk about Clinton and the night's other speakers.
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