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The Democratic National Convention

Sept. 4 -Sept. 6 in Charlotte, N.C.

WAMU will cover the major stories at the conventions and explain how they effect people living in the D.C. area. Check back regularly for updates.

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Analysis: O'Malley, Kaine And The DNC

CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings talks about Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's and Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine's upcoming appearances at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. 


In Convention Run-Up, Obama Targets Three States

The president spent much of Labor Day weekend stumping in Colorado, Iowa and Ohio — battleground states that open early voting soon.

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Sargent Shriver To Be Honored By Maryland Dems At DNC

Maryland Democrats will hold a special remembrance of former vice presidential candidate and Peace Corps director Sargent Shriver at next week's Democratic National Convention.

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Analysis: McDonnell, O'Malley Take Different Stages At RNC

National Journal Hotline's Reid Wilson talks about McDonnell's role at the RNC, as well as the role other local politicians are playing — or not playing at the conventions.

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Analysis: Gray To Push Statehood At DNC, Virginia's Voter ID Law Draws Concerns

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about D.C.s push to get statehood an issue ahead of the national conventions, and why NIH's battle with a resistant superbug is just now becoming public.

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D.C. Mayor Turns Focus To DNC In Statehood Fight

D.C.'s ongoing battle for statehood faced a setbacks this week as Republicans made their opposition to statehood part of the national platform. Now, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will turn his attention to Democrats. 

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Sen. Mikulski To Speak At Democratic Nation Convention

Senator Barbara Mikulski joins a growing list of D.C. Metro politicians that will occupy high-profile speaking spots at political conventions in the next few weeks.

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Virginia, Maryland Well Represented In Convention Speakers

Plans for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in the next month are slowly coming out, and already it appears as though both Virginia and Maryland will have familiar faces amongst the prominent speakers.