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'Why I'm A Democrat'

At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., NPR digital journalists asked delegates, politicians and other attendees to react to the statement: "Why I'm a Democrat." Here are some of those responses.
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Close Read: Obama's Speech And The Jobs Numbers

Hours after President Obama delivered his speech at the Democratic convention, the latest unemployment report provided a reminder of what's at stake. The unemployment rate dropped, but the number of jobs created was below expectations for August. For more on the latest economic data and a close read of Obama's speech, Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne talk with NPR's Ari Shapiro, Julie Rovner and Yuki Noguchi.
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It's All Politics, Sept. 6, 2012

The Republicans and the Democrats have had their say. The bad news: NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin now have to have their say. This week's episode of the "It's All Politics" podcast reviews both conventions, the highs and the lows, and what if anything it all means for November.
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Republicans Or Democrats: The Choice Comes Down To Competing Myths

At their conventions, the parties presented varying visions of America — as an entrepreneurial paradise where hard work, innovation and prudence are all that matters, and as a communitarian paradise where racial, national and religious differences are subsumed in a surge of shared success. Voters must decide which resonates most and why.
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Just 96,000 Jobs Added To Payrolls; Unemployment Rate Dips To 8.1 Percent

Job growth was weak — yet another sign that the sluggish economy continues to struggle to produce jobs.
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Fact Checkers Ding Obama And Biden For Some Spinning

From claims about deficit reduction and job creation to things Mitt Romney has said about Russia and Detroit, the Democratic ticket twisted a few words here and there, independent watchdogs say.
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With Big Parties Over, It's Back To Small-Population Swing States

On the heels of the quadrennial political extravaganzas, it's back to the day-to-day work of winning the election. On Friday, that means the focus returns to a pair of small-population states with relatively few electoral votes: Iowa and New Hampshire.

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