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Texas Mayor Is DNC's First Latino Keynote Speaker

Julian Castro will deliver the keynote address Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention. The San Antonio mayor, 37, draws comparisons to President Obama and has been called the new face of the party. He'll be introduced by this twin, Joaquin, a state legislator.
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The Undocumented Bus: In Charlotte, A Different Kind Of Coming Out

A new generation of immigration activists are flaunting their illegal status and are pushing reform as a human rights issue.

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Can Obama 'Reintroduce Hope' At Convention?

As Democrats convene to nominate Barack Obama for a second term, the president will try to seize what one political analyst calls "the most precious moments a political party gets" — a prime-time conversation with the American people.

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Obama Spends Labor Day With Ohio Union Workers

President Obama spent the day campaigning in Ohio and visiting Hurricane Isaac-ravaged areas in Louisiana. Scott Horsley joins Melissa Block to talk about the president's message.
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Hatch Act Keeps Federal Workers Out Of Politics

With only a couple of months before the election, authorities are putting out word that federal employees need to beware of the line between protected political activity and prohibited electioneering. A few high-profile dustups have attracted attention already this year and watchdogs are investigating 168 possible violations of the Hatch Act.
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Presidents Obama And Clinton Not Exactly Old Friends

Melissa Block speaks with Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, about his new piece on the relationship between President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama.
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Democratic Convention Preceded By Protests

Melissa Block talks to Audie Cornish, who is in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention. They cover Tuesday's speakers, an anti-Wall Street protest and the convention's much-anticipated response to the GOP's messages "We Built It" and "We Make it Possible."

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