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When It Comes To Education, Two Peas In A Pod?

President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney disagree on a number of issues. But there are some aspects of education policy on which the two candidates are hand-in-hand. Host Michel Martin speaks with Education Week reporter Alyson Klein, who has compared each campaign's message on education.
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Mormon Democrats On Drawing On Faith For Politics

For the first time, a Mormon is leading the GOP ticket. The vast majority of Mormons identify as Republican or conservative, according to Pew Research Center. But some Mormon Democrats say their numbers are growing. Host Michel Martin speaks with a roundtable of Mormons who find inspiration in their faith for liberal political positions.
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Do Democrats Have A Gender Gap Problem?

Among women, Latinos and African-Americans, President Obama leads GOP nominee Mitt Romney. But the presidential election is a dead heat. Some say that's because the Democratic Party is struggling to get the support of white men. Host Michel Martin speaks with Delaware Governor Jack Markell about what the party can do to narrow that gender gap.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Democrats wrapped up their national convention this week with key speeches by Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and former President Bill Clinton. Manufacturing and construction spending reports showed continued sluggish growth ahead of the August jobs report. And the Department of Justice approved a New Hampshire voter ID law. Greg Ip of The Economist, Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post and Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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What The Democrats' Do-Over Really Says About Party Platforms

Democrats had to make some hasty and awkward changes to their 2012 platform. The GOP platform passed smoothly but contains some controversial language. Important as it is to set down in writing what a political party believes in, it has become increasingly verboten to talk about it too publicly. There are two big reasons why.

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DNC 2012 Roundup: Bill Clinton, Dems' Secret Weapon, Makes The Case For Obama

Former President Bill Clinton came to President Obama's defense at the Democratic National Convention last night, wowing the crowd despite a lengthy speech. 

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Van Hollen's Speech Captures DNC Attention

Maryland delegates at the Democratic National Convention are keeping their eyes on Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen who they say is a rising star.

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Clinton And Other Dems Did Some Cherry-Picking, Fact Checkers Say

While independent watchdogs aren't slamming Democrats for fudging the facts, they are finding some problems with what was said Wednesday by the former president and others on the convention stage in Charlotte, N.C.

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Campaign Uses Convention To Spread Obama's Vision

Steve Inskeep talks to Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager of the Obama Campaign, about preparations for the fall presidential campaign and how the state of the economy will affect the debate.

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