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Democrats Pulling No Punches At GOP Rivals

The Democratic National Convention kicked off Tuesday with speeches from San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and First Lady Michelle Obama. Host Michel Martin discusses how the opening night might have been received by women and Latino voters. She checks in with Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette.
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Philly Mayor Michael Nutter Thinks Local At DNC

The Democratic convention has put a spotlight on national politics. But for the nation's mayors, all politics is local. Host Michel Martin speaks with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He talks about the challenges facing American cities.
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The Odd Couple: What Clinton Adds For Obama

Once political enemies, President Obama and Bill Clinton have established a partnership that's becoming a cornerstone of the Obama campaign. Clinton exemplifies perhaps the most crucial political gift that Obama seems to lack.

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In 1972, Davis Blazed Party Trail On Gay Rights

The Democratic Party has became the first major political party to include same-sex marriage rights in its platform. Back in 1972, Madeline Davis argued for the party to embrace gay rights, the first time it was brought up in a major party platform debate. Davis discusses the evolution of the gay rights movement with host Michel Martin.
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Analysis: Michelle Obama Shines, O'Malley Makes Rounds At DNC

National Journal's Reid Wilson talks about winners and losers from the first night of the Democratic National Convention, and how a third-party candidate could affect the presidential race in Virginia.

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Analysis Of The Obama-Romney Debate

A different host, a different format: President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney square off in a town hall setting. Morning-after analysis of the second presidential debate.

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With A Flip Of Her Hair, Julian Castro's 3-Year-Old Becomes A Star

Her Jumbotron antics during her father's keynote address at the DNC, had some joking she should run in 2056.

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At DNC, Kaine Looks To Win Over South For Democrats

Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine spoke at yesterday's Democratic National Convention, taking a break from campaigning in his tight Senate race against former Republican Sen. George Allen. 

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Because Of Weather, Obama's Acceptance Speech Will Move Indoors

The Obama campaign was hoping to make a splash with tens of thousands in a stadium, but they've scaled back plans because of weather.

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