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A Party Like No Other: America's First Conventions

Political conventions haven't always been predictable, carefully choreographed parties. Starting with the first convention in 1831, these gatherings were rife with fighting, intrigue, nail-biting votes and even murder. We talk to a...

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D.C. Voting Rights, Democracy And The DNC

Will advocates for D.C. voting rights advance their cause when Democrats meet in Charlotte, N.C., this week for their national convention?

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley

As the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has a starring role at this year's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Andy Greenberg: "This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim To Free The World's Information"

Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg unveils the world of politically motivated hackers, who they are and how they operate.

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Presidential Politics And The Middle East

Presidential politics and foreign policy: What Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are saying -- and not saying -- about American involvement in the Middle East.

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Reagan, Goldwater Among GOP Delegates' Heroes

When asked about their political heroes, RNC delegates in Tampa mentioned people like Ronald Reagan, Susan B. Anthony and Ron Paul. But none mentioned Mitt Romney
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Romney Tours Damage From Isaac In Louisiana

On his first day as the GOP's official Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney headed to Louisiana where he toured damage from Hurricane Isaac. Ari Shapiro talks to Melissa Block.

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