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Recession Still Hurting U.S. Families Trying To Put Food On The Table

A USDA report shows that 18 million households are struggling with the lingering effects of the recession. Particularly hard hit are households with children headed by single mothers who may be working but aren't earning enough to get by without assistance.
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Michelle Obama's DNC Speech Met With Rave Reviews

First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday that was met by thunderous applause, emotional tears, and rave reviews.
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Obama's DNC Acceptance Speech Downsized

The news out of the Democratic National Convention Wednesday was that President Obama's speech was being move indoors because of a severe weather threat. The big speaker of the evening is set to be former President Bill Clinton. Although a polarizing figure while in office, Clinton's name and record have even been invoked by Republicans this year. And he's beloved by Democrats. Mara Liasson joins Melissa Block to talk about Clinton and the night's other speakers.
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Maryland Governor A Top 2016 Democratic Prospect

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley spoke Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. O'Malley, who's in his second term, is considered a likely contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. In a routine pilgrimage for candidates considering a presidential run, O'Malley spoke before the Iowa delegation Wednesday morning. But remarks he made this past Sunday, when asked about whether the U.S. economy of "better off" than for years ago, have overshadowed his week in Charlotte.
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Eva Longoria Offers DNC A Bridge To Latino Voters

Actress Eva Longoria has taken a large role in the Obama campaign and is scheduled speak at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night.

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