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Sandra Fluke: Health Access Is An Economic Issue

Sandra Fluke found herself in the center of a media storm earlier this year. She became a political target after she testified in favor of President Obama's policy to require most employers' insurance plans to cover contraception. Fluke spoke at this week's Democratic convention, and talks about it with host Michel Martin.
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Top Speechwriters Grade Conventions

President Obama's acceptance of the Democratic nomination capped two weeks of speeches at the political conventions. Host Michel Martin discusses hits and misses with Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush; and Paul Orzulak, former speechwriter for President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.
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In Case You Missed It: Video Of Gabrielle Giffords Leading The Pledge

The former congresswoman's appearance at the Democratic National Convention was an emotional moment.
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'Why I'm A Democrat'

At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., NPR digital journalists asked delegates, politicians and other attendees to react to the statement: "Why I'm a Democrat." Here are some of those responses.
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VIDEO: Jennifer Granholm's High-Energy Address To The DNC

President Obama and Vice President Biden are naturally getting the big headlines. But it's former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm who is getting a lot of the buzz this morning. Watch her very spirited appearance.
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The Advocacy Guru

How can you influence what Congress does next? Can you help shape policy on issues you consider vital, important and non-negotiable? Insider tips on becoming your own best lobbyist.

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Close Read: Obama's Speech And The Jobs Numbers

Hours after President Obama delivered his speech at the Democratic convention, the latest unemployment report provided a reminder of what's at stake. The unemployment rate dropped, but the number of jobs created was below expectations for August. For more on the latest economic data and a close read of Obama's speech, Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne talk with NPR's Ari Shapiro, Julie Rovner and Yuki Noguchi.

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