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Black Leadership In The Age Of Obama: A Look Back

PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill joins All Things Considered from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to discuss her 2009 book The Breakthrough. Ifill is re-examining the book's conclusions about black political leadership as President Obama prepares to leave office.
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As Obama Prepares To Bid Farewell, Democrats Are Left With A Thin Bench

State Rep. Stacey Abrams, the House minority leader for the Georgia State Assembly, talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about Democrats' failure to win state legislative races during President Obama's tenure.
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Covering Hillary Clinton, A Candidate 'Forged In The Crucible' Of Conflict

As a reporter for The New York Times, Amy Chozick's beat is Hillary Clinton. But, Chozick says, it's hard to get to know a candidate who "has been so scarred" by her decades in the public eye.
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Kaine En Español: Pandering Or A Symbol Of Understanding For Latinos?

"Speaking Spanish doesn't mean that he understands the issues," one DNC attendee said. Others Latinos say his language ability reveals a deeper ability to understand issues important to them.
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Trump Calls On Russia To Hack Into Clinton's Emails

A presidential candidate urging such a foreign breach is an unprecedented move. Clinton's campaign said it was a call for "espionage against his political opponent."
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Bill Clinton Counters The Greatest Criticisms Of His Wife In DNC Speech

Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked presidential nominees in political history.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.
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Democratic Convention's Second Night Heralds A Return Of The Age Of Clinton

Bill Clinton contrasted the "real" woman he knows and the "cartoon" version sketched by critics at the Republican convention last week — congratulating the Democratic delegates on choosing the former.

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