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On Defense In Era Of Anti-Big Government Sentiment

Democrats are balancing on a fine line: Many try to argue that government is part of the solution, while still acknowledging that it can be part of the problem. Their efforts have tended to be overshadowed by a long-running Republican messaging campaign against "big government."

Some In Mo. Still Back Rep. Akin Despite Comments

Todd Akin now trails Sen. Claire McCaskill in the U.S. Senate race, and the GOP establishment is pressing the Republican to quit the contest. But one expert says the controversy will help the congressman more than it hurts him.

Obama Rallies Supporters In Colorado

President Obama campaigned at a college campus the battleground state of Colorado Sunday. This is the president's second visit to that state and also the second time he is speaking at a rally of college students this week.

Occupy Plans Resurgence At Democratic Convention

Occupy Wall Street says it will protest at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week as a run-up to mass demonstrations planned for its Sept. 17 anniversary.

Previewing The Democratic National Convention

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson about the latest political news, as we await the start of the Democratic National Convention.

At DNC, Obama Must Show 'Roadmap To Future'

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell about the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Rendell is a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.