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DNC 2012 Roundup: Michelle Obama Rallies Crowd

The first night of the Democratic National Convention starred first lady Michelle Obama, as well as lots of talk about abortion and a woman's right to choose, the role of immigration in the U.S. and Swiss bank accounts.

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Analysis: O'Malley's Prospects On The Rise, Despite Recent Misstep

The Democratic National Convention is underway in Charlotte, N.C., and Alex Bolton with The Hill newspaper was there to report on Maryland Gov. O'Malley's rising star in the party.

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O'Malley Takes Stage At Democratic National Convention

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley will kick off the 10 p.m. hour of speakers during the Democratic National Convention, and he'll aim to convince voters that President Obama has the better plan for the economy going forward. 

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Constitution Party Candidate Makes Virginia Presidential Ballot

In a blow to Virginia Republicans, conservative Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode has survived a challenge attempting to block his presence on the commonwealth's presidential ballot.

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DNC 2012: Democrats Get Their Turn To 'Come Together'

Democrats are descending on Charlotte, N.C. this week for the party's national convention, and talk of the economy  — and whether American are "better off" than they were four years ago — is taking center stage. 

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A View From The Convention: Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski speaks about her role at the Democratic National Convention, a planned program to honor women in the Senate and the Democrats' message on health care.  

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Mikulski To Honor Women In The Senate At DNC

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is at the Democratic National Convention this week, and she'll spend part of her time highlighting prominent women in politics. 

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DNC 2012: Virginia Takes Prime Floor Spot, Just Like At RNC

Delegates are gearing up for the start of the Democratic National Convention tonight, and Virginia's delegation has a seat front and center on the convention floor — much like at last week's RNC.

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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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View From The Convention Floor: Kojo Offers His Impressions From The RNC

Coverage of the Republican National Convention has focused largely on headliners, so Kojo Nnamdi offered his impressions from the floor of the convention in Tampa, Fla.

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