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Transcript: President Obama's Convention Speech

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Transcript of President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Transcript: Vice President Biden's Convention Speech

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Transcript of Vice President Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Matt Taibbi on the Conventions, Wall Street, and the Election

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Matt Taibbi, Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone, talks about the election and the complicated relationship the Obama administration has with Elizabeth Warren and with the financial industry.

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Clinton And Other Dems Did Some Cherry-Picking, Fact Checkers Say

Thursday, September 06, 2012

While independent watchdogs aren't slamming Democrats for fudging the facts, they are finding some problems with what was said Wednesday by the former president and others on the convention stage in Charlotte, N.C.

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Clinton Boosts Obama in Rousing Convention Speech

Thursday, September 06, 2012

In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, "I know we're coming back" from the worst economic mess in generations and appealed to hard-pressed Americans to stick with Barack Obama for a second term in the White House.

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Bob Hennelly in Charlotte

Thursday, September 06, 2012

WNYC’s Bob Hennelly gives us an update from the Democratic National Convention and what to expect from the party this week.

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Transcript: Bill Clinton's Convention Speech

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Transcript of former President Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Baratunde Thurston on the Democratic National Convention

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

WNYC Special Correspondent Baratunde Thurston, author of How to Be Black, gives us an update of the events in Charlotte.

 

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Jonathan Capehart on the Democrats' Message

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Jonathan Capehart, of the Washington Post, talks about what we've heard from the Democratic National Convention so far.

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Transcript: Michelle Obama's Convention Speech

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Transcript of first lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Transcript: Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s Convention Speech

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Transcript of Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Some Black Leaders Say Dream Realized, Focus Now On Work

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

At a gathering of black state legislators at the Democratic National Convention, some attendees say the historic nature of 2008 has given way to economic concerns in 2012.

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Anna Sale on the Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

WNYC's Anna Sale gives an update on what's happening today in Charlotte and what to expect at the Democratic National Convention.

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Race and the Election

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about the role race is playing in this year’s election. His latest article in the September issue of The Atlantic is called “Fear of a Black President.” We’ll look at how race is or is not playing a role in this year’s campaign

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Eastwood And His Chair Not Only Entertainers On The Trail

Friday, August 31, 2012

Mitt Romney has Clint Eastwood and that now-famous empty chair on his side. But the Republican presidential nominee isn't the only one getting entertainment industry shoutouts this week.

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What Did the Republican Convention Leave Out?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Tens of thousands of words were uttered onstage at the Republican National Convention this week. Some words cropped up repeatedly: "Jobs." "Economy." "Families." "Obama." Others, such as "Afghanistan," received far less attention.

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Fact Checkers Ding Romney On A Few Familiar Points

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Republican presidential nominee is being faulted for saying President Obama went on an "apology tour" and for things he claimed about Obama's tax and Medicare policies. But overall, independent fact checkers aren't finding many problems.

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The Artful Branding of Mitt Romney

Friday, August 31, 2012

It’s simple, but true. We vote for people we like. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has run on the platform that he’s a businessman, who will run the country like a boss runs a company. But do people like the idea of a boss as president?

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Mitt Romney Takes His Turn on Stage

Friday, August 31, 2012

In all of the speeches, hubbub, and storylines coming out of the Republican National Convention, it sometimes seemed the leading man of the show would be overshadowed by the rising stars of the Republican Party. But presidential candidate Mitt Romney finally had the stage to himself last night.

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Swing Voters

Friday, August 31, 2012

Forty percent of all American voters are Independents. They make up the largest voting bloc in the nation and have determined the outcome of every election since World War II. Linda Killian talks about the swing voters around the country—who they are and what they want from their government and elected officials. She’s the author of The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents.

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