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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Oct 22, 2012 — The opposition to the Vietnam War was young, unconventional, countercultural and suspicious of government. McGovern himself was none of these things. At the time of his presidential nomination in 1972, the two-term Democratic senator was a decorated World War II veteran who had spent most of his adult life in politics.
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Sep 9, 2012 — If you grew up in a bilingual Hispanic household, listening to the Democratic and Republican conventions may have sounded a lot like home. In this year's presidential election, Latinos are a major voting bloc — and Spanish is getting its close-up.
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Sep 6, 2012 — On the final night of the convention, President Obama will accept the nomination of his party.
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Sep 6, 2012 — A classic Bill Clinton speech, a defense of Obamacare from women and a platform distraction were highlights from the DNC in Charlotte.
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Sep 5, 2012 — The night was all about former President Bill Clinton, who was the featured speaker.
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Sep 5, 2012 — Introducing language that declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel drew cheers and boos.
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Sep 5, 2012 — We asked a simple question of Democratic convention-goers: "We say Bill Clinton; you say?"
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Sep 5, 2012 — Her Jumbotron antics during her father's keynote address at the DNC, had some joking she should run in 2056.
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Sep 5, 2012 — The Obama campaign was hoping to make a splash with tens of thousands in a stadium, but they've scaled back plans because of weather.
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Sep 5, 2012 — Takeaways from the convention: "Mom in chief" takes a stand; Ted Kennedy video depicts Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper; defending President Obama's record.
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