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Sen. Dick Durbin Gives Democratic Perspective of RNC
August 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST
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Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin stops by the NewsHour skybox to give a Democratic perspective of the events of the Republican National Convention this week.
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