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Obama: Trump "unfit" to be president

August 2, 2016
President Obama offered a strong rebuke to the Republican candidate hoping to succeed him as president, just days after Donald Trump criticized the family of a Muslim-America soldier who died in Iraq. "I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president," Obama said. "He keeps on proving it."
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Hillary Clinton in One Word

July 29, 2016
After more than 20 years in the public spotlight, everyone has an opinion about Hillary Clinton, who officially accepted the Democratic nomination for president at the DNC in Philadelphia. We asked locals in the city of brotherly love to describe Clinton in one word. What would you say? Share your answer on Twitter #16for2016.
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Unseen convention moments & Donald Trump grabs headlines with request for Russia

July 29, 2016
The most memorable moments from the DNC and Trump's role as a "strategic disrupter."

Hillary Clinton makes history as Democratic nominee and the general election strategy begins

July 29, 2016
Democrats attack Trump's credibility during nominating convention.
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Hillary Clinton: 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling

June 7, 2008
"Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it," Hillary Clinton​ told supporters after losing the Democratic primary in 2008. "The path will be easier next time." Eight years later, Clinton officially accepts the nomination and becomes the first woman to lead a major political party presidential ticket.
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Barack Obama's 2004 DNC Speech

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July 30, 2004
Twelve years ago this week, a Democratic Senate candidate named Barack Obama burst onto the national scene when he delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. On Washington Week, The Washington Post's David Broder, Time's Michael Duffy and the Boston Globe's Nina Easton discussed Obama's fiery speech. "A star is born," Duffy said on July 30, 2004. At the DNC four years later, Obama was nominated by his party as its presidential candidate, and 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry would eventually become secretary of State under Obama. This year, with just six months left in office, Obama will pass the baton to his one-time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is the first woman to be nominated by a major party for president.
Voice of the Voters

How would you describe the election in one word?

July 26, 2016
As the Democrats gather in Philadelphia, we asked the city's residents to describe the 2016 Election in just one word. Democrats and Republicans alike seemed united on one issue: the 2016 campaign is unlike any other in history. What would you say? Share your answer on Twitter #16for2016.
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2008 Dem Convention: "Moment of catharsis"

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August 29, 2008
When Hillary Clinton​ spoke at the 2008 Democratic convention after losing the primary battle to Barack Obama​, Michele Norris​ described the importance of giving Clinton's supporters a "moment of catharsis" that was "like air leaving a pressure cooker." Will Bernie Sanders​' speech last night do the same thing for Democrats this year?
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Pop Quiz in Philadelphia: Democratic Convention Edition

July 25, 2016
As the Democratic National Convention heads to Philadelphia, how closely are the city's residents paying attention to the 2016 election and how much do they they know about the history of the DNC? We were on the ground with a Washington Week pop quiz.