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Barack Obama's 2004 DNC Speech

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July 30, 2004
Ten 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.

Crises in Ukraine & the Middle East and Immigration Challenges at Home

July 25, 2014
International and domestic crises with Ukraine, the Middle East and immigration
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Caroline Kennedy on why this is a critical time for U.S. and Japan

July 25, 2014
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy was greeted warmly when she arrived in Tokyo last year. But the region, overshadowed by conflicts in the rest of the world, is facing troubles. Gwen Ifill sat down with Kennedy to discuss ongoing territorial disputes with China, the status of the President Obama’s pivot to Asia and the existential threat of nuclear weapons in North Korea.
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Webcast Extra: Conflict Overseas and in U.S.: Will anything be solved?

July 25, 2014
IS on the offensive, Putin gets his hands dirty, and Congress' final weeks
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Economic fragility, energy on the line for EU countries considering tougher Russia penalties

July 23, 2014
What is the chance Europe will form a united front when it comes to imposing further sanctions against Russia?
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Will conflicting federal health care law rulings head to the Supreme Court?

July 23, 2014
The federal court of appeals based in Washington ruled that the Affordable Care Act does not allow policyholders who get insurance through the federal exchange to qualify for subsidies. A separate ruling, issued hours later by a federal appeals court in Virginia, said federal exchanges policies do qualify.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Expansion of My Brother’s Keeper initiative aims to end ‘schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline’

July 22, 2014
The White House announced a $100 million expansion to a program aimed at improving life chances for young men of color.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Will the MH17 disaster cause Putin to change course in Ukraine?

July 22, 2014
Since the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a tenuous U.S.-Russia relationship has deteriorated even further.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What kind of missile could have downed the Malaysian plane?

July 18, 2014
How safe was it for a Malaysia Airlines plane to be flying in airspace over conflict-torn Eastern Ukraine?