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One Year After 9/11 Attacks - Part I

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September 8, 2016
18 Washington Week panelists gathered to discuss the mark attacks had made on the country.
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One Year After 9/11 Attacks - Part II

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September 8, 2016
18 Washington Week panelists gathered to discuss the mark attacks had made on the country.
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1996 Welfare Reform: Democratic "Mini-Revolt"

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August 18, 2016
When Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform bill in 1996, much of the Democratic leadership refused to attend the signing. We take a look back in this Washington Week Vault.
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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.
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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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Supreme Court decides Fisher v. University of Texas...again

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June 28, 2013
Three years ago, the Supreme Court sent an affirmative action case involving college admissions back to a lower court and said "strict scrutiny" should be applied when examining the University of Texas's race-based policy.
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Charleston Church Shooting

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June 19, 2015
Early Sunday morning, 49 people were killed and 53 others injured when a gunman opened fire at a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, and it came just one year after a white gunman opened fired during a Bible study at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people. The Florida shooting once again raises questions about gun violence, hate crimes, and what lawmakers are prepared to do to prevent the next mass shooting.
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Donald Trump's Campaign Anniversary

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June 19, 2015
One year ago, Donald Trump launched his unlikely campaign for the Republican nomination. Within weeks, he was leading the polls as the frontrunner, a position he would maintain until becoming the presumptive GOP nominee in May. "We’ll see how long he stays in," The Washington Post's Dan Balz said days after Trump entered the race with a speech that said Mexican immigrants are "bringing in drugs" and are "rapists."
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How Obama & Clinton found Unity for Democrats

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June 27, 2008
Less than three weeks after Hillary Clinton ended her 2008 presidential campaign, she stood on a stage with Barack Obama in Unity, New Hampshire, in an effort to bring the Democratic Party together after a bruising primary fight. Now, eight years later, Clinton once again wants to bring Democrats together after a long primary campaign. Only this time its her campaign that came out on top.
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