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10:37 am
Thu September 6, 2012

In High-Stakes Speech, Obama Seeks To Shift The Argument Forward

President Obama speaks during a campaign event at a high school in Toledo, Ohio.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 12:15 pm

President Obama won't be giving the speech he might wish to give tonight.

All presidents accepting their party's renomination seek to shift from a message of hope and change to one of progress and accomplishment. Although Obama will certainly talk up the highlights of his term, he won't want to sound triumphant — not with a jobs report due tomorrow that's expected to show a 43rd straight month of U.S. unemployment above 8 percent.

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Election 2012
10:03 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Do Democrats Have A Gender Gap Problem?

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 12:28 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, for the first time, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a Mormon, is leading the Republican presidential ticket. In recent years, Mormons have often been identified with conservative politics, but not all agree. We'll meet a group of Mormon Democrats in a few minutes.

But first, it was another big night for the comeback kid.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)

BILL CLINTON: We are here to nominate a president, and I've got one in mind.

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Faith Matters
10:03 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Mormon Democrats On Drawing On Faith For Politics

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 7:02 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Just ahead, it's early fall and, as we've been talking about, the presidential campaigns are now in full swing and it's also the beginning of school, so we decided to give you a crash course on education policy and who stands for what. That's in a minute.

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Education
10:03 am
Thu September 6, 2012

When It Comes To Education, Two Peas In A Pod?

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 7:02 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, fall is here and that means a new round of television shows are starting up. We've invited television critic Eric Deggans to tell us what's different this season, especially during daytime. That's in just a minute.

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It's All Politics
9:45 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Tonight, Obama Gets Backing From Hollywood

Actress Natalie Portman is scheduled to speak Thursday at the Democratic National Convention.
Isaac Brekken Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 9:46 am

We know Hollywood — read Clint Eastwood — was a significant part of the narrative for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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