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Rundown for September 4, 2012
12:06 PM EST Comment

Democrats Plan Hard Fight In North Carolina

President Obama won North Carolina by about 14,000 votes in 2008. But Rick Thames, editor of the Charlotte Observer, says Obama faces a challenge to win the state this year.

12:15 PM EST 11 Comments

The View From Church: President Obama’s First Term

We stopped by the Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, North Carolina to see how the African-American community views President Obama.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Behind In Fundraising, Democrats Look To Convention As ‘Last Best Hope’

Politico reports that Democratic operatives feel the DNC may be their last best chance to catch up with conservative Super PACS.

12:40 PM EST Comment

Speeches From Conventions Past

We look at convention speeches– sometimes it’s the losing candidate who comes up with the real winner.

12:50 PM EST Comment

Michelle Obama Expected To Highlight President’s Softer Side

First Lady Michelle Obama will take the podium at the DNC tonight. Much like Ann Romney, Mrs. Obama is expected to focus on her husband’s humanity.

12:55 PM EST Comment

Tweeting Political Poetry In ‘Tweet Land Of Liberty’

Author Elinor Lipman has vowed on both Facebook and Twitter to write a political poem on Twitter every day until the election.

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November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.

November 24 3 Comments

Sam Sifton’s Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

The New York Times' food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.