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Rundown for September 4, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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June 30 38 Comments

Chorus Helps Trans Men And Women Find Their Voice

The all-trans chorus was founded to help people learn to use their changing voices in a safe space.

June 30 123 Comments

Social Justice Activist: Slavery Never Ended, It Just Evolved

Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative recently launched an effort to mark where lynchings took place in the U.S.

June 29 12 Comments

First Known Plane Hijacking Was A Flight To Freedom

Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.

June 29 34 Comments

Paul Thurmond Explains His Change Of Heart On The Confederate Flag

The state senator is now among those calling for the flag to be removed from near the South Carolina State House.