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Abe Favors Greater Role for Japan on World Stage

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s newly elected prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is a long-time conservative politician who has pushed for a more aggressive foreign policy and a greater role for Japan on the world stage. His stance appealed to many voters who are concerned that Japan is falling behind China economically and diplomatically. Mr. Abe has called for amending […]

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John Kerry: A Familiar Face in Global Diplomacy

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senator John Kerry – President Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of state – is a familiar face to world leaders, an elder statesman of the Democratic Party and current chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The son of a military veteran, Kerry graduated from Yale University in 1966 and served an abbreviated tour […]

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Who is Susan Rice?

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Before being caught in the middle of a political firestorm, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice earned a reputation as an aggressive negotiator, with some describing her as “blunt” and “sharp-tongued.” Rice rose in diplomatic ranks in the 1990s after serving as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton and Senior Director for […]

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US Congressman and Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis Featured at DNC

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the most passionate speakers at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night was African-American U.S. Congressman John Lewis of the southern state of Georgia, a leader of the nation’s civil rights movement. Born in 1940 in rural Alabama, Lewis grew up on his family’s farm and attended segregated public schools. He became active in […]

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African American Trailblazer Harvey Gantt Addresses Democratic National Convention

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Before U.S. President Barack Obama speaks Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, delegates and viewers heard from a man who once inspired him — the city’s first African-American mayor Harvey Gantt. Born in South Carolina in 1943, Gantt became the first African American admitted to an all-white college in the […]

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VP Biden to Address Democratic National Convention

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Before President Barack Obama takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention , U.S. voters will hear from Vice President Joe Biden. Four years ago, many Democrats saw then-Senator Biden as the voice of experience on a presidential ticket headed by the young Barack Obama. And supporters say the 69-year-old vice president has excelled in […]

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Bill Clinton Offers Formal Endorsement to Obama Presidency

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Bill Clinton, America’s 42nd president, takes center stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, when he will tell a national audience why he believes President Barack Obama should be reelected. Mr. Clinton — who left office after two terms nearly 12 years ago — is expected to direct his message to middle-class Americans. His […]

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Texas Mayor to Make History as DNC’s First Latino Keynote Speaker

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julian Castro, delivers his highly-anticipated keynote address Tuesday night at the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating convention. The 37-year-old Castro is the Democratic National Convention’s first Latino keynote speaker. As mayor of the nation’s seventh-largest city, he is also the youngest mayor of a top 50 U.S. city. Last year, […]

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Marco Rubio Speaks at RNC

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, of Florida, addressed the Republican National Convention on its final night. The native Floridian has served in the Senate since 2010. Though never a Tea Party candidate, Rubio is a favorite among Tea Party conservatives. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told reporters in June that Rubio was being vetted as a […]

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Boosts Romney, Defends Ex-President

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush took the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa – just not in the way many of his supporters envisioned four years ago. At one point, supporters had hoped to see the 59-year-old son of former president George H.W. Bush and younger brother of former president George W. Bush […]

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