Convention speeches can be star makers

When Republicans and Democrats host their national conventions for the 2016 election season, you’ll see some of the most famous names in U.S. politics carrying the flag for their political parties. But there will also be faces that aren’t so familiar. Yet. The keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston spoke of the ...
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Frequently asked questions about U.S. political conventions

The major U.S. political parties are getting closer to formally naming their respective candidates for president. The Republicans this week hold their nominating convention. The Democrats get their turn next week. If you tune in to see the hoopla, you’re likely to have some questions. Why are national political conventions held? Political national conventions in the United ...
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