Madeline Davis, Who Spoke to the Nation as a Lesbian, Dies at 80

She was the first openly gay woman to speak to a major party’s national convention, asking Democrats in 1972 to include an anti-discrimination plank in their platform.

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F.D.R. Didn’t Just Fix the Economy

He saved democracy itself.

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In Milwaukee, Biden Offers Reassurance, and Tries to Avoid Mention of ‘the Former Guy’

It was President Biden’s first extended encounter with voters since Inauguration Day and was a rare opportunity for him to practice his signature brand of personal politics.

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Ilyse Hogue, Influential Abortion Rights Advocate, Will Step Down as NARAL Chief

In an interview, Ms. Hogue discussed a tumultuous era for abortion rights and the future of Roe v. Wade.

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Rennie Davis, ‘Chicago Seven’ Antiwar Activist, Dies at 79

The trial arising from the “police riot” at the 1968 convention thrust him into the spotlight. He later became an unlikely spokesman for a teenage guru.

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A Stutter Brought Biden and This Teen Together. Now He’s Writing a Book About It.

Brayden Harrington, 13, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention, will write a picture book, “Brayden Speaks Up,” HarperCollins announced.

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The Joe Biden I Knew Has Been Humbled

He’s determined to be an antidote to Trump’s egomania.

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Sarah Cooper Is Tired of Being Donald Trump

The comedian delighted millions with her Trump lip-syncs. After the election, she may be on to her next act.

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‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’: What to Know

Aaron Sorkin’s Netflix film dramatizes the notorious 1969 political trial with many players. Use this guide to understand the people and the issues at stake.

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The Shows Must Go On. But They Aren’t the Same Without You.

The sudden absence of live audiences has upended the worlds of sports, comedy and politics. What do we lose when the crowd doesn’t show?

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Health Care Powered Democratic Wins in 2018. The Party Hopes for a Repeat.

With the pandemic highlighting the importance of health coverage, Democrats are leaning into health care as a campaign issue. Republicans appear to be on shakier footing.

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Joe Biden Had Better Watch It

After Trump’s unconventional convention, there is danger for the former vice president all over the political landscape.

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Conventions to Match a Surreal Year

A photographer tries to find the moments of stillness.

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How the G.O.P. Stretched Hard to Defend Trump on Race and Gender

Never before has a convention by a major party felt compelled to call such a diverse array of speakers to defend the character of a sitting president.

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Biden’s Approval Rating, G.O.P. Recasts Trump: This Week in the 2020 Race

President Trump, during his convention speech, did little to acknowledge the coronavirus pandemic, warning instead of what would become of the country’s economy and “greatness” if Joe Biden were elected.

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The Strange Success of the Coronavirus Conventions

Both the Republican and Democratic events reflected the odd mashup of our current media moment.

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TV Ratings for Biden and Trump Signal an Increasingly Polarized Nation

Fox News dominated ratings for the Republican convention, and MSNBC was the clear No. 1 for the Democrats’ gathering.

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A Word Not Uttered by Republican Officials at the Convention: Obamacare

A longtime refrain, promise and rallying cry is gone.

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G.O.P. TV Ratings Fall Below Democrats, Despite Fox News’s Big Night

About 17 million tuned in on the Republican convention’s first night, compared with 19.7 million for the Democrats. Close to half of TV viewers at 10 p.m. were watching Fox News.

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The Democrats Are United to Fight Trump, but Policy Fights Are Looming

The Democratic National Convention showcased Joe Biden’s goals on issues like health care, climate change and the economy. But there is plenty of daylight between his plans and what progressives want to see.

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Trump’s Reality TV Show Would Like You to Forget About Reality for a While

Until Nov. 4, to be precise.

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What the First Virtual Convention Looked Like Across America

This is democracy, at a social distance.

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Democracy at a Social Distance

How we watched the virtual convention.

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Why Biden Needs a Landslide Just to Win

Only a lopsided show of force would overcome undelivered mail, closed polling sites and Trump’s schemes.

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Joe Biden and the ‘Convention Bounce’

After the Democratic primary campaign came to an abrupt halt in late March as the coronavirus swept through the nation, the Democrats and Republicans have looked to the conventions as their candidates’ biggest stage.

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Trump’s Approval Rating, Biden’s Speech: 2020 Campaign Highlights

The Democratic National Convention, on the whole, was aimed more at appealing to moderates than rallying the base. Will the Republicans take the opposite approach?

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Joe’s Fearsome Weapon Against Trump: Simple Decency

Biden takes on Donnie Darkness and promises to bring us into the light.

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Gaffes? Sure. But Biden’s Message Discipline Won Him the Nomination.

Joseph R. Biden Jr. never wavered from his central message: that President Trump was a danger to American democracy, while he was a stable, experienced leader. Now it will be tested in a fierce battle with the president.

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Obama’s Call to Save America

In his convention speech, the former president sought to renew faith in the democratic project.

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A Presidential Historian Makes a Rare Appearance in Today’s Political Arena

Jon Meacham’s remarks at this week’s Democratic National Convention sprang from a long friendship with Joe Biden and a desire to add historical context to the present moment.

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The TV Divide: Convention Ratings Surge on MSNBC as Fox News Dips

Live television viewership for the Democratic National Convention fell 17.6 percent from 2016, but many Americans watched online.

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What to Know About Stuttering

The speech disorder can play havoc with sociability, relationships, even identity, but there are ways to handle it.

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The 7 Takeaways From The 2020 DNC

Joe Biden rallied the party around him, with help from Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. But even as Democrats reach out to disaffected moderates, they’re also holding together a fractured coalition.

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Fact-Checking the Democratic National Convention

The four-day virtual event focused on character rather than policy. Still, Democrats exaggerated about Social Security, jobs and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Where Hope and History Rhyme

Joe Biden’s speech did not soar. That’s good. America is looking for decency and competence.

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Biden Speaks Once More, With Feeling

Capping off an odd, inventive TV convention, the nominee cast the election as a moral crusade and emotional journey.

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Joe Biden Says Goodbye, Uncle Joe and Hello, Father of the Nation

In his convention acceptance speech, Mr. Biden offered a new image for the next four years.

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Democratic Convention: Best and Worst Moments From Joe Biden’s Big Night

Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

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Watch the Four Moments That Mattered on the Fourth Night of the D.N.C.

Two of our correspondents break down highlights from the Democrats’ first virtual convention.

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Republicans Gear Up to Renominate Trump

The Republican National Convention next week will kick off with an in-person roll call on Monday in Charlotte, N.C.

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The Gaffes, the Kiss, the Parties! What We Miss When Conventions Go Online.

What is American politics without a bit of schmoozing?

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Closing Night at the D.N.C.: Joe Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination

Mr. Biden urged Americans to have faith that they could “overcome this season of darkness,” and he pledged to bridge the country’s divisions in ways President Trump had not.

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At DNC, Biden Previews a Fall Campaign of Contrasts With Trump

Mr. Biden plans to ride out of the convention with a general election message centered on compassion, linking his biography of setback and recovery to the lives of Americans experiencing hardships.

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How to Watch the Democratic National Convention

Joe Biden will finally take the stage Thursday night, as will several of his former primary opponents.

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Trump Appears in Pennsylvania, Biden’s Home State, Igniting a Turf War

In a visit to Pennsylvania hours before Joe Biden’s nomination speech, President Trump sought to undermine the former vice president’s Scranton roots, saying he had “abandoned” the state.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Will Cap a Week of Starring Roles for 4 Actresses at DNC

Ms. Louis-Dreyfus is set to be the final television star to guide viewers through the Democratic National Convention, after Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross and Eva Longoria.

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Milwaukee Lost the DNC and Much More

A virtual convention is about as nourishing for its host city as a virtual bratwurst is to a hungry man.

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From Obama, Plenty of Drama in a Rare Display at the Democratic Convention

Barack Obama’s excoriation of his successor and his plea to voters who he says will decide the fate of American democracy was an unusually emotional performance for the former president.

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The Democrats Who Rose to the Moment

A nation’s soldiers in a time of crisis.

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Barack Obama and Kamala Harris’s Night at the Convention

Readers praise their speeches, and one explains why the virtual convention is “the best one ever.”

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