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Clint Eastwood chair displayed in Capitol Hill office

  The chair used by actor Clint Eastwood during a speech became the most memorable moments of the Republican Convention. Today Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, proudly displays the chair in his office, saying he knew “two minutes” into the speech that he wanted the chair.

New documentary looks at how to elect America’s next president

  Democratic Mayor of Newark, NJ Cory Booker and Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., share details from the new documentary, “Making it Count,” which goes behind the scenes of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

Obama’s poll numbers see big bounce after convention

  New polls show the president’s approval rating up 9 points since the end of the Republican National Convention. Will the momentum carry him through to November? Patricia Murphy of Citizen Jane Politics and Dana Milbank of the Washington Post join Rev. Al Sharpton.

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  Democrats place strong emphasis on wars, veterans

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow talks with NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent, Andrea Mitchell, about the prominence of military themes in the Democratic National Convention as compared with the near total absence of any mention of the military at the Republican National Convention.

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