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Democratic National Committee: Top institution of the U.S. Democratic Party
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the governing body of the United States Democratic Party. The committee coordinates strategy to support Democratic Party candidates throughout the country for local, state, and national office. It organizes the Democratic National Convention held every four years to nominate a candidate for President of the United States and to formulate the party platform. While it provides support for party candidates, it does not have direct authority over elected officials.


Trump ally offered to arrange Assange pardon -lawyer [Video]

Trump ally offered to arrange Assange pardon -lawyer

[NFA] A lawyer for Julian Assange told a London court on Friday that she was present when an ally of U.S. President Donald Trump offered to arrange a pardon for the WikiLeaks founder in return for..

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Biden: 'This is our moment, this is our mission' [Video]

Biden: 'This is our moment, this is our mission'

"Let us begin, you and I together," Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told American voters at the end of the DNC on Thursday, wrapping up four days of virtual fanfare that ended with an outdoor..

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Biden: Trump has "failed to protect America" [Video]

Biden: Trump has "failed to protect America"

Joe Biden, formally accepting the Democratic presidential nomination on the last night of the DNC Thursday, said President Donald Trump has "failed to protect America... that is unforgivable."

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'Not a single thing American workers can't do' -Biden [Video]

'Not a single thing American workers can't do' -Biden

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden teased out his economic plan in an impassioned speech on the final night of the DNC, saying "together we can and will rebuild our economy."

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Giffords: Biden 'will be there for you' on gun violence [Video]

Giffords: Biden 'will be there for you' on gun violence

During a segment on gun violence in the United States on the third day of the DNC Wednesday, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who suffered severe brain injury during a shooting in 2012, urged..

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Clinton: Trump's COVID-19 response 'a house of cards' [Video]

Clinton: Trump's COVID-19 response 'a house of cards'

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton headlined the second night of the DNC Tuesday and urged Americans to treat the upcoming November election like a job interview. Clinton said if given four more years,..

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Michelle Obama: Vote Biden 'like our lives depend on it' [Video]

Michelle Obama: Vote Biden 'like our lives depend on it'

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama at the start of the DNC on Monday said President Donald Trump is "clearly in over his head" and not cut out for the job, urging Americans to vote for Joe Biden..

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