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For Democrats, The West Is The New South

Journalist Ryan Lizza says it's no accident that the Democrats picked Denver as the site of their National Convention. Lizza discusses the strategy among party officials to make inroads in the West rather than the South.


'Chronicle' Reporter on Pelosi's New Role

Journalist Marc Sandalow talks about Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who stands to become the first female Speaker of the House. Pelosi represents California's 8th District, which covers most of the city of San Francisco. She has held the post since 1987. Sandalow serves as the Washington Bureau chief for the San Francisco Chronicle.


Barbara Boxer: Rice Hearings and the 2004 Vote

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently made headlines with her tough questioning of Condoleezza Rice during her confirmation hearings for Secretary of State. Boxer was also the only senator to object to the certification of Ohio's electoral votes.


Former Presidential Candidate Howard Dean

The former Vermont governor rose to national prominence as a democratic presidential candidate during the 2004 primaries. He has a new book called You Have the Power: How to Take Back Our Country and Restore Democracy in America.


The Democratic Party Struggles to Find Its Message

Economist Geoffrey Faux iss president of the Economic Policy Institute, and is a contributor to the New York Times, Harper's, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. His new book is "The Party's Not Over: A New Vision for the Democrats."

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