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We’re diving into Philadelphia and the Democratic National Convention. It’s curtains-up time for Hillary Clinton.

A worker walks past a video display during preparations for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Friday, July 22, 2016, in Philadelphia. ( Matt Slocum/AP)
A worker walks past a video display during preparations for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Friday, July 22, 2016, in Philadelphia. ( Matt Slocum/AP)

It is the Democrats’ turn for the national limelight this week. We are in the arena for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Hillary Clinton and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine are the ticket. Their hope has been a solid front of unity after the Republicans’ raucous gathering last week in Cleveland. Then came WikiLeaks. The Democrats’ national chair is out.  he gulf with Donald Trump is wide. Bernie Sanders is on tonight. This hour On Point, we’re raising the curtain in Philadelphia on Hillary Clinton’s challenge this week. -- Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Nathan Gonzalezeditor and publisher of the Rothenburg & Gonzalez Political Report. (@nathanlgonzales)

Howard Fineman, global editorial director for the Huffington Post Media Group. (@howardfineman)

Amy Walter, national editor of the Cook Political Report. (@amyewalter)

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), senior U.S. Senator from Michigan. (@SenStabenow)

From Tom’s Reading List

Huffington Post: If Anyone Is Unifying The GOP, It’s Clinton, Not Trump -- "At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, expressions of party unity toward the nominee, Donald Trump, have failed to fully flower. The beginning of the convention was marred by two consecutive days in which the restless 'Stop Trump' faction of delegates attempted to have their voices heard against the superior parliamentary maneuverings of the presiding party officials. "

USA Today: Philadelphia airport workers plan to strike during DNC — "The fight to raise the minimum wage is headed to the doorstep of the Democratic National Convention, with local airport workers planning to go on strike when delegates descend upon Philadelphia next week."

POLITICO: Democrats in chaos as convention opens — "Republicans aren’t the only ones with a unity problem. The Democratic National Convention opens Monday marred by the sudden resignation of its unpopular chairwoman after a series of leaked emails suggested she might have used her office to help Hillary Clinton defeat the insurgent candidacy of Bernie Sanders."

This program aired on July 25, 2016.

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