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Democrats Highlight Security in Party Platform

Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut says the Democratic Party's 2004 platform hinges on national security -- from candidate Sen. John Kerry's military service to Iraq. DeLauro, who chaired the platform drafting committee, says 50 percent of the document focuses on national security issues. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and DeLauro.

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.