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Barack Obama, candidate for the United States Senate, Illinois, delivers his keynote speech to the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, on July 27, 2004.

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Barack Obama, candidate for the United States Senate, Illinois, delivers his keynote speech to the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, on July 27, 2004.

Obama’s Debut, Ten Years After — ‘I’m LeBron, baby!’

Even for Barack Obama, July 27, 2004, was a remarkable day. Ten years ago this Sunday, that’s when Obama moved from being an obscure Illinois state senator to a rising Democratic star who would win the presidency just four years...

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Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, during day three of the Democratic National Convention.

Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, during day three of the Democratic National Convention.

Kerry’s Moment: A Listening Tour

John Kerry came to the back of the 2004 campaign plane, where some reporters were milling in the aisle. We were having a mundane conversation about the way we connect our traveling laptop computers with the home office. The lanky...

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