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The week in politics

Published 8:51 PM ET, Sat July 30, 2016
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Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, arrives on stage to deliver her speech during the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, July 28. Exclusive: Behind-the-scenes moments with Hillary Clinton Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Hillary Clinton after speaking at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, July 27. Obama told the crowd at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center that Clinton is ready to be commander in chief. "For four years, I had a front-row seat to her intelligence, her judgment and her discipline," he said, referring to Clinton's stint as secretary of state. Bloomberg/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama acknowledges the crowd at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25. "This election -- every election -- is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of our lives," she said. "And I am here tonight because in this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility -- only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be President of the United States. And that is our friend, Hillary Clinton." Joe Raedle/Getty Images
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders smiles while attending roll call at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 26. Sanders, who finished second to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries, moved to name Clinton the official nominee. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Members of Black Guns Matter, an activist group dedicated to firearm safety, argue with a Donald Trump supporter during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. See more photos from outside the convention Peter van Agtmael
U.S. Sen. Al Franken appears on stage with comedian Sarah Silverman at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25. Franken, of course, has a comedic background as well, having once starred on "Saturday Night Live." Alex Wong/Getty Images
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, left, takes questions along with his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, during a town hall campaign stop in Roanoke, Virginia, on Monday, July 25. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images
NBC 10 Philadelphia broadcasts from a press stand above the floor of the Democratic National Convention. Photos: The 'media circus' at the DNC Martin Parr/Magnum Photos for CNN
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi meets with talk show host Stephen Colbert as he records a segment Sunday, July 24, at the site of the Democratic National Convention. Paul Sancya/AP
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton becomes emotional as he listens to his daughter, Chelsea, introduce her mother at the Democratic convention on Thursday, July 28. Photos: Chelsea Clinton through the years Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake uses a gavel to open the Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25. She had to go back to the podium after initially forgetting to use the gavel. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Group
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton walks through balloons with her running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, at the end of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, July 28. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Actress Elizabeth Banks mimics Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before speaking at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 26. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds Kellen Campbell of Denver, right, and Evelyn Keane, of Castle Rock, Colorado, during a campaign rally on Friday, July 29 in Colorado Springs. Evan Vucci/AP
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate on the Democratic ticket, speaks at the party's convention on Wednesday, July 27. During his speech, he said he and Clinton "share this belief: Do all the good you can. And serve one another. Pretty simple." J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders cheer as he speaks at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25. Sanders urged his supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton in November. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Democratic convention on Wednesday, July 27. During his speech, he went after Republican nominee Donald Trump, saying "this guy doesn't have a clue about the middle class -- not a clue. Actually, he has no clue, period." Carolyn Kaster/AP
Andrew Binns proposes on stage to Liz Hart, a fellow staff member at the Democratic National Convention on Sunday, July 24. SAUL LOEB/AFPetty Images
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump jeers the media while speaking in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, July 27. John Moore/Getty Images