Democratic National Convention

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Hila “Dutch” Bucher Newman, a leading figure in Missouri Democratic politics for decades, has died. She was 95.

The morning after Hillary Clinton officially became the first woman to head a major party ticket, the news of Newman’s death was announced to the Missouri delegation at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday.

Newman would have reveled in Clinton's moment. She wrote in a Facebook post in 2014, "I am so excited for a Presidential run by Hillary Clinton, I can hardly stand it!"

State Historical Society of Missouri, Kansas City Convention Hall Records KO269

The Republican National Committee is eyeing Kansas City as a potential site for the 2016 Republican National Convention, and after a visit last week, the delegates’ first impressions seem positive.

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If you watched the political conventions of the past two weeks, did you find yourself nodding in agreement or shaking your head in disbelief during the many speeches given? 

Democratic National Convention

If there's news to be had at this week's 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Steve Kraske is there to report it.