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6 Rising Stars to Watch at the Democratic Convention

In 2004, a young Illinois state senator named Barack Obama gave a rousing address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, electrifying party leaders and stoking chatter about a future presidential run. Twelve years later -- and one week after rising GOP stars Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Joni Ernst of Iowa addressed Republicans in Cleveland -- a new crop of Democrats in local, statewide and federal office will take center stage in Philadelphia for the DNC this week. Here are six Democrats to watch in Philadelphia:


The 4 Most Damaging Emails From the DNC WikiLeaks Dump

WikiLeaks leaked nearly 20,000 emails on Friday from top Democratic National Committee officials, exchanged from January 2015 through May 2016. Several emails released show that although the DNC was supposed to remain neutral during the primary contest, officials grew increasingly agitated with Bernie Sanders and his campaign, at some points even floating ideas about ways to undermine his candidacy. The source of the leak has not been revealed, though Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, said on ABC News' "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday that he believes the Russians were instrumental in it. Here are some of the most damaging finds from the leak:


5 Storylines to Watch This Week

If you thought last week's Republican National Convention was wild, Philadelphia is ready to prove it can be topped. Already a party chairman is on her way out, a heat wave has tempers boiling, and protesters who sat out a trip to the Midwest appear to have found reasons to hit Philly instead. Plus, Bernie Sanders is technically still a candidate for president. ABC's RICK KLEIN highlights the five storylines to watch this week at the Democratic National Convention.


Trump Climbs 6 Points in One Week After RNC

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has climbed six percentage points after his party's convention last week, garnering his highest support against Clinton since last September, ABC's RYAN STRUYK notes. Trump earns 48 percent support vs. 45 percent support for Clinton in a head-to-head matchup, within a new CNN poll's margin of error.

Best of the 2016 Primary Debates

Inside the Republican National Convention

Republican National Convention Speeches

In Depth: The Latest ABC News-Washington Post Polls