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Barack Obama’s fan club is growing

The reaction to his speech on Wednesday night showed that

By Sam Tanenhaus  

President Barack Obama and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wave to delegates after President Obama's speech during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016 ©J. Scott Applewhite/AP/Press Association Images

The universal praise for Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday night felt tinged with sentiment. The most remarkable political ascent since that of another Illinois legislator—Abraham Lincoln,…

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