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Keep an eye out for the subtle stage-managing of the presidential nominating conventions.

First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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On The Gist, should Sandra Bland’s mother be part of the DNC’s Day 2 lineup? Then, former political advance man Josh King shows us how to spot the subtle stage-managing of the nominating conventions. His book is Off Script: An Advance Man’s Guide to White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide.

Check back for an a.m. Spiel Quick & Dirty Dissection of the DNC, Day 2.

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