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It's Clinton's Convention, but Obama May Be Most Important Factor

Obama's job-approval rating is at 51 percent in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey

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    President Barack Obama greets supporters with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally on July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Though the Democratic convention is Hillary Clinton's party, President Barack Obama could be the most important figure in the presidential contest between now and Election Day, NBC News reports.

    Obama, who is speaking at the convention Wednesday night, is the only outgoing incumbent president since Ronald Reagan who has been popular enough to benefit his party's nominee.

    Obama's job-approval rating is at 51 percent in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal — the third-straight NBC/WSJ survey where his approval has been above 50 percent. 

    Despite the president's high approval ratings, Republicans want to use the negative news at home and abroad — the terrorist attacks in Orlando and France, and the police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge — against the party in charge of the White House.

    Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    [NATL] Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

    (Published 41 minutes ago)