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The Republican National Convention is in 12 days in Cleveland.
The Democratic National Convention is in 19 days in Philadelphia.
Did you know? Philadelphia has hosted the DNC twice before, in 1936 and 1948. At the 1936 convention, the party was torn in a fiery battle over a rule change that cut the power of Southern states in the Democratic party. The rule change opened the door to those states eventually turning to the GOP decades later.
July 5, 2016
This morning we talked about Sanders’ platform fight on the Trans-Pacific Trade deal, the method to the madness of campaign emails, the 65 ways this election is “unprecedented,” and how tradition seems to be winning over “glitz” at the upcoming Republican Convention.
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