Democratic Party Platform ---- Hillary and Bernie at Tanagra ---- Policy Positions of Draft Reflect Sanders' Influence

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    Jun 24, 2016 8:54 PM GMT
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/democrats-begin-drafting-party-platform/ST. LOUIS| -- Allies of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are reviewing a 15,000-word draft of the Democratic Party's platform that will be presented at the party's convention next month.

    Members of a Democratic National Convention drafting committee began discussing the document Friday in St. Louis. The draft platform includes a dozen themes, including sections dealing with the economy, climate change, education, health care, national security and other issues.

    Clinton has secured enough delegates to receive the Democratic nomination, but Sanders, her primary rival, has said he hopes to influence the platform to reflect the views of his supporters, who are generally more liberal than Clinton's. The platform is a statement of the party's values and positions on a wide range of issues. While it does not bind the Democratic nominee to stances, it serves as a guidepost for the party moving forward.

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    Jun 24, 2016 8:56 PM GMT
    Star Trek TNG
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    Jun 24, 2016 8:59 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidStar Trek TNG

    No, Voyager, I believe. With Hillary as Janeway
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    (is my nerd showing from under my gruff exterior?)
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    Jun 25, 2016 6:37 PM GMT
    http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2016-06-25/democrats-approved-platform-draft-with-sanders-imprintDraft of Dems' policy positions reflects Sanders' influence

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A draft of the Democratic Party's policy positions reflects the influence of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign: endorsing steps to break up large Wall Street banks, advocating a $15 hourly wage, urging an end to the death penalty.

    Hillary Clinton's supporters turned back efforts by Sanders' allies to promote a Medicare-for-all single-payer health care system and a carbon tax to address climate change, and freeze hydraulic fracking.

    While the platform does not bind the Democratic nominee to the stated positions, it serves as a guidepost for the party moving forward. Party officials approved the draft early Saturday.

    The Democratic National Convention's full Platform Committee will discuss the draft at a meeting next month in Orlando, Florida, with a vote at the convention in Philadelphia in late July.
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    Jun 25, 2016 6:41 PM GMT
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/draft-democratic-party-platform-shows-sanders-influence-article-1.2687783Draft of Democratic Party’s platform shows Bernie Sanders’ influence with progressive stances on breaking up banks and $15 minimum wage