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Top of the Ticket Political commentary from David Horsey
Hillary Clinton’s speech combines Bernie’s economics with JFK’s resolve

The small group of disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters who tried and failed to disrupt Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention should have shut up and paid attention. If they had, they would have noticed that the ideas of their hero were dominant in the nominee’s words.

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Articulate, inspiring and decent, Barack Obama sets the bar high for his successor

PHILADELPHIA — At the Democratic National Convention in Boston back in 2004, I chose a random time to get a floor pass to go down and wade among the delegates. I just happened to be right below the podium when a young state senator from Illinois was introduced to give the convention’s keynote address.

Let’s just say that, by the time he was done, I was impressed.

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Renegade delegates invade the media tent with unconventional complaints

On the historic night when a woman was officially nominated for the presidency at the Democratic National Convention, this crazy campaign brought another, far less important, but still singular, development: Protesters invaded the media headquarters next door to the convention hall.

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Disappointed Bernie fans resist Sanders’ hopeful view of Hillary Clinton

Monday evening, Bernie Sanders stood on the stage at the Democratic National Convention as the most influential loser in a presidential primary race since Ronald Reagan in 1976. Except for the hard reality that he is not the party’s nominee, Bernie’s prime time address was truly a victory speech.

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Convention sketch: the gantlet of Bernie buddies

Today, as delegates emerged from the subway at the Wells Fargo Center where the Democratic National Convention is being held, they were met by hundreds of rowdy protesters pressing against a wire mesh fence, chanting, “Hey, ho, DNC! We won’t vote for Hillary!”

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DNC sketch: Debbie Wasserman Schultz exits

On the plus side, Democrats were spared the spectacle of hundreds of delegates booing the chair of the Democratic National Committee as she walked onstage to run the nominating convention. Still, it is a bit awkward that the party boss, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, quit her job just one day before taking up the convention gavel.

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