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Trade, delegates emerge as potential flashpoints as GOP preps for convention

Republicans launched into a debate Monday over the principles and rules that will guide next week’s national convention and beyond — a harbinger of whether the Cleveland event will go smoothly or devolve into party infighting.  The groundwork for the convention is being laid in meetings of the Platform Committee that kicked off Monday in

In Draft Platform, Democrats Bare Their Souls (And Teeth)

Tim Benson, Political platforms are not meant to be taken as anything other than aspirational documents. They make a brief appearance at party conventions and then sit on a shelf and collect dust for four years until the next presidential election comes along. One of the few things platforms do accomplish is they put on