Politics & Government

August 22, 2008

As Democrats gather, liberal positions gaining in popularity

As they meet for their national convention Monday through Thursday, Democrats are poised to shift their party's course — and the country's. The party's positions are more liberal than at any time in a generation, at a time when support is growing among independents and even Republicans for ideas such as a government safety net for the poor. What happened? A number of things.

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