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Sanders does Democrats' damage control

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>> Based on her ideas and her leadership, Hillary Clinton must become the next President of the United States.>> Bernie Sanders, the headline act on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and his job? Damage control. His own delegates invoke a rebellion at the DNC over revelations that party insiders may have favored his rival, Hillary Clinton, throughout the primary contest.
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The divisive revelations, renewing bad blood between Bernie boosters and the rest of the party, forcing the DNC to apologize, its chief to step down, and transforming what might have been a no drama affair into a fight to bring the party together. The speakers, some of the biggest stars in the Democratic constellation, focusing their words on the need for party unity.
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>> When we are united, we are strong, when we're indivisible, we're invincible.>> First Lady Michelle Obama brought the room to its feet.>> I trust Hillary to lead this country because, I've seen her life long devotion to our nations children.>> Senator Elizabeth Warren, a favorite of the left.
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>> Our choice is Hillary Clinton, I'm with Hillary, I'm with Hillary.>> And Bernie Sanders himself closing up the night.>> This election is about, and must be about, the needs of the American people.>>
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>> And the kind of future we create for our children and our grandchildren.
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>> Democrats holding their breath Tuesday, waiting to see if Sander's supporters are swayed by the party's two prong strategy that Hillary offers at least some of what they wanted in Bernie, and that the cost of a Donald Trump presidency is simply too high.