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Democrats Kick Off 2016 Convention as a Far More Progressive Party

Democrats move left as the country becomes younger, more diverse, less religious, and more liberal.
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The Political Fight of Hillary Clinton's Life

Democrats flooding into Philadelphia this week for their 2016 convention will be ratifying a series of leftward policy shifts adopted by presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton amid prodding from democratic-socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, making them a more progressive party than they've been in generations.

The party, which had shifted to the center during the 1990s, is reinventing itself once again as it seeks to hold on to the presidency in a country that's becoming younger, more ethnically diverse, less religious and more liberal on a variety of issues.