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The Republican and Democratic conventions are coming up in a few weeks’ time, and leaders of both parties are fine-tuning the messages they’ll put forth in their platforms. A panel of political observers joins Diane to explain the process of crafting a platform, and to discuss some of the issues that are causing the most controversy within the two parties.
- Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
- Gerald Pomper professor of political science at Rutgers University
- Thomas Mann senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How To Get It Back On Track"
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