Friday News Roundup - Domestic
Democrats wrapped up their national convention this week with key speeches by Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and former President Bill Clinton. Manufacturing and construction spending reports showed continued sluggish growth ahead of the August jobs report. And the Department of Justice approved a New Hampshire voter ID law. Greg Ip of The Economist, Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post and Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
U.S. economics editor for The Economist and author of "The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World."
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The panel discussed why Democrats made two last-minute changes to the party's national platform. The revised document mentioned the word "God" and declared Jerusalem the Israeli capital. Ruth Marcus, columnist and editorial writer for The Washington Post, said Democratic strategists didn't read the platform's language on the Middle East well enough before the convention in Charlotte, N.C. New York Times correspondent Sheryl Gay Stolberg said the Jerusalem gaffe was problematic because it's contrary to the Obama administration's foreign policy. Economist editor Greg Ip said the changes were more symbolic than practical.