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California Gov. Jerry Brown has now spoken at two Democratic National Conventions, a quarter century apart, where the candidate's name was Clinton. But while the words and dynamics are similar, Brown's role has changed.
Democratic party leaders at the national convention in Philadelphia have tried to frame the protests of Bernie Sanders supporters as a family disagreement, rather than party disunity. This rings true for at least one Los Angeles family.
State Senate leader Kevin de León repeated a claim this week that California has "the sixth largest economy" on Earth, while speaking at the Democratic National Convention. The statement checks out, but ignores some key context.