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Democrats demand more debate time as intra-party rift reaches boiling point

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When the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz took the stage at a party convention in New Hampshire this weekend, her speech was drowned out with a resounding chant of “we want debates.” Only four debates are slated to take place before the the first primary contest, the Iowa caucus, on 1 February. Three of those are scheduled on weekends, with the December one falling between Hanukkah and Christmas. “I mean seriously,” asked Efe Brock, a political activist and a Sanders supporter who joined the protest at DNC headquarters on Wednesday, “Do they even want people to watch the debates?”
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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