POLITICS: Getting Up to Date in Kansas City

Fresh from their triumph at the polls in November, the Democrats will assemble in Kansas City, Mo., this weekend for a national conference that could strengthen or seriously weaken the party's chances for the presidency in 1976.

The purpose of the meeting is to adopt a charter that will spell out the ways in which the party should conduct its affairs. The worry is that conservatives and liberals will exacerbate all their traditional differences by arguing over the document in full view of the TV news cameras. "God, we don't want a confrontation...

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