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Democrats Put 'God' and 'Jerusalem' Back In Party Platform

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<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/democrats-change-platform-add-god-jerusalem-21192… Press, 9/6/12</a> -- <em>Democrats hurriedly rewrote their convention platform Wednesday to add a mention of God and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel after President Barack Obama intervened to order the changes.</em></p><p><em>The embarrassing reversal was compounded by chaos and uncertainty on the convention floor. Three times Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, called for a voice vote on the changes and each time the yes and no votes seemed to balance each other out. On the third attempt, Villaraigosa ruled the amendments were approved — triggering boos from many in the audience.</em></p>