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On Israel and Beyond, Hillary Has Felt the Bern

The April 26 primary results in five Northeastern states have left Bernie Sanders with practically no path to winning the Democratic presidential nomination. But as Democratic Party insiders prepare to move beyond the primary race into the general elections, many argue that Sanders, despite his apparent defeat, has shaped the race and the party’s ideology more than any other unsuccessful candidate.

Among other things, Sanders is seen as having shifted Hillary Clinton, the now presumptive nominee, on key issues that he brought to center stage. If the post-Sanders Democratic discourse includes more talk of Wall Street, campaign finance and minimum wages it’s thanks to Sanders’s impact on the race.

Sanders, too, has shifted views following Clinton’s attacks, mainly on the issue of gun control. The Vermont senator voted in favor of a law providing immunity to gun manufacturers and sellers from lawsuits. After being hammered by Clinton, Sanders revised his stand and now supports changing the legislation.

Here’s a look at some of the issues Sanders fought for in his campaign, and how Clinton shifted her positions to adjust.




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