US President Barack Obama ordered Democrats to reinsert references to God and Jerusalem in their party platform, prompting boos from many angry delegates.
US President Barack Obama walks to Air Force One from Marine One prior to departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Obama ordered Democrats Wednesday to reinsert references to God and Jerusalem in their party platform, quickly moving to snuff out a damaging political row.
The controversy had threatened to detract from the party's drive to draw a sharp contrast at their Charlotte, North Carolina convention with Republican nominee Mitt Romney on the eve of Obama's nominating speech on Thursday.
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