Here comes word of the latest cancellation out of respect for the passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
A Democratic Party panel that is taking another look at the presidential nominating process -- likely including the timing of the early contests in Iowa and New Hampshire -- was scheduled to meet Saturday in St. Louis.
That will be the day of Kennedy's funeral in Boston, expected to draw many Democratic leaders.
The Democratic National Committee said the meeting of the Democratic Change Commission has been postponed until further notice. The panel, created last year, is to address "1) changing the window of time during which primaries and caucuses may be held 2) reducing the number of superdelegates and 3) improving the caucus system."
The commission must issue its report and recommendations to the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee no later than Jan. 1.
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