Democratic Party

Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics.

Jul. 27, 2016 11:21 PM EDT
Democrats highlight diversity, but face gap with white men

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic National Convention's lineup of speakers has highlighted an increasingly diverse country that could soon elect the first female president to succeed its first black chief executive.

Jul. 27, 2016 10:47 PM EDT
Bloomberg warns of Trump economic plans at Dem convention

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, offered a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention, describing the GOP presidential nominee as a "risky, reckless, and radical choice.

Jul. 27, 2016 10:23 PM EDT
Biden says Trump has 'no clue' about needs of middle class

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Leveling a blistering attack on Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden put on his rhetorical hat as "middle-class Joe" Wednesday and told Democratic delegates and millions of television viewers that the billionaire businessman "has no clue" about the needs of working-class people or what makes the nation great.

Jul. 27, 2016 10:19 PM EDT
'Empire' producer Lee Daniels: Hillary Clinton knows me

Lee Daniels, the co-creator of TV's "Empire," spoke passionately of his own family's struggles as he endorsed Hillary Clinton Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, calling her a true advocate for victims of gun violence who can help turn "their heartache into action.

Jul. 27, 2016 10:11 PM EDT
VIEWER GUIDE: Clinton to make her own case Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hour after hour and speaker after speaker, Hillary Clinton has been extolled at the Democratic convention this week as a change-maker, an effective leader and a caring human being.

Jul. 27, 2016 5:11 PM EDT
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ____ July 27 The Philadelphia Inquirer on the Democratic National Convention: Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was an obvious choice for a convention striving to be one - and much more apropos than his "America," the adopted theme of the Bernie Sanders insurgency.

Jul. 27, 2016 4:40 PM EDT
Schumer prepares to be Senate leader, or Trump antagonist

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Hillary Clinton claims the Democratic Party's nomination for president, fellow New Yorker Chuck Schumer is preparing for his own next act, as Clinton's top Senate partner — or chief antagonist to Donald Trump if he wins in November.

Jul. 27, 2016 4:21 PM EDT
Trump dings both Clintons in rollicking press conference

MIAMI (AP) — Donald Trump made an extraordinary plea for Russia to help find Hillary Clinton's missing emails — but he hardly stopped there in a scattershot news conference Wednesday that doubled as counter-programming to the ongoing Democratic National Convention.

Jul. 27, 2016 4:12 PM EDT
Obama returns to convention stage to make case for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that his hopes for a new tone in politics, embodied in the rousing Democratic convention speech he delivered 12 years ago, never materialized.

Jul. 27, 2016 12:34 PM EDT
Fergie, Black Eyed Peas headline separate DNC concerts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas haven't played together in five years, but they will be playing separate concerts in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.

Jul. 27, 2016 12:05 PM EDT
VIEWER GUIDE: Can Barack Obama top his wife in Philly?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Can Barack Obama top his wife?The president takes to the mic at the Democratic convention on Wednesday, two days after Michelle Obama wowed delegates with her forceful defense of Hillary Clinton.

Jul. 27, 2016 3:57 AM EDT
Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago.

Jul. 27, 2016 1:16 AM EDT
Nomination fatigue? Elizabeth Banks' jokes fall flat

Tough room, Elizabeth Banks.You could've heard crickets in the Democratic convention hall when the "Pitch Perfect" and "Hunger Games" actress attempted a joke or two in introducing a short video about Hillary Clinton.

Jul. 27, 2016 12:12 AM EDT
Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination.

Jul. 26, 2016 10:37 PM EDT
Clinton, Dems put gun control at center of convention stage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention.

Jul. 26, 2016 10:25 PM EDT
Indonesian trafficking victim addresses Democrats

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Born and raised in Indonesia, Ima Matul came to the United States as a teenager to work for a promised $150 per month as a nanny and housekeeper.

Jul. 26, 2016 10:05 PM EDT
VIEWER GUIDE: Can Barack Obama top his wife in Philly?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Can Barack Obama top his wife?The president takes to the mic at the Democratic convention on Wednesday, two days after Michelle Obama wowed delegates with her forceful defense of Hillary Clinton.

Jul. 26, 2016 8:03 PM EDT
Slaves built the White House, say Obama and historians

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama declared at the Democratic National Convention that the White House she and President Barack Obama have lived in since 2009 was built by slaves.

Jul. 26, 2016 6:21 PM EDT
Black women at the helm at Democratic National Convention

NEW YORK (AP) — When Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down as Democratic National Committee chair just as this week's convention was getting underway, there was no shortage of Democratic leaders ready to step in.

Jul. 26, 2016 5:54 PM EDT
Sanders backer's swipe at Clinton sparks Texas skirmish

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Bernie Sanders delegate from North Texas sparked a shouting match Tuesday among his state's delegation to the Democratic National Convention by condemning Hillary Clinton, but later said he misspoke in "a moment of passion.

Jul. 26, 2016 3:42 PM EDT
Cops: Ex-councilman stole media passes, vouchers for DNC

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former city councilman from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is accused of stealing parking passes and food vouchers from a media logistics operation for the Democratic National Convention.

Jul. 26, 2016 3:41 PM EDT
Cash for opponent pours in as FL congresswoman struggles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic National Convention is fertile fundraising ground this week for one Florida congressional candidate, but not in the traditional sense of high-priced donor dinners or lobbyist happy hours.

Jul. 26, 2016 10:09 AM EDT
Sarah Silverman: Sanders die-hards are 'being ridiculous'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comedian Sarah Silverman didn't mince words in her message to die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic convention: "Can I just say to the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous.

Jul. 26, 2016 6:51 AM EDT

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