Democratic Party

After DNC, it's back to parking as usual in South Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drive a guest into Philadelphia from the airport, and the first question you're likely to hear is not "What's the best cheesesteak in town?" or "Where is the Rocky statue?" but "Why are all those cars parked in the middle of the street?"It's a South Philly signature that delegates and protesters at the Democratic National Convention never saw.

Aug. 1, 2016 10:22 AM EDT
Debate commission: Democrats didn't rig debate schedule

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — The Commission on Presidential Debates rejected Republican Donald Trump's claim that Democrats rigged the debate schedule so that two of the three debates would occur during football games.

Jul. 31, 2016 3:38 PM EDT
In battleground Virginia, Kaine may give Democrats an edge

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine's name on the Democratic ticket can realistically nudge this pivotal state closer into Hillary Clinton's column — no small feat in a contest of two presidential nominees that engender strong feelings by themselves.

Jul. 31, 2016 8:09 AM EDT
Outrage, caution from Latino stars in critical election year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities are known to jump on political bandwagons, whether it's Oprah Winfrey cheering candidate Barack Obama in 2008 or Clint Eastwood and his GOP convention monologue deriding the president in 2012.

Jul. 30, 2016 3:58 PM EDT
Hacker breaches a computer system Clinton campaign uses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government remains the leading suspect.

Jul. 30, 2016 3:13 AM EDT
Clinton roars against Trump as a hacking distraction arises

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fresh off a spirited convention, Hillary Clinton told prospective voters Friday they face a "stark choice" in November and pressed ahead with the scalding rhetoric against her Republican rival that marked many of the speeches in Philadelphia.

Jul. 29, 2016 10:45 PM EDT
Clinton campaign: Computer service used by campaign hacked

WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government is the leading suspect, the campaign said Friday.

Jul. 29, 2016 10:38 PM EDT
Correction: DEM 2016-Convention-Celebrities story

In a story July 28 about celebrities at the Democratic National Convention, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Shonda Rhimes was the creator of "How to Get Away with Murder.

Jul. 29, 2016 5:52 PM EDT
AP EXPLAINS: Conventions depict contrasting views of America

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic and Republican party conventions have starkly framed the core question facing voters in November: Is America broken?Do they live in the America described by Republicans: a once-mighty nation bowed before adversaries, fearful of crime and terrorism, its military weakened, its economy near collapse?Or is it the America depicted by Democrats: a still-mighty nation that stands tall on the global stage, has rebounded from financial crisis and has made strides caring for its most vulnerable citizens?Does America, for all its imperfections, still work as a nation and need a leader like Hillary Clinton who will build on past accomplishments? Or is it rotted and on the brink of collapse, needing a nonpolitician savior like Donald Trump?A look at the sharply contrasting images of the United States depicted at the conventions and how they could shape the presidential race:___REPUBLICANS' AMERICADonald Trump was characteristically blunt.

Jul. 29, 2016 1:38 PM EDT
Clinton uses convention to send message to wary GOP voters

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Long a lightning rod on the right, Hillary Clinton is making a targeted appeal to Republicans who challenge Donald Trump's claim to the conservative mantle and fear his possible presidency.

Jul. 29, 2016 3:34 AM EDT
Minority Dem delegates frustrated with 'Bernie or Bust'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line.

Jul. 29, 2016 3:25 AM EDT
Police, protesters at DNC praised for restraint, courtesy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — They came. They protested. They got their message out.And now that they're headed home, thousands of protesters who came to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention say they're leaving in peace thanks to a hands-off approach by police that led to fewer than a dozen arrests over four days of demonstrations.

Jul. 29, 2016 1:40 AM EDT
Clinton speech draws mixed reaction on cable news

A look at the Democratic National Convention through a media lens:Television's instant reaction to Hillary Clinton's acceptance of the Democratic nomination anticipated what is likely to be a hard-fought slog to November.

Jul. 29, 2016 12:36 AM EDT
Clinton promises steady hand in dangerous world

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world.

Jul. 29, 2016 12:02 AM EDT
Clinton using convention to send message to wary GOP voters

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Long a lightning rod on the right, Hillary Clinton is making a targeted appeal to Republicans who challenge Donald Trump's claim to the conservative mantle and fear his possible presidency.

Jul. 28, 2016 11:26 PM EDT
Minority Dem delegates frustrated with 'Bernie or Bust'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line.

Jul. 28, 2016 7:12 PM EDT
Lady Gaga hits stage for invite-only show for DNC delegates

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Lady Gaga hit the stage at an invitation-only concert Thursday for delegates to the Democratic National Convention, covering classic songs from Woody Guthrie, Neil Young, the Beatles and others.

Jul. 28, 2016 5:00 PM EDT
Cummings: Protesters during DNC speech were 'disrespectful'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings says he thinks liberal supporters of Bernie Sanders who chanted an anti-trade slogan during his speech to the Democratic National Convention were "disrespectful.

Jul. 28, 2016 4:26 PM EDT
Clinton backers asked to speak at Sanders rally, then booed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders supporters asked fans of Hillary Clinton to explain why anyone should back her for president, then booed them at a rally Thursday on the final day of the Democratic National Convention.

Jul. 28, 2016 3:57 PM EDT
Raimondo leaves DNC to watch Clinton speech with daughter

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she's racing home from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia because she wants to be with her 12-year-old daughter when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accepts the party's nomination.

Jul. 28, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
Bradley Cooper's DNC appearance irks conservatives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bradley Cooper's appearance at the Democratic National Convention has irked some conservative fans of the actor's portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014's "American Sniper.

Jul. 28, 2016 9:17 AM EDT
Takeaways: Obama vouches for Clinton, Kaine steps up

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama used what is likely his last high-profile speech as president to make a powerful case for Hillary Clinton's election, saying it wasn't even a close choice between her and Donald Trump, whom he described as a homegrown demagogue.

Jul. 28, 2016 3:42 AM 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. 28, 2016 3:37 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show.

Jul. 28, 2016 3:29 AM EDT
Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump.

Jul. 28, 2016 2:12 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Warped claims in political hothouse

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show.

Jul. 28, 2016 12:22 AM EDT

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