Democratic Party

Takeaways: Sanders, Michelle Obama dominate convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders gave a strong endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president and Michelle Obama went on the attack against Donald Trump as Democrats struggled to appear unified at their national convention in the face of a storm over hacked emails.

Jul. 26, 2016 12:43 AM EDT
After turmoil, Sanders, Mrs. Obama, Warren thrill convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signaling it was time for them, too, to rally behind her in the campaign against Republican Donald Trump.

Jul. 26, 2016 12:31 AM EDT
Michelle Obama wears American designer Christian Siriano

Michelle Obama, who ditched the boxy jackets and dowdy style of so many first ladies before her, addressed the Democratic National Convention in a custom, royal blue dress by designer Christian Siriano.

Jul. 25, 2016 11:47 PM EDT
Die-hard Sanders' backers divided on backing Clinton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure.

Jul. 25, 2016 11:46 PM EDT
More than 50 pro-Sanders demonstrators cited by police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police briefly detained more than 50 people after they tried to storm the barricades outside the Democratic National Convention on Monday in a show of anger over Bernie Sanders' treatment by party leaders, even as he urged his supporters to fall in line behind Hillary Clinton.

Jul. 25, 2016 11:24 PM EDT
Heckled offstage, Wasserman Schultz now seeks re-election

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The furor over leaked emails not only got U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled out of her speaking role Monday at the Democratic National Convention; it's also providing fodder for her congressional primary opponent.

Jul. 25, 2016 5:25 PM EDT
FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump.

Jul. 25, 2016 3:10 PM EDT
Clinton's turn: Guide to the Democratic National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Hillary Clinton's turn.The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton's chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind the Vermont senator.

Jul. 25, 2016 4:30 AM EDT
Hollywood stars hold climate rally ahead of DNC

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 1,000 people joined Hollywood stars including Shailene Woodley, Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover in Philadelphia last night on the eve of the Democratic National Convention and vowed to keep fighting for climate and environmental justice issues, even though their preferred presidential candidate would not be driving the party's agenda.

Jul. 24, 2016 10:56 PM EDT
Thousands of pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit streets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.

Jul. 24, 2016 9:53 PM EDT
Clinton's turn: Guide to the Democratic National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Hillary Clinton's turn.The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton's chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind the Vermont senator.

Jul. 24, 2016 4:50 PM EDT
DNC rules meeting agrees to a compromise on superdelegates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The role of superdelegates could be significantly reduced in future Democratic presidential primaries under a compromise deal struck at the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday.

Jul. 24, 2016 12:48 AM EDT
As Democratic convention nears, excessive heat settles in

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As thousands of delegates arrive in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, it's not just politics they have to contend with — it's also the hot and sticky weather.

Jul. 24, 2016 12:46 AM EDT
Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't

MIAMI (AP) — Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Jul. 23, 2016 11:47 PM EDT
Excessive heat warning issued as Democratic convention nears

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's extra sunny in Philadelphia this weekend and hot and humid weather is settling over the City of Brotherly Love as tens of thousands of delegates are about to converge on the city for the Democratic National Convention.

Jul. 23, 2016 6:17 PM EDT
10 things you may not know about Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 50,000 people are making their ways into Philadelphia this weekend for the 2016 Democratic National Convention that begins Monday.

Jul. 23, 2016 3:20 PM EDT
Delegates: Clinton VP pick solid, may not help Dem unity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delegates to the Democratic National Convention gave mostly positive reviews to Hillary Clinton's choice for vice president Friday, saying he will appeal to moderates but also do little to soothe disenchanted Bernie Sanders supporters.

Jul. 23, 2016 12:40 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket.

Jul. 22, 2016 10:06 PM EDT
Diverse issues spur protesters at Democratic convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Hillary Clinton seeks to show delegates and voters she's prepared to lead the country during turbulent times, protesters plan to use the Democratic National Convention to raise awareness of their issues, including gun violence, poverty, health care and the environment.

Jul. 22, 2016 1:50 PM EDT
Philadelphia readies for DNC after quiet Cleveland protests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without mass disruptions and violence, eyes now turn to Philadelphia, the nation's fifth largest city that offers a bigger stage for bigger protests over a much larger area.

Jul. 22, 2016 1:30 PM EDT
Democratic delegates cram into hotel rooms to cut high costs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Facing hotel bills running into the thousands of dollars, some delegates to the Democratic National Convention are planning to do like college students on spring break and squeeze as many people into a room as they can.

Jul. 22, 2016 9:19 AM EDT
Trump says America in crisis _ and he'll fix it 'fast'

CLEVELAND (AP) — Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they're losing, strictly curb immigration and save the nation from Hillary Clinton's record of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness.

Jul. 21, 2016 11:58 PM EDT
AP Sources: Kaine emerges as favorite in Clinton's VP search

STERLING, Virginia (AP) — Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has emerged as the leading contender to join the Democratic ticket as Hillary Clinton's running mate, according to two Democrats, who both cautioned that Clinton has not made a final decision and could yet change directions.

Jul. 21, 2016 10:25 PM EDT