A ragtag group of protesters made a last-ditch, quixotic and extremely unofficial effort to secure the Democratic nomination for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday. Minutes before Hillary Clinton was officially nominated on the floor at the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, a group of pro-Sanders protesters stood outside the security perimeter attempting to persuade delegates to change their mind. Some of the protesters attempted to guilt-trip the delegates.
The theme of the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was “United Together,” underscoring how desperate the Democratic establishment was to set aside the divisions of this year’s long, hard, primary battle. And after Bernie Sanders took the podium for the roll call vote to move "that Hillary Clinton be selected," he faded from the screen, unlikely to return.
Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention late Tuesday was part grandfatherly musings, part nostalgic love story, part family history, part political memoir and entirely about portraying his wife as trustworthy, authentic and an agent of change for voters sick of the status quo. Republicans fearful of Hillary Clinton’s appeal used their convention to draw a “cartoon alternative” of her, he charged. “Cartoons are two-dimensional, they’re easy to absorb,” said Clinton.
At the end of a dizzying array of appearances on the second night of the Democratic National Convention here, Hillary Clinton addressed the crowd that officially nominated her earlier in the day, emerging through an image of shattered glass at the end of a slideshow of portraits of the 43 men the United States has elected president. “Hello, Philadelphia, I am so happy!” Clinton said, appearing live from New York not long after her husband delivered a substantial address touting her commitment. Clinton, who will appear at the convention in person on its final night, thanked her supporters, saying, “This is really your victory, this is really your night” and echoed a major theme of the evening, in reaching out to the next generation.
The creator of “Girls,” Lena Dunham, and actress America Ferrera took to the stage here Tuesday night to tweak Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump about his views on women, a topic Democrats have been driving home for months in web and TV ads in an effort to increase Trump’s already high negative ratings with women voters heading into the general election.
The roll calls at nominating conventions are a quadrennial joy, a chance for every state in the nation to brag about former and potential future presidents and products, from Pez to Gore-Tex. After a Republican convention whose highlights included the candidate’s children announcing the votes that put their father over the delegate threshold, it seemed the Democratic roll call might be overshadowed. In what was probably the most emotional moment of the roll call vote, Bernie Sanders’ brother Larry acknowledged their parents, ”who would be immensely proud of their son and his accomplishments.” Sanders, who lives in the United Kingdom, was speaking for the delegation of Democrats Abroad. Both Sanders brothers were failing in their attempts to hold back tears as Larry continued.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said she was thrilled to see Hillary Clinton make history as the first woman presidential candidate for a major party, but noted that she supports Clinton because she believes she’s best for the job, not because she’s a woman. There are plenty of women she wouldn’t have supported — Sarah Palin, for instance. “What we need to do is vote for the person who is best for the job, and I think Hillary is.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with actor and political activist Tony Goldwyn at the Democratic National Convention. Goldwyn plays the President on “Scandal” but he’s stumping for Hillary Clinton in real life.
PHILADELPHIA — “Governor Brown! We challenge the votes!” a young Bernie Sanders superfan in a black T-shirt and dark glasses shouted at California Gov. Jerry Brown as he tried to announce the results of the June 7 California primary during Tuesday’s roll call here at the Democratic National Convention.
Hillary Clinton officially received the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency Tuesday evening. Clinton is now the first woman to become the presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party. Vermont’s delegation voted last, joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai were joined by former Maryland governor and former Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The three discussed the candidacy of Hillary Clinton and the future of the party.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai are joined by Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This will be Rangel’s final DNC as a sitting member of Congress.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Clinton campaign senior strategist Joel Benenson at the Democratic National Convention to discuss the candidacy of Hillary Clinton an what a Clinton presidency would mean for the country.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., on Tuesday raised the prospect of sanctions against Russia if it is confirmed that the Kremlin was involved in the leak of Democratic Party emails released last weekend. The emails showed DNC staffers working to help Clinton’s campaign during her primary fight against Bernie Sanders, despite the DNC’s publicly neutral stance.
A person holds up an American flag during a rally near City Hall in Philadelphia during the second day of the Democratic National Convention, wild buffalos swim in flood waters in search of high land in Kaziranga national park in India and a Bangladeshi girl watches from a nearby building being raided by police in Dhaka are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
When Bill Clinton steps onstage at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia Tuesday, it will be an extraordinary moment. The former Arkansas governor and two-term president, who entered the White House by revitalizing the Democratic Party and offering voters a “third way” for liberalism, will have a chance to assert himself in a campaign he has spent largely on the sidelines.
Some of the 1,900 delegates who back Sen. Bernie Sanders had emotional responses to his speech Monday night encouraging them to support Hillary Clinton. (Liz Goodwin/Yahoo News) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr .
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. EMILY’s list is an organization with the mission to “elect pro-choice Democratic women to office.” Schriock talks with Katie about why they’ve thrown support behind Hillary Clinton.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz may have been all but erased from the Democratic National Convention — but she’s still in the city. The former chair of the DNC gave a brief speech on “the politics of ending extreme poverty” at a Better World campaign event in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon. When asked before her appearance by this reporter to comment on her resignation, Wasserman Schultz declined.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with United States Secretary of Labor Tom Perez at the Democratic National Convention. Perez weighs in on the state of the American workforce, the economy and the potential impact of this next election.
Without once mentioning him by name, Obama made several pointed attacks against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Over the years, Trump has also been openly skeptical about Obama’s faith, insinuating on several occasions that the president is overly sympathetic to Islam. More recently, Trump has taken his conspiracy theory a bit further, seeming to suggest that Obama’s loyalties might not be with the U.S. in the fight against the Islamic State.
Jeff Weaver, presidential campaign manager for Bernie Sanders, speaks to the media at the Democratic National Convention. PHILADELPHIA — Hacked internal Democratic National Committee emails published by WikiLeaks on Saturday showed that some staffers at the party hoped to undermine the presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the bitterly contested Democratic primary. The scandal that followed led to the resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., last Sunday, the eve of the party’s nominating convention.
Comedian Sarah Silverman, who endorsed Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary, lashed out Monday night at pro-Sanders hecklers at the Democratic National Convention. In an interview with the Young Turks on the eve of the convention, the actress and prominent Sanders surrogate vowed to keep up the fight for his political revolution.
Donald Trump speaks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars conference at a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C., on July 26, 2016. CHARLOTTE — Addressing one of the nation’s largest veterans groups, Donald Trump sharply criticized rival Hillary Clinton as a politician who doesn’t care about the safety of American troops and would do no better as president. Speaking to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention here, Trump accused Clinton and other Washington politicians of betraying a “sacred commitment” to care for the men and women who have put their lives on the line protecting the U.S.
Follow along with the Yahoo Politics team as we provide updates from the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. From the speeches to the protests and everything in between, this will be the go-to place for the latest news all week long.