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  • The truth is Debbie delivered. Reince didn’t.
    Matt Bai

    The truth is Debbie delivered. Reince didn’t.

    The news here, of course, is that the Democratic Party chairwoman, the much vilified Debbie Wasserman Schultz, stepped down after hacked emails revealed that she and her senior aides had been secretly entertaining ways to squelch Bernie Sanders’ primary rebellion. To me, what was shocking about those emails wasn’t that the party was in cahoots against Bernie (this seemed clear enough after he was forced to sue the Democratic National Committee for access to its voter files), but rather how much time the chairwoman and her senior aides seemed to have for reading stories and coming up with pointless schemes. For instance, during the primaries in West Virginia and Kentucky, DNC officials hatched a plan to expose Sanders as a closet atheist.

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  • The Unconventional Diaries: Bernie gets booed, but the band marches on
    Andrew Bahl, Susanna Heller and Hunter Walker

    The Unconventional Diaries: Bernie gets booed, but the band marches on

    The First Lady and Bernie give heartfelt speeches and protests resume in Philadelphia. Yahoo News has enlisted participants at the Democratic National Convention representing different viewpoints and roles to file daily diary entries on their experiences in Philadelphia. Bernie supporters were chanting pro-Bernie, anti-Hillary sentiments on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

  • An uneasy détente after drama on DNC's opening day. Will it hold?
    Andrew Romano

    An uneasy détente after drama on DNC's opening day. Will it hold?

    In back-to-back speeches Monday, America’s two most popular progressives — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — tried to unite the Democratic Party around the presumptive nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, after a rancorous, decorum-shattering session that saw delegates loyal to Sanders booing or chanting “Bernie! Bernie!” nearly every time Clinton’s name was mentioned. By evening’s end, Warren and Sanders seemed to have succeeded, at least for the moment, in their mission. “Hillary Clinton” was now an applause line.

  • Bernie Sanders: ‘Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president’
    Hunter Walker

    Bernie Sanders: ‘Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president’

    The man himself tried to soothe the “Bern” at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night. Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a rousing speech in which he implored the rebellious band of political revolutionaries who backed his presidential campaign to line up behind his former primary rival, Hillary Clinton. After several minutes of roaring applause, Sanders addressed the elephant in the room.

  • Top Sanders supporter Ben Jealous: ‘The Russians didn’t write the emails’ in DNC leak
    Susanna Heller

    Top Sanders supporter Ben Jealous: ‘The Russians didn’t write the emails’ in DNC leak

    Ben Jealous, the former CEO and president of the NAACP, said Monday that the Democratic National Committee’s email leaks showed why its chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, should resign. “We can never again be allowed to have a Democratic Party whose top officials do such damage to their base,” Jealous told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. Based on messages included in a massive leaked email trove that some have linked to the Russian government, DNC officials were revealed last weekend to have been privately undermining Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign while publicly maintaining their impartiality.

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  • It wouldn’t be a Democratic convention without a Kennedy
    Daniel Klaidman

    It wouldn’t be a Democratic convention without a Kennedy

    There’s nothing that quickens the pulses of the Democratic faithful like a convention address by a Kennedy. The lore goes back to John F. Kennedy’s presidential acceptance speech in Los Angeles in 1960. In a preview of the sacrifices Kennedy would ask of the American people in his first inaugural address, Kennedy said, “the New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises — it is a set of challenges.

  • Muslim lawmaker tells Democrats to vote against Trump’s ‘anti-Muslim’ message
    Olivier Knox

    Muslim lawmaker tells Democrats to vote against Trump’s ‘anti-Muslim’ message

    Rep. Keith Ellison, D.Minn., the first Muslim elected to Congress, warned Democrats on Monday that staying home in November would amount to a “surrender” to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his discriminatory agenda. His remarks came as he introduced Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

  • Sarah Silverman: ‘To the ‘Bernie or Bust’ people — you’re being ridiculous’
    Garance Franke Ruta

    Sarah Silverman: ‘To the ‘Bernie or Bust’ people — you’re being ridiculous’

    Standup comic Sarah Silverman, an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter during the Democratic primary campaign, told fractious Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention, “I am proud to be a part of Bernie’s movement, and a vital part of that moment is making sure Hillary Clinton is the next president of the United States.”

  • Cory Booker stresses love, unity and stopping ‘evil’
    Jon Ward

    Cory Booker stresses love, unity and stopping ‘evil’

    Cory Booker preached love and unity at the Democratic convention here Monday night, a message aimed not only at a divided country but a divided party. The New Jersey senator critiqued the Republican claim to ownership over patriotic sentiment.

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  • Al Franken touts his ‘Trump U’ degree in ‘megalomania studies’
    Jerry Adler

    Al Franken touts his ‘Trump U’ degree in ‘megalomania studies’

    Trump University may play the same role at the DNC as “Benghazi” did for the Republicans: evidence of each candidate's lack of trustworthiness.

  • 11-year-old on DNC stage: Hillary Clinton eased my deportation fears
    Liz Goodwin

    11-year-old on DNC stage: Hillary Clinton eased my deportation fears

    Karla Ortiz, an 11-year-old girl from Nevada, told the Democratic National Convention on Monday night that Hillary Clinton told her not to worry about her parents getting deported, because she would help. Ortiz, a U.S. citizen born in Las Vegas, was accompanied by her mother, Francisca Ortiz. Ortiz and Clinton met in February at a roundtable in Vegas, when the little girl told Clinton she was worried her parents would be deported.

  • Reporters told to evacuate DNC media center amid intense storm
    Hunter Walker

    Reporters told to evacuate DNC media center amid intense storm

    Reporters were told to evacuate the Democratic National Convention’s media space on Monday as a violent storm rocked the tent enclosing it.

  • Philadelphia teen Bobby Hill's awe-inspiring national anthem brings DNC crowd together
    Jason Sickles

    Philadelphia teen Bobby Hill's awe-inspiring national anthem brings DNC crowd together

    Boos and backlash over a new email scandal overshadowed the Democratic National Convention’s unity theme Monday, but once the event kicked off, delegates found a common cause to cheer: young singer Bobby Hill’s soaring rendition of the national anthem. “That was truly the voice of an angel,” actor Mark Wahlberg told Hill after hearing him perform an a cappella version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Pie Jesu” for the pope.

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  • Top Democratic fundraiser says DNC official should be fired after email leak
    Michael Isikoff

    Top Democratic fundraiser says DNC official should be fired after email leak

    One of the Democratic Party’s top fundraisers said Monday that the Democratic National Committee should fire its chief financial officer for suggesting in a leaked email that Bernie Sanders should be pressed on whether he is an atheist. “I think he should be fired,” Ben Barnes, a veteran Washington lobbyist and onetime protégé of President Lyndon Johnson, said in an interview with Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff about the controversial email sent by DNC chief financial officer Brad Marshall.

  • Donald Trump slams Democrats left and right in freewheeling Virginia speech
    Susanna Heller

    Donald Trump slams Democrats left and right in freewheeling Virginia speech

    Donald Trump used a Monday afternoon speech in Roanoke, Va., to torch a wide range of leading Democrats, including many who were getting ready for the first big day of the Democratic National Convention on Monday night. The Republican nominee started off this speech with an attack on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who announced on Sunday that she would resign her position as chair of the Democratic National Committee. Wasserman Schultz’s announcement came after a damaging email leak revealed her organization had worked against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign during the Democratic primary.

  • Unconventional live: Mike Allen on Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at day one of the DNC
    Katie Couric

    Unconventional live: Mike Allen on Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at day one of the DNC

    On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric is joined by Politico’s Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen to close out the first day’s coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

  • Photos of the day - July 25, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - July 25, 2016

    Law enforcement officers seen in a reflection gather in front of the Living Faith Christian Center before funeral services begin for Baton Rouge Police Department officer Montrell Jackson in Baton Rouge, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 117th National Convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Charlotte and people reflected on glass with a Turkish flag are seen at a bus station in Istanbul are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

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  • Unconventional live: Eva Longoria on the DNC and the Democratic Party
    Katie Couric

    Unconventional live: Eva Longoria on the DNC and the Democratic Party

    On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric is joined by actress Eva Longoria at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia where she’s delivering a speech to the Democratic National Convention.

  • Unconventional live: Nancy Pelosi on the Clintons and the future of the Democratic Party
    Katie Couric

    Unconventional live: Nancy Pelosi on the Clintons and the future of the Democratic Party

    On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric is joined by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The two discuss upheaval in the Democratic Party as well as the policy platforms of Hillary Clinton.

  • Unconventional live: Ben Jealous on the DNC, Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and more
    Katie Couric

    Unconventional live: Ben Jealous on the DNC, Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and more

    On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with civil rights leader and former CEO of the NAACP Ben Jealous at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Jealous addresses the unrest among the rank and file of the Democratic Party and more.

  • Unconventional live: Debbie Dingell on the DNC, Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and more
    Katie Couric

    Unconventional live: Debbie Dingell on the DNC, Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and more

    On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The two discuss party tensions, the Clinton campaign, and more.

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  • Bernie Sanders’ own fans boo him after he supports Hillary Clinton at DNC
    Hunter Walker

    Bernie Sanders’ own fans boo him after he supports Hillary Clinton at DNC

    Even Sen. Bernie Sanders felt the wrath of his own dissatisfied supporters at the Democratic National Convention on Monday. The quadrennial party confab kicked off amid tensions generated by an email leak that showed Democratic National Committee staffers had worked against Sanders’ presidential campaign during the primary. Sanders, who endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earlier this month, drew jeers when he made a speech to his delegates, urging them to line up behind Clinton to beat Republican nominee Donald Trump.

  • Unconventional live: Martin O'Malley on the DNC and the state of the Democratic Party
    Katie Couric

    Unconventional live: Martin O'Malley on the DNC and the state of the Democratic Party

    On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with former Maryland governor and former Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The two discuss the opening of the Democratic National Convention, the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, and the future of the party.

  • Live updates from the Democratic National Convention
    Yahoo Politics Staff

    Live updates from the Democratic National Convention

    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.

  • Clinton swipes at Trump in speech to U.S. veterans
    Holly Bailey

    Clinton swipes at Trump in speech to U.S. veterans

    Addressing a roomful of thousands of military veterans, Hillary Clinton on Monday offered a direct contrast to rival Donald Trump, presenting herself as a steady hand who as president would honor the nation’s commitment to veterans and to allies overseas.