Flint Mayor Karen Weaver took the Democratic National Convention stage Wednesday night to praise Hillary Clinton, who helped draw national attention to the city’s contaminated water crisis early in her presidential campaign. As part of a state-led effort to save money, the water supply in Flint, Mich., was switched from Lake Huron to the polluted Flint River in April 2014. It wasn’t long before Flint residents began complaining about the color, taste,and stench of their tap water.
“I was told what he said and, frankly, I didn’t believe it,” Holder said in an interview with Yahoo News. Holder’s comments came after Trump made the comments at a Florida press conference. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” the Republican nominee said, staring directly into the cameras.
Christine Leinonen, the mother of Christopher “Drew” Leinonen, who was killed in the nightclub attack in Orlando, is joined on stage by Brandon Wolf, survivor of the nightclub attack in Orlando., and Jose Arraigada, survivor of the nightclub attack in Orlando., as she speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention. PHILADELPHIA – Democrats made guns one of the biggest focuses of their weeklong convention on Wednesday night, devoting nearly an hour to the topic. On a night otherwise devoted to President Obama’s prime time speech boosting nominee Hillary Clinton and to introducing her running mate — Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia — to the nation, Democrats set a somber tone for much of the night.
Capping a session that saw seven of his state’s top elected officials addressing the Democratic National Convention, California Gov. Jerry Brown completed a decades-long transformation from one of the Clintons’ bitterest Democratic foes to one of Hillary’s most prominent, if not particularly passionate, supporters. “While [Donald] Trump talks, and talks, and talks, Hillary does stuff,” Brown said. Brown dutifully made the case for why “President Hillary Clinton will do what’s needed to combat climate change and lead the clean-energy revolution.” But he sounded far more convincing when he was trashing Trump, whom he described as “dead wrong — dangerously wrong” — on the issue.
The former Democratic chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that the United States should withdraw its ambassador from Moscow if it is determined that the Russian government hacked Democratic National Committee computers. “I think the possibility that [the Russians] are going to try to influence the outcome of American presidential election is totally outrageous and unacceptable,” former Sen. Bob Graham of Florida said in an interview with Yahoo News at the Democratic National Convention. If the FBI conclusively determines that the Russian government was behind the cyberattack on the DNC, there should be severe consequences, Graham said.
The Democratic National Committee will be in need of new leadership after the November election, and one possible replacement took the stage at the convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening: Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List.
Her remarks came in the 5 p.m. hour, not in primetime, but when NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue spoke from the Democratic National Convention stage here on Wednesday, she made convention history. On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards was the first speaker to utter the word abortion from the convention stage this year. The next day, Hogue broke new ground and spoke about having had one.
LGBT rights advocate Sarah McBride will make history when she speaks in support of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention Thursday. On the eve of her speech, McBride, 25, joined Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to discuss her experience as a transgender person in the United States and why there’s so much prejudice against her community.
Award-winning photographer Khue Bui is on the ground for Yahoo capturing scenes from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. From protests outside to the convention floor and the quirky stuff in between — we will presenting his exclusive photographic report throughout the week. See our complete convention coverage here. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with former senator Bob Graham as well as Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff. The three discuss the path ahead for the Democratic party and the challenges this particular election poses.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook at the Democratic National Convention.
Wednesday evening, when President Obama takes the stage at the Democratic convention, he will have less than six months remaining in his second term. With so little time left in the White House, his legacy partly rests, of course, on whether Hillary Clinton succeeds him and preserves his policies. Thus, Obama’s speech will focus on Clinton’s record, resolve and ideas.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Jane O’Meara Sanders at the Democratic National Convention to talk about Bernie Sanders’ impact on the Democratic Party, this election, and where they go from here.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Sarah McBride at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. McBride, who is speaking at the DNC on Thursday, will be the first openly transgender speaker at a national political convention in U.S. history.
A protester climbs over the fence near the AT&T Station in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)
Donald Trump told a reporter to “be quiet” on Wednesday after she pressed the Republican nominee over his assertion that he hopes the Russians have Hillary Clinton’s emails. At a press conference in Doral, Fla., NBC News correspondent Katy Tur asked Trump whether this week’s leak of Democratic National Committee emails, which cybersecurity experts believe were obtained by Russian hackers, gave him pause. “It gives me no pause,” Trump said.
In a freewheeling and unusual news conference, even for him, Donald Trump directly called on Russia to find the estimated 30,000 emails that Hillary Clinton deleted from a controversial private email server she used as secretary of state. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” the Republican presidential nominee said, staring directly into the bank of television cameras set up at a golf course he owns outside Miami. It came after Trump faced intense questioning from reporters over his relationship to Russia amid allegations that the country might be trying to influence the outcome of the presidential election on his behalf.
Republican nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday impersonated “Saturday Night Live” actor Jon Lovitz’s famous character “Tommy Flanagan, the Pathological Liar” to take a jab at the Hillary Clinton campaign. Speaking at a press conference in Doral, Fla., Trump criticized a top staffer of Clinton’s for blaming the Russian government for last weekend’s leak of Democratic National Committee emails. “And then he said, ‘Uh, could be Trump.
During Michelle Obama’s speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, the first lady offered a powerful, personal reminder of America’s dark racial history — and just how far the country has come. Fox News host and resident historian Bill O’Reilly decided to fact-check that line for viewers of his primetime show on Tuesday night. “Michelle Obama referenced slaves building the White House in referring to the evolution of America in a positive way.
Former President Bill Clinton said Hillary Clinton never quits, and he recalled some of his primary campaigning this spring as proof. The former president offered a spirited defense of his wife’s tenure as secretary of state. He told Democratic convention delegates in Philadelphia that his wife was instrumental in protecting American interests, combating terrorism and advancing human rights. USA Today proclaimed Hillary Clinton the “FIRST WOMAN,” and the headline of the New York Times read, ”DEMOCRATS MAKE CLINTON HISTORIC NOMINEE.”
President Obama sits down with Savannah Guthrie at the White House. Following Donald Trump’s victory in the New Hampshire primary, President Obama said he had faith that the American people would not vote for the brash real estate mogul come November. “Anything is possible,” Obama said in an interview that aired on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday.
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.
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. They stood pressed against the black metal barricades that encircle the convention and shouted inside at everyone they saw passing by.
Former President Bill Clinton listens as first lady Michelle Obama speaks on Monday at the Democratic National Convention. If you tuned in only for the opening of this Democratic convention in Philadelphia Monday, you might have been asking yourself who really emerged from the primary season in control of the party.