Hillary Clinton on Thursday received the strong endorsement of retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, who commanded the war in Afghanistan and more recently was President Obama’s special envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. Flanked by a wall of retired flag officers from all of the military’s services and younger veterans of the wars of 9/11, the martial display served as a kind of protective armor for a presidential candidate whom Republican nominee Donald Trump has savaged as weak and feckless on national security. “We stand before you tonight to endorse Hillary Clinton for president of the United States of America,” Allen said of Clinton, who will claim the Democratic nomination later Thursday night.
Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen U.S. soldier who earned a Purple Heart, criticized Donald Trump on Thursday night for his plan to temporarily bar immigrants from Muslim countries. “Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution?” Khan asked, speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Khan’s son, Capt. Humayun Khan, died more than a decade ago in Iraq protecting his fellow soldiers from an approaching vehicle loaded with explosives.
The presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made an appeal to its supporters on Thursday, urging them not to disrupt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech. Sanders’ campaign sent a pair of text messages to its delegates at 8:40 p.m. asking them to “respect” Clinton’s speech, which is set to take place within the next few hours. “On Monday, when Bernie gave his speech to the Democratic convention, Secretary Clinton’s campaign asked her supporters to be respectful, and they were,” the messages said.
Hillary Clinton has overcome many obstacles on her ground-breaking path to becoming the first woman presidential nominee for a major party, and sexism was certainly one of them, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said Thursday night in an interview with Yahoo News. Chatting with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric at the Democratic National Convention, Booker cited descriptions of Clinton’s hard-charging personality as “shrill” among the subtle ways gender bias has been woven into the critiques against her over the years. “There’s a different standard applied to women than is applied to men,” Booker said in a live interview with Couric and Yahoo News National Political columnist Matt Bai.
The FBI warned the Clinton campaign that it was a target of a cyberattack last March, just weeks before the Democratic National Committee discovered it had been penetrated by hackers it now believes were working for Russian intelligence, two sources who have been briefed on the matter told Yahoo News. In a meeting with senior officials at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters, FBI agents laid out concerns that cyberhackers had used so-called spear-phishing emails as part of an attempt to penetrate the campaign’s computers, the sources said. One of the sources said agents conducting a national security investigation asked the Clinton campaign to turn over internal computer logs as well as the personal email addresses of senior campaign officials.
On the night that Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president, her party featured two Republican speakers who talked about their intent to vote for Clinton this fall against Republican nominee Donald Trump. A former White House aide to Ronald Reagan, Doug Elmets, and a health policy worker at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer Pierotti Lim, both told the convention hall of Democrats and a primetime national TV audience why they’re voting for Clinton. Elmets said it was “a shock” to be speaking at the Democratic convention, but argued that Trump falls so far short of what’s required to be president that he felt duty bound to oppose him and support Clinton.
John Podesta, the chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, says he is not concerned about lingering divisions from the Democratic primary damaging her chances in the general election.
Women’s “potty parity,” menstrual product availability, and bathroom-of-choice access for trans individuals have emerged as topics of legislative concern within the Democratic Party in recent years. None of the giant bathrooms in the sports arena that I checked — neither female nor all gender — stocked feminine hygiene products. As for the external porta potties and mobile bathroom trailers, some don’t even having working lights or water to flush with, let alone necessities for women with “blood coming out of [their] wherever,” as Donald Trump so memorably put it.
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who lost her legs as an Army helicopter pilot in Iraq, delivered a pointed critique of Donald Trump on Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic Senate candidate began her address by recounting the 2004 attack that wounded her. “Twelve years ago, I was co-piloting a Black Hawk helicopter over Iraq,” she recalled.
Retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen, who has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, told Yahoo News in a Thursday interview that there is “no question” that American troops will take orders from a woman commander in chief.
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
Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen discusses how he believes troops will react if Hillary Clinton becomes the first female commander in chief.
President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton acknowledge the crowd at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton is the first woman major-party presidential nominee. On Friday, women will still constitute less than 20 percent of all members of Congress, and Hillary Clinton’s historic achievement doesn’t change the persistence of gender inequality in 21st century American politics.
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A senior U.S. intelligence official said the briefings would not occur until Democrats wrap up the business of nominating Hillary Clinton, but would not set a precise date. When they happen, they’ll take place at a secure facility, likely with a team of senior intelligence community analysts, on one day or over a few days if a candidate wants to delve deeply into one topic. It’ll be a one-off review of major national security concerns — unlike the president, they won’t get daily briefings through the election.
Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky arrive at a Met Gala in New York City in 2013. When Chelsea Clinton takes the stage to introduce her mother as the Democratic nominee for president at the convention in Philadelphia tonight, many in the hall and in the TV audience will be remembering other moments in the life of this woman whom they have been watching since she was a little girl. There is the image of the awkward preteen with an unruly cascade of curls and a mouth full of braces, who favored tie-dyed T-shirts and held White House sleepovers, back when her parents fiercely protected her privacy.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The two discuss Hilary Clinton’s preparedness and ability to hit the ground running from day one, if elected.
Afterward, lookups for the old-fashioned, somewhat corny word “malarkey” spiked more than 17,400 percent on Merriam-Webster.com. Peter Sokolowski, editor at large of Merriam-Webster, pointed out that there are many reasons to look up a word in the dictionary other than learning its meaning, whether it’s double-checking the spelling, reading about its etymology or something else. Biden has said “malarkey” many times throughout his political career dating back to at least 1983.
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On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The two discuss the historic nature of Hillary Clinton’s nomination and her potential for success as a president.
After days of endorsements from celebrities, elected leaders and passionate supporters, Hillary Clinton will be introduced Thursday night by the woman who knows her simply as mom. Chelsea Clinton will open for her mother at the Democratic National Convention as Clinton accepts a place in history as the first female presidential nominee for a major party. Chelsea Clinton’s appearance comes after her father, ex-President Bill Clinton, gave a deeply personal address about his wife Tuesday night. (AP) Here’s a look at Chelsea Clinton through the years.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with retired Marine General John Allen on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The two discuss the national security and foreign policy credentials of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down the Acting Democratic National Convention Chairwoman Donna Brazile on the final night of the convention. The two discuss Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination and her path to the presidency.
Sen. Tim Kaine speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 27, 2016. During his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to accept the vice presidential nomination on Wednesday night, Tim Kaine was wearing a lapel pin honoring Blue Star Families — like his — which have members serving in the military. The North Carolina GOP, though, mistakenly thought it was the flag of Honduras, where the Virginia senator volunteered as a Jesuit missionary before entering law school.
One word has been repeated again and again from the stage of the Democratic National Convention this week: trust. Dozens of speakers have vouched for the trustworthiness and honesty of Hillary Clinton — from a man with a rare form of dwarfism who said Clinton has corresponded with him for years, to a 9/11 survivor who spoke of the former New York senator’s devotion to her recovery, to Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, who said Wednesday that he trusted her with his U.S. Marine son’s life. This focus on trust is aimed squarely at a worrisome statistic for the Clinton campaign.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani derided the Democratic National Convention for allegedly fanning the flames of resentment and hatred for law enforcement in the United States. In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Thursday, Giuliani called the gathering “the most anti-police” and “the most anti-law-enforcement” convention that he has ever seen. “There was not a uniformed police officer allowed on the convention floor.
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