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  • Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager says he expects more damaging DNC revelations
    Hunter Walker

    Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager says he expects more damaging DNC revelations

    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 Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) during the bitterly contested Democratic primary.

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  • Susan Sarandon at the DNC: ‘Bernie has ignited this spark and we’re not letting go’
    Dylan Stableford

    Susan Sarandon at the DNC: ‘Bernie has ignited this spark and we’re not letting go’

    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 Philadelphia. 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. “Bernie has ignited this spark and we’re not letting go,” Sarandon said in an interview with “The Young Turks,” a progressive online television show.

  • Trump promises to do more for veterans than anyone else (especially Clinton)
    Holly Bailey

    Trump promises to do more for veterans than anyone else (especially Clinton)

    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.

  • 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.

  • How newspaper’s covered the DNC’s first big day
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    How newspaper’s covered the DNC’s first big day

    The Democratic National Convention kicked off with a stormy — literally and figuratively — Monday in Philadelphia, with supporters of Bernie Sanders booing their own party’s chair and even Sanders himself early in the day. The New York Post reacted to the turmoil with the cover: “BERN IT DOWN.” But as the lineup of primetime speakers forged ahead, a little more unity seemed to be in the air. First Lady Michelle Obama in particular delivered a rousing speech on behalf of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, leading the Daily News to declare on its front page: “The Lady Is Her Champ.”

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  • Cory Booker to Trump: ‘I love you, Donald. I pray for you.’
    Dylan Stableford

    Cory Booker to Trump: ‘I love you, Donald. I pray for you.’

    Donald Trump was not impressed by Cory Booker’s speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention. “I love Donald Trump,” Booker said on CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday. Booker joked that he had been “feeling left out” after Trump’s attacks on his Senate colleagues John McCain and Elizabeth Warren.

  • On the ground at the DNC  — a photo report
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    On the ground at the DNC  — a photo report

    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

  • 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.

  • 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 Sanders 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.

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  • Unconventional #44: DNC Day 2 — The 'You're Being Ridiculous' Edition
    Andrew Romano

    Unconventional #44: DNC Day 2 — The 'You're Being Ridiculous' Edition

    Coming to you live every morning from Philadelphia, Unconventional is the one thing you need to read to understand what’s really happening at the Democratic National Convention. PHILADELPHIA — 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 he 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.

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  • Michelle Obama: ‘Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great’
    Lisa Belkin

    Michelle Obama: ‘Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great’

    In an emotional, soaring and pointedly political speech on the first night of the Democratic National Convention tonight, first lady Michelle Obama braided together her case for her husband’s legacy, her support for the woman who is trying to succeed him and her repudiation of the man who is trying to defeat her. The role of a president, she said, is to create the future for the next generation, and it was that goal that guided Barack Obama’s presidency. Michelle Obama has not always felt this warmly about Hillary Clinton, who ran hard against Barack Obama in 2008.

  • Elizabeth Warren: The system is rigged, and Donald Trump would make it worse
    Liz Goodwin

    Elizabeth Warren: The system is rigged, and Donald Trump would make it worse

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Democratic delegates Monday night that the system is “rigged” against people who aren’t wealthy and that Donald Trump would make that worse if he is elected president. “People get it: The system is rigged,” Warren said at the Democratic National Convention. Warren, who frequently battles with Trump on the airwaves and on Twitter, accused the Manhattan developer of dividing up Americans in order to win votes.

  • 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

    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. Rep. Keith Ellison’s remarks came as he introduced Sen. Bernie Sanders here at the Democratic National Convention, a gathering marred by intra-party divisions between the unconventional Vermonter’s supporters and backers of the presumptive nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ellison’s message may have been aimed at hardcore Sanders supporters, like some delegates to the convention who have booed almost every mention of Clinton’s name.

  • Donald Trump tweaks Dems as convention starts: ‘Crazy Bernie has gone crazy’
    Holly Bailey

    Donald Trump tweaks Dems as convention starts: ‘Crazy Bernie has gone crazy’

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Donald Trump gleefully seized on party turmoil at the Democratic National Convention Monday, accusing Bernie Sanders of “folding” against rival Hillary Clinton, whom he attacked for using a “rigged” system to win the nomination. In his second campaign rally since becoming officially becoming the Republican presidential nominee, Trump recapped the drama that has overtaken Democrats in recent days, including leaked emails that suggested officials at the Democratic National Committee tried to undermine Sanders during the Democratic primary.

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  • 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 also at a divided party. The New Jersey senator’s remarks, in a marquee slot just before a speech by first lady Michelle Obama, were a critique of the Republican claim to ownership over patriotic sentiment. “You can’t love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen,” Booker said.

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

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

    In a rare instance of a politician reverse-résumé-polishing, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken in jest claimed a degree from Trump University — which never did grant degrees — at the Democratic National Convention Monday on night. Speaking on the first night of the convention, shortly before helping comedian Sarah Silverman introduce singer Paul Simon, Franken said he had a doctorate in “megalomania studies” from the Republican nominee’s namesake unaccredited business school. Trump University seems likely to play the same role at the DNC as “Benghazi” did last week for the Republicans: as shorthand for the lack of trustworthiness each party is trying to pin on the opposing candidate.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.