President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton acknowledge the crowd on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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 arrives with husband Marc Mezvinsky arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” in New York, New York, U.S. on May 6, 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 who they have been watching since she was a little girl. There is the image of the awkward pre-teen 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.
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.
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.
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 — with 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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Tim Kaine kicked off his Wednesday night Democratic National Convention speech as any well-meaning family man might — by thanking his wife and children. According to Twitter, at least, Kaine’s father-figure brand stuck around throughout his speech — and long after it finished — as viewers at home flooded social media with suburban dad jokes about Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick. Before Clinton tapped the Virginia senator and former governor to be her running mate, he was not particularly well-known to the general public.
Donald Trump says he was kidding when he directly called on Russia to find the estimated 30,000 emails that Hillary Clinton deleted from a private email server she used as secretary of state. The committee’s emails, which were leaked on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, suggested the Democratic Party favored Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primaries. Administration officials and cybersecurity experts believe those emails, which were obtained and published by WikiLeaks, were the result of a breach of the DNC’s servers carried out by Russian hackers in an apparent attempt to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.
In his speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama made the case for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s election as his successor. Obama said there’s never been a man or a woman — “not me, not Bill” — who’s more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president. The president told Democrats he’s “ready to pass the baton” to Clinton in her campaign against Republican Donald Trump.
Clinton often grabs voters’ phones and clicks the shutter button herself, sometimes even making sure the photo turns out OK before handing the device back.
The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingered in pockets of Philadelphia as the final day of the convention dawned.
A few years back, during a visit to the Kennedy Library in Boston, I bought a terrific children’s book called “So You Want to Be President?,” which contains all kinds of fun historical facts. My daughter is 8 now, and she is obsessed with Hillary Clinton.
Tim Kaine accepts the VP nomination, Obama and Biden wow the crowd, and emotions run high 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. Day 3 of the convention started off with the easy acclamation of Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee.
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 — How do you solve a problem like Hillary? With Bernie Sanders packing his bags for Burlington, and the party’s presidential nomination finally, firmly settled (even if the last few Sanders stragglers protesting in the press tent might disagree), the attention of the Democratic National Convention turned Wednesday to the unenviable task of trying to persuade the American people to vote for a nominee whom 55 percent of them don’t like and 68 percent of them don’t trust — and who is actually trailing Donald Trump in the polls right now.
President Obama formally passed the torch to Hillary Clinton on Wednesday — but not before using it to try to burn down Donald Trump’s hopes of the White House and to light a fire under any Democratic voters inclined to stay home in November. “America is already great, America is already strong,” Obama told rowdy, sign-waving party activists packed into the Wells Fargo Center here, cheering his direct assault on the Republican nominee’s signature slogan. “And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump,” he said, to commingled hurrahs and laughter.
Sen. Tim Kaine defended Hillary Clinton against Republican attacks Wednesday night in his first speech since officially becoming the Democratic nominee for vice president. Kaine also debuted an impression of Donald Trump, mocking the Republican nominee for making promises he doesn’t keep. “Now, last week in Cleveland, we heard a lot about trust,” Kaine said of the Republican National Convention.
A billionaire who has his name on office buildings around the world spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg used his own business success to undermine the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, who has largely based his campaign on his brand as a real estate developer and dealmaker. At one point, Bloomberg even called into question Trump’s sanity.
It seemed like the speech Joe Biden would have given if he were the Democratic nominee for president. After an emotional tribute to his eldest son, Beau, who died a year ago of brain cancer at age 46, and some words of support for the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, Biden saved his most passionate oratory for a rousing takedown of Trump. Biden used the heart of his speech to take Trump’s message of doom and gloom and use it against him, arguing that Trump is betting against Americans and doubting their strength and resolve.
Donald Trump kicked off his Wednesday with a long and controversial morning press conference, and he ended it this evening with an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit that served as an opportunity for his biggest fans to interact with the Republican nominee. It was also an attempt to appeal to frustrated Bernie Sanders supporters who might be interested in joining his cause. Over the course of 90 minutes, Trump answered 13 questions — most of them in brief replies, mainly working through his greatest hits.
In a blistering, mocking speech Wednesday, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared Donald Trump dangerously unfit to be commander in chief, accusing the brash entrepreneur of inviting Russian spies to help him defeat Hillary Clinton. “We cannot afford an erratic finger on our nuclear weapons,” Panetta, who also served President Obama as CIA director, told party faithful at the Democratic nominating convention here. Panetta blasted the former reality-show star for calling on Russia earlier in the day to track down an estimated 30,000 emails Clinton deleted from a controversial private server she used as secretary of state.