When Bill Clinton steps onstage at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia Tuesday, it will be an extraordinary moment. The former Arkansas governor and two-term president, who entered the White House by revitalizing the Democratic Party and offering voters a “third way” for liberalism, will have a chance to assert himself in a campaign he has spent largely on the sidelines.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., on Tuesday raised the prospect of sanctions against Russia if it is confirmed that the Kremlin was involved in the leak of Democratic Party emails released last weekend. The emails showed DNC staffers working to help Clinton’s campaign during her primary fight against Bernie Sanders, despite the DNC’s publicly neutral stance.
Some of the 1,900 delegates who back Sen. Bernie Sanders had emotional responses to his speech Monday night encouraging them to support Hillary Clinton. (Liz Goodwin/Yahoo News) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr .
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. EMILY’s list is an organization with the mission to “elect pro-choice Democratic women to office.” Schriock talks with Katie about why they’ve thrown support behind Hillary Clinton.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz may have been all but erased from the Democratic National Convention — but she’s still in the city. The former chair of the DNC gave a brief speech on “the politics of ending extreme poverty” at a Better World campaign event in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon. When asked before her appearance by this reporter to comment on her resignation, Wasserman Schultz declined.
Sean Kehren reacts to Bernie Sanders’ speech. PHILADELPHIA — As Sen. Bernie Sanders urged his 1,900 Democratic delegates to back Hillary Clinton Monday night, the Internet quickly noticed — and poked fun at — some of his delegates’ emotional responses to the end of his insurgent campaign. For one, he was wearing a Peter Pan-style hat (which represents a “Robin Hood tax” on Wall Street).
Hoping to avoid another round of stories about Bernie Sanders backers booing speakers at the Democratic National Convention on a night whose program will be heavily focused on criminal justice reform issues, the Sanders delegates from New York made a pact among themselves on Tuesday morning: no booing tonight. “We’re not going to boo, that’s all … that we agreed on,” said Chuck Hess, 31, an IT specialist from Buffalo sporting a sky blue Bernie T-shirt. In addition to an address by former President Bill Clinton, the Mothers of the Movement — as the mothers of African-Americans killed during encounters with police are called — will speak from the podium in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with United States Secretary of Labor Tom Perez at the Democratic National Convention. Perez weighs in on the state of the American workforce, the economy and the potential impact of this next election.
Jeff Weaver, presidential campaign manager for Bernie Sanders, speaks to the media at the Democratic National Convention. PHILADELPHIA — 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 Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the bitterly contested Democratic primary. The scandal that followed led to the resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., last Sunday, the eve of the party’s nominating convention.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.