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.
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 Soviets are going to try to influence the outcome of American presidential election is totally outrageous and unacceptable,” former Sen. Bob Graham said in an interview with Yahoo News at the Democratic National Convention. If the FBI conclusively determines that Russian government was behind the cyber attack on the DNC, there should be severe consequences, Graham said.
EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
The president of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League Pro-Choice America Ilyse Hogue speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA — 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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
Bernie Sanders graciously caps off the roll call, Bill Clinton brings down the house, protests continue, and Hillary Clinton makes a surprise appearance at the Democratic National Convention 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. It was a great night for Hillary and for the whole country.
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 — At first it was about him. The theme of the first day of the Democratic National Convention was “United Together” — a redundancy that underscored how desperate the Democratic establishment was to set aside the divisions of this year’s long, hard, primary battle and unite the party around nominee Hillary Clinton.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai are joined by legendary basketball great and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Democratic National Convention. Abdul-Jabbar talks about Donald Trump’s misperceptions about Muslims in America and around the world.
Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention late Tuesday was part grandfatherly musings, part nostalgic love story, part family history, part political memoir and entirely about portraying his wife as trustworthy, authentic and an agent of change for voters sick of the status quo. Republicans fearful of Hillary Clinton’s appeal used their convention to draw a “cartoon alternative” of her, he charged. “Cartoons are two-dimensional, they’re easy to absorb,” said Clinton.
At the end of a dizzying array of appearances on the second night of the Democratic National Convention here, Hillary Clinton addressed the crowd that officially nominated her earlier in the day, emerging through an image of shattered glass at the end of a slideshow of portraits of the 43 men the United States has elected president. “Hello, Philadelphia, I am so happy!” Clinton said, appearing live from New York not long after her husband delivered a substantial address touting her commitment. Clinton, who will appear at the convention in person on its final night, thanked her supporters, saying, “This is really your victory, this is really your night” and echoed a major theme of the evening, in reaching out to the next generation.
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 minds. Some of the protesters attempted to guilt-trip the delegates.