Sen. Tim Kaine called Hillary Clinton his soulmate on Saturday, in his first appearance as her vice presidential pick in front of a crowd of 5,000 at Florida International University. The presumptive Democratic nominee introduced Kaine as “everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not” and a “progressive who likes to get things done.”
Hillary Clinton announced Friday that she has picked Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate, making a safe, centrist choice that will likely disappoint some in the progressive wing of her party. “I’m thrilled to tell you this first: I’ve chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate,” Clinton wrote in a text message to her supporters Friday night. In a later email, she said she chose Kaine because she was confident he could step in and be president at a “moment’s notice” and because he is beloved by his staff and Senate colleagues.
At a rally in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Hillary Clinton reacted to the Republican National Convention, saying, “I never thought I'd say this, but Ted Cruz was right,” agreeing that people should vote their conscience this November.
When Ivanka Trump took the stage at the Republican National Convention Thursday night and pledged that her father would support working mothers, it was one of the few times the campaign has addressed the issue in the year Donald Trump has been running for president. “Politicians talk about wage equality, but my father has made it a practice at his company,” Ivanka said.
Donald Trump kicked off his general election campaign Friday with a scathing attack — not on Hillary Clinton, but his Republican primary rival Ted Cruz, calling the Texas senator’s decision not to endorse him “dishonorable” and insisting he would not accept his support even if Cruz ever decided to endorse him.
Coming to you live every morning from Cleveland, Unconventional is the one thing you need to read to understand what’s really happening at the conventions. Each edition will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest (and weirdest) moments of the day, with original dispatches from the entire Yahoo Politics team — plus a sneak peek at what’s next. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 21, 2016.
On the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Donald Trump officially accepted the Republican presidential nomination.
Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night, casting himself as a political outsider uniquely prepared to steady a troubled country and come to the rescue of struggling Americans betrayed by the Washington establishment and both political parties. In what was the biggest speech of his unlikely political career, Trump sounded many of the same themes that have driven his insurgent campaign since he rode down a golden escalator into the presidential race a little over a year ago. Linking her to President Obama, Trump called Clinton a “puppet” of special interests, determined to maintain the “rigged system” in Washington and someone who has ignored the plight of millions of blue-collar workers who have seen their jobs outsourced overseas.
From the moment she walked to the podium to the song “Here Comes the Sun,” the daughter of the Republican nominee for president did the job set out for her on the final night of the party’s convention — providing a confident, reassuring portrait of Donald Trump as a man, a father and a leader. Ivanka Trump has been a constant presence on the campaign trail this past year, beginning when she introduced him at Trump Tower the day he entered the race last year, and including the weeks when she was heavily pregnant before giving birth to her third child in March.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says America is “far less safe” since President Obama made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of foreign policy. The RNC crowd responded to Trump’s statement chanting “lock her up.”
As GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, he was briefly interrupted by veteran protester Medea Benjamin. Benjamin was forcibly removed from the convention floor by police. “He’s a danger to our country and the world! He’s a danger to all of us! Say no to Donald Trump! He’s a danger to the world!” she exclaimed.
Before Reince Priebus spoke at the Republican convention he had presided over, his young staffers played a video on the big screen that demonstrated what they’d hoped their party would represent this year. There was a young Latino shaking hands with a couple, and an African-American man in a stylish hat telling a voter about the greatness of the Republican Party. The theme of Donald Trump’s candidacy has been that things are terrible, and people are afraid, and he will protect them.
Maverick Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel delivered a speech tonight that would have been unheard of at a Republican convention not too many years ago: He proclaimed himself “proud to be gay,” decried “fake culture wars” and called for an end to “stupid wars” in the Middle East. “Instead of going to Mars, we have invaded the Middle East,” Thiel said to a packed auditorium. Then, after attacking Hillary Clinton for pushing for a military intervention in Libya, he added: “On this most important issue, Donald Trump is right.
Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, addressed the crowd at the Republican National Convention, telling them he’s “proud to be gay” and “proud to be Republican.”
Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the stage in Cleveland on Thursday, July 21, 2016, to support for Donald Trump and told the crowd “Donald Trump will build the wall.”
Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., praised GOP nominee Donald Trump and warned of threats posed by undocumented immigrants in a speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night.
A day after Sen. Ted Cruz was booed off stage at the Republican National Convention for not endorsing Donald Trump, Yahoo News spoke with Texas delegates about Cruz’s decision and its impact on his home state’s delegation.
This will warm your heart.
Singer Heavenly Joy performs during the start of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention. A young girl named Heavenly Joy won over social media on Thursday as she sang at the Republican National Convention. Heavily Joy, 6, sang “Let There Be Peace on Earth” and “America the Beautiful” with a powerful voice as Republicans kicked off the final night of the convention, which will culminate with the nomination of Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee.
On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Yahoo Global Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai talk with Executive Vice President and Special Counsel to Donald Trump Michael Cohen.
On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Yahoo Global Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai close out our Republican National Convention coverage with the Senior Editor of the National Review Ramesh Ponnuru, analyzing Donald Trump’s speech and the historic nature of this unique convention.
On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, sit down with the current youngest member of the United States Senate, Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. The three discuss the state of the Republican Party and the impact of Donald Trump.
On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, and Yahoo Chief Washington Correspondent Olivier Knox sit down with former United Kingdom Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage. The four reflect on similarities between the Trump support movement and the Brexit movement in the United Kingdom.
On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai sits down with political consultant and former politician Newt Gingrich at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The two discuss the direction and future of the Republican Party.
On Wednesday afternoon, I ran into Chris Wilson and David Polyansky, two of Ted Cruz’s top advisers, just outside the security perimeter of Quicken Loans Arena. Everyone was waiting to see what Cruz would say in his speech that evening, and Wilson and Polyansky looked like they were anticipating it as well. Wilson told me Thursday that’s because they were expecting Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas, to be greeted with some hostility by at least some in the audience.
On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Yahoo Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward will sit down with Congressman Sean Duffy, R-Wis., and his wife Rachel Campos-Duffy at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The three discuss the state of the Republican Party and Donald Trump’s plans.