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 Kennedy 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 in Philadelphia 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 Americans in order to win votes.
Rep. Keith Ellison, D.Minn., 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. His remarks came as he introduced Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Cory Booker preached love and unity at the Democratic convention here Monday night, a message aimed not only at a divided country but a divided party. The New Jersey senator critiqued the Republican claim to ownership over patriotic sentiment.
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.
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.
Just hours before the Democratic National Convention kicked off in Philadelphia, hundreds of pro-Sanders protesters marched from New Jersey to Pennsylvania across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Baltimore Mayor and DNC secretary Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gaveled in the Democratic National Convention. Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz relinquished the role to Rawlings-Blake after she announced she would step down from her chairmanship at the end of the DNC.
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric is joined by Politico’s Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen to close out the first day’s coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric is joined by actress Eva Longoria at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia where she’s delivering a speech to the Democratic National Convention.
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric is joined by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The two discuss upheaval in the Democratic Party as well as the policy platforms of Hillary Clinton.
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with civil rights leader and former CEO of the NAACP Ben Jealous at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Jealous addresses the unrest among the rank and file of the Democratic Party and more.
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The two discuss party tensions, the Clinton campaign, and more.
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders was booed by his supporters at a DNC event in Philadelphia after he asked them to vote for Hillary Clinton.
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump on foreign policy during a speech to U.S. veterans in the battleground state of North Carolina. She said, “You will never hear me say I only listen to myself on national security.”
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.
Addressing a roomful of thousands of military veterans, Hillary Clinton on Monday offered a direct contrast to rival Donald Trump, presenting herself as a steady hand who as president would honor the nation’s commitment to veterans and to allies overseas.
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo News Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff is joined by Ben Barnes at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia where the Democratic National Convention is being held. Barnes is a legendary lobbyist and onetime LBJ protege who has been to more Democratic conventions than anyone in history.
A day after the announcement of her ouster as chair of the Democratic National Committee, the Florida congresswoman addressed her state's delegation at a raucous meeting in Philadelphia on Monday morning.
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.