Hillary Clinton on Thursday received the full-throated endorsement of retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, who commanded the war in Afghanistan and more recently was President Obama’s special envoy to the Coalition to Counter ISIS. Flanked by a wall of retired flag officers from all of the military’s services and younger veterans of the wars of 9/11, the martial display served as a kind of protective armor for a presidential candidate whom Republican nominee Donald Trump has savaged as weak and feckless on national security. “We stand before you tonight to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States of America,” Allen said of Clinton, who will claim the Democratic nomination later Thursday night.
Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen U.S. soldier who earned a Purple Heart, criticized Donald Trump on Thursday night for his plan to temporarily bar immigrants from Muslim countries. “Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution?” Khan asked, speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Khan’s son, Capt. Humayun Khan, died more than a decade ago in Iraq protecting his fellow soldiers from an approaching vehicle loaded with explosives.
Hillary Clinton has overcome many obstacles on her ground-breaking path to becoming the first woman presidential nominee for a major party, and sexism was certainly one of them, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said Thursday night in an interview with Yahoo News. Chatting with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric at the Democratic National Convention, Booker cited descriptions of Clinton’s hard-charging personality as “shrill” among the subtle ways gender bias has been woven into the critiques against her over the years. “There’s a different standard applied to women than is applied to men,” Booker said in a live interview with Couric and Yahoo News National Political columnist Matt Bai.
On the night that Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president, her party featured two Republican speakers who talked about their intent to vote for Clinton this fall against Republican nominee Donald Trump. A former White House aide to Ronald Reagan, Doug Elmets, and a health policy worker at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer Pierotti Lim, both told the convention hall of Democrats and a primetime national TV audience why they’re voting for Clinton. Elmets said it was “a shock” to be speaking at the Democratic convention, but argued that Trump falls so far short of what’s required to be president that he felt duty bound to oppose him and support Clinton.
On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) sat down with Yahoo News to discuss Michael Bloomberg’s appeal to independent voters, Hillary Clinton’s economic agenda and the 2016. Delaney thought former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg successfully conveyed to independent and undecided voters that Clinton was the right choice to make this November.
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who lost her legs as an Army helicopter pilot in Iraq, delivered a pointed critique of Donald Trump on Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic Senate candidate began her address by recounting the 2004 attack that wounded her. “Twelve years ago, I was co-piloting a Black Hawk helicopter over Iraq,” she recalled.
Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen discusses how he believes troops will react if Hillary Clinton becomes the first female commander in chief.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The two discuss Hilary Clinton’s preparedness and ability to hit the ground running from day one, if elected.
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.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The two discuss the historic nature of Hillary Clinton’s nomination and her potential for success as a president.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with retired Marine General John Allen on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The two discuss the national security and foreign policy credentials of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down the Acting Democratic National Convention Chairwoman Donna Brazile on the final night of the convention. The two discuss Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination and her path to the presidency.
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.
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.
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.
This will warm your heart.
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.
“I think that he is the most dangerous candidate that we’ve had in this country,” Sanders said of Donald Trump, who accepted the Republican nomination for president in Cleveland last week. “He’s an entertainer and he’s not dumb,” she said.
“I was told what he said and, frankly, I didn’t believe it,” Holder said in an interview with Yahoo News. Holder’s comments came after Trump spoke at a Florida press conference. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” the Republican nominee said, staring directly into the cameras.
Democrats made gun violence one of the biggest issues of their four-day convention on Wednesday night, devoting nearly an hour to the topic. On a night otherwise devoted to President Obama’s primetime speech boosting nominee Hillary Clinton and to introducing her running mate — Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia — to the nation, Democrats set a somber tone for much of the night.