“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,” Former Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview with Yahoo News.
Democrats made gun violence one of the biggest issues of their weeklong 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.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver took the Democratic National Convention stage Wednesday night to praise Hillary Clinton, who helped draw national attention to the city’s contaminated water crisis early in her presidential campaign. As part of a state-led effort to save money, the water supply in Flint, Mich., was switched from Lake Huron to the polluted Flint River in April 2014. It wasn’t long before Flint residents began complaining about the color, taste,and stench of their tap water.
Capping a session that saw seven of his state’s top elected officials addressing the Democratic National Convention, California Gov. Jerry Brown completed a decades-long transformation from one of the Clintons’ bitterest Democratic foes to one of Hillary’s most prominent, if not particularly passionate, supporters. “While [Donald] Trump talks, and talks, and talks, Hillary does stuff,” Brown said. Brown dutifully made the case for why “President Hillary Clinton will do what’s needed to combat climate change and lead the clean-energy revolution.” But he sounded far more convincing when he was trashing Trump, whom he described as “dead wrong — dangerously wrong” — on the issue.
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 Russians] are going to try to influence the outcome of American presidential election is totally outrageous and unacceptable,” former Sen. Bob Graham of Florida said in an interview with Yahoo News at the Democratic National Convention. If the FBI conclusively determines that the Russian government was behind the cyberattack on the DNC, there should be severe consequences, Graham said.
The Democratic National Committee will be in need of new leadership after the November election, and one possible replacement took the stage at the convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening: Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List.
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. The next day, Hogue broke new ground and spoke about having had one.
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.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Senior Advisor to former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Howard Wolfson. The two discuss Bloomberg’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party’s path to the presidency.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., at the DNC to discuss the nomination of Hillary Clinton and the road ahead for the Democratic Party.
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.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Yahoo Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff and Yahoo News Deputy Editor Dan Klaidman are joined by former Attorney General Eric Holder at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The three discuss the future of the Democratic Party and the country.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook at the Democratic National Convention.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Jane O’Meara Sanders at the Democratic National Convention to talk about Bernie Sanders’ impact on the Democratic Party, this election, and where they go from here.
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.
This will warm your heart.
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.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Yahoo Chief Washington Correspondent Olivier Knox hosts his weekly SirusXM POTUS show live from the Democratic National Convention. Yahoo News simulcasts this special DNC show. Knox will be joined by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as well as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
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.
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.
Philadelphia was the scene of political assemblies long before the Continental Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in 1776. In modern times, the city has played host to eight major party conventions since 1856.
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.
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.
The creator of “Girls,” Lena Dunham, and actress America Ferrera took to the stage here Tuesday night to tweak Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump about his views on women, a topic Democrats have been driving home for months in web and TV ads in an effort to increase Trump’s already high negative ratings with women voters heading into the general election. “Hi, I’m Lena Dunham, and according to Donald Trump, my body is probably like a 2,” said Dunham, who has been subjected to a huge amount of public body-shaming as part of her creative decision to appear nude on her show, despite the fact that she is not stick-thin. Trump has a history of publicly ranking women physically in radio remarks and used to own the Miss USA beauty pageant.