Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., on Tuesday raised the prospect of sanctions against Russia if it is confirmed that the Kremlin was involved in the leak of Democratic Party emails released last weekend. The emails showed DNC staffers working to help Clinton’s campaign during her primary fight against Bernie Sanders, despite the DNC’s publicly neutral stance.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. EMILY’s list is an organization with the mission to “elect pro-choice Democratic women to office.” Schriock talks with Katie about why they’ve thrown support behind Hillary Clinton.
Hoping to avoid another round of stories about Bernie Sanders backers booing speakers at the Democratic National Convention on a night whose program will be heavily focused on criminal justice reform issues, the Sanders delegates from New York made a pact among themselves on Tuesday morning: no booing tonight. “We’re not going to boo, that’s all … that we agreed on,” said Chuck Hess, 31, an IT specialist from Buffalo sporting a sky blue Bernie T-shirt. In addition to an address by former President Bill Clinton, the Mothers of the Movement — as the mothers of African-Americans killed during encounters with police are called — will speak from the podium in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with United States Secretary of Labor Tom Perez at the Democratic National Convention. Perez weighs in on the state of the American workforce, the economy and the potential impact of this next election.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward is joined by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Van Hollen weighs in about uniting the Democratic Party and what the road ahead looks like for Hillary Clinton.
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.
Donald Trump was not impressed by Cory Booker’s speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention. “I love Donald Trump,” Booker said on CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday. Booker joked that he had been “feeling left out” after Trump’s attacks on his Senate colleagues John McCain and Elizabeth Warren.
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 — In back-to-back speeches Monday, America’s two most popular progressives — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — tried to unite the Democratic Party around the presumptive nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, after a rancorous, decorum-shattering session that saw delegates loyal to Sanders booing or chanting “Bernie! Bernie!” nearly every time Clinton’s name was mentioned.
The man himself tried to soothe the “Bern” at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night. Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a rousing speech in which he implored the rebellious band of political revolutionaries who backed his presidential campaign to line up behind his former primary rival, Hillary Clinton. After several minutes of roaring applause, Sanders addressed the elephant in the room.
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 he 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 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 up Americans in order to win votes.
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. Rep. Keith Ellison’s remarks came as he introduced Sen. Bernie Sanders here at the Democratic National Convention, a gathering marred by intra-party divisions between the unconventional Vermonter’s supporters and backers of the presumptive nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ellison’s message may have been aimed at hardcore Sanders supporters, like some delegates to the convention who have booed almost every mention of Clinton’s name.
Cory Booker preached love and unity at the Democratic convention here Monday night, a message aimed not only at a divided country but also at a divided party. The New Jersey senator’s remarks, in a marquee slot just before a speech by first lady Michelle Obama, were a critique of the Republican claim to ownership over patriotic sentiment. “You can’t love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen,” Booker said.
In a rare instance of a politician reverse-résumé-polishing, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken in jest claimed a degree from Trump University — which never did grant degrees — at the Democratic National Convention Monday on night. Speaking on the first night of the convention, shortly before helping comedian Sarah Silverman introduce singer Paul Simon, Franken said he had a doctorate in “megalomania studies” from the Republican nominee’s namesake unaccredited business school. Trump University seems likely to play the same role at the DNC as “Benghazi” did last week for the Republicans: as shorthand for the lack of trustworthiness each party is trying to pin on the opposing candidate.
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.
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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.