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 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.
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.
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.
The roll calls at nominating conventions are a quadrennial joy, a chance for every state in the nation to brag about former and potential future presidents and products, from Pez to Gore-Tex. After a Republican convention whose highlights included the candidate’s children announcing the votes that put their father over the delegate threshold, it seemed the Democratic roll call might be overshadowed. In what was probably the most emotional moment of the roll call vote, Bernie Sanders’ brother Larry acknowledged their parents, ”who would be immensely proud of their son and his accomplishments.” Sanders, who lives in the United Kingdom, was speaking for the delegation of Democrats Abroad. Both Sanders brothers were failing in their attempts to hold back tears as Larry continued.
Nine black mothers who have lost children to gun violence vouched for Hillary Clinton during a criminal-justice section of Tuesday night’s DNC program. “Hillary Clinton isn’t afraid to say that black lives matter,” said Lucy McBath, whose 17-year-old son Jordan Davis was shot at a gas station in Florida. “She has the courage to lead the fight for common sense gun legislation,” said Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman in 2012.
Twenty-eight years ago, then-Texas Gov. Ann Richards charmed the Democratic Party from the 1988 convention podium as she taunted the new Republican nominee. “Donald Trump has called women ‘fat pigs’ and ‘dogs,’” she said. Well, Mr. Trump, come this November, women are going to be a lot more than an inconvenience.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai are joined by Politico's Mike Allen at the Democratic National Convention. The three discuss former President Bill Clinton’s speech and the second day of the DNC as a whole.
Her brother was born the year Arizona became a state. “I’m feeling wonderful right now,” Emmett told Yahoo News after her vote, as the states’ roll call continued. The roll call would conclude with Clinton being selected as the first major-party female presidential nominee.
Ahead of their appearance tonight at the Democratic National Convention, the mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with actor and political activist Tony Goldwyn at the Democratic National Convention. Goldwyn plays the President on “Scandal” but he’s stumping for Hillary Clinton in real life.
Hillary Clinton officially received the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency Tuesday evening. Clinton is now the first woman to become the presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party. Vermont’s delegation voted last, joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai were joined by former Maryland governor and former Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The three discussed the candidacy of Hillary Clinton and the future of the party.
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On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai are joined by Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This will be Rangel’s final DNC as a sitting member of Congress.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Clinton campaign senior strategist Joel Benenson at the Democratic National Convention to discuss the candidacy of Hillary Clinton an what a Clinton presidency would mean for the country.
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.