In Manheim Park, residents and community leaders wonder when actor Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation will follow through on its promise for the East Side neighborhood. The nonprofit in New Orleans early in 2015 announced it would take the lead on developing six to 50 new single-family homes, starting on 43rd Street and Tracy Avenue.
A message on comedian Sarah Silverman’s Twitter account says she has been hacked. This comes two days after she scolded fellow Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention. “You’re being ridiculous,” she told them after they booed her call for unity.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James spoke Wednesday to Missouri delegates at the Democratic convention, saying urban violence would be addressed more seriously except most victims and shooters are black. He called for stricter gun control and said Hillary Clinton would push for it.
Dutch Newman, known to many as the grande dame of Kansas City and Missouri Democratic politics, died Wednesday at age 95. Democrats lauded her influence in politics and in their lives. She lived long enough to see Hillary Clinton nominated as Democratic presidential candidate.
The race features Peter Kinder, Catherine Hanaway, John Brunner and Eric Greitens. Brunner and Greitens consider themselves outsiders. While they agree on most issues, the candidates bring vastly different experiences to the campaign.
Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, becoming the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, a goal that painfully eluded her eight years ago.
This year’s Democratic National Convention is making gun violence a higher priority than it was at the past three. Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine have put the fight for tougher gun laws at the heart of their campaign for the White House.
Democratic vice presidential pick Tim Kaine has privately told nominee Hillary Clinton he will support repeal of the Hyde Amendment, a 1976 provision that bans the use of federal dollars for abortion services, Clinton spokesman Jesse Ferguson and Kaine spokeswoman Amy Dudley said Tuesday.
Donald Trump promised not to throw a “boring” political convention like ones he’d seen in the past. He promised a convention full of celebrities — and then social media slammed him because B-lister Scott Baio was the most high-profile celebrity in Cleveland. No ifs, ands, or buts about it, the Democrats have already staged the most star-studded convention — if that counts for anything.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe urges the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to get ahead of any potentially damaging emails that WikiLeaks’ founder has vowed to make public. However, Clinton campaign Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri tells McClatchy the former secretary of state’s camp hasn’t asked to see the DNC emails and isn’t likely to.
In 1948, Elizabeth Spencer was an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This week, her granddaughter, Mecklenburg County commissioner Pat Cotham, returned to Philadelphia as a DNC superdelegate.
Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is using a Kansas Jayhawk to take a political swipe at Democratic challenger Jason Kander. When Kander made a campaign stop Tuesday in Jefferson City, the applauding audience included someone dressed like a Kansas Jayhawk mascot. A Blunt spokesman said later that it was a campaign volunteer. Blunt’s campaign is trying to make an issue of Kander’s assertion that he is a fifth-generation Missourian.
Former President Bill Clinton spoke of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, recalling the beginnings of their relationship and calling his wife "the best darn change maker I ever met."
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