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.
President Barack Obama will take the stage Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention. Many delegates will hear Obama’s words with a touch of regret. Partly because of events beyond his control, partly because of fierce opposition from Republicans and partly because of his own mistakes, Obama’s presidency has been more divisive than he or his party would have hoped.
Franken spoke Wednesday to the Missouri delegation to the Democratic National Convention. The Minnesota senator and former TV star said the GOP nominee has only “magical” solutions to difficult problems, and called Hillary Clinton the “real deal.”
McClatchy Political Editor Steve “Buzz” Thomma hosted a conversation at the Democratic National Convention with Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia, and Jennifer Palmieri, Director of Communications of Hillary for America
Bill Clinton emphasized Hillary Clinton’s work to help children and voting rights Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. He recalled his wife’s work on children’s issues in the South and voter registration in Texas. In a light touch, he recalls that she declined his initial marriage proposals.
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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