Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of the party's biggest stars Monday to heal divisions on the Democratic convention's opening night.
The star power heated up in Philadelphia for the raucous first day of the Democratic National Convention with Triumph the insulting, cigar-chomping puppet dog joining sweltering street protesters and actress Rosario Dawson urging Bernie Sanders supporters to “listen” to their man.
Missouri Democrats Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Sen. Claire McCaskill were on opposite sides of the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton primary in 2008. Cleaver backed the female candidate. McCaskill lined up behind the black candidate. They took heat but now say they’re enthusiastic about Clinton’s candidacy.
Chris Koster is all but certain to capture the Democratic Party’s nomination for Missouri governor Aug. 2, despite having only joined the party nine years ago and having deep ideological differences with the party’s base.
Bernie Sanders is telling his supporters who are protesting at the Democratic National Convention to back Hillary Clinton, but his delegates and those who are marching in the streets of Philadelphia aren’t embracing the idea.
Some atheists are suing over $65,000 in tourism tax dollars approved for a use related to a Baptist convention coming to Kansas City. But the city responds that this money would be used for a secular purpose.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a black lawmaker who backed Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in 2008, will speak on her behalf at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The moment comes as both a vindication and call of duty for Cleaver, a former Kansas City mayor and Methodist preacher who befriended the Clintons 25 years ago. Cleaver took flak from some in the black community for not supporting then-Sen. Barack Obama.
If Democrats thought they’d be able to put on a show of unity in Philadelphia this week, that plan got blown to bits over the weekend. DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned in the aftermath of leaked emails. Twitter went after her but had a hard time fitting jabs into 140 characters.
Hillary Clinton sought to focus attention away from the turmoil gripping the Democratic Party on Monday and toward her policy agenda and the shortcomings of Donald Trump during an address to veterans that projected the themes of optimism and experience Democrats hope to carry through their convention.
Hillary Clinton offered a scathing critique of Donald Trump's foreign policy on Monday, casting her Republican presidential rival as disrespectful of America's role in the world and too reckless to serve as the country's commander in chief.
Routine exams found 32 kids in and near Salina, Kan., with high lead levels, sparking a state probe. Residents wonder whether to blame the drinking water, a battery factory, old houses or something else. And while the frustration eats at them, a pediatrician says the “Flint influence” may be heightening concerns.
South Dakota delegates are in Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention this week. Here's a look at the state delegation's thoughts on the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton as the party's standard-bearer:
Donald Trump may be hurting badly in Latino polls, but he could still win the presidency if enough Latino voters don’t go to the polls. Recent polls show Trump has little support among the fast-growing voter bloc. But a lack of support for Trump does not mean the often-underrepresentated Latinos will mobilize for Hillary Clinton. They may just stay home.