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Government & Politics

Emanuel Cleaver: Hillary Clinton faces ‘irrational hatred’ because of gender

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.

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Will Latino voters turn out for Hillary Clinton?

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.

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Democratic National Convention, Day 1: Converging post-WikiLeaks

There’s a lot going on as Democrats converge in Philadelphia. Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned, after a WikiLeaks release showed she helped undermine Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Sanders is due to speak to his supporters. Hillary Clinton is hoping for a successful convention. Meanwhile, the leak of stolen DNC emails is sparking a new question: Has Vladimir Putin found a way to manipulate the U.S. election?

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Sacramento Republican will rip Trump in Democratic convention speech

Sacramento Republican Doug Elmets will rip Donald Trump on Thursday from the podium of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the same night that Hillary Clinton accepts the party’s nomination for president. Elmets, who worked in the Reagan White House and spearheaded construction of a statue of the late president at the California Capitol, will deliver a blistering critique, calling Trump a “petulant, dangerously unbalanced TV star.”

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Bernie Sanders supporters are restless in Philadelphia

Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters took to the streets Sunday to offer support and encouragement for the candidate. Dave Helling was there.
Dave Helling dhelling@kcstar.com+
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Bernie Sanders supporters are restless in Philadelphia

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Clinton/Kaine 2016: It's official

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