Supporters from Kansas and Missouri at the Democratic National Convention emerged from their four days of political speeches with new confidence that they had won over Bernie Sanders backers and launched their candidate in better shape to tackle Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night with “humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise,” saying “America is once again at a moment of reckoning.”
With a little help from Katy Perry, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Carole King, a slew of other celebrity friends — and daughter Chelsea Clinton — Hillary Clinton became the first woman to become a major party’s presidential nominee. Oh, and “God,” — aka Morgan Freeman, was there in spirit, too.
A group of officials sent letters Wednesday to civic groups in Kansas City, asking to discuss property tax abatements. Meanwhile, a group of petitioners wants to reform economic development incentives through a public vote.
Less than a week before the Republican primary in Kansas’ 1st Congressional District, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind the challenger, physician Roger Marshall, in his bid to defeat Rep. Tim Huelskamp. It’s the only case in the country where the chamber is actively opposing the incumbent.
Turns out the State Department already has some of them. The FBI found them during its investigation of Clinton’s email use and turned some of them over to the State Department a week ago. State Department spokesman John Kirby says his staff has begun reviewing them for possible release.
Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed lost their jobs at a Kansas City, Kan., pizza restaurant after confronting their boss about unequal wages. That story landed them a spot Thursday on the final night of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention.
There are no incumbents running for secretary of state, treasurer or lieutenant governor, leaving a wide-open field of candidates vying for offices that play important roles in state government — and often serve as a springboard for the careers of ambitious politicians.
Who are the rising stars of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia? Cory Booker of New Jersey delivered a speech that had delegates abuzz. Conventions can launch political careers, including President Obama’s.
Michelle Obama made clear this week that she is all-in for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Her captivating speech was an early turning point for Democrats after a rocky start to their convention – and made an emotional case for electing Clinton.
Trump has yet to grasp that words, especially those from an aspiring world leader, can have serious consequences at home and abroad, presidential and political scholars say. And, they say, that’s pretty worrisome. Here are some of the reasons why.
The Democratic National Convention’s over and the presidential election remains too close to call. Hillary Clinton needs to rally traditional Democrats and young voters. Donald Trump must get Republicans to accept him, while keeping his angry army.
Declaring that America is “at a moment of reckoning,” Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s presidential nomination, and cast herself as the right candidate to unite the country to address its economic and national security issues. Also: The father of a fallen Muslim American soldier delivered an emotional message to Donald Trump. Republicans for Clinton took the stage. There is another FBI probe of an email hacking. What’s next? A bitter campaign.