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.
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.
Hillary Clinton's campaign scrambled to extinguish a political firestorm over embarrassing hacked emails Monday, hoping a high-wattage line-up of speakers, including first lady Michelle Obama and liberal favorite Bernie Sanders, would overshadow party infighting on the Democratic convention's opening night.
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.
Tobacco 21 ordinances raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21. Fifteen Kansas City metro area cities have passed the ordinances ahead of schedule, largely because of partnerships between public health advocates and the business community.
Donald Trump singled out France as one country he would subject to the "extreme vetting" he is proposing for those seeking to enter the United States, a move he says is necessary to deter attacks by people coming from countries "compromised by terrorism."
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.
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?
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.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose contest against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party presidential nomination upset the political script this year, now has to persuade his followers in a speech at the convention Monday to embrace her candidacy.