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The Democratic Convention May Be Too Funny For Comedy Writers

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

The writers of the HBO comedy Veep say truth can be stranger than fiction when it comes to politics. NPR's Don Gonyea and Democratic pollster Margie Omero also join the conversation.

In Philadelphia, Democrats Look For Unity Amid The Boos

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

As the convention started, Bernie Sanders supporters were in an uproar over leaked emails. Their protests spilled onto the convention floor. But Sanders gave a strong endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

Are Russians Behind The DNC Email Leaks?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

As leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee rock that party's convention this week, federal law enforcement officials are investigating the hack and whether it was orchestrated by Russia.

Michelle Obama: I Want A President 'Who Is Worthy Of My Girls' Promise'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:21am

At the Democratic convention, the first lady said the election is about making a better future for the children. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate "who I trust with that responsibility," she said.

READ: Michelle Obama's Speech At 2016 Democratic National Convention

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:18pm

The first lady drew a sharp contrast between the Republican and Democratic presidential tickets, speaking as a mother and what kind of country Americans want for their children.

Union Leaders Contend Clinton, Not Trump, Is True Champion Of The Middle Class

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 10:57pm

"He thinks he's a tough guy. Well, Donald, I worked in the mines with tough guys," said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO at the Democratic National Convention Thursday.

READ: Bernie Sanders' Speech At The Democratic Convention

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 9:42pm

Bernie Sanders addressed the Democratic National Convention Monday night, after an day of disunity in the Philadelphia arena. Read his speech here.

Michelle Obama: From Reluctant Political Spouse To Pop Culture Icon

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 6:18pm

The first lady speaks at the Democratic Convention Monday night for the third time. Her popular image is a transformation from how she was first introduced to the country eight years ago.

Spurned Sanders Supporters Disrupt Day 1 Of DNC With Boos And Jeers

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:18pm

Outside the convention, supporters of Bernie Sanders demonstrated against what they said was a rigged system, while the atmosphere turned chaotic inside the convention hall.

From Reluctant Political Spouse To Pop Culture Icon: Michelle Obama

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:17pm

In eight years, Michelle Obama has gone from obscurity to becoming one of the country's most popular Democrats. The first lady has earned high approval ratings and praise for her authenticity.

Protests Mark First Day Of Democratic Convention

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:17pm

Thousands of activists, including many supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, are joining Democratic National Convention delegates in Philadelphia to protest.

As Democratic Convention Opens, Unity Behind Clinton Is A Key Concern

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:17pm

A key question for Democrats as their party convention opens is how strongly they'll unite behind their presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. Her former rival Bernie Sanders speaks Monday night.

Examining Russia's Role In Leaked Democratic Party Emails

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:17pm

What evidence ties Russia's intelligence services to the theft and release of the internal emails of Democratic Party officials? And how would the public release those messages serve Moscow?

Trump And Pence Hit The Campaign Trail

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:17pm

Donald Trump and Mike Pence make their first joint campaign appearances since accepting the Republican nominations for president and vice president, with events Monday in Virginia and North Carolina.

A Look At Donald Trump's Ties To Russia

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:17pm

Donald Trump and top advisers have business ties with Russia and its leaders going back many years. Moscow has a distinct point of view about the U.S. presidential election and cause to support Trump.

What's Next For Delegates For Bernie Sanders?

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:17pm

Delegates for Bernie Sanders reacted with shock and disappointment to leaked emails that suggested Democratic Party officials had favored Hillary Clinton over Sanders in the presidential primary.

Democratic Convention Opens Amid Party Turmoil

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:17pm

The Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia with a leadership shakeup after leaked emails suggested party leaders favored Hillary Clinton over rival Bernie Sanders, who speaks Monday.

Sanders Supporters Boo As He Calls For Them To Vote For Clinton

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 2:02pm

"Brothers and sisters, this is the real world that we live in," Sanders tried to say over the noise.

A 'Messy, Messy Beginning' At Democrats' Breakfast In Philadelphia

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 12:54pm

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz, who is stepping down amid an email scandal, was booed Monday. Is that a hint of what's to come as Bernie Sanders speaks tonight?

Why Would Vladimir Putin Want To Leak The DNC Emails?

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 12:44pm

Russian intelligence services are the main suspects behind the hacking of DNC emails, and many Democrats warn that the Russian president has stepped into American politics in an unprecedented way.




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