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2016 Democratic National Convention

The latest news, photos, video and opinion coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, P.A.

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Work continues inside the convention hall before the Democratic National Convention, Saturday, July 23, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

DNC rules meeting agrees to a compromise on superdelegates

- Associated Press

The role of superdelegates could be significantly reduced in future Democratic presidential primaries under a compromise deal struck at the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., arrive at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Tim Kaine debuts on campaign trail, trashes Donald Trump

- The Washington Times

Sen. Tim Kaine hit the campaign trail for the first time Saturday as the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee, trashing Republican Donald Trump and vowing that he and Hillary Clinton will pursue a "strong, progressive agenda" in the White House.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., right, speaks at a rally at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Thursday, July 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine for her vice presidential choice

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton on Friday tapped Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, taking a cautious, safe approach that could earn her goodwill with moderates and may aid her in Mr. Kaine's swing state of Virginia -- but her choice surely will leave progressives who had been hoping for a bolder choice disappointed.

From The Vault

President Obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term as President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (Barbara Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Obama appeals to voters for more time

- The Washington Times

Accepting his party's nomination for re-election, President Obama on Thursday said voters face the most momentous election of a generation and told them they must choose between locking in his vision of a government that works to boost the most vulnerable, or side with Republicans in rolling back his agenda.

A changed Obama reins in the rhetoric

- The Washington Times

President Obama's partisan tone on the campaign trail these days is a far cry from his idealism of 2004, when the fresh-faced Illinois state senator introduced himself to the nation with his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks at a breakfast news briefing Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. (Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor)

Pelosi says Dems' takeover of House is within reach

- The Washington Times

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn't a mathematician, but on Wednesday she shared with reporters an intricate arithmetical formula that shows a "very doable" path for Democrats to win back the House in the November elections.

First lady Michelle Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 4, 2012, its opening night, at the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Michelle Obama hails husband as 'man we can trust' during DNC speech

- The Washington Times

First lady Michelle Obama pleaded with voters Tuesday to reward her husband with re-election, telling delegates at the Democrats' convention that President Obama comes from humble beginnings and was able to reach the White House by taking advantage of the same kind of government assistance he is defending on the campaign trail.

Joe Kennedy III, candidate for the House of Representatives from Massachusetts, addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Kennedy political torch passes to a new generation of Democrats

- The Washington Times

For three days in Charlotte, a parade of prominent Democrats — including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and President Obama himself — will try to rev up the base with live speeches. But one voice that dominated party politics for decades will be notably absent: the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

President Obama speaks during a campaign event at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Democrats travel tricky electoral path with gay marriage

- The Washington Times

President Obama's conversion on gay marriage back in May was a bold, public celebration of gay community pride, punctuated with a flurry of lavish Hollywood fundraisers. It played extremely well in Los Angeles, New York and blue regions across the country.