Hillary Clinton got a polling bump after last week's Democratic National Convention and now leads her GOP rival Donald Trump by 7 points, according to a national CBS News poll released Monday.
2016 Democratic National Convention
The latest news, photos, video and opinion coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, P.A.
Hillary Rodham Clinton said a lot about a lot of things in her Thursday night acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, and throughout the week her supporters, including hubby Bill and daughter Chelsea, spent considerable time discussing her fight on behalf of women and children.
On the heels of a convention that began on a rocky note but ended on a historic one, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine on Friday made one last appearance in Philadelphia, pushing hope, optimism and patriotism and contrasting that with the "twisted" view of Republican Donald Trump.
Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter faced backlash Thursday night after she mocked the Muslim father of a U.S. Army captain who died while serving in Iraq.
In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do.
Hillary Clinton couldn't deliver her big speech Thursday accepting the Democratic nomination without some encountering resistance from her own party, as she was taunted by signs held up by delegates that challenging her integrity and her policy positions.
Hours after Hillary Clinton gave her speech Thursday accepting the Democratic presidential nomination and capping the national convention, thousands in the rank and file planned to quit the party in a #DemExit protest.
In a speech to the Democratic National Convention, Chelsea Clinton described her mother as a warm and caring mom, a playful grandmother and most of all as a tireless fighter for children.
Republican Donald Trump will lose Ohio as voters in the key battleground state reject the billionaire's "counterfeit campaign," Sen. Sherrod Brown told Democrats at the party convention here Thursday night.
Two people interrupted a moment of silence meant to honor slain police officers at Democrats' convention Thursday, shouting "black lives matter" as the rest of the thousands assembled were quiet.
The FBI warned the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in March that its computers had been the object of a foreign-government cyberattack, Yahoo News reported Thursday evening.
The city of Philadelphia insists it's not a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, but a Justice Department report says otherwise -- and now the city that just hosted the Democratic National Convention is in danger of losing millions of dollars in federal funding for breaking the law.
Fifteen years after they concluded that gun control was a losing issue for them, Democrats say it's time for a rethink, convinced that a spate of mass shootings has changed the politics and left Americans clamoring for action.
Hillary Clinton grasped the reins of the Democratic Party as its presidential nominee Thursday night, putting the finishing touches on decade-long quest that's brought her one election away from becoming the first woman to win the Oval Office.
While Republicans used their convention to blast the war on terror, Democrats took advantage of this week's political gathering to fight the war on women. Although they're no longer calling it that.
Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson said he is not going to pursue Sen. Bernard Sanders' supporters with the same gusto as Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Long considered a moderate Democrat more in the mold of her husband than her socialist primary opponent, Hillary Clinton suddenly finds herself at the helm of a party that is moving left at a rapid pace -- and some progressives question whether she is willing or able to steer the ship along its current path.
Democratic Senate candidate Katie McGinty of Pennsylvania said Thursday that Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and presidential nominee Donald Trump are offering only "scapegoating and fearmongering" to Americans worried about the economy.
Democrats broke new political ground Thursday by hosting a speech from the first transgender person in major party history.
Hollywood star and activist Rosario Dawson told fans and voters during the Democratic convention in Philadelphia that Wikileaks has exposed the DNC's "willingness to be anti-Semitic" and exacerbated a "trust gap" with Hillary Clinton.
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Thursday that President Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday propelled Mr. Obama to become the Democrats' Ronald Reagan in many ways.
The Democratic convention has gotten less black and Hispanic compared to 2012, according to Univision, which said the party also hasn't given any major Latino leaders prime-time speaking roles.
While President Obama was speaking about an optimistic America Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, dozens of followers of Sen. Bernard Sanders were taken into custody by police outside the arena and one demonstrator accidentally set herself on fire during the burning of an American flag.
Hillary Clinton's campaign manager labeled as "unacceptable" the comments from Donald Trump that he hoped Russia might have the deleted emails Mrs. Clinton and her team unilaterally chose to purge from her private server.
Sen. Tim Kaine on Thursday mocked Donald Trump for criticizing Mr. Kaine's record in the state of New Jersey on Wednesday, joking that people should give a break to someone so ill-informed and so new to politics.
Sen. Tim Kaine on Thursday described himself as a "progressive in the South" after being played a clip from a 2005 campaign ad in which he says he's against same-sex marriage and is "conservative" on issues like "the sanctity of life."
Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, the Democrats' 2016 vice presidential nominee, said the party is more unified than it was at this point eight years ago and that supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders understand that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is "a threat to everything they care about."
President Obama bequeathed his hope-and-change coalition to Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, saying the woman who was once his opponent, then his top diplomat, and now his best hope for a lasting legacy is better qualified than any other candidate in history to occupy the White House.
The day Hillary Clinton announced her plans in July to combat global warming, she was caught flying a greenhouse gas-spewing private plane — and her campaign quickly promised it would make amends by paying to offset whatever her campaign emits henceforth.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday night that Donald Trump is a "con man," telling Democrats "God help us" if the Republican nominee runs the U.S. government like he runs his business empire.
Saying the Republicans have nominated the most clueless, unprepared presidential candidate in history, Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday night eviscerated Donald Trump, telling fellow Democrats the billionaire is a literal danger to the future of the country.
The deep divisions within the Democratic Party erupted at their convention Wednesday as chants of "No more war" disrupted former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's speech.
More than two thirds of Obamacare's health co-op's have failed, yet Democrats who pushed the experiment during the 2010 health care debate are refusing to cede ground to corporate plans, saying the best Plan B is the "public option" that many of them wanted in the first place.
San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager turned climate activist, is the toast of the Democratic National Convention, the biggest dog at the Wells Fargo Center not named Clinton, Obama or Sanders.
On the night President Obama and Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine were scheduled to speak to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the anti-secrecy whistle-blower group released hacked voicemails of top Democratic officials.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is letting the insults fly Wednesday in a speech at the Democratic National Convention, saying he's never seen "anything more craven" than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, the Libertarian Party's vice presidential nominee, says for proponents of free trade, there's only one game in town this year.
Rather than extend olive branches to Sen. Bernard Sanders' supporters, Hillary Clinton keeps ignoring them. At the Democratic National Convention, Sanders supporters say it's getting increasingly harder, not easier, to put aside a contentious party primary and line up behind the former first lady.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says "the three G's" are preventing Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign from gaining traction with white males: God, guns, and gay people.
President Obama told Democrats Wednesday night that Hillary Clinton keeps her cool in a crisis and "never, ever quits."
]Hillary Clinton's embrace of gay Americans at the Democratic National Convention failed to win over at least one transgender delegate in the crowd.
Democrats officially nominated Sen. Tim Kaine to be their vice presidential candidate Wednesday, overcoming bitter opposition from the party's left wing, who views him as too moderate on trade and other parts of the liberal agenda.
Radio host Rush Limbaugh made a plea to his listeners on Wednesday to have them grab nearby Millennials so he could give them the "real" story on Bill and Hillary Clinton before asking: "Why would he ever cheat on such a wonderful woman?"
Another headache for Democrats: A slew of Hollywood celebrities led by Susan Sarandon has scheduled a press conference to denounce the party's Bernie bashing.
Woody Harrelson, Neil Patrick Harris, Meg Ryan and more than 100 other A-list celebrities have signed an open letter pledging their commitment to defeating Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders at the Democratic National Convention say the first two days' worth of speakers have done little to win their support, and a majority say the haranguing from the stage has made them "less enthusiastic" about supporting the ticket in November.
Vice presidential hopeful Tim Kaine has privately told Hillary Clinton that he supports her position on repealing the Hyde Amendment, despite his personal pro-life convictions and assurances to the contrary earlier this month.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said on Wednesday that Hillary Clinton's position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership "will not change," a day after he predicted Mrs. Clinton would shift on the trade pact after the election.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden said he simply knows pro-Bernie Sanders folks who say they can't vote for Hillary Clinton will ultimately come around.
President Obama said Wednesday that Republicans are being unfair with their "troubling" accusations that Hillary Clinton committed crimes by jeopardizing national security with her private email server.
President Obama said it's possible that Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to help Republican nominee Donald Trump by hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee, and called Mr. Trump's candidacy "scary."
Leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee show efforts to arrange a meeting with a key NGO working to end religious liberty protections.
Just hours after Republicans mocked Democrats for avoiding talking about the Islamic State at their convention, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright deleted two references to the terrorist group from her prepared remarks.
Former President Clinton took to the stage of the Democratic convention Tuesday seeking to soften his wife Hillary Clinton's hard edges and testify to her life of public service, saying she's the candidate who can deliver change.
The leader of a Black Lives Matter demonstration here admonished white activists joining the march to the Democratic National Convention, warning that they will lose out when the movement succeeds in ending America's "white supremacy" system.
The Tim Kaine who won the Virginia governorship in 2005 sounds like he belongs more on the Republican ticket than as running mate for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
No other presidential candidate would dare hit the campaign trail in a white tank top, but for the Green Party's Jill Stein, it's more about surviving the heat than making a fashion statement.
The approximately $160,000 in gifts Sen. Tim Kaine accepted as governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia is getting renewed scrutiny with Mr. Kaine in line to potentially become the next vice president, with critics quick to draw comparisons to the federal corruption case of former Gov. Bob McDonnell.
Hillary Clinton is using the Democratic National Convention to aggressively woo minority voters, whom she is relying on to put her over the top in November, and she enlisted President Obama to spearhead the effort with a keynote speech Wednesday.
As President Obama prepares to address Democrats in the forum that first brought him to the nation's attention, he is leaving behind a mix of praise and bitterness for his presidency and rising concern among liberals that Hillary Clinton can't capture their hearts like he once did.
From The Vault
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.
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 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 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.
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'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.