2016 Democratic National Convention
The latest news, photos, video and opinion coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, P.A.
Hillary Clinton gets post-convention bump, leads Donald Trump by 7 points: poll
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.
What Hillary Clinton didn't tell you in her speech
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.
Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine take their 'Stronger Together' message on the road
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.
AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech
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 acceptance speech marred by signs of disunity in convention hall
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.
#DemExit begins as Hillary Clinton coronation draws to close
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.
Chelsea Clinton's DNC speech softens Hillary's image, retains her political edge
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.
Sherrod Brown: Ohio will reject Donald Trump's 'counterfeit campaign'
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.
'Black lives matter' shout interrupts DNC moment of silence for slain police officers
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.
FBI warned Hillary Clinton campaign it had been hacked by foreign government
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.
Philadelphia denies sanctuary city status, but Justice Department says otherwise
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.
Democrats renew push for gun bans at DNC, convinced mass shootings have changed politics
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: 2016 election a 'moment of reckoning'
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.
Democrats redouble 'war on women' offensive even as phrase disappears
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.
Gary Johnson, Libertarian, won't fight Green Party's Jill Stein for Bernie Sanders' voters
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.
Hillary Clinton's liberal shift puts her at progressives' mercy
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.
Katie McGinty, Pa. Senate candidate: Trump offering Americans only 'scapegoating'
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 make history with transgender speaker
Democrats broke new political ground Thursday by hosting a speech from the first transgender person in major party history.
Rosario Dawson rips DNC's 'willingness to be anti-Semitic,' 'trust gap' with Hillary Clinton
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.
Michael Steele: Obama became Democrats' Reagan in many ways
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.
Democratic Party stiffs Hispanics in prime-time speaking roles: Report
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.
Democratic National Convention demonstrator catches fire during flag-burning
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 campaign: Donald Trump's Russia hacking comments 'unbecoming of a president'
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.
Tim Kaine zings Donald Trump for saying he did a terrible job in 'New Jersey'
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.
Tim Kaine: 'I'm a progressive in the South'
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."
Tim Kaine: Bernie Sanders' supporters understand that Donald Trump is 'a threat'
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."
Obama passes baton to Hillary Clinton in speech to DNC
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.
Hillary Clinton yet to make good on promise to go carbon-neutral
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.
Michael Bloomberg: Donald Trump a 'con man'
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.
Joe Biden: No candidate 'has ever known less' than Trump
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.
Leon Panetta's DNC speech disrupted by 'no more war' chants
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.
Democrats push Obamacare 'public option' after two thirds of health co-ops fail
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.
Tom Steyer, Democrat donor, wields influence at convention
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.
WikiLeaks releases hacked DNC voicemails
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.
Harry Reid lets insults fly in DNC speech, calls Mitch McConnell 'craven'
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.
Bill Weld: Libertarian Party 'the only free trade ticket in the race'
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.
Bernie Sanders' supporters sense Hillary Clinton snub
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.
Nancy Pelosi: Hillary Clinton struggles with white men because of 'God,' 'guns,' and 'gays'
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.
Obama DNC speech: Hillary Clinton 'keeps her cool,' never quits
President Obama told Democrats Wednesday night that Hillary Clinton keeps her cool in a crisis and "never, ever quits."
Hillary Clinton's outreach falls short for one transgender delegate
]Hillary Clinton's embrace of gay Americans at the Democratic National Convention failed to win over at least one transgender delegate in the crowd.
Tim Kaine officially nominated as Democrats' VP
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.
Rush Limbaugh after Bill Clinton speech: 'Why would he ever cheat on such a wonderful woman?'
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?"
Hollywood turns on Democrats with press conference to decry Bernie Sanders bashing
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.
Sanders delegates say convention turning them away from Democratic Party
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.
Tim Kaine 'privately' flip-flops on taxpayer funding for abortion
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.
Terry McAuliffe: Hillary Clinton 'will not change' on Trans-Pacific Partnership
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.
Joe Biden to pro-Sanders holdouts: 'I just know' you'll support Hillary Clinton
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.
Obama says GOP 'not fair' to Hillary Clinton on email scandal
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.
Obama says it's 'possible' Putin trying to help Trump in email hack
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 show DNC meetings with anti-religious freedom project
Leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee show efforts to arrange a meeting with a key NGO working to end religious liberty protections.
Madeleine Albright drops ISIS references from convention speech
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.
Bill Clinton: Hillary 'best darn change-maker I ever met'
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.
Black Lives Matter leader scolds white supporters, warns of end of 'white supremacy'
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.
Tim Kaine touted himself as pro-life conservative in Virginia campaign ads
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.
Green Party's Jill Stein needles DNC with Sanders-friendly street campaign
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.
Tim Kaine gifts received called out by Trump as corrupt
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 loses Black Lives Matter supporters
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.
Obama to tap Democratic nostalgia in bid to sell Hillary Clinton to divided party
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.
Terry McAuliffe predicts Hillary Clinton will support Trans-Pacific Partnership
Sticking yet another thumb in the eye of Sen. Bernard Sanders' supporters, longtime Clinton ally Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that Hillary Clinton will change course and support the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal once elected president.
Bernie Sanders supporters storm media tent as Hillary Clinton accepts nomination
Diehard supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders stormed media tents and staged a sit-in Tuesday night minutes after Hillary Clinton officially claimed the party's presidential nomination, injecting another round of drama into the convention and pouring cold water on claims Democrats are fully uniting behind their White House nominee.
From The Vault
Obama appeals to voters for more time
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
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.
Pelosi says Dems' takeover of House is within reach
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 hails husband at DNC
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.
Kennedy political torch passes to a new generation of Democrats
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.
Democrats travel tricky electoral path with gay marriage
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.