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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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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, greets a supporter on stage with AFT President Randi Weingarten, right, after speaking at the American Federation of Teachers convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

What Hillary didn't tell you

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.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reaches for a falling balloon at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech

- Associated Press

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.

Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., waves after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Tim Kaine: 'I'm a progressive in the South'

- The Washington Times

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."

President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wave to the crowd during the third day of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday in Philadelphia. (Associated Press)

Obama passes baton to Clinton at DNC

- The Washington Times

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.

"I'm a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one," Michael Bloomberg, an independent, said at the Democratic National Convention. "Trump is a risky, reckless, and radical choice and we can't afford to make that choice." (Associated Press)

Michael Bloomberg: Donald Trump a 'con man'

- The Washington Times

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.

WikiLeaks releases hacked DNC voicemails

- The Washington Times

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.

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., looks over the podium as he checks out the stage before the start of the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Tim Kaine officially nominated as Democrats' VP

- The Washington Times

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.

The gifts Sen. Tim Kaine took as governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia are getting scrutiny after his selection as Hillary Clinton's running mate. (Associated Press)

$160,000 in gifts Kaine received in spotlight

- The Washington Times

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.

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.