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Trump seizes on Democratic convention discord

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump seized on the public discord between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders' supporters on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

As some Sanders loyalists disrupted the early speeches at the Wells Fargo Center, booing nearly every mention of Clinton's name, Trump highlighted the acrimony in ...Read more

Imagine the first husband at the White House

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PHILADELPHIA -- When Bill Clinton walks onto the stage at the Democratic convention on Tuesday -- the night his wife officially wins the Democratic nomination for president -- the couple will rest on the edge of history. Never before has the spouse of a former president become a major party's nominee for the post.

If Hillary Clinton wins the ...Read more

Restive Bernie Sanders backers 'Feel the Bern' in Jill Stein

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PHILADELPHIA -- As she strolled through Philadelphia's FDR Park in the shadow of a towering arena hosting the Democratic National Convention, Rossana Foote explained how she and other Bernie Sanders supporters felt about the election: betrayed.

Outside the Wells Fargo Center, the 52-year-old elementary school teacher from Los Angeles and a ...Read more

Russia said to be leading suspect in breach of DNC computers

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WASHINGTON -- Russia is a leading suspect in a hacking attack on the Democratic National Committee that resulted in the theft of email and internal reports, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the probe who asked to not be identified because the inquiry is continuing.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the breach, ...Read more

Draft plan shows DNC staff tried to use Biden to leverage HB2 politics

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WASHINGTON -- Democratic National Committee leaked emails show how staffers tried to use North Carolina's HB2 law to leverage political capital in the state -- including with a possible appearance by Vice President Joe Biden.

HB2 requires transgender people in government facilities to use the restroom that matches the gender on their birth ...Read more

Trump gleeful over Democratic discord

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ROANOKE, Va. -- Donald Trump on Monday gleefully poked at the lack of unity at the Democratic National Convention, and the resignation of party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the aftermath of an email hacking scandal.

"Debbie Wasserman Schultz, I always knew she was highly overrated. Not good," he told thousands of supporters in a ...Read more

Calif. Senate race: Kamala Harris calls on opponent Loretta Sanchez to apologize to Obama

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PHILADELPHIA -- Kamala Harris on Monday called for Democratic U.S. Senate rival Loretta Sanchez to apologize to President Barack Obama for suggesting he endorsed Harris because they are both black.

"I think she should apologize to the president of the United States," Harris, California's attorney general, said from the Democratic National ...Read more

Clinton to veterans: 'You will never hear me say that I only listen to myself on national security'

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PHILADELPHIA -- Hillary Clinton sought to focus attention away from the turmoil gripping the Democratic Party on Monday and toward her policy agenda and the shortcomings of Donald Trump during an address to veterans that projected the themes of optimism and experience Democrats hope to carry through their convention.

Speaking in Charlotte, N.C....Read more

Will Latino voters turn out for Hillary Clinton?

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump may be hurting badly in polls of Latino voters, but he could still win the presidency if enough Latino voters don't feel compelled to go to the polls and wait in line to cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton.

"We're talking to people. They're totally with us on Trump is hateful. Trump is scary," said Lynn Tramonte, deputy...Read more

Polls: Trump takes lead over Clinton as GOP convention generates bounce for its nominee

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Republican convention has generated a modest increase so far in Donald Trump's poll standing, moving the New York businessman back into a lead over Hillary Clinton.

Through Sunday, the University of Southern California Dornsife/Los Angeles Times "Daybreak" tracking poll of the race shows Trump gaining about 3 percentage ...Read more

Hillary Clinton to VFW: 'I don't understand people who trash talk America'

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hillary Clinton appealed for veterans' support during a speech at the VFW Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, where she also repeatedly criticized rival Donald Trump's statements and positions without mentioning his name.

It was Clinton's second appearance in Charlotte this month, and came three days before she's set to...Read more

FBI confirms it is investigating email hack of DNC

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The FBI confirmed Monday for the first time that it is investigating the hack of the Democratic National Committee that resulted in the unauthorized release of at least 20,000 internal emails.

"The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC" and is working "to determine the nature and scope of the matter," the bureau said in a ...Read more

Bill Clinton: The first running mate

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The Clintons' "two for the price of one" ticket, a prominent feature of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential race, is one of the longest-running acts in politics.

Twenty-four years later, it even applies to the speaking slots for the Democrats' Philadelphia nominating convention.

In the long run-up to Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech on July 28...Read more

Sanders to sound clarion call for Clinton, but will his voters listen?

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WASHINGTON -- The Democratic convention is supposed to be all about Hillary Clinton, but Bernie Sanders is the man of the moment.

Democrats will look to him Monday night to calm the uproar that exploded inside the party over the past 48 hours as a result of some controversial emails about Sanders from party officials.

Angry supporters of the ...Read more

Sanders backers remain divided

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PHILADELPHIA -- When Bernie Sanders takes the stage on Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, the Vermont senator will face nearly 2,000 delegates who have heeded his call for a political revolution but remain divided over how to achieve it.

Some are eager to make a final stand on the convention floor to show their support for ...Read more

Tim Kaine addresses whether he'd be third wheel with both Clintons in White House

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PHILADELPHIA -- Sitting for their first interview together, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine answered the awkward question of whether Kaine runs the risk of being a third wheel in a White House where the first gentleman is a former president.

The question had lingered in the background as Clinton made her way through the vice presidential vetting ...Read more

Leaked emails show how Democrats took care of big donors

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PHILADELPHIA -- In May, after yet another state dinner at the White House passed, major Democratic donor Cookie Parker dashed off a frustrated email that was forwarded to Democratic Party officials about not receiving any coveted invitations or board appointments.

"I have been patient and not kicked up a stink because it is not my style. But as...Read more

Bloomberg to endorse Clinton in convention speech

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WASHINGTON –– Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday.

In a March 7 column explaining his decision not to run for the White House himself, Bloomberg cited the risk that he could help Donald Trump become president.

"We cannot 'make America great again' by turning ...Read more

Clinton's No. 1 goal for convention: clarity

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WASHINGTON -- The convention the Republicans just wrapped up in Cleveland, with its prime-time plagiarism, back-stabbing rivals and missing dignitaries, may not be a tough act to follow, but Democrats are nonetheless in a state of high anxiety as the spotlight shifts to them this week.

The party will stage its national convention in ...Read more

Sanders calls on Democratic chairman to resign after email leaks

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WASHINGTON ––Bernie Sanders called on Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign Sunday after leaks of emails showed that committee staffers helped Hillary Clinton during the primary campaigns.

"She should resign, period," Sanders said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "We need a new chair that is going to lead us in ...Read more