Politics

Democrats Hit Again By Russian Hackers

Politico reports: Hackers apparently affiliated with Russian intelligence have launched a cyberattack targeting donors to the Democratic Party’s House campaign arm, sources and news reports said Thursday night, adding to the troubles unleashed by last week’s disclosure of embarrassing internal emails from the Democratic National Committee. The latest hack, aimed at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was perpetrated by one ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary Accepts Democratic Nomination

The 2016 Democratic National Convention comes to its climax over the next few hours as Hillary Clinton formally accepts her historic nomination. Watch below. Speakers still to come include Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Sen. Sherrod Brown, and NAACP North Carolina head William Barber, whom I had the pleasure of meeting last year. Sometime around 10PM, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Night Of Democratic Convention

Within the hour, 2016 Democratic National Convention chair Marcia Fudge will gavel to order the final (and arguably, gayest) night of the week. Watch below. Among the speakers leading off the afternoon program are HRC chairman Chad Griffin, openly gay US Rep. Sean Maloney, trans activist Sarah McBride, and staunch LGBT ally and former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.  We’ll start ...

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NEW POLL: Hillary +9 In Swing State Pennsylvania

This has made a lot of people happy here at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican nominee Donald Trump by 9 points in Pennsylvania, according to a new Suffolk University poll. In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton has 50 percent support and Trump has 41 percent support among likely general-election voters in the ...

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Wikileaks Release Includes DNC Voicemails

CNN reports: Wikileaks released a series of voicemails Wednesday from the Democratic National Committee hack showing donors plying top-level officials for favors, and one donor expressing outrage that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had won a say in the drafting of the party’s platform. In one of the 29 voicemails released, a woman who donated $300 to Clinton called the party ...

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DAUGHTER SUMMIT: Chelsea Would Meet With Ivanka To Discuss The Tone Of The Campaign [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Chelsea Clinton would entertain the idea of a meeting with Donald Trump’s children, or perhaps even her longtime friend Ivanka Trump, over the tone and rhetoric of the presidential campaign between their parents. During an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer aired Thursday on “Today,” Clinton remarked that such a meeting or “children’s summit” had not occurred to her. ...

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RUMOR: Megyn Kelly Might Jump From Fox To CNN

An interesting piece in light of the demise of Roger Ailes, who reportedly also harassed Megyn Kelly. The Washington Post reports: So what if Fox News’s Megyn Kelly was hanging out with CNN’s Don Lemon at 3 a.m., after Democratic National Convention coverage ended? People at rival networks are allowed to be friends, right? Right. But Kelly’s contract is up ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Headlines Dem Convention

The headliners for the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention are about to begin speaking. On the roster are Sen. Sherrod Brown, Jill Biden, Joe Biden, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Michael Bloomberg, and President Obama. Watch below.

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Bernie Sanders Backer Nina Turner Leads Supporters In Second Protest Inside DNC Media Pavilion [VIDEO]

For the second night in a row, a group of Bernie Sanders supporters have marched into the DNC media pavilion, this time led by top Sanders backer Nina Turner, who claims that she was barred from delivering a nominating speech for Sanders last night. Watch below. Tonight’s protest, so far, is far calmer than last night’s mayhem when dozens of ...

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Dems Continue To Win Convention TV Ratings

Variety reports: The final TV ratings are in for the second night of the Democratic National Convention, and once again the DNC attracted a larger audience than its Republican counterparts did last week. From 10-11:15 p.m. — a timeframe that included headline speaker Bill Clinton’s nearly 50-minute speech extolling the virtues of official Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton — NBC, ABC, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Day Three

The third day of the Democratic National Convention will be gaveled to order at 4PM by chairperson Rep. Marcia Fudge. Watch below. The first half the program is quite busy, with speeches by Gavin Newsom, Bill De Blasio, Jesse Jackson, and Harry Reid among many others. Later I’ll start a second thread for tonight’s headliners, who include President Obama, Tim ...

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Seth Meyers To Bernie Or Busters: Stop Crying [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News recaps: Seth Meyers has had enough of Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention. The “hardcore Bernie or Bust movement” has been making headlines at the DNC for booing every time Hillary Clinton is mentioned. Meyers posted a clip on YouTube prior to his show airing Tuesday night because he couldn’t wait to get ...

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REPORT: Kremlin Paid “Army Of Internet Trolls” To Pose As Pro-Trump Americans On Social Media

Business Insider reports: Russia’s troll factories were, at one point, likely being paid by the Kremlin to spread pro-Trump propaganda on social media. That is what freelance journalist Adrian Chen, now a staff writer at The New Yorker, discovered as he was researching Russia’s “army of well-paid trolls” for an explosive New York Times Magazine exposé published in June 2015. ...

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Kremlin Denies Hacking DNC’s Emails

Reuters reports: The Kremlin on Wednesday dismissed allegations Russia had hacked Democratic Party emails as “horror stories” dreamt up by U.S. politicians, saying it never interfered in other countries’ election campaigns. “Moscow is at pains to avoid any words that could be interpreted as direct or indirect interference in the election process,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call ...

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New York Times: Wikileaks Founder Timed Email Release To Damage His “Avowed Foe” Hillary Clinton

The New York Times reports: Six weeks before the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks published an archive of hacked Democratic National Committee emails ahead of the Democratic convention, the organization’s founder, Julian Assange, foreshadowed the release — and made it clear that he hoped to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency. Mr. Assange’s remarks in a June 12 interview underscored ...

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Raves For Bill Clinton’s DCN Speech [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post: As he stood at the lectern Tuesday night, Bill Clinton was doing more than delivering another convention speech, something he has done every four years spanning four decades. This was a larger moment for the former president, and it was a long time coming. In this one speech, he was essentially making good on a marital ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary Becomes Nation’s First Woman Nominee After Bernie Calls For Vote By Acclamation

Moments ago Sen. Bernie Sanders made a classy stride toward unifying the fractured Democratic Party when he called for a suspension of the state-by-state delegates count and asked for a voice vote by acclamation. And the ayes had it. Watch below as the second day of the convention now moves on to the evening’s headlining speakers, which include Barbara Boxer, ...

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Bernie Supporters Face Standoff With Police After Attempting To Storm DNC Media Pavilion [VIDEO]

Shortly after Bernie Sanders graciously called for Hillary’s nomination by general acclamation, hundreds of journalists rushed out the back doors of the Wells Fargo Center and into the massive media pavilion to file their stories. Hot on their heels was a group of diehard Sanders supporters, who briefly gained access to central part of the pavilion before being removed by ...

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NIELSEN: Dems Smash GOP In Convention Viewers

Wow! The Hill reports: In the 10 p.m. hour, which featured headliner speeches from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and first lady Michelle Obama, CNN registered 6.29 million total viewers and 2.19 million in the key 25–54 demographic. Overall, the network was up 70 percent from its 2012 DNC showing in both total viewers and the demographic. ...

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TONIGHT: Hillary To Highlight Foreign Policy Experience In Video For Democratic National Convention

Watch below. Via press release from Hillary For America: Tonight, the Democratic National Convention Committee is releasing a new video touting the steadfast leadership and smart diplomacy that Hillary Clinton displayed as America’s 67th Secretary of State. Clinton brokered an improbable ceasefire in Gaza to stop rockets from raining down on Israel. In Copenhagen, Clinton and President Obama crashed a ...

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