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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Begins

The 2016 Democratic National Convention is about to formally gaveled into order. But not by you-know-who. Watch below.

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PHILADELPHIA: Bernie Sanders Booed By Own Supporters For Saying “Vote For Hillary” [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders booed today as the former Democratic presidential contender told them, “We must elect Hillary Clinton.” He was appearing for the first time this week in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention is set to kick off later today. Addressing a group of his delegates, he spoke broadly about his accomplishments during the ...

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Nate Silver: Trump Would Win If Vote Were Today, But Hillary Is Still Favored To Win In November

The Hill reports: Statistician Nate Silver on Monday said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would be favored to win if the general election occurred today. Trump now leads presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, 57.5 percent to 42.5 percent, in that scenario, according to Silver’s website, FiveThirtyEight. FiveThirtyEight has Clinton besting Trump this November in two other prediction samples, however. ...

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Hundreds Of Bernie Sanders Backers Chant “Fuck You Debbie” As They March On Convention [VIDEO]

At this writing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Bernie Sanders supporters are marching on the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Buzzfeed’s Jim Dalrymple is with them and as you’ll see from his video below, they are chanting “Fuck you, Debbie!” I witnessed a similar scene inside the convention hall earlier today, when hundreds were chanting “Feel the Bern!” and “No more election fraud!” ...

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DWS Gives Up Her Convention Gavel

From Schultz’s hometown Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, won’t gavel her party’s national convention to order on Monday afternoon. In a brief phone conversation with the Sun Sentinel, she said: “I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Day One

The headlining speakers for tonight’s opening of the Democratic National Convention will be Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and…..Bernie Sanders. I’ll start another live thread just before things start, but in the meantime below you can watch live news reports on the still-unfolding Debbie Wasserman Schultz drama.

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PHILADELPHIA: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed And Cheered At Florida Delegates Event [VIDEO]

This morning soon-to-be former Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was met with a decidedly mixed reception as she attempted to address her home state delegation at the DNC. Watch below. Many delegates cheered Schultz loudly but a large contingent, presumably supporters of Bernie Sanders, waved “E-MAILS” signs and jeered Schultz throughout her brief speech.

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Brian Sims At The Party For LGBT Delegates [VIDEO]

Yesterday afternoon I collared Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims for a brief live-stream at the DNC welcoming party for LGBT delegates. Watch below. Also below is a bit from my live-stream with Sims and New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman. For more live-streams and photos during the convention, please “like” the JMG Facebook page.

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Convention Bounce: Trump +3 In New CNN Poll

Politico reports: Donald Trump got a bounce from the Republican National Convention, jumping out in front of Hillary Clinton in a new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday, conducted in the days following the party gathering. Trump leads Clinton 48 percent to 45 percent in a two-way matchup, compared with the presumptive Democratic nominee’s seven-point advantage (49 percent to 42 percent) ...

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Jon Oliver On The GOP Convention [VIDEO]

The Chicago Tribune recaps: Putting his own spin on what just happened in Cleveland, Oliver opened by calling it a “3D IMAX (Expletive) Dumpster Fire.” And then the show did one of its trademark extended segments on the Republican convention, which was exactly the thing every “LWT” fan wanted to see. You’ll probably see headlines for it Monday like, “Watch ...

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Resign

I’m a little late to this story due to being out at a couple of homo DNC events here in Philadelphia. CNN reports: Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention, which is set to begin here Monday. The Florida congresswoman’s resignation — under heavy ...

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Bloomberg To Endorse Hillary At Convention

The New York Times reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, who bypassed his own run for the presidency this election cycle, will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time address at the Democratic convention and make the case for Mrs. Clinton as the best choice for moderate voters in 2016, an adviser to Mr. Bloomberg said. The news is an unexpected move from ...

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Clinton Campaign Manager: Russian Hackers Timed Leak Of DNC Emails To Help Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook suggested Sunday that internal DNC emails leaked last week were an effort from the Russians to help Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “What’s disturbing to us is that experts are telling us Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole these emails, and other experts are now saying that the Russians are ...

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Trump Campaign: Leaked Emails Prove Democrats Rigged The System Against Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign chairman said Sunday that the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) leaked emails show the party favored presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from the start. “What’s in those emails show it was clearly a rigged system,” Paul Manafort said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Bernie Sanders never had a chance, and frankly, I think ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary Introduces Sen. Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton is in Miami Beach where she is about to formally introduce Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. Watch below.

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary Rally & Possible VP Reveal

Hillary Clinton is about to take the stage in Tampa where it’s possible that her running mate will be revealed. HOWEVER, the still unfolding terror attack in Munich has many wondering if the rally and reveal will go on, especially considering that Trump cancelled his event with Mike Pence due to the Nice attack. Watch below and stand by.

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The Very Very Incredible Deal: Rosie O’Donnell Narrates Donald Trump Biopic For The Daily Show [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: The Daily Show went live Thursday night following Donald Trump’s lie-filled speech from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. And while it was refreshing to see host Trevor Noah respond so quickly to the nominee’s remarks, it was a taped piece that ended up stealing the show. Following his opening segment, Noah introduced a full-on parody ...

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GOP Convention Ends With Only 24 Total Arrests

We had all feared so much worse. The Associated Press reports: Cleveland breathed a sigh of relief as the Republican convention concluded with two dozen arrests over four days thanks to a massive police presence and protesters’ own concerns for their safety. City officials and police who braced for mass disruptions and violence during this summer of bloodshed struck a ...

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Jon Stewart Takes Over Stephen Colbert’s Desk [VIDEO]

Vox sets up the clip: It’s been 351 days since Jon Stewart sat behind the desk of a late-night talk show and delivered jokes about US politics and the day’s headlines. In the time since Stewart left The Daily Show (on August 6, 2015), his many proteges have spread far and wide across the TV landscape. Samantha Bee is on ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Republican Convention Day Four

The fourth and final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention gavels to disorder at 7PM. Watch below. Tonight’s theme is Make America One Again and among the scheduled speakers are RNC chairman Reince Priebus, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., Rep. Marsha Blackburn, and homocon Peter Thiel, who is expected to be the first-ever GOP ...

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