Kari Lege describes the day she and her husband, David, were married

Follow two recruits weekly on their journey to earn the title United States Marine: Joshua Hickman, Marion, Ohio; and Muhammed Pabon, Philadelphia, Pa. Of the original four recruits in this series, Ramona Lopez, San Angelo, Texas, was placed in a newer platoon to retake weapons training and Dernnisha Smith of Kenner, La., was placed on medical hold to manage bilateral stress injuries in her legs.

Trump Feels The Wrath of Khan*

Just when Trump seemed to be invincible-immune from the consequences of his many gaffs, misstatements and his unique kind of unkindness that would have sunk normal candidates-we have found Trump's Kryptonite: The Wrath Khizr Khan. Referencing Donald Trump's "black soul," Khizr Khan challenged Republican leadership, in the persons of Senators Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, by saying they have a "moral, ethical obligation to not worry about the votes but repudiate him; withdraw their support.

Alabama senator defends Trump from Republican and Democrat outrage


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Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions sought to defend Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump following a firestorm of criticism unleashed by Democrats and Republicans against Trump. Khizr Khan, a Muslim lawyer, slammed Trump during an appearance at the Democratic National Convention last week for his stance on Muslim immigration.

Alabama senator defends Trump from Republican and Democrat outrage


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Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions sought to defend Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump following a firestorm of criticism unleashed by Democrats and Republicans against Trump. Khizr Khan, a Muslim lawyer, slammed Trump during an appearance at the Democratic National Convention last week for his stance on Muslim immigration.

Did Trump go too far?

Donald Trump's criticism about the Muslim parents of a slain American soldier has generated -- once again -- a backlash within his own party. Just 100 days from the election, Trump has responded in his standard fashion -- dig in, claim he's being treated unfairly and attack back.

Debate commission rejects Trump call for date changes

Donald Trump this weekend demanded new dates for this fall's Presidential debates, accusing the bipartisan group that organized it of setting times that conflicted with pro football, and of rigging the schedule to favor Democrats and Hillary Clinton. The bipartisan group that organizes those debates rejected Trump's charges and said nothing was going to change.

Venezuela: Clinton emails reveal direct US sabotage

As US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton led a team committed to delegitimising the politics of the late socialist president Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution, secret emails published by WikiLeaks reveal. Clinton publicly welcomed improved relations with Venezuela as Secretary of State, but she privately ridiculed the country and continued to support destabilisation efforts, leaked emails show.

Fight continues against Big Sur fire; new blaze near Fresno

Crews continued to battle a massive wildfire near California's Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes as another one broke out in Fresno County and quickly spread, prompting the evacuation of 300 homes... Crews battled a massive wildfire near California's Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes as it burns for the tenth day, while a much newer fire in Fresno County quickly spread, damaging homes as it grew to... The new Miss Teen USA will get to keep her crown despite an outcry over tweets she once wrote using racist language. The new Miss Teen USA will get to keep her crown despite an outcry over tweets she once wrote using racist language.

Billionaire Charles Koch won’t support Trump or Clinton

The billionaire industrialist says he won't support Republican Donald Trump's candidacy - but neither will he back Democrat Hillary Clinton. Rumors he was going to support Clinton are akin to "blood libel," the die-hard conservative told 400 donors to his political network this weekend.

Police probe downtown drive-by shooting

A motorist driving east on E Street near 14th Street at 2:20 a.m. was stopped at a stop sign when a black sports utility vehicle pulled up alongside. Four or five shots were fired from the SUV, striking the victim in the right bicep and right armpit.

Check Out All of Reason TV’s Video Coverage of the Democratic National Convention


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Reason TV covered the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia from start to finish. While there, we documented anger with the DNC from Bernie Sanders supporters who felt betrayed by the party in the wake of an internal email leak that showed party officials discussing feeding negative stories about Sanders to the media.

Zika fears in Florida stir partisan blame for congressional inaction

Officers with Broward County Mosquito Control make daily inspections and respond to residents' complaints. Florida health officials said they are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be directly related to travel, bringing the ... more > Evidence that mosquitoes have begun to spread the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland is setting off alarm bells among Florida's leaders and reviving partisan bickering over who is to blame for a lack of congressional action to confront the disease.

Clinton sold as a tougha and a determineda to repair reputation for dishonesty, build trust

Democrats are banking on a trust bounce for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after last week's convention in Philadelphia, where a top priority was repairing a reputation for dishonesty and deception that party officials say she doesn't deserve. Deserved or not, the Clinton campaign and party officials are keenly aware that the trust deficit is one of her biggest vulnerabilities against Republican nominee Donald Trump, and they can't easily redefine someone who has been a national public figure for 25 years.

Zika Is in the U.S. Now, But Experts Fear We’re Not Prepared to Fight It

Public health experts are worried that state and local health departments aren't prepared to handle Zika, after the first likely locally transmitted cases of the virus were announced Friday in Florida. "It's been six months of frustration trying to get people to really take this very seriously," said Peter Hotez, dean of the NaA tionA al School of TropA icA al MediA cine at Baylor ColA lege of MediA cine.

The Dos and Don’ts of Political Logos

Little has united Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over the past year, but they could have supported each other through difficult campaign-logo rollouts. When it was unveiled last April, Clinton's logo was trashed by a number of design experts, who criticized its conservative-looking, rightward-facing arrow.

The Dos and Don’ts of Political Logos

Little has united Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over the past year, but they could have supported each other through difficult campaign-logo rollouts. When it was unveiled last April, Clinton's logo was trashed by a number of design experts, who criticized its conservative-looking, rightward-facing arrow.

Federal, statewide and legislative races on primary ballot

In this June 14, 2016 file photo, eight of the 11 candidates for Washington lieutenant governor take part in a debate in Spokane, Wash. From left, Marty McClendon, Paul Addis, Sen. Karen Fraser, D-Olympia, Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, Bill Penor, Javier Figueroa, Sen. Cyrus Habib, D-Bellevue, and Phillip Yin, all stand at their podiums.

Louisville Judge Loses It When Officers Bring ‘Pantsless’ Woman…


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Video from a Jefferson District Court hearing Friday morning shows a female inmate who was brought in not only without a jumpsuit, but apparently also without pants. The woman's attorney told Judge Amber Wolf that the jail "refused to give her pants and any kind of hygiene products that she needed," according to the video, which was released by WDRB-TV .

Russian Television Coverage of DNC Reveals What Putin Thinks of Clinton


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To understand what the Kremlin thinks about the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming the U.S. president, it was enough to watch Russian state television coverage of her accepting the Democratic nomination. Viewers were told that Clinton sees Russia as an enemy and cannot be trusted, while the Democratic Party convention was portrayed as further proof that American democracy is a sham.

Debate commission: Democrats didna t rig debate schedule

WASHINGTON >> The NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates rejected Republican Donald Trump's claim that Democrats rigged the debate schedule so that two of the three debates would occur during football games. In a statement released Sunday, the commission said it started working more than 18 months ago to identify all religious and federal holidays as well as baseball and football games and other major events.

.com | Slain soldier’s dad calls Trump a ‘black soul’ unfit to lead

The father of a slain Muslim American soldier assailed Donald Trump as a "black soul" on Sunday in an impassioned exchange with the Republican presidential candidate over the qualities required in a US leader. Khizr Khan electrified the Democratic convention last week with a tribute to his fallen son that ended with a steely rebuke that Trump had "sacrificed nothing" for his country.

California Millennials could cast decisive votes

As they come of age and register to vote, Millennials - that enormous generation born since 1981-are surging so fast they're on the verge of overtaking the Baby Boomer behemoth as a share of the California electorate. And new evidence confirms that, so far at least, the GOP is losing them.

Tne New Bezos WaPo: Corrupt Tax Scam and Incredibly Stupid, As Well


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Obviously, Greenfield was just jealous, and surely Dewey's expose of the DonaldTrump2016 Reddit group proved to the world that she's as much of a Murrow as Murrow ever was.

The Return of the French National Guard


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"Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son 'the best of America,'" Khizr Khan said. "If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America.

Trump’s Complete Reversal On Romney’s Tax Returns

Mitt Romney, flanked by Donald Trump, speaks at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, where Trump endorsed Romney. In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump blames Mitt Romney's 2012 loss to Barack Obama on Romney's decision to release his tax returns.

Clinton says Russia behind DNC hacking, draws line to Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that Russian intelligence services hacked into Democratic National Committee computers and she questioned Republican rival Donald Trump's overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin. "We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a lot of those emails to be released and we know that Donald Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back up Putin, to support Putin," Clinton said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday."

‘A lot of last names were the same’ among balloon-crash victims

Authorities confirmed Sunday that 16 people were killed in the fiery crash of a hot air balloon in Central Texas, saying it will take "a long process" to identify the victims of the worst such disaster in U.S. history. Although the National Transportation Safety Board did not identify the company operating the balloon or its pilot involved in Saturday's crash, two officials familiar with the investigation said it was run by Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides .

Debate commission: Democrats didn’t rig debate schedule

A gunman attacked a gathering of young adults at a suburban Seattle home, killing two people at a fire pit before firing more shots from the roof, the grandmother of one of the witnesses said. Hundreds of young people lit candles and exchanged hugs in a high school parking lot as a small waterfront community north of Seattle mourned the loss of three people fatally shot at a party of young adults in an upscale... An Army medic charged in his wife's death will spend over two years in prison after being court-martialed for possessing child pornography and soliciting payment for sex.

Father of Muslim soldier says Trump is a ‘black soul’ after the…

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Clinton says Russian intelligence services hacked DNC

Cyber security experts and US officials have said they believed Russia engineered the release of the emails to influence the Nov. 8 US presidential election. WASHINGTON - US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Russian intelligence services hacked into Democratic National Committee computers and she accused Republican contender Donald Trump of showing support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Meetings in Cuba with apartheid regime by Obama’s top sanctions official raises questions

Critics of President Obama's diplomatic thaw with Cuba are questioning why a top official with the U.S. government office charged with maintaining the trade embargo and leveling sanctions against the Castro government was in Havana earlier this month meeting with regime officials. Acting Deputy Director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control Andrea Gacki was one of several U.S. officials in Havana for meetings that took place in mid-July, a senior administration official confirmed to the Washington Examiner .

Pence talks about lifting Trump campaign reporter bans


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GOP vice presidential nominee, Mike Pence, has at least one area of disagreement with the top of the ticket that emerged in a radio interview this week on "The Hugh Hewitt Show" -- the practice of banning some reporters from access to campaign events. Asked by Hewitt about this, Pence talked about a campaign rally with Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin.

Trump Time Capsule #64: A Hymn for the Election


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People will look back on this era in our history to see what was known about Donald Trump while Americans were deciding whether to choose him as president. Here's a running chronicle from James Fallows on the evidence available to voters as they make their choice, and of how Trump has broken the norms that applied to previous major-party candidates.

Gaffe Track: Trump Can’t Tell Kaine From Kean


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Every presidential campaign is full of unpredictable twists and turns. After a brief moment where it looked like the nation might slouch into a Bush-Clinton rematch, the 2016 election is taking its place in that line of strange journeys.

Gaffe Track: Trump Fires Back at Khizr Khan, Citing His ‘Sacrifices’


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Every presidential campaign is full of unpredictable twists and turns. After a brief moment where it looked like the nation might slouch into a Bush-Clinton rematch, the 2016 election is taking its place in that line of strange journeys.

Maybe Donald Trump really wants to lose

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urges Russia to find his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's emails during a news conference on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Trump National Doral. The easiest job in politics belongs to the people who are producing Hillary Clinton's attack ads against Donald Trump.

Donald Trump complains on Twitter that debates with Hillary Clinton clashes with NFL

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At least 16 dead in hot air balloon crash in Central Texas

At least 16 people died in the hot air balloon crash in Central Texas, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday, adding that investigators are still trying to determine the exact number of passengers and what caused the accident. It's apparently the worst such disaster in U.S. history, and one of the worst ever in the world.

In Pa., Mark Cuban calls Donald Trump a ‘jagoff’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton toured the U.S. Rust Belt on Saturday, promising to reject bad international trade deals during a factory visit and securing the endorsement of investor Mark Cuban at a Pittsburgh rally. The Dallas Mavericks owner, who said as recently as last month that there was a "good chance" he would vote for Donald Trump, instead criticized the Republican nominee's leadership in front of an energetic crowd.

Bipartisan backlash for Trump, after questioning Khan family

Donald Trump sparked bipartisan backlash after the Republican attacked the bereaved parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who spoke at the Democratic convention last week. Critics from both parties on Saturday questioned whether Trump had the empathy and understanding to be president, particularly after he questioned why mourning mother Ghazala Khan stayed silent during her husband's Thursday night address.

Koch network refusing to help Trump

From a luxury hotel on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, some of the nation's most powerful Republican donors are rebelling against Donald Trump. Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, host of the exclusive weekend retreat, did not mention Trump by name as warned that political leaders are giving "frightening" answers to America's challenges.

Poll: Clinton gets slight convention boost of her own


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Hillary Clinton gets a slight bump across the battleground states coming out of her Democratic convention , answering the bump Trump got last week from his, and it pushes Clinton back into a very narrow lead overall. Clinton now stands at 43 percent support, ahead of Trump's 41 percent.

Smerconish: More Hillary email revelations could hurt… Trump?

A Philadelphia lawyer turned political commentator, Michael Smerconish is a nationally syndicated radio host, best-selling author and weekly contributing columnist to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Sunday Currents section. The Michael Smerconish Program is heard exclusively on SiriusXM - POTUS Channel 124 from 9a12p ET - reairing again 6-9p ET.

Courts in 3 States Block GOP Effort to Restrict Voting Rights

Courts have dealt setbacks in three states to Republican efforts that critics contend restrict voting rights - blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas. The rulings Friday came as the 2016 election moves into its final phase, with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton locked in a high-stakes presidential race and control of the U.S. Senate possibly hanging in the balance.

City of Huntington, HPD, St. Mary’s Suit Receives 2017 Trial Date

A multi-count federal excessive force and wrongful death complaint against the City of Huntington, a since fired police officer, St. Mary's Hospital, including certain nurses and attendants, continues the litigation process in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Unless the parties reach a settlement or other legal impediment arises , the case will go to trial Feb. 22, 2017.

Race is about what’s right, not left vs. right

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton smiles as she addresses members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union during their 42nd International Convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Now that the Democratic and Republican parties have wrapped up their nominating conventions, there are 100 days left before Election Day.

Koch network refusing to help Trump

In this photo May 22, 2012 file photo, Charles Koch speaks in his office at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kansas. Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Koch is hosting hundreds of the nation's most powerful political donors this weekend in Colorado.

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Sixteen people were killed in Texas in what is now the deadliest recreational hot air balloon crash in US history. Authorities said they believe the balloon hit high-voltage power lines before it erupted into flames and plummeted to the earth in Lockhart, around 30 miles from Austin,KSAT reported.

Hot-air balloon crashes in Texas, said to kill 16

A hot-air balloon carrying 16 people caught fire and crashed in central Texas on Saturday, federal officials said, and Texas authorities said there were no survivors. Saturday's crash happened about 7:40 a.m. in a pasture near Lockhart, about 30 miles south of Austin.

U.S. warplanes push age limits

PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- First flown in the 1970s, the Air Force's aging F-15 Eagle could potentially fly into the 2040s, according to a top Air Force official in charge of fighters and bombers. It's another sign that the Air Force may have to keep planes in the air years longer than originally planned while it flies the smallest and oldest fleet in its history.

Countdown to Nov. 8 hits 100-day mark

With 100 days left before the fall presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign bus wound its way through Pennsylvania and Ohio, and Republican Donald Trump responded to criticism from the bereaved father of a Muslim Army captain. Khizr Khan said in his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week that Trump has "sacrificed nothing and no one" for his country.

Turkey’s president reforms military after failed coup

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a speech commemorating those killed and wounded during a failed July 15 military coup, in Ankara, Turkey, late Friday, July 29, 2016. The government crackdown in the coup's aftermath has strained Turkey's ties with key allies including the United States.

Bipartisan backlash for Trump, after questioning Khan family

Donald Trump sparked bipartisan backlash, after the Republican attacked the bereaved parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who spoke at the Democratic convention last week. Critics from both parties on Saturday questioned whether Trump had the empathy and understanding to be president, particularly after he questioned why mourning mother Ghazala Khan stayed silent during her husband's Thursday night address.

Sunday Morning Garden Chat: Suitably Sultry

It's felt positively tropical here in Massachusetts this week, so these pics seem especially timely. From loyal commentor Schroedinger's Cat : Finally, I have the garden photos from my India trip that I had promised to send you a couple of months ago.

Hillary Clinton smashes the ceiling

Just eight years ago, the Democratic Party took the historic risk of nominating a little-known African-American, Barack Obama, for president. He won that year, then overcame stumbles and an economic slump to be returned comfortably four years later.

Don’t suppress voting franchise

There was a time in the recent past when America did much to make it easier for people to vote. Congress passed the 1965 Voting Rights Act to undo the vestiges and practices of voter suppression based on race and ethnicity.

Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

Investigators surround the scene in a field near Lockhart, Texas where a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people collided with power lines Saturday, July 30, 2016, causing what authorities described as a "significant loss of life." Investigators surround the scene in a field near Lockhart, Texas where a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people collided with power lines Saturday, July 30, 2016, causing what authorities described as a "significant loss of life."

Clintons and Kaines campaign in Youngstown

A crowd packed into a hot gymnasium at Youngstown's East High School Saturday night, waiting to hear from the first woman nominated by a major political party to run for President of the United States. They waited longer than expected to see Hillary Clinton and her running mate Senator Tim Kaine who took to the stage two hours and fifteen minutes after the program was scheduled to begin.

Sorry, no Bill boost for Democratic nominee

Yes, now that the Democratic convention is over and the nomination is official, we are confronting the possibility of not only the first woman president but also the first ex-president first spouse. A few months ago, this seemed incredibly exciting to Democrats.

How entangled with Russia is Trump?

To gauge the opportunism and hypocrisy that define Donald Trump's Republican Party, consider this: Imagine the scalding rhetoric that would have boiled from the likes of Newt Gingrich, that Metternich of many green rooms, if Hillary Clinton had offhandedly undermined the collective security architecture of U.S. foreign policy since NATO was created in 1949. Vladimir Putin's regime is saturating Europe with anti-Americanism, buying print and broadcast media, pliable journalists and other opinion leaders, and funding fringe political parties, think tanks and cultural institutions.

Trump, Clinton spar for security upper hand

In their struggle for the upper hand on national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are emphasizing strikingly different themes - he as the bold and cunningly unpredictable strongman who will eliminate terrorism; she as the calm, conventional commander in chief who will manage all manner of crises. Terrorism is Trump's national security touchstone, and the Islamic State group is his target.

St. Lawrence County Attorney Stephen D. Button honored for work on indigent defense legislation

St. Lawrence County Attorney Stephen D. Button was among three people selected to receive a service award from the New York State Defenders Association in recognition of his role in getting the state to take over the full cost of providing legal defense for poor people charged with crimes. During a dinner and awards ceremony Monday in Saratoga Springs, Mr. Button was presented with a Service of Justice Award.

Trump calls fallen Muslim soldier a hero, but says father has ‘no right’ to attack him

Trump calls fallen Muslim soldier a hero, but says father has 'no right' to attack him The GOP presidential nominee also suggests the Clinton campaign wrote Khizr Khan's electrifying convention speech. Check out this story on CurrentArgus.com: http://usat.ly/2aos8HA The father of a Muslim-American Army captain killed in Iraq offered a challenge to Donald Trump during a speech at the Democratic National Convention.

The Supreme Court may be taking a left turn on issues

Supreme Court may be converting on religion Protections for religious liberty could give way to discrimination claims Check out this story on CurrentArgus.com: http://usat.ly/2anR8P9 Still reeling from the death of its most devout justice, Antonin Scalia, the high court has put preventing discrimination above protecting religion in a series of cases over the past year, from same-sex marriage to abortion and contraception. It took an obscure order issued on the last day of the recent term for Justice Samuel Alito to drive home the point.

Man drowns after falling from cliffs near Sutro Baths

Strong waves and cold water near San Francisco's Sutro Baths on Saturday claimed the life of a man who plunged from the cliffs above, despite a rescue attempt by two National Park Service employees. The incident began at about 4:35 p.m. when the unidentified man fell from Point Lobos into the surf, according to Jonathan Baxter , a spokesman for the San Francisco Fire Department .

Mark Cuban endorses Hillary Clinton, calls Donald Trump a batsa ” crazya

JULY 30: Mark Cuban looks on before the start of a campaign rally with democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and democratic vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen Tim Kaine at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on July 30, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are continuing their three-day bus tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Debris of the balloon is seen in a field near Lockhart, Texas. Photo: Xinhua

'It went up like a big fireball': witness heard popping sounds before hot air balloon crashed near power lines in Texas killing 16 The accident on a rural field in central Texas occurred about three years after 19 people, including nine Hongkongers, were killed in a hot-air balloon crash in Luxor, Egypt A hot air balloon burst into flames over central Texas after apparently striking power lines and plunged into a field, killing all 16 people aboard in one of the deadliest such accidents on record, police and eyewitnesses said. The Federal Aviation Administration said the fiery crash occurred at about 7:40 a.m. Saturday near Lockhart, a town about 50km south of Austin, the Texas capital.

Now the campaigns begin

As a solid-blue state in recent elections, Connecticut is not likely a battleground in the 2016 presidential campaign now getting underway in earnest. But there is enough uncertainty and ferment among voters for the political world to take it seriously.

Defining what fascism really is

In the aftermath of the Republican convention and Donald Trump's speech, I have heard people and pundits use the word fascist to describe Trump. While I agree he can be an egotistical buffoon, one should be careful not to confuse his rhetoric about national sovereignty, adherence to the rule of law, and an over the top backlash against political correctness as fascism.

NC Dems return home following historic convention

In a week filled with stirring speeches and standout moments at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, picking the biggest was easy for Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, a delegate to the event. Toward the end of the call from each state, Vermont Senator and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders moved to suspend the rules and move forward with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the official party nominee.

Jeff St. Clair’s impressionistic account of the Democratic Convnetion

Editor's Note: Now don't go jumping to the conclusion that I agree with Jeff St. Clair's perspective just because I've posted it here. As I repeatedly say, we want a variety of perspectives on the elections on our website, and welcome yours if it's original, lively, says something most of our readers will not have likely heard in the mainstream media, and is smart.

Our view: Peace, civility govern Erie arrest probe

Montrice Bolden, 41, suffered broken facial bones and a concussion following his June 27 arrest on multiple charges outside an East 12th Street tavern. Was the arrest by Erie police officers proper, a violation of Bolden's rights, or a crime? Was it evidence of chronic police misconduct, as charged by some in Erie's black community? The answers have the potential to tear Erie in two.

Clinton tries to wrestle change candidate mantle from Trump in Pennsylvania

Hillary Clinton, standing on a metal working factory floor here in Western Pennsylvania, tried to cut into Donald Trump's grip on white, working class voters by casting herself -- not the businessman-turned-Republican nominee -- as 2016's change candidate. Clinton, surrounded by factory equipment and spooled iron, attacked Trump's business record and argued that the more people listen to the Republican nominee talk, the more they realize "he is not offering real change, he is offering empty promises."

Trump says presidential debates shouldn’t compete with NFL

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't like going up against NFL games when he debates Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton this fall and that the football league complained to him about the debate schedule in a letter. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, in Denver, Friday, July 29, 2016.

Donald Trump attacks Muslim father’s convention speech

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, addresses the 117th annual VFW National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Khizr Khan holds a copy of Constitution of the United States, that he offered to lend to Donald Trump, with his wife Ghazala Khan, during the last day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

The Fray: Jacobson sees Democrats ‘unified’ by convention

Former Orange County Democratic Chairman Jonathan Jacobson gushed about the Democratic National Convention on Friday as he returned from it, calling it the most successful of the 11 presidential conventions he's attended in spite of the sharp party split that carried from the primary season into the four-day gala in Philadelphia. Jacobson, who was a delegate for Hillary Clinton, praised the acceptance speech she had given the previous night, saying Clinton had laid out a positive message while establishing a “clear contrast” with Donald Trump, the Republican nominee.

Koch donors gather for weekend retreat

In this photo May 22, 2012 file photo, Charles Koch speaks in his office at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kansas. Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Koch is hosting hundreds of the nation's most powerful political donors this weekend in Colorado.

Court rules for middle school, officer in teen burp arrest

A federal appeals court has upheld the petty misdemeanor arrest of an Albuquerque student accused of repeatedly disrupting his middle-school class with loud burps. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision Monday ruled that the officer and educators named in the lawsuit were entitled to immunity, and the arrest was justified under a New Mexico law that prohibits anyone from interfering in the education process.

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Donald Trump lashed out at a fire marshal who directed crowds of people into another room after an auditorium at the University of Colorado where he was speaking reached maximum capacity. Trump said Brett Lacey, a 23-year veteran fire marshal in Colorado Springs, was A probably a DemocratA who didnA t know what he was doing before spiraling to the conclusion: A ThatA s why weA re going to hell.A Lacey, who was recognized in February for his service after a 2015 shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic, said he was merely concerned with public safety.

The Latest: Sources: Heart of Texas operated balloon

Two officials familiar with the investigation into the crash in Texas of a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people say it was operated by Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides. The hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in a pasture Saturday morning near Lockhart, which is about 30 miles south of Austin.

Clinton stumps for working-class votes on potential Trump terrain

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center right, accompanied by Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., center left, speaks at an event at Johnstown Wire Technologies in Johnstown, Pa., Saturday, July 30, 2016. Clinton and Kaine are on a three day bus tour through the rust belt.

MSNBC Panel Explodes Over Captain Khan, Trump: ‘I’m Saying That to You as a Combat Veteran!’


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On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan, the father of fallen Muslim soldier Captain Humayun Khan, delivered an emotional speech in which he made a moral case against Republican nominee Donald Trump. The rousing speech was the topuc Saturday morning's edition of MSNBC's AM Joy, prompting a tense exchange between panelists Malcolm Nance, a combat veteran, and conservative radio host Heidi Harris.

Mt. Hood Community College censures board member for meme

The Mount Hood Community College Board of Directors has censured one of its members who had been pressured to step down after sharing an internet meme that depicted President Barack Obama in a noose. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the board voted 6-1 Friday to publicly denounce Yellott's actions, which include making several remarks about "illegal immigrants" during a meeting and posting the photo of Obama in a noose on Facebook.

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Nah. I don't read #Kookservative #NeverTrumptards like Jonah Goldberg. In fact, Ed, I don't even bother reading any of your Insty links on the subject of Trump or this election, either.

Multiple deaths in Texas hot air balloon crash

LOCKHART, Texas -- A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, causing what authorities described as a "significant loss of life." Erik Grosof with the National Transportation Safety Board would not provide an exact number of how many people died.

Holy Muslim Cleric Arrested After Marrying a Six Year-Old Girl

A 60 year-old Muslim cleric was arrested in Afghanistan's central Ghor province after he married a 6 year-old girl. An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday , in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.

Big Pharma is jacking up the price of the – antidote’ to…

While the law was undoubtedly a step forward for a gridlocked Congress, it won't affect one of the crisis' most intractable problems - the skyrocketing price of naloxone, a drug that instantly reverses overdoses. A report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January revealed that drug overdose deaths reached a new high in 2014 , totaling 47,055 people.

Libertarian Gary Johnson Keeps Fighting to Join the Presidential Debates


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Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president, has made no secret of his desire to be on stage with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in the upcoming presidential debates . " Our America Initiative ," an arm of the Libertarian Party, filed a lawsuit last September against the Commission on Presidential Debates, challenging its "15 percent threshold."

Puerto Rico towns to share services, cut costs amid crisis

In this July 15, 2016 file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla listens to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley speak during the National Governors Association meeting, in Des Moines, Iowa. Garcia Padilla signed a bill late Friday, July 29, 2016, letting the island's 78 municipal governments share administrative services as a cost-saving measure amid a deep fiscal crisis.

Bill Clinton sports Hebrew ‘Hillary’ button at convention

There was a thrill ride on Jewish Democratic social media Wednesday night when Bill Clinton was spotted at the Democratic National Convention sporting a button backing his wife in Hebrew. Robert Wexler, a former Democratic congressman, indulged in a little partisan kvelling when he appeared Thursday with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer on a panel.

Hillary’s plagiarized convention Jack Engelhard

Jack Engelhard's classic international bestselling novel Indecent Proposal, which later became a worldwide hit movie, has been republished to meet readers' demands. His other major works include Compulsive: A Novel, his award-winning post-Holocaust Montreal memoir Escape from Mount Moriah, plus Slot Attendant: A Novel About A Novelist.

A Red, White and Blue Fantasy at the DNC

What to take away from the Democrat National Convention? Democrats know how to choreograph a convention, tell a story, stay on theme, and quell opposition. On the closing night, they managed to hide the Palestinian flags that flew on previous days and keep the flag-burning on the streets to a minimum.

Good cop or bad cop? Police chief under fire over outbursts

New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman has confounded both supporters and critics over the years with dueling good cop-bad cop personalities. He has gained attention and respect nationally for putting in place community policing programs in Connecticut and Rhode Island, accomplishments that got him invited to the White House this month for a discussion with the president and others about easing tensions between law enforcement and minority communities.

Courts derail voting limits pushed by GOP in 3 states

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach listens and takes note as a judge declares in Shawnee County District Court that the state must count potentially thousands of votes from people who registered without providing documentation... . File-This June 21, 2016, file photo shows North Carolina NAACP president, Rev.

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While most U.S. Senators are on a summer break from their home state for a few weeks, Tim Kaine is spending time north of the Mason-Dixon line. The Richmond Democrat has become his party's nominee for Vice-President and he's on the stump with ticket-mate Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Trump and Hillary get transition meetings with White House

With the Republican and Democratic nominees officially in place, White House officials are beginning their efforts to prepare both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to assume office in January. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough phoned the Trump and Clinton transition teams Friday to invite them for preparation sessions on the complex workings of the federal government.

Allenstown woman charged with assaulting police

The report says the fire stemmed from the simple, improper disposal of a cigarette in the couch on the second-floor exterior porch leading to the apartment at 198 Wilson St. Rick Porcello threw his first complete game in nearly two years, allowing just two runs on five hits, as the Red Sox topped the Los Angeles Angels, 6-2.

Dunes pavilion work stoppage not expected to delay opening

Work to refurbish and privatize a pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park to bring restaurants, a rooftop bar and a banquet center along Lake Michigan is temporarily on hold until the state Department of Natural Resources gets permission from the National Park Service to move ahead. NPS and DNR officials say the main obstacle is a technical matter of determining whether the pavilion and adjacent banquet center will be designated as a public facility or whether the state will need to find replacement land of the same or higher value to replace it.

I Wish “We’re the Greatest!” Weren’t Such Good Politics

Award-winning author of What We're Up Against , former Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia, political commentator and talk radio philosopher I am not saying that I wish the Democrats had done anything different at the convention. As many observed, the Democrats were smart to occupy the upbeat, patriotic, American-exceptionalist, morning-in-America space that Trump's GOP abandoned with its fear-mongering dark picture of the state of the nation.

Nonprofit’s ID cards get recognition from police, immigrants

A privately issued ID card that enables illegal immigrants in North Carolina to identify themselves to police is getting national attention, though Republican lawmakers want to shut it down. The FaithAction ID program has issued more than 7,000 ID cards, recognized by police and some local organizations in 16 cities and 9 counties.

Outrage, caution from Latino stars in critical election year

In this July 25, 2016 file photo, actress Eva Longoria speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. "So when Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he's insulting American families," Longoria, politically active for a number of years, said during her speech to the Democratic convention.

Sony deletes Ghostbusters tweet cheering on Hillary Clinton

A tweet from Sony Pictures' Ghostbusters account that many interpreted as an endorsement of Hillary Clinton has disappeared as quickly as a phantom. The studio tweeted "Boo-yah, we smashed your glass ceiling," on Thursday after Clinton became the first woman to lead a major U.S. political party.

Ap Photos: a selection of pictures from the past week

A Kashmiri girl crosses through a barbed wire set up as a road blockade by Indian troops during a curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The largest anti-India street protests in recent years in Kashmir erupted after Indian troops killed a popular, young rebel leader in a gunbattle on July 8. Since then, most parts of the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir have been under security lockdown.

The man who offered Donald Trump his copy of the US…

The father of a deceased Muslim US soldier who gave a rousing speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention is reiterating his argument against Donald Trump's bid for the White House. Khizr Khan called out the Republican nominee in Philadelphia Thursday, in response to the real-estate mogul's controversial proposals to ban Muslim immigration to the US .

Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions

This March 15, 2016, file photo shows Eric Gandah walking past a NC Voter ID sign as he enters a precinct to cast his ballot in Greensboro, N.C. A federal appeals court on Friday, July, 29, 2016, blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and follow other rules disproportionately affecting minorities, finding that the law was intended to make it harder for blacks to vote in the presidential battleground state. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach listens and takes note as a judge declares in Shawnee County District Court that the state must count potentially thousands of votes from people who registered without providing documentation of their U.S. citizenship, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Topeka, Kan.

Barack Obama considers Narendra Modi a good friend, says White House

Washington, July 30 : US President Barack Obama considers Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "good friend" and both countries are in close contact on resolving the tensions over the South China Sea following the Hague court's ruling and China's belligerent stand on the issue, the White House has said. White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz, asked if the US is in contact with India over resolving the issue, said during a daily briefing on Friday: "We're in close contact with the government of India.

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4 killed after small medical plane crashes in California

An engine nose cone with a bent propellor blade and other wreckage from a medical transport plane that crashed are shown on a road east of Crannell, Calif., Friday, July 29, 2016. Authorities found the wreckage of a small medical transport plane with four people aboard and confirmed at least two deaths Friday after the pilot reported smoke filling the cockpit and a search started across a densely forested mountain range in Northern California.

Hilary Clinton’s campaign ‘hacked’

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has been hacked as part of a larger cyber attack against Democratic Party institutions, US media report. The Clinton campaign said on Friday that an analytics data program, which it shared with other entities, had been accessed by hackers.

Gus Worland releases new weight loss 18 months after New York City Marathon

Inside the new $50m Sandy Hook school: Ultra-safe 'soothing' classrooms that give students a 'great big hug' open their doors on same site where 20 children and six teachers were massacred Prosecution witness sues federal judge for 'raping her during a high-profile murder trial when she was just 16-years-old and threatened that there would be a mistrial and the killer would go free if she reported him' Do YOU take dietary supplements? Beware! From nausea to heart murmurs, cancer and death, these 15 'health boosters' may cause more harm than you think Grieving father of Sandy Hook victim says the school should NEVER have been rebuilt - calling it a 'murder site' - as he makes an emotional return to where his son died Revealed: Dallas cop-killer Micah Johnson 'hid stolen women's panties, pills and an unauthorized grenade in his room' while in Afghanistan Teen girl 'who encouraged her ... (more)

Convention over, Clinton faces hacking, Trump criticism

A giddy if exhausted Hillary Clinton embarked on a post-convention Rust Belt bus tour just hours after becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. The celebratory mood quickly evaporated amid fresh revelations that hackers had breached a program used by her campaign and Republican nominee Donald Trump promised to sharpen his barbs.

Cross-dressing bank robber wanted by the FBI

Police are looking for a flawless bank robber - he was last seen donning a black hat, silver kitten heels and a dazzling Disney princess dress. The man strutted into Santander Bank in Staten Island on Monday afternoon in a silver crushed-velvet dress with a fetching tulle skirt.

Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that a North Carolina law illegally targeted minorities with tougher ballot access rules, such as requiring photo identification to vote, adding a new partisan flashpoint in a swing state with a raft of hotly contested elections. The ruling Friday by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the 2013 law violated the Constitution and the federal Voting Rights Act by targeting black voters "with almost surgical precision."

Bribe charges stick to Sen. Menendez

A federal appeals court on Friday refused to toss a corruption case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, casting aside his argument that charges he accepted gifts in exchange for political influence should be thrown out because of a constitutional clause protecting sitting lawmakers. A three-judge panel from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said arguments from the indicted Democrat's attorneys that the senator's meetings with government officials were held to discuss policy matters, not to benefit a wealthy friend, should be heard at trial.

Report: Belgium arrests 2 suspected of plotting attack

Florida mosquitoes have likely spread the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, and Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says the tourism-dependent state may face an economic crisis if visitors start... There's no official warning to stay clear of Florida, but the crowds that usually wander among the bold street murals in Miami's trendy Wynwood arts district may be thinner after reports that mosquitoes in the area... A federal appeals court says a North Carolina law illegally targeted minorities with tougher ballot-access rules, such as requiring photo identification to vote, adding a new partisan flashpoint in a swing state... A federal appeals court ruled that a North Carolina law illegally targeted minorities with tougher ballot access rules, such as requiring photo identification to vote, adding a new partisan flashpoint in a swing state with... Some residents of the ... (more)

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HANOI: China has urged Vietnam to investigate claims that a Chinese visitorA s passport was defaced with profanities by officials at Ho Chi Minh city airport, in an apparent reference to a bitter territorial spat between the nations. Photographs circulated in online Chinese media this week purported to show a Chinese passport with the words "f*** you" scribbled on two pages next to maps of China and its hotly contested "nine-dash line".

Six people displaced after fire in Temple

The fire started just before 1:40 a.m. at a home in the 600 block of South 24th Street. . Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience after speaking at a rally at K'NEX, a toy company in Hatfield, Pa., Friday, July 29, 2016.

Clinton campaign stop in Youngstown delayed by half hour

The Hillary Clinton campaign has pushed back by one half hour, the time at which the presidential candidate and her running mate will speak in Youngstown tonight. Campaign officials now say that Clinton and vice-presidential hopeful Tim Kaine are scheduled to speak at East High School at 8:15 p.m., instead of 7:45 p.m., as originally announced.

Trump’s Russia reset ideas alarming allies, many in US

Donald Trump's flurry of offhand remarks and abrupt zingers on Russia - praising Vladimir Putin, dismissing NATO - have jolted the world, not to mention the U.S. presidential campaign. With Russia's behaviour rattling nerves in the U.S. and abroad, the Republican presidential nominee is accused of cozying up to a "dictator."

Poof! ‘Ghostbusters’ tweet cheering Clinton deleted

A tweet from Sony Pictures' "Ghostbusters" account that many interpreted as an endorsement of Hillary Clinton has disappeared as quickly as a phantom. The studio tweeted "Boo-yah, we smashed your glass ceiling," on Thursday after Clinton became the first woman to lead a major U.S. political party.

Rick Gallot: Relationships will make Grambling great

I spent 15 years of my career and life traveling from northern Louisiana to Baton Rouge as a legislator, first as a state representative and then as a state senator. I dedicated my life to serving people, as a politician and as an attorney, and much of the state's business gets discussed, debated and determined in Baton Rouge.

Pence Rally Interrupted by Protesters, a First for His Campaign

Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks at the American Legislative Exchange Council annual meeting in Indianapolis, Friday, July 29, 2016. While Donald Trump has generally responded to protesters' interruptions by bellowing to security "get 'em out," his running mate Mike Pence has a different, more subtle approach.

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Photo: EPA

A Clinton campaign spokesman say that an analytics data program maintained by the DNC and used by the campaign and a number of other entities "was accessed as part of the DNC hack" A computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organisations, people familiar with the matter said. The latest attack, which was disclosed on Friday, follows two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee, or DNC, and the party's fundraising committee for candidates for the US House of Representatives.

How to save globalisation from its demise

Stephen Roach says governments must wake up to the need for effective safety-net programmes to support workers who have been left behind, or suffer the consequences of a backlash against globlisation and free trade While seemingly elegant in theory, globalisation suffers in practice. That is the lesson of Brexit and of the rise of Donald Trump in the United States.

Hondo banks on Bart

Hondo took a double beating Friday when he was betrayed by the Mariners and Sergio Garcia, who will have a difficult time winning the PGA after missing the cut. As a result, the wad was shrunk to 2,780 youngbloods.

Low turnout expected for Aug. 9 primary

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is predicting voter turnout of just 16 percent for the partisan primary election on Aug. 9, equating roughly to 710,000 voters. "I just don't think there's enough on the ballot that will draw people out," said Schuch-Krebs, who estimates 15 to 20 percent turnout in Kenosha County.

Missouri Poll: Hillary 41%, Trump 40%

Most electoral map projections have Missouri as a Republican state in November, but it is a toss up in a current poll. Hillary Clinton has 41 percent, Donald Trump 40 percent and Libertarian Gary Johnson 9 percent, according to a Mason-Dixon survey of 625 likely voters conducted last weekend.

Single-Payer Will End Religious Rights

U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton ruled last week that the federal government cannot force Paul and Teresa Wieland - an American mom and dad - to violate their religious beliefs by compelling them to purchase a health insurance plan that covers sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs and devices. But in making the Obama administration's case that the government should be able to do so, lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department made a telling claim: A single-payer health care system would effectively put a stop to such arguments in defense of religious liberty.

Clinton campaign: Computer service used by campaign hacked

A computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government is the leading suspect, the campaign said Friday. The breach affected a DNC data analytics program used by the campaign and a number of other organizations, according to the campaign.

Florida reports evidence of local Zika transmission

The report says the fire stemmed from the simple, improper disposal of a cigarette in the couch on the second-floor exterior porch leading to the apartment at 198 Wilson St. Robert Streb and Jimmy Walker were forced to share a spotlight in the 98th PGA Championship.

Campaigns Eye Pennsylvania Prize

JEANNETTE, Pa.- Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine followed up their Philadelphia nominating convention with a rally in the city on Friday, the start of a two-day swing through a state that is shaping up to be crucial to the presidential campaign. At Friday's event, a day after her acceptance of the Democratic nomination, Mrs. Clinton reminded voters that her father was born in Scranton and reminisced about summers spent in her family's lake cottage nearby.

Odds Worsen for TPP Trade Deal Fade

The 2016 presidential campaign has dealt a potentially lethal blow to President Barack Obama's signature Pacific trade agreement, with the chances of congressional passage now looking slim either after the election or under the next administration.

North Carolina Voting Restrictions Violate Voters’ Rights, Court Finds

A federal appeals court Friday invalidated an array of voting restrictions North Carolina imposed in 2013, finding that they violated the Voting Rights Act by obstructing African-Americans' access to the polls. In a blistering opinion that minced few words about the racial polarization it said continues to afflict the state, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., reinstated an array of election tools that disproportionately aided African-Americans.

Will: How entangled is Trump with Russia?

To gauge the opportunism and hypocrisy that define Donald Trump's Republican Party, consider this: Imagine the scalding rhetoric that would have boiled from the likes of Newt Gingrich, that Metternich of many green rooms, if Hillary Clinton had offhandedly undermined the collective security architecture of U.S. foreign policy since NATO was created in 1949. Vladimir Putin's regime is saturating Europe with anti-Americanism, buying print and broadcast media, pliable journalists and other opinion leaders, and funding fringe political parties, think tanks and cultural institutions.

2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop

The public will get its first glimpse of the Connecticut school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred. The new Sandy Hook Elementary School, built to replace the one demolished after a massacre that took the lives of 20 children and six educators, features three courtyards, study spaces designed to look like treehouses and... Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance.

Obama Foundation formally announces library’s Chicago site

The Obama Foundation formally announced Friday that Chicago's Jackson Park will be home to Barack Obama's presidential library. "Michelle and I are thrilled that the Obama Presidential Center will be developed in the heart of Chicago's South Side, a community we call home and that means the world to us," the president said in a statement.

Swift Myers who has Ewing Sarcoma marries Abbi Ruicker at Saint…

Now Hillary Clinton's own campaign is hacked: Democrats were warned they were target in March but REFUSED to help FBI probe into cyber attacks Teenage girl 'who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself' appears in court as her lawyers try to get her police statements thrown out of manslaughter trial Will the world end tonight? Conspiracy theorists predict doomsday caused by 'second coming of Jesus Christ' and a magnetic polar flip 'Do not get me into a war': Leaked emails show Obama didn't want to engage with Europe over Russia because US could be seen as a 'threat' Are you REALLY in love with your partner? From the type of the gift they buy to being a team, relationship expert reveals the signs that show whether you've found The One 'I have a very high sex drive': Daughter is left mortified after her MOTHER accidentally adds her into a sext chat with her new love interest - and it gets ... (more)

Now Mrs May ditches Dave’s cosy sofas for a table in the study: PM…

Now Hillary Clinton's own campaign is hacked: Democrats were warned they were target in March but REFUSED to help FBI probe into cyber attacks Teenage girl 'who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself' appears in court as her lawyers try to get her police statements thrown out of manslaughter trial Will the world end tonight? Conspiracy theorists predict doomsday caused by 'second coming of Jesus Christ' and a magnetic polar flip 'Do not get me into a war': Leaked emails show Obama didn't want to engage with Europe over Russia because US could be seen as a 'threat' Are you REALLY in love with your partner? From the type of the gift they buy to being a team, relationship expert reveals the signs that show whether you've found The One 'I have a very high sex drive': Daughter is left mortified after her MOTHER accidentally adds her into a sext chat with her new love interest - and it gets ... (more)

Trump seems especially mad at Mike Bloomberg, and any New…

Democrats spent four days trashing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at their convention, but it seems that Trump has taken special issue with one speaker in particular: billionaire entrepreneur and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. After Bloomberg questioned Trump's business acumen and called him a con man during his speech on Wednesday , Trump started referring to Bloomberg as "Little" Michael Bloomberg , reusing a moniker once reserved for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio .

Tim Kaine rips Donald Trump for thinking the Virginia senator…

Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate and a senator from Virginia, explained on Friday on CNN that Trump's mix-up of the two at a press conference earlier this week made him "scratch his head." "Her running mate Tim Kaine, who by the way did a terrible job in New Jersey - first act he did in New Jersey was ask for a $4 billion tax increase and he was not very popular in New Jersey and he still isn't," Trump said during a Wednesday press conference.

Head of US Marine Corps aviation: The F-35B is ready to go to…

When asked on Friday if the F-35B could fly combat missions to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the head of the Marine Corps' aviation said "we're ready to do that." Noting that the decision to deploy the fifth-generation jet into combat would come from higher command, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Aviation Lieutenant General Jon Davis said the F-35B is "ready to go right now."

In month marked by crises, local law enforcement spent $3 million in overtime

Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office SWAT vehicle drives on Government St. toward the interstate after law enforcement moved in on protesters during a protest held on East Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office SWAT vehicle drives on Government St. toward the interstate after law enforcement moved in on protesters during a protest held on East Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Metro Buzz: Teen calls for federal review of Baton Rouge zoo

This spot nosed Guenon monkey, a native to West Africa is one of the 3 monkeys that was killed at The BREC Baton Rouge Zoo. Advocate file photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo's giraffe Hope plays with her granddaughter, Jewel, left, in this 2007 photo Advocate staff file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Two female Malayan tiger cubs born at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo paw each other in November 2014, as they play after a nap.

Gov. Pence plans GOP campaign trip to Nevada

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence plans his first visit to Nevada next week as Donald Trump's running mate on the Republican presidential ticket. The Trump-Pence campaign says the GOP's vice presidential candidate plans to attend a town hall meeting in Carson City tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, with a town hall in Reno to follow at 7 p.m. The locations of the events have not announced.

Hillary Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats

Now Hillary Clinton's own campaign is hacked: Democrats were warned they were a target in March but REFUSED to help FBI probe into cyber attacks Sources tell Reuters that the Clinton campaign, which is based in Brooklyn, New York, was the target of a cyber breach Justice department's national security division is now leading the investigation in proof that officials believe foreign state carried out attacks First leak also revealed anti-gay slurs, mocking African Americans and attempts to con reputable news outlets with fake Trump videos The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The Latest: Ruling against US Sen. Menendez will be appealed

An attorney for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says he will ask the full 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a three-judge panel's ruling allowing the corruption case against him to move forward. Abbe Lowell says he will appeal Friday's decision to the full circuit court and then to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.

Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin election laws passed by GOP, Walker

A federal judge threw out multiple aspects of Wisconsin's voter ID law on Friday, leaving the law itself intact but ruling unconstitutional many restrictions on voting passed by the GOP -controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Scott Walker . Two liberal groups filed a lawsuit in May challenging the laws, including a requirement that voters show photo identification.

4 killed after small medical plane crashes in California

The public will get its first glimpse of the Connecticut school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred. The new Sandy Hook Elementary School, built to replace the one demolished after a massacre that took the lives of 20 children and six educators, features three courtyards, study spaces designed to look like treehouses and... Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance.

Clinton campaign says its computers accessed as part of DNC hack

The campaign buses carrying Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and their spouses, former President Bill Clinton and Anne Holton, depart from a rally at K'NEX, a toy company, in Hatfield, Pa., Friday, July 29, 2016, to travel to Broad Street Market in Harrisburg, Pa. The campaign buses carrying Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and their spouses, former President Bill Clinton and Anne Holton, depart from a rally at K'NEX, a toy company, in Hatfield, Pa., Friday, July 29, 2016, to travel to Broad Street Market in Harrisburg, Pa.

James Naughtie: Onward from the conventions

The road from Cleveland to Philadelphia takes you through the Rust Belt of America, the towns where they once made steel and the hills where they mined the coal. That territory, between the two convention cities in this presidential year, is where the battle will be fiercest because that's the cradle of discontent.

Teachers’ union head says Clinton is with them against school choice

Hillary Clinton's position on public charter schools has been fairly ambiguous since her presidential campaign began, but at least one teachers' union leader says Clinton is on board with their view. "Hillary Clinton is on the exact same page as we are," Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, told the American Prospect's Rachel Cohen .

100,000 rounds of ammo, weapons found in home of child porn suspect

The Navarro County Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Dallas Field Division are investigating after finding more than 45 firearms and 100,000 rounds of ammunition inside of a home on Thursday. "We do believe he was in possession of firearms that were illegal for him to possess," Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner said.

Trump Responds to Hillary Saying He Can’t Handle a Tough Election: I…

During her DNC convention speech last night in Philadelphia, where she officially accepted her Party's nomination for president, Hillary Clinton said Republican opponent Donald Trump can't handle the "rough-and-tumble" of an election. "Ask yourself, do you really think Donald Trump has the temperament to be commander in chief? Donald Trump can't even handle the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign," Clinton said.

6 more Michigan public workers charged in Flint water crisis

Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across the country. Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a total of 18 new charges against three employees from the Department of Environmental Quality - Liane Shekter Smith, Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook - and three from the Department of Health and Human Services - Nancy Peeler, Corinne Miller and Robert Scott.

Pence wants campaign events open to all media Gov. Mike Pence says…

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Secretive write-in candidates lock out Florida voters

James C. Bailey is a write-in candidate for state House District 54 in Vero Beach even though he lives 150 miles away in Clearwater. In his secretive and impossible bid for public office, James Bailey will accomplish only this: He will deprive thousands of residents from voting for their state legislator.

What does Rubio say to Hispanic voters about Donald Trump?

Trump: 'Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing' On the heels of the Democratic National Convention Rubio tells supporters that Hispanic voters will have to make their own choice, but that he will never support Hillary Clinton. Trump: 'Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing' Chelsea Clinton used to be known for being kept out of the spotlight.

Crews find wreckage of small medical plane; 2 confirmed dead

Authorities found the wreckage of a small medical transport plane with four people aboard and confirmed at least two deaths Friday after the pilot reported smoke filling the cockpit and a search started across a densely forested mountain range in Northern California. The Piper PA31 was carrying a flight nurse, a transport medic and a patient about 360 miles from Crescent City, near the Oregon border, to Oakland when the pilot declared an emergency around 1 a.m. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, which led the pursuit on the ground, did not immediately release information about the fates of the other two people aboard.

Clinton Kicks Off Historic Campaign In Philadelphia

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Clinton-Kaine Ticket Takes Economy Message to Pennsylvania, Ohio

Hillary Clinton called her race against Donald Trump the highest-stakes U.S. presidential race in her lifetime as she rallied with her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, for the first time as the Democratic nominees for president and vice president. "There's no doubt in my mind that every election in our democracy is important in its own way," Clinton told a crowd at Temple University in Philadelphia the morning after accepting her party's nomination.

The Tribune misrepresents the New York Times on Emanuel

A front-page story in Friday's Tribune about Rahm Emanuel's fall from political grace makes a small, serious mistake. Tracing the way in which "Emanuel's profile has sunk nationally," the article describes the blowback after a judge ordered the mayor to release the Laquan McDonald video last November.

Appeals court clears way for Cowlitz Tribe casino

A federal appeals court has upheld the Interior Department 's decision to grant a reservation to the Cowlitz Tribe in southwestern Washington, rejecting efforts to block the construction of a $510 million casino and resort on the land. The Columbian newspaper reports that the ruling, handed down Friday by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, affirmed a 2014 ruling by U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle.

Governor: 4 Zika cases likely came from Florida mosquitoes

Florida likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland, the state's governor said Friday. No mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for Zika, but one woman and three men in Miami-Dade and Broward counties likely contracted the virus through mosquito bites, Gov. Rick Scott said during a news conference in Orlando.

Wireless group urges U.S. court to reverse ‘net neutrality’ rules

A wireless trade association on Friday urged the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a ruling upholding the Obama administration's landmark rules barring internet service providers from obstructing or slowing down consumer access to web content. A three-judge panel in June, in a 2-1 decision, backed the Federal Communications Commission's so-called net neutrality rules put in place last year to make internet service providers treat all internet traffic equally.

UPDATE 1-Trade groups urge U.S. court to reverse ‘net neutrality’ rules

Several wireless, cable and broadband trade associations on Friday urged the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a ruling upholding the Obama administration's landmark rules barring internet service providers from obstructing or slowing consumer access to web content. A three-judge panel in June, in a 2-1 decision, backed the Federal Communications Commission's so-called net neutrality rules put in place last year to make internet service providers treat all internet traffic equally.

Top 17 times Democrats bashed Trump at DNC 2016

After being nominated at a 2016 Republican National Convention that featured speaker after speaker attacking former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , Trump was the subject of barbs from the Democratic podium. While there were no delegate chants of "lock him up" and no one suggested that Trump go to prison, his record in business, his rhetoric and his campaign proposals were bashed time and time again.

Arkansas congressman joins marijuana eradication hunt

Authorities in the Arkansas Ozarks region were joined by congressman Steve Womack in a marijuana eradication effort this week. The Republican lawmaker posted on Facebook that the Arkansas National Guard and Boone County Sheriff's Office eliminated 90 marijuana plants after flying the area by helicopter Tuesday.

Texas Take: July 29, 2016

"Mrs. Clinton radiated confidence, from her pungent delivery and easy laugh to the unusually expressive ways she shifted her tone and delighted in her own best lines. She smoothly acknowledged her own limitations and trust issues as a public figure and forcefully challenged "Mr. Trump over his claims that he alone could fix America's problems.

David Graham Bell

Mr. David Graham Bell, age 85, of Pike County, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 28, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Atlanta, son of the late Ernest Lawson Bell and Mattie Lou Richardson Bell.

Winners and losers of the 2016 Democratic National Convention

The Democrats have pulled out of Philly so it's time for our quadrennial list of convention winners and losers: Bernie Sanders : Every Democrat had to praise him because he did so well in their primaries - even though he's not a Democrat. Patriotism : It's back, baby, thanks to the way the Democrats recast loving your country as loving its values and working to make us live up to them as opposed to picking and choosing the one's you like.

Gay rights icon Harvey Milk will have a Navy vessel named for him

A Navy vessel will travel the world bearing the name of gay rights icon Harvey Milk, the most prominent gesture towards the LGBT community in military history. The U.S. Naval Institute News obtained a leaked Congressional memo from July 14, showing that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus signed plans to name a Military Sealift Command fleet oiler "the USNS Harvey Milk."

The Latest: Police: San Diego officers shot in traffic stop

Powerball players will have a shot at the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot this weekend, but they'll face long odds that have resulted in nearly three months without a winner. Powerball players will have a shot at the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot this weekend, but they'll face long odds that have led to nearly three months without a winner.

Woman fears for safety after assault charge dismissed

A woman feels further victimized by the justice system after charges against a man accused of assaulting her were dismissed last week. Charmaine Collins says she fears for her safety after the man she did not know previously walked out of provincial court in Gander when Judge Mark Linehan dismissed the case.

Texas Rep. Castro, Mulling Senate Run, Slams Ted Cruz

Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas criticized Sen. Ted Cruz in an interview Thursday, possibly testing a couple of modes of attack that he could use against the polarizing senator in a contest for Cruz's seat in 2018. "Many Texans have been extremely disappointed in Ted, in his leadership," Castro told ABC News.

The Latest: Clinton says Trump can’t be trusted with nukes

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DNC Day 4: Clinton makes history

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president with "humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise," taking her place as the first woman to lead a major presidential ticket Thursday night on the last day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She accepted the nomination with a speech that was in keeping with someone who presents herself as a practical, dogged, policy-oriented striver who gets knocked down and then gets straight back up.

Pelosi tracks the mega-donors to political campaigns

As she sat overlooking a hotel lobby in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention this week, Alexandra Pelosi said she spied three of the wealthy men featured in her HBO documentary, "Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?" For her sake, it's fortunate that the film premieres Monday , presumably after everyone has left town. "I think they expected me to come to them and say they could vet this, and I didn't do that," Pelosi said.

Clinton uses convention to send message to wary GOP voters

Long a lightning rod on the right, Hillary Clinton is making a targeted appeal to Republicans who challenge Donald Trump's claim to the conservative mantle and fear his possible presidency. Clinton's final day of the Democratic National Convention featured speeches from a former member of President Ronald Reagan's administration and a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official who is heading a GOP group supporting Clinton, part of an expanded outreach to Republican voters and donors.

[Robert B. Reich] Does Hillary Clinton get it?

Does Hillary Clinton understand that the biggest divide in American politics is no longer between the right and the left, but between the antiestablishment and the establishment? I worry she doesn't -- at least not yet. A Democratic operative I've known since the Bill Clinton administration tells me, "Now that she's won the nomination, Hillary is moving to the middle.

Trump Cannot be Trusted With Nuclear Weapons: Clinton

Clinton today portrayed her Republican rival Donald Trump as a volatile and short-tempered man who cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons as she scripted history by becoming the first women presidential nominee of a major political party in the US. Presenting here vision of inclusive growth for America that maintains its global leadership and military power, Clinton, 68, he warned voters the nation is facing a serious "moment of reckoning" from economic pain, violence and terror.

Promoting national unity, Clinton also seeks to build trust

Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American political life must convince voters that she rather than Republican rival Donald Trump can bring a deeply divided nation together.

Disappointment, frustration linger for Nevada’s Sanders supporters

Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech wasn't the capstone of a weeklong kumbaya for Democrats here in the City of Brotherly Love. Outbursts from some Bernie Sanders delegates in the crowd - many of whom were wearing identical neon-yellow, glow-in-the-dark shirts emblazoned with the battle cry "enough is enough" - peppered the night and, specifically, Clinton's speech.

Clinton’s big applause line: “I believe in science”

One of the biggest applause lines in Hillary Clinton's nomination acceptance speech on Thursday night might surprise you: "I believe in science." The crowd roared when she said it, because they knew what she meant: She accepts climate science, unlike Donald Trump and many politicians in his party.

The Navy Is Naming A Ship After LGBTQ Pioneer Harvey Milk

The Navy is set to name a ship after the pioneering LGBTQ activist Harvey Milk, who was killed while in office in 1978. The Navy is planning to name one of its new oil tankers after the pioneering gay rights activist who served his country as a diving officer during the Korean War, Milk had to hide his sexuality when he served because openly gay people were officially banned from serving in the U.S. armed forces - a rule that lasted until 2011.

Fired after death in Island County jail, deputy back on the job


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The only person fired in connection with a young man's death inside the Island County jail has returned to work. An arbitrator ruled last month that Island County Sheriff Mark Brown did not have just cause to terminate Pamela McCarty from her job as lieutenant in the jail.

Donald Trump attacks Muslim father’s convention speech

By LISA LERER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - With 100 days left before the fall election, Hillary Clinton's campaign bus wound its way through Donald Trump's America as the Republican nominee picked a new fight with the bereaved father of a Muslim Army captain.

Hillary Clinton Speaks at DNC: We Can’t Risk a President ‘You Can Bait With a Tweet’

Hillary Clinton finally spoke tonight at the Democratic National Convention and celebrated the historic nature of her victory with the declaration "When the glass ceiling is shattered, the sky's the limit!" She thanked a lot of people, from her husband to President Obama to Tim Kaine , but she gave a special shoutout to Bernie Sanders . "Bernie," Clinton said, "your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary.

In Cleveland, GOP has its ‘come to Trump’ moment

There's always been a disconnect between what pundits and political insiders hear when Donald Trump speaks and what rank-and-file Republicans hear. But when Trump gave his acceptance address on the last night of the GOP convention in Cleveland last week, the opinion gap was absolutely vast.

History for July 29

On July 29, 1976, the first of eight shootings ascribed to the serial killer known as "Son of Sam" occurred on a street in The Bronx, New York, as a gunman killed 18-year-old Donna Lauria and wounded her friend, 19-year-old Jody Valenti. In 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

Hillary: Can’t have a president who is in the pocket of the gun lobby


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Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, which is frightening.We must make sure his hateful rhetoric does not even come close... Sign if you agree: Presidents do not stop working in the final year of their term. Neither should the Senate.

47th Democratic Convention – it’s a wrap


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Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, which is frightening.We must make sure his hateful rhetoric does not even come close... Sign if you agree: Presidents do not stop working in the final year of their term. Neither should the Senate.

Clinton: a America is great because America is gooda

A figure in American politics for a quarter-century, Hillary Clinton presented herself on Thursday night in a new role: as the presidential candidate best equipped to help the nation push back against the potential betrayal of its values. "Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart," she said on the final night of the Democratic National Convention.

At 90, Fidel Castro is symbol of Cuban resistance to change

A tourist looks at quote by Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro explaining in Spanish, 'Why we say homeland or death," on a wall at the entrance of a landmark private restaurant in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, July 28, 2016. After a decade out of the public eye, Fidel Castro has surged back in the run-up to his birthday next month as the inspiration for Cubans who want to maintain Communist orthodoxy in the face of mounting pressures to loosen control.

Sung Into the Presidency: A Brief History of The Campaign Song

If the idea behind a campaign song is to get your candidate elected, then the one that started it all was a flop. "The first song that was probably used, initially, as a campaign song seems to be a song 'Adams and Liberty' used by John Adams," explained Wisconsin-Eau Claire politics professor Eric Kasper, co-author of "Don't Stop Thinking about the Music."

The Latest: Wisconsin official says police let reporter in

The Latest on a Washington Post reporter being denied entrance to a campaign stop by Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence : A Wisconsin law enforcement official says he doesn't know why a Washington Post reporter was denied entry to a campaign rally near Milwaukee for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence. Waukesha County Sheriff's Department deputy inspector Torin Misko says the reporter was allowed to enter the venue but that "event staff walked the reporter out" for reasons unknown to the sheriff's department.

Plenty of reasons not to back Dem nominee

A brief article appeared on the front page of the Friday, July 22 edition of The Daily Advance listing North Carolina mayors who have endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Among them was a local mayor who said he based his choice on "...the importance of strengthening rural America."

Clinton’s pledge: Steady hand at ‘moment of reckoning’

Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, steeled for a volatile world by decades in politics that have left some Americans skeptical of her character. "I will be a president for Democrats, Republicans, independents, for the struggling, the striving and the successful.

“Can’t see Hillary in that white suit & not think of…

Chelsea Clinton, embraces her mother, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination Thursday night in Philadelphia, becoming the first woman to head a major party's ticket.

Hillary Clinton’s Philadelphia closing argument – stronger together: Analysis

On the night she made history by becoming the first woman to accept a major party's presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton said the nation had reached "a point of reckoning" so critical that could not be left to Republican Donald J. Trump to navigate. Taking the stage just before 10:30 p.m., Clinton told a cheering crowd that "powerful forces are threatening to tear us apart."

The Latest: Balloons drop, mark end of Clinton’s convention

Red, white and blue balloons are raining down on Democrats and blanketing the stage as Clinton and vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine celebrate their nomination with their families. The convention-closing party included pyrotechnics that seemed to startle even Clinton, as well as an elaborate "card stunt" that doesn't appear to have come off as planned.

Clinton using convention to send message to wary GOP voters

Long a lightning rod on the right, Hillary Clinton is making a targeted appeal to Republicans who challenge Donald Trump's claim to the conservative mantle and fear his possible presidency. Clinton's final day of the Democratic National Convention featured speeches from a former member of President Ronald Reagan's administration and a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official who is heading a GOP group supporting Clinton, part of an expanded outreach to Republican voters and donors.

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Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday night in Philadelphia. The first woman to be a candidate for a major party.

a ATF under the gun

ATF agents at a firing range. For decades the agency charged with investigating illegal firearms has been a target for gun rights activists.

Hillary Clinton to give much-anticipated acceptance speech Thursday night

The final day of the Democratic National Convention is underway inside the Wells Fargo Center and party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech is the main feature Thursday night. Clinton is not seen as warm or trustworthy by a large percentage of American voters, and while other speakers have tried to help her image in those regards this week, the former Secretary of State is expected to focus on her qualifications to be president and her plans for the next four years.

Why Bill Clinton’s Hebrew Hillary button resonated

There was a thrill ride on Jewish Democratic social media Wednesday night when Bill Clinton was spotted at the Democratic National Convention sporting a button backing his wife - in Hebrew. Robert Wexler, a former Democratic congressman, indulged in a little partisan kvelling when he appeared Thursday with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer on a panel.

2 hikers found after overnight in South Dakota Badlands park

A Connecticut judge will hear arguments on whether gun maker Remington Arms' company documents should be sealed from public view as it fights a lawsuit filed by families of some of the victims of the 2012 Sandy... Remington Arms and the families of some victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have agreed that any dispute over the release of company documents in a lawsuit brought by the families and a surviving... Search warrants show investigators found a hidden room outfitted with restraints inside a barn belonging to an Ohio man who's accused of abducting and killing a college student.

The Latest: Clinton aide says Sanders backers to come around

President Barack Obama speaks during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. . Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., takes the stage during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues

In this Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 file photo, a woman wears a shirt reading 'Trump Putin '16' while waiting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a campaign event at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H. Donald Trump just keeps giving Russian President Vladimir Putin more reasons to hope he wins the U.S. election, while raising serious questions about the Republican candidate's intentions toward the Kremlin. i In his most recent outreach to Putin, Trump not only refused to condemn Russia's military takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula but said, if elected, he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory and lifting sanctions against Moscow.

Man convicted in Chandra Levy’s death won’t be retried

Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, saying they can no longer prove their case in the 15-year-old slaying that thrust former congressman Gary Condit into the national spotlight. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia issued a statement saying it has moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with Levy's 2001 killing.

FAA safety inspectors unable to make surprise inspections

" U.S. safety inspectors are generally unable to conduct unannounced inspections of foreign repair stations where most airlines send their planes for major repair work, and sometimes must cancel inspections for lack of funds, according to a government watchdog. Federal Aviation Administration inspectors are required to give countries where the repairs stations are located advance notice of their plans, and often notice to the repair stations and the country's aviation safety agency as well, according to a report released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office.

Her turn now: Hillary Clinton makes her case for presidency

After three days of Democratic stars, including a pair of presidents, asserting she is ready for the White House, Clinton must make that case for herself on her nominating convention's final night. The first woman to lead a major U.S. political party toward the White House, Clinton will be greeted Thursday by a crowd of cheering delegates eager to see history made in the November election.

Malloy’s Hollywood moment at the DNC

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sits down for an interview with Hala Gorani of CNN at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sits down for an interview with Hala Gorani of CNN at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

a This is historya : Washington delegates reflect on Hillary Clintona s ground-breaking nomination

Hours before Hillary Clinton took the stage Thursday at the Democratic National Convention, Western Washington delegates were starting to put in context her nomination, how far the nation has come and what it means for America. "Ever since I was a kid, we'd make comparisons like, 'What would it be like to have a black president' or 'What would it be like to have a female president,' " said Carlos Hickman, a delegate from Seattle who supported Clinton.

AP Analysis: Mideast showed Hillary Clinton US power’s limit


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In the wake of the Orlando killings this week, Hillary Clinton had harsh words for America's Gulf allies, criticizing them for funding institutions that radicalize young Muslims. "It is long past time for the Saudis, the Qataris and the Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations," the presumptive Democratic Party nominee told an Ohio crowd.

Women paying for IVF they don’t need, says Lord Winston: Fertility …

Illegal immigrant convicted of murdering Chandra Levy in 2001 will be RELEASED and WON'T be retried as prosecutors drop the charges based on new leads in death of Congressman's mistress EXCLUSIVE: ANOTHER 90s scandal returns to haunt the Clintons - Chinese billionaire who made illegal donations to Bill's re-election campaign faces Congress quiz after being arrested by FBI over bribery Disgraced Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has POLICE ESCORT at Philadelphia convention as insiders line up to reveal her egomaniacal management style Can YouTube predict the election? Interactive map reveals most watched candidates in every state - and Donald Trump tops the chart with over a million having watched a tour of his private jet Moment of reckoning: Clinton's speech will accuse Donald Trump of being an affront to the nation's values - and multimillionaire Clinton will attack the ... (more)

Beyond Hillary: 10 powerful speeches by women at the Democratic Convention


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This week's Democratic National Convention has been a historic one, featuring the country's first nomination of a woman for president as a candidate from a major party. It's also been loaded with star-studded speakers, including appearances from a sitting vice president, a sitting president, two former presidents, and a long list of celebrities and lawmakers.

U.S. Chamber spends big to defeat Kansas Rep. Huelskamp

Less than a week before the Republican primary in Kansas' 1st Congressional District, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind physician Roger Marshall in his bid to defeat Rep. Tim Huelskamp. The chamber's political arm is spending $200,000 on ads to support Marshall and another $200,000 on ads to oppose Huelskamp.

Police rally as mayor says Black Lives Matter banner stays

Police in Massachusetts are protesting a mayor's refusal to remove a Black Lives Matter banner that's hanging over city hall. About 50 police officers and their supporters upset about a Black Lives Matter banner that has been hanging outside City Hall for nearly a year rallied on Thursday to try to pressure the mayor to remove it.

Obama and Clinton’s tender hug sparks Photoshop battle


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One of the biggest moments in the Democratic National Convention was President Barack Obama's speech, which assured America we aren't a hot mess before building toward an endorsement for Hillary Clinton. And it ended with a hug, as the former rivals took a moment of respite during an otherwise hectic campaign season.

Postcard from the Democratic National Convention

As the old saw goes, all politics is local -- and that's true even when it comes to this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Joining Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, First Lady Michelle Obama and about 4,700 convention delegates was one of Mountain View's own politicians, City Councilman Lenny Siegel, who said he considered himself lucky to land a spot at the event.

Democratic National Convention – Day 4

Gallery: California delegates hold up signs as they cheer for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Gallery: The Democratic women of the US Senate waves to delegates during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Why the Next President Must Regionalize Iraq


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Iraqi government forces drive their armoured vehicles during an operation, backed by air support from the US-led coalition, in Fallujah's southern Shuhada neighbourhood to retake the area from the Islamic State group on June 15, 2016. Pfeifle was the deputy national security advisor for strategic communications and global outreach during the surge in Iraq from 2007 to 2009 to divide Iraq into three semi-autonomous regions along sectarian lines.

Creep Of The Week: Donald Trump

More specifically, he said, "Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Florida, 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist. This time, the terrorist targeted the LGBTQ community.

‘The Rocketeer’ Reboot in the Works From Disney

'The Rocketeer' Reboot in the Works From Disney (Exclusive) - The project, in the early development stages, is being looked at as a sequel-reboot and will be headlined by a black female character. - The Rocketeer is ready to blast off once again. - Walt Disney Studios is developing

Cleveland Mayor Signs Transgender Rights Bill

Jackson signed Ordinance 1466-13, which amends Cleveland's anti-LGBT discrimination law to prohibit businesses from banning their employees and customers to use restrooms that are consistent with their gender identity, during a ceremony at Cleveland City Hall. Equality Ohio Executive Director Alana Jochum and Jacob Nash, a trans man who co-chaired the campaign in support of the proposal, were among those who joined the mayor on stage.

No Obama Bounce For DNC Day 3 Ratings As They Fall Behind RNC,…

We won't quit Bern-stock say the Sanders backers who are testing Philadelphia's patience by camping outside the DNC - and threatening to stay after it's over - Illegal camp in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park is outside Wells Fargo Center where Hillary Clinton's coronation as candidate is under way As Obama speaks, chaos and arrests outside DNC - PHILADELPHIA - As President Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention inside the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, a chaotic situation erupted nearby that led to seven arrests.

Exclusive: Gingrich returning to Fox News on Aug. 1

Exclusive: Gingrich returning to Fox News on Aug. 1 - The Hill has learned that Newt Gingrich will be returning to Fox News as a contributor. - The network suspended its contributor agreement with the former House Speaker on July 12 to avoid a conflict of interest after he was reported

Khloe Kardashian raves about Cuba in new KUWTK clip as ex Lamar…

We are 'absolutely' still friends: Chelsea Clinton tells Matt Lauer about friendship with Ivanka - but hints at strain between them by saying Trump's daughter doesn't 'always have to defend her dad' Cops release video of the moment an Arizona officer shot a Native American woman dead as she walked towards him with scissors amid angry protests The architect who persuaded McDonald's to keep its famous golden arches... because they look like a 'pair of nourishing breasts' McDonald's worker is fired for refusing to serve a cop after a string of fast-food workers across the country snub officers in the wake of cop killings It's all about the waist! How to spot if YOUR tummy is too big - and what to do about it Pregnant Afghan woman's genitals are mutilated and she loses her baby after her husband, mother and sister-in-law tied her up and almost beat her to death The happy couple! Ivanka Trump ... (more)

Clues in DNC hacking point to Russia, despite Trump claims

DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.

Tracing the LGBT DNC Legacy

The Democratic National Convention is creating LGBT history in full public view. This will mark the first national political party convention with LGBT participation on every level: the largest number of out LGBT delegates and OUT delegates at every level, from a small country district to super delegate, from county commissioner to U.S. Senator.

Day 3: Obama Leads Heavy Hitters in Speeches Praising Clinton

On the third night of the Democratic National Convention, President Obama led a series of heavy hitters who delivered speeches praising Hillary Clinton as the right candidate to lead the country. Much of Obama's speech, which was 40 minutes long and the final remarks of the night, was based on the theme of him returning to the stage of the Democratic convention after his keynote address 12 years ago propelled to the national spotlight and enabled his bid for the presidency.

Vegas stadium backers aim for 2 finalist sites next month

Developers who want to build a domed stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas vowed to zero in on two potential sites within the next month as they face a tight timeline to lock in a real estate deal, government approvals and the NFL's blessing. Representatives from Majestic Realty and the Las Vegas Sands casino company told an oversight committee Thursday that they want to get their plan in order by January, when NFL owners who must approve any team relocation by a three-quarters vote are scheduled to meet.

The Latest: WH: Obama’s list of threats wasn’t about Trump

President Barack Obama speaks during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. . Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., takes the stage during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Chinese rocket sends streak of light across Western US sky

The latest version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion suggests medical connections between terminating pregnancies and heightened risks of breast cancer and depression. The new version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion is being criticized for suggesting that terminating pregnancies can lead to heightened risks for breast cancer and depression.

Is ‘old man strength’ a REAL phenomenon? Older men seem to be…

Signed, sealed, delivered, it's hers! Barack Obama embraces Hillary as he uses his last DNC speech to hammer Trump, declaring 'the American dream is something no wall can ever contain' Bernie Sanders quits the Democratic Party after losing to Hillary Clinton - but still says heads should roll over leaked email scandal 'It's gonna be great - believe me!': Hillary's VP pick and attack dog Tim Kaine repeatedly mocks Trump for his habit of asking voters to trust him 'He has no clue about what makes America great.

Reid: ‘Absolute fraud’ Grayson should drop Fla. Senate bid

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says fellow Democrat Alan Grayson should drop his bid for Senate in Florida following reports he physically abused his ex-wife. Reid says Grayson is an "absolute fraud" and says: "Now having whacked his ex-wife around a few times ... I don't know who supports him other than himself."

A New Democratic Boss

If you only read one thing: Good morning from Philadelphia, where there is a new boss of the Democratic Party. The moment the baton was passed was not when President Obama implored his faithful to secure his legacy by voting for Hillary Clinton.

Standing Rock Sioux sues Corps over oil pipeline permits

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing federal regulators for approving permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline that will move oil from North Dakota to Illinois. Tribal officials filed the lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which issued permits for the project on Tuesday.

Kaine: Sanders supporters understand Trump a ‘threat’

"I was a big Obama guy in '08 and then was part of the team to try to bring everybody together and get the [Hillary] Clinton supporters on board with the Obama supporters and pull all of us together," the Democratic vice presidential nominee said on ABC News's "Good Morning America." "I actually think where we are now - we're further ahead than we were eight years ago in getting people to unify."

Jesse Ball’s Extreme Minimalism

Lucia, the teenage protagonist of Jesse Ball's new novel How to Set a Fire and Why , is, like so many of us were around that age, alienated, lonely, and interested in destroying massive amounts of property. She attains that interest by finding out that her new school has an arson club.

House Republicans slam Clinton for past controversies

The ad, titled "House Democrats, Your Nominee," will be targeted toward Democratic National Convention attendees. It will be promoted through YouTube and Facebook during the convention and will be played on a mobile video truck driving around the Wells Fargo Center ahead of Clinton's acceptance speech Thursday night, according to the NRCC .

NC Gop mistakenly attacks Kaine for ‘shameful’ pin

Tim Kaine NC GOP mistakenly attacks Kaine for 'shameful' pin Kaine: Sanders supporters understand Trump a 'threat' A plea to young Bernie supporters MORE wore on his lapel while speaking at the Democratic convention Wednesday for the flag of Honduras, calling it a shameful move on the part of the vice presidential candidate. " .@timkaine wears a Honduras flag pin on his jacket but no American flag.

Clinton team: Don’t let Trump off the hook for Russia remarks

Hillary Rodham Clinton Poll: Voters with higher levels of education favor Clinton Clinton team: Don't let Trump off the hook for Russia remarks House Republicans slam Clinton for past controversies MORE Donald Trump Trump hopes Russia is listening; America, are you listening? Poll: Voters with higher levels of education favor Clinton Clinton team: Don't let Trump off the hook for Russia remarks MORE 's explanation that he was being sarcastic when he called for Russian hackers to break into the former secretary of State's email. Speaking to reporters at a press briefing Thursday, Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri said reporters must take Trump's remarks seriously and called for the GOP nominee to be held "accountable."

DNC Day 3: Where it all began

In advance of Wednesday's packed convention activities - perhaps the most content-heavy convention night I can remember across my four decades watching conventions - the Arkansans delegation spent a little time with Bill Clinton at a reception called "Where It All Began." The name of the party - held at the WHYY-FM public radio building, a snazzy space near Independence Hall - was a double entendre for Philadelphia's role as the birthplace of American democracy and Arkansas's role in fostering Hillary Clinton's public service work.

Roy Kent: School boards are more important than presidents

In the coming weeks and months, we will all be inundated with polls, pundits and speeches telling us one presidential candidate is going to win in November. Be it Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump - no third-party candidate will make even a marginal ripple in the presidential pool party this year - we will have a new president after the polls close on Nov. 8. What does that mean? It means that the decisions of your local school board have a greater affect on you that anything in Washington, D.C. Just look at it this way: school districts around here pass multi-million budgets wherein they spend whatever moneys they have to educate area children.

Trump Gives His Pal Putin Another Gift on Crimea

Donald Trump said Wednesday that, if he is elected president, he would consider recognizing Crimea as Russian territory and lifting the sanctions against Russia. At a wide-ranging news conference, Trump said he "would be looking into that" when asked about his stance on Crimea and Russia.

The Latest: Reid: Trump should get ‘fake’ security briefings

President Barack Obama speaks during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. . Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., takes the stage during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Obama Evokes Reagan as Democrats Woo GOP Voters

On one of the biggest nights of the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama evoked the words of a Republican hero - former President Ronald Reagan. Obama repeatedly summoned Reagan's hope and optimism Wednesday night as Democrats try to attract disenchanted Republican voters uneasy about Donald Trump's claim to the GOP mantle and fearful about a possible presidency.

How newspapers covered the third day of the DNC

In his speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama made the case for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's election as his successor. Obama said there's never been a man or a woman - "not me, not Bill" - who's more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president.

10 Things to Know for Today

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves to delegates at the conclusion of President Obama's speech during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016.

The Latest: Trump rejects criticism as ‘mostly false stuff’

President Barack Obama and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wave to delegates after President Obama's speech during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016. less President Barack Obama and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wave to delegates after President Obama's speech during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , ... more President Barack Obama speaks during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Staying High In These Days of Going Low

First Lady Michelle Obama's speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention rocked, and her words and advice about hate speech resonated especially for many LGBTQ people. In a surprisingly personal speech, Obama shared how she and Barack advise their daughters, Malia and Sasha, on how not to let name-calling, nastiness, and negativity ensnare them by remaining about the fray.

Trump: Dem Criticism of Me ‘Mostly False’

Trump tells Fox News Channel in an interview broadcast Thursday that "I guess I take it a little bit personally, but you can't let it get you down." The billionaire real estate mogul was interviewed following a campaign appearance Wednesday evening in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Is The Student Loan Crisis Fact Or Fiction?

There's a new book out about the student loan crisis, or what author Sandy Baum suggests is a "bogus crisis." Baum, a financial aid expert and senior fellow at the Urban Institute, claims it's been manufactured by the media in search of a spicy story and fueled by politicians pushing "debt free college" proposals.

What to watch for Thursday at DNC: Hillary Clinton to accept nomination


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President Barack Obama and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wave together on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The votes have been counted.

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Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill leave the stage after Biden spoke during the third session of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia July 257 2016. Scenes from day three of the Democratic National Convention Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill leave the stage after Biden spoke during the third session of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia July 257 2016.

How Does It Feel?

This week, Hillary Clinton became the first woman in American history to secure a major party's nomination for president of the United States. Especially as Clinton is a Democrat, the heavily left-leaning staff at Slate might have been expected to exude joy and jubilation at this epoch-defining moment.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd…

Philadelphia a A year ago, it would have been laughable to even suggest Democrats could take Utah in a presidential race. It has been more than two generations - 52 years - since the Beehive State went blue and only once in subsequent presidential elections has the Democratic nominee won more than a third of the state's vote - and only by a whisker.

Judge dismisses charges against former Utah attorney general

A judge dismissed pay-to-play charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Wednesday, ending a high-profile case that landed soon after he wrapped up 12 years as the state's top lawman. Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills granted the prosecution's motion to dismiss seven charges Shurtleff faced, including obstructing justice and accepting improper gifts such as beach vacations from businessmen in trouble with regulators.

Judge dismisses charges against former Utah attorney general

A judge dismissed pay-to-play charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Wednesday, ending a high-profile case that landed soon after he wrapped up 12 years as the state's top lawman. Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills granted the prosecution's motion to dismiss seven charges Shurtleff faced, including obstructing justice and accepting improper gifts such as beach vacations from businessmen in trouble with regulators.

Obama asks America to “summon what is best in us”


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''I ask you to carry her the same way you carried me,'' says President Barack Obama, who embraces Hillary Clinton on stage at the Democratic National Convention. Rough Cut .

Convention: O’Reilly attacks critics; Trump’s party crashing

An angry Bill O'Reilly defended himself Wednesday against critics who suggested he was justifying slavery with his assertion that slaves who helped build the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government." . Calling slavery an "abomination," the Fox News Channel host said his statement was "not a justification, not a defense of slavery.

Rift between Sanders’ loyalists, Democratic brass lingers

Demonstrators square off during a rally outside City Hall in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, during the third day of the Democratic National Convention. Demonstrators square off during a rally outside City Hall in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, during the third day of the Democratic National Convention.

Officer says he wasn’t allowed to testify in Bland case

In this undated photo provided by the Bland family, Sandra Bland poses for a photo. The family of Bland, who was found dead in her Texas jail cell, assert that she would not have taken her own life, but authorities are pointing to mounting evidence that they say shows she hanged herself.

Officer says he wasn’t allowed to testify in Bland case

In this undated photo provided by the Bland family, Sandra Bland poses for a photo. The family of Bland, who was found dead in her Texas jail cell, assert that she would not have taken her own life, but authorities are pointing to mounting evidence that they say shows she hanged herself.

Obama, Kaine take DNC stage

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, of Virginia, walks onto the stage Wednesday night before addressing delegates on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA - Their political fates now entwined, President Obama is imploring voters to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, joining a chorus of Democrats vouching Wednesday night for her readiness to be commander in chief at a time of volatility around the world.

Lady Gaga putting on invite-only Democratic convention show

Camden, one of the country's most impoverished cities, will get some time in the Democratic convention spotlight Thursday with some help from Lady Gaga. But while thousands of delegates have been invited across the Delaware River for an afternoon concert with the pop star, press won't be allowed to cover the event sponsored by the man considered New Jersey's most powerful unelected political power broker.

The Democrats’ Big Night

It started out horribly as Leon Panetta-one of the most deservedly respected men in the last 20 years of government-gave a good, serious speech about national security. And was nearly booed off the stage by a large group of malcontents screaming "No more wars."

How the Obama Revolution Could Hurt Hillary Clinton

As Bernie Sanders slowly loses control of his "political revolution, " Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night shows he is still wrestling with his. If Bernie Sanders has started a grassroots crusade for genuine progressive reform, Obama's revolution was more personal: for millions of Americans who supported him in 2008 and 2012, the act of voting became an act of love.

Byron York: Has Obama’s act worn thin? President paints rosier picture of U.S. than voters see

For all his appeal as a speaker, and for all the love coming from Democrats crowded inside the Wells Fargo Arena, President Obama made a classic mistake in his address to the Democratic convention Wednesday night. Determined to defend his own accomplishments in office as well as convince Americans to elect Hillary Clinton for what would amount to his third term, Obama painted a picture of life in the United States that was brighter and more positive than most voters believe.

Samantha Bee Claims She’s an ‘Independent,’ Ignores Criticism…

Full Frontal host Samantha Bee joined the set of Wednesday's PBS NewsHour to promote her TBS show and in the process, she claimed to be an "independent" despite being " excited for Hillary" and defended her show's near constant use of "salty language" despite a drove of critics . Co-host Gwen Ifill first broached the subject on Bee's political leanings by asking if she was "a Democrat, Republican or neither" to which Bee comically responded: "I would, I mean, I definitely I think my leanings are very clear from the show but I prefer to think of myself in a more independent way, I think."

Mom of Orlando victim: Common sense gun laws save lives

The mother of a man gunned down in an Orlando nightclub called for common sense gun laws during the third night of the Democratic National Convention. Mom of Orlando victim: Common sense gun laws save lives The mother of a man gunned down in an Orlando nightclub called for common sense gun laws during the third night of the Democratic National Convention.

The Latest: Dueling chants during Panetta convention speech

Delegates cheer as Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears on the screen during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The founding members of the O'Jays are asking a Republican to stop using their music for the second time in a week.

O’Jays ask Republican congressman to stop using their music

In this June 13, 2016, file photo, members of the group The O'Jays, from left, Eric Grant, Eddie Levert and Walter Williams attend the 2016 Apollo Theater Spring Gala in New York. In a statement Wednesday, July 27, Levert and Williams say they sent a letter to Rep. John Mica, R-Florida, asking him to stop using their song "For The Love Of Money" in an online video featuring Donald Trump posted in 2014.

PHOTO: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is interviewed by Jake Tapper on “This Week.”

Former CIA director and defense secretary Leon Panetta blasted Donald Trump over foreign policy tonight, calling a vote for him "deadly serious," but a faction of delegates tried to shout him down throughout his remarks. Delegates from Oregon initially erupted, briefly interrupting his remarks by chanting "No More War!" Other groups around the arena began chanting "Hillary!" More chants of "Love Not War!" and "No More Drones!" broke out before being swallowed by "USA!" from most of the arena.

Hardwick explains Dustin Martin critique

Hardwick was fuming after the Tigers' 70-point loss to Hawthorn, lamenting their shameful defensive efforts and suggesting Martin underperformed despite 39 disposals. Hardwick said on Thursday he overstepped the mark, having been frustrated by a question regarding Martin's Brownlow medal hopes in the post-match press conference.

Congressman leads opioid discussion in Dixon

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, listens as Lee County officials talk about the problems the county is facing with opioid addiction. Lee County Assistant State's Attorney Matthew Klahn speaks Wednesday during roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis at the Dixon Police Department.

Longmire backs AFL Swans young big men

Sydney coach John Longmire has backed his inexperienced AFL ruckmen and revealed he may use a couple more youngsters to pinch hit while Callum Sinclair and Kurt Tippett are sidelined. Sinclair and Tippett will miss multiple matches, leaving rookies Sam Naismith and Toby Nankervis to shoulder the majority of the ruck work.

Taylor stars as Opals beat Canada Penny Taylor has top-scored in her…

Penny Taylor has made an impressive return from injury, leading the Australian women's basketball team to a 80-67 win over Canada in the first of three Olympic warm-up matches. Taylor, who missed a part of Phoenix's WNBA season with a hip contusion, top-scored with 19 points and five rebounds in her first game back with the Opals in Delaware on Thursday .

Top cops to front Lindt inquest next week

NSW Commissioner Andrew Scipione, his deputy Cath Burn, and then-acting deputy commissioner Jeff Loy will be quizzed on Tuesday and Wednesday about whether they inappropriately interfered - or failed to intervene when they ought to have - during the deadly standoff in December 2014. Police raided a notorious chain of smoke shops across Perth yesterday as it revealed officers seized more than 4500 packages of synthetic substances from the outlets last financial year.

Cosgrove makes historic Latin America trip Sir Peter Cosgrove is…

His visit from July 30 to August 11 coincides with the Rio Olympic Games, where Sir Peter will meet with members of the Australian team and attend the opening ceremony. Police raided a notorious chain of smoke shops across Perth yesterday as it revealed officers seized more than 4500 packages of synthetic substances from the outlets last financial year.

University Students Petition Against Washington Post Columnist’s ‘Dangerous’ Views

Students at Elon University were so distraught at the thought of Pultizer Prize-winning columnist Kathleen Parker sharing her "dangerous" views in a lecture this October, they started a petition asking the administration to withdraw Parker's invitation. The university announced two months ago that Parker - a Washington Post columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 - will deliver the Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture on Oct 4. Some students on campus took issue with Parker's columns as well as her book, " Save the Males: Why Men Matter Why Women Should Care ."

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A black Trump supporter was shot in Cleveland for supporting the Republican nominee. Paul Jones, Jr., a Vietnam veteran, was shot in the leg for supporting Donald Trump.

Convention: Fox’s news decisions, second night ratings

Sybrina Fulton, Geneva Reed-Veal, Lucy McBath, Gwen Carr, Cleopatra Pendleton, Maria Hamilton, Lezley McSpadden and Wanda Johnson from Mothers of the Movement speak during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Rhode Islands delegate Grace Diaz, right, watches a presentation about Mothers of the Movement during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

AP source: Site for Obama’s presidential library chosen

President Barack Obama's presidential library will be built in a park on Chicago's South Side along the shores of Lake Michigan and a short walk from the university where Obama once taught, a person familiar with the selection process told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Barack Obama Foundation decided to build the library at Jackson Park near the University of Chicago, where Obama taught constitutional law before he was elected to the White House, according to a person briefed on the selection.

Bureaucrats Steal Half A Million In Fraudulent Bonuses, Get Time Behind Bars

Hurricane Joaquin is seen over the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean in an image from the NOAA GOES West satellite taken at 08:00 ET October 1, 2015. REUTERS/NOAA/Handout via Reuters Four former local public housing authority officials in Louisiana will spend time behind bars and on probation after being convicted in a conspiracy to steal half a million dollars in bonuses, according to the Department of Justice .

Lindsay Lohan Post Message Questioning Her Relationship With Her Fiance

On Tuesday, the 30-year-old actress removed a heart cloud post on her Instagram account in which she asked people to give her privacy to work out her relationship with her fiance and replaced it with a photo of her in a bikini on a boat and a message that brings doubt of whether that relationship can be repaired. "Dear friends," Lohan wrote.

What I Told President Obama About Education Reform

A general view of the White House in Washington in this September 30, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/Files This week I attended what will likely be the last major event President Obama hosts at the White House for the American Muslim community - an Eid celebration to mark the end of the month of Ramadan.

Investment banker blames father at NY insider trading trial

An investment banker defending himself against insider trading charges blamed his father Wednesday, saying through his lawyer that his father triggered over $1 million in illegal stock trades after hearing him talk about upcoming mergers and acquisitions. Assistant Public Defender Mark Gombiner said it was a "sad story" that his client, Sean Stewart, was on trial because his father, Robert Stewart, "ended up betraying his son."

Sen Inhofe: Global Warming Alarmists Are Brainwashing Our Kids

U.S. Senator James Inhofe joins Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican leaders to address federal highway funding legislation, during a news conference following the weekly Republican caucus policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Hill in Washington July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Global warming skeptic Sen. James Inhofe said Tuesday afternoon that parents must "un-brainwash" kids indoctrinated by schools pushing the man-made global warming mantra.

The Latest: Schumer preparing for his own next act in Senate

Delegates cheer as Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears on the screen during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. As Hillary Clinton gets set to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, fellow New Yorker Chuck Schumer is preparing for his own next act.

Bloomberg to warn of Trump economic plans at Dem convention

Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, will offer a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention. Now a political independent, Bloomberg considered making a third-party run for president this year before opting against a campaign, expressing worry he would siphon away votes from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and inadvertently help elect Trump.

Trump gets smoother ride than Clinton in Russian media

In this Friday, July 22, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally in Entertainment Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. President Obama is joining Clinton's lineup of high-powered validators from the stage Wednesday night, July 27, 2016, to make the case for electing her in November.

Democrats highlight diversity, but face gap with white men

In this July 26, 2016 file photo, former President Bill Clinton speaks during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention speaker's lineup has highlighted an increasingly diverse country that could soon elect the first female president as successor to its first black chief executive.

Andra Day Gives A Stellar Performance of ‘Rise Up’ At The DNC

Day two of the Democratic National Convention brought out tons of star power once again as the event rolled on with speeches from Hollywood actresses and performances by Andra Day and Alicia Keys. While both women delivered amazing performances, it was Day's flawless delivery of "Rise Up" that left everyone floored.

Elizabeth Banks mocks Trump’s ‘We Are The Champions’ intro at DNC

"Pitch Perfect" and "Hunger Games" actress, producer, and director Elizabeth Banks called Donald Trump "over the top" and shared a personal story about Bill and Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump, and his running mate, Mike Pence, spoke to veterans about the need for VA reform at the 117th Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Charlotte on July 26, 2016.

‘I have nothing to do with Russia,’ Trump tells voters

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at Trump Doral golf course in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Miami: US presidential candidate Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he had "nothing to do with Russia" after Democrats accused Moscow of trying to help the Republican nominee win the November general election.

Weiner Gets Hostile When Asked AboutHis Wife Huma Abedin’s Security Clearance

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner got defensive when MSNBC reporter Kelly O'Donnell asked him about the security clearance of his wife Huma Abedin, a longtime Hillary Clinton aide. Weiner got heated when O'Donnell asked, "Do you have any worry there will be a challenge put to Huma Abedin, your wife's security clearance or her access to classified information after everything that has happened with the private server in the Clinton home?" The question irked Weiner, who became defensive over his wife and has a reputation for getting feisty with reporters.

Giuliani On Mothers Of The Movement Speaking At DNC: Clear Democrats Are The ‘Anti-Police Party’

Rudy Giuliani insisted that the Democratic Party is an "anti-police party" on Wednesday, arguing that Barack Obama "created an anti-police atmosphere all throughout this country." Appearing on Fox News's "America's Newsroom," Giuliani commented on the "Mothers of the Movement" who spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, saying: "You got a moment that makes it clear that this Democratic Party and this president created an anti-police atmosphere all throughout this country."

DNC Shared Its Donor Appointement List With White House

New details have emerged about a possible "pay-to-play" scheme that surfaced in the Democratic National Committee documents released by Wikileaks last week. The Democratic National Committee's national finance director sent a White House official who handles personnel matters a list of Democratic donors that the DNC hand-picked for appointments to federal boards and commissions.

DNC Bumped Cancer Patient From Seat Next To Obama For Donor

Several released emails show Democratic National Committee officials giving top seats to the highest bidder, and at least one time to the detriment of a cancer patient who was given a place next to Obama in a roundtable discussion. The cancer patient was also a donor , and specifically asked for the spot next to Obama.

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Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance via satellite at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday evening." What an incredible honor that you have given me," the Democratic presidential nominee told the crowd at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia.

Obama, Biden And Kaine All Spent The Morning Criticizing Donald Trump

During an interview on NBC's "Today" show, the president said he's worried that the Republican nominee has a chance at the White House. "My advice to Democrats - and I don't have to give this advice to Hillary Clinton, because she already knows it - is you stay worried until all those those votes are cast and counted because you know, one of the dangers in an election like this is that people don't take the challenge seriously," Obama said.

DC Businesses Fear Profit Devastation As Metro Plans Permanent Early Closings

Businesses in the Washington, D.C. region are blasting a proposal to permanently close the D.C. Metro early every night of the week, arguing it will devastate profits already suffering due to early closings from SafeTrack repairs. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced plans to close the Metro at 10 p.m. on Sundays and at midnight Mondays through Saturdays on a permanent basis when SafeTrack repairs are completed.

FBI ready to assist in Roger Maris Museum investigation

An FBI spokesman says the agency is ready to assist in the investigation of Tuesday's burglary and theft of a rare and valuable artifact at the Roger Maris Museum. A burglar broke into the museum at West Acres Shopping Center and smashed a glass display case holding the Hickok Belt.

Chief Justice Roy Moore Files Reply to Dismiss JIC Charges

Today, Liberty Counsel has filed its reply in the Court of the Judiciary to dismiss charges brought by the Judicial Inquiry Commission against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. The hearing is scheduled for August 8. Liberty Counsel and Judicial Action Group represent Chief Justice Moore.

US Marine Corps horse honored for Korean War valor

Horse Haldalgo, representing life-saving US Marine horse Sergeant Reckless who served with the US Marine Corps during the Korean War, is awarded with the PDSA Dickin Medal watched by Sergeant Mark Gostling in London, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Reckless, who survived one of the bloodiest battles in modern military history, has today been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal - known as the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross - for her bravery and devotion to duty during the Korean war 1950 until 1953.

Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory new

Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent. They rejected Sanders' call for unity even after the Vermont senator took the symbolic step of declaring Clinton the winner of the state-by-state delegate count inside the convention in Philadelphia.

US Marine Corps horse honoured for Korean War valour

A U.S. Marine Corps horse who served under fire during the Korean War has been posthumously decorated for bravery. Sgt. Reckless was awarded the Dickin Medal at a ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in London on Wednesday, the 63rd anniversary of the end of the war.

V.P. candidate Tim Kaine linked with St. Augustine’s 450th celebration


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Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., accompanied by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate.

U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In December the FDA overturned a 30-year ban on all blood donations from men who have sex with men, saying the change was based on science showing an indefinite ban was not necessary to prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus.

Trump edges ahead of Clinton in latest presidential poll

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted a two-point lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, the first time he has been ahead since early May. Trump's gains came as he accepted his party's nomination to the Nov. 8 ballot at the four-day Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, and as Clinton's nomination in Philadelphia this week was marred by party divisions and the resignation of a top party official. The July 22-26 poll found that 39 percent of likely voters supported Trump, 37 percent supported Clinton and 24 percent would vote for neither.

Make Hillary Likable Again: Democrats seek to recast Clinton

When Hillary Clinton first ran for president in 2008 she was badly stung by a backhanded compliment from rival Barack Obama, who called her "likable enough" before going on to win the Democratic nomination and the White House. Eight years later, with her party's nomination to succeed Obama firmly in hand, the question of her likability, trustworthiness and honesty still hangs over her bid to become America's first woman president, this time in a Nov. 8 election against Republican Donald Trump.

3 Questions Ahead Of President Obama’s DNC Speech

Tonight President Obama will take the stage at the Democratic National Convention with one goal - convince voters to elect Hillary Clinton as his successor. The stakes are high for the newly minted nominee, but they are arguably even higher for the incumbent president.

Trump’s Reddit AMA isn’t actually ‘anything’

Donald Trump's "Ask Me Anything" Reddit event turned out to be ask me some things and the curators may delete them. Trump's Reddit AMA isn't actually 'anything' Donald Trump's "Ask Me Anything" Reddit event turned out to be ask me some things and the curators may delete them.

Elizabeth Banks leads celebrities in a cappella ‘Fight Song’ for Hillary


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Elizabeth Banks took a page from her popular Pitch Perfect films in a new music video for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The star-studded video, which debuted during the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, is an a cappella version of Rachel Platten's hit anthem, "Fight Song," which also features the artist.

US Navy sued over live-fire training plan in Pacific

Community members and an environmental group on Wednesday sued the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense and the secretary of defense over a plan to turn two Pacific islands into live-fire testing sites. The plan calls for using the islands of Tinian and Pagan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for military war games.

The Latest: 46 people rescued from sinking vessel off Alaska

The Latest on the rescue of 46 crew members who abandoned a fishing vessel in Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Tuesday : Officials say two Good Samaritan vessels have rescued 46 people who abandoned a fishing boat in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Steenson says there were no reports of any injuries as the crew members were transferred from life rafts to the vessels in a fairly calm Bering Sea.

Coast Guard: 46 people rescued from sinking boat off Alaska

Two Good Samaritan vessels rescued 46 people Tuesday night who abandoned their sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, the Coast Guard said. There were no reports of any injuries as the crew members were transferred from life rafts to the merchant ships, in a fairly calm seas, Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Steenson said.

Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory

Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent. They rejected Sanders' call for unity even after the Vermont senator took the symbolic step of declaring Clinton the winner of the state-by-state delegate count inside the convention in Philadelphia.

Clinton wins historic nomination with a boost from Sanders

Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to speak at the 117th National Convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte on Monday. PHILADELPHIA >> Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party in the race for the White House - and a delegate from Humboldt County was there to see it all.

New superintendent already digging in

The past three weeks have resulted in a series of firsts for Jim Roberts, who is nearing the end of his first month as the superintendent of Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. From his first day on the job July 1 to his first school board meeting July 18 to the student-centered firsts that will follow with the start of the school year a week from today, the former Batesville superintendent said he is diving head-first into his new role as leader of Columbus public schools.

Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked

On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago. She put an electrifying cap on the Democratic convention's second night, appearing by video from New York and declaring to cheering delegates, "We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet."

Bill Clinton’s speech, translated

Former President Bill Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. PHILADELPHIA - There's a difference between a long-winded speech and a long-winded toast.

DNC Day 2: Clinton’s Historic Nomination and Other Top Moments

Mothers of the Movement Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton; Annette Nance-Holt, mother of Blair Holt; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland; Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; and Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Lezley McSpadden, Mother of Mike Brown and Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant; and Lezley McSpadden, Mother of Mike Brown stand on stage prior to delivering remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Night Two of the DNC: The Democrats Want to Kill With Kindness

Love and Kindness, that is the motto that Hillary Clinton has sworn by in her political career. And it was the motto on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention, presenting a sharp contrast to last week in Cleveland, when a slew of speakers like Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie screamed and brayed about power and anger and violence and control.

Hillary Clinton is coping the same sexist rubbish as Julia Gillard

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American politics ‘fully insane’ while Australia is ‘merely neurotic’: O’Rourke

Worried about Australian politics? It's got nothing on America where the national motto has become "WTF", says writer P.J. O'Rourke. America has "gone completely around the bend," satirist P.J. O'Rourke told the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday, shortly after Hillary Clinton formally became the first woman in American history to lead the ticket of a major political party.

Assange: ‘A lot more material’ coming on election

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release "a lot more material" relevant to the US electoral campaign. Assange was speaking in a CNN interview following the release of nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee by suspected Russian hackers.

McAuliffe: Clinton would flip-flop on TPP

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe caused Hillary Clinton a political headache Tuesday night when he said he expects her to reverse her position on a major free trade deal. Clinton has said on the campaign trail that she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade deal negotiated by President Barack Obama's administration, citing its lack of provisions to crack down on currency manipulation.

Bill de Blasio is out of place at the DNC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The trouble with Bill: What would Bill Clinton’s title be if Hillary gets elected?

As Hillary Clinton became the Democratic nominee for president Tuesday, a question began to swirl around on the Internet: what will former president Bill Clinton's title be if Hillary becomes president? The question has been raised a few times over the course of Hillary's push for the White House in November, and more recently on social media as the Democratic National Convention was held in Philadelphia. And it seems to be a tricky question.

Elizabeth Banks’ jokes fall flat at Democratic convention

You could've heard crickets in the Democratic convention hall when the "Pitch Perfect" and "Hunger Games" actress attempted a joke or two in introducing a short video about Hillary Clinton. Banks walked to the podium in white fog to Queen's "We Are the Champions," mocking a similar entrance at the Republican convention by Donald Trump.