Democrats struggle to hit Trump on trade 12:54 pm Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Clinton accepts Democratic nomination

  • 11:26 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –
Declaring the 2016 elections “a moment of reckoning for the voters,” Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for President, vowing to spur new economic growth and create new opportunities for Americans, as she joined other Democrats in ridiculing Republican nominee Donald Trump.

“Donald Trump is not offering real change, he’s offering empty promises,” Clinton said.

Before a packed convention hall, Clinton was introduced to delegates by her daughter Chelsea.

“My friends, it is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for President of the United States,” Clinton said to cheers.

Clinton made [More]

Behind the Convention Scenes

  • 12:29 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

As many reporters get ready to end a two week trip that took us to both the Democratic and Republican conventions, I wanted to give you a look behind the scenes, to give you a feel for what it is like to not only be at a major party gathering, but also what you don’t really see on TV each night.

In both Cleveland and Philadelphia, the venues were a stadium used for an NBA team (and NHL here in Philly) – so it’s a big facility in a big city – both sides dressing it up to [More]

Obama leads skewering of Trump

  • 11:55 pm Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

President Obama led the top ranks of the Democratic Party on Wednesday night in a full frontal assault on Donald Trump, ridiculing Trump’s world view, his interest in the well being of working Americans, and making the case that Hillary Clinton is the best choice for President in November.

“I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America,” Mr. Obama said to cheers.

In his speech, the President went back to 2008, when Clinton fought him tooth and nail [More]

Democrats make Trump a convention piñata

  • 9:36 pm Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

Much as Republicans targeted Hillary Clinton repeatedly at their convention, Democrats used the third night of their gathering to blast Donald Trump on a whole series of issues, imploring voters to reject the Republican nominee for President.

“Donald J. Trump, your words have been hostile, they have been bigoted and insulting,” said Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

“You are not qualified to serve as President of the United States,” Butterfield said to cheers from delegates, accusing Trump of painting a picture of “gloom and doom.”

“Trump says there’s no drought,” said Gov. Jerry [More]

Democrats struggle to hit Trump on trade

  • 12:54 pm Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

As Democrats try to rally behind Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President, elected officials, union leaders and party activists are also using this convention week to do all they can to undermine Donald Trump’s message on trade, making the case that Trump’s record doesn’t back up his campaign talk.

“He makes money from trade agreements,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who rattled off a series of jabs at Trump at a breakfast meeting of the Ohio Democratic delegation on Wednesday.

“He stamps ‘Make America Great Again’ on his hat, but his ties and suits are made in China,” Brown [More]

John Lewis to Dems: Roll up your sleeves

  • 9:32 am Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

Eight years after making a pivotal switch of support from Hillary Cli

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