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Putin Says Russia Didn't Hack DNC, but Nice Job

'Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?'

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin gave a two-hour interview to Bloomberg from Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, and he had some thoughts on the DNC email hack his country's been accused of having a hand in. WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails right before the Democratic National Convention in July, and they aired a... More »

Green Party's Kookiness Defines It, Holds It Back

Christopher Hooks takes a look at Jill Stein's 2016 bid, and beyond

(Newser) - "'Jill not Hill': can Green candidate woo Sanders fans not settling for Clinton?" asks a Sunday headline in the Guardian . That very question is being asked with increasing frequency, writes Christopher Hooks for Politico Magazine : With polls showing Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein capturing as much as... More »

'Bernie 2.0' Can't Be Revolution Just for Democrats

Needs to keep up his 'call to action against a rigged political system'

(Newser) - John Opdycke, writing in the Hill , knows what he wants to see out of "Bernie 2.0," and it isn't for Sanders to become the Democratic Party's "official in-house radical." Opdycke says Sanders needs to decide whether "this a 'what' revolution or... More »

Sarah Silverman: The DNC Said 'No' to One Joke

She acknowledges she can be a bit 'obnoxious'

(Newser) - Sarah Silverman drew one of the biggest cheers of Monday night at the Democratic National Convention when she told Bernie Sanders diehards they were "being ridiculous." But there was one line the Democratic National Committee informed the comedian she couldn't deliver during her speech, she tells the... More »

Hillary Clinton Has Officially Made History

She became 1st woman nominated for president by major party on Tuesday

(Newser) - As she did in the primary, Hillary Clinton got all the delegates she needed during Tuesday's roll call at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to officially became the Democratic nominee for president, ABC News reports. It's the first time a woman has been the presidential nominee of... More »

Bill Clinton to Battle 'Bernie or Bust' on DNC's 2nd Night

Plus, mothers of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner speak on gun violence

(Newser) - The name organizers hope will be on everyone's mind during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday—besides Hillary Clinton's, of course—is that of her husband. Bill Clinton will headline the evening four years after giving what CBS News calls a better pitch for... More »

Susan Sarandon Looked Absolutely Miserable in Philly

She's not denying it, either

(Newser) - It's no secret that Susan Sarandon, like Sarah Silverman and Rosario Dawson , is one of the Hollywood luminaries who've been stumping for Team Bernie, not Team Hillary. So it wasn't totally surprising the actress was captured on camera Monday night at Philly's Democratic National Convention with... More »

Winners, Losers From Day 1 of the DNC

Michelle Obama made the 'speech of the year,' analysts say

(Newser) - There was no shortage of drama on Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention, though the day appeared to end with a more unified party, with Michelle Obama delivering what could be the convention's best speech and Bernie Sanders telling the Philadelphia crowd that Hillary Clinton " must become... More »

Bernie's 5 Best Lines

Clinton 'must become the next president,' he says

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' first appearance before his delegates in Philadelphia early Monday was met with boos as he implored them to vote for Hillary Clinton. At the start of his Monday night speech at the Wells Fargo Center, it took Sanders several minutes to calm down the cheering, chanting crowd. He... More »

Silverman to Bernie Diehards: 'You're Being Ridiculous'

Listen up, Bernie or Bust crowd

(Newser) - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and comedian Sarah Silverman introduced Paul Simon before his performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," with Silverman giving an impassioned speech about how she was a Bernie Sanders supporter, yet how Hillary Clinton had "heard the passion of the people" and incorporated it... More »

Bernie Sanders' Delegates Boo Him

When he calls for them to support Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Sen. Bernie Sanders urged his delegates to the Democratic National Convention on Monday to help elect Hillary Clinton as president. He was met with loud boos, the AP reports. Reaction from some Sanders' delegates afterward:
  • Delaware delegate Jeff Day: "From the atmosphere in that room, it's not looking
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Democrats Brace for a Hot, Messy Convention

Al Gore is out, but Michael Bloomberg is in

(Newser) - This year's Republican National Convention was the wildest in decades—and with legions of disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters, dozens of planned protests (including a fart-in), and the sudden resignation of DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the eve of the convention, things could get just as crazy for the... More »

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Resign From DNC

At the end of the convention

(Newser) - Embattled Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday that she will step down, CNN reports. The announcement that she will resign following the party convention, which begins Monday, comes on the heels of leaked emails that appear to show that DNC officials were working to sabotage Bernie Sanders'... More »

DNC Chair Feels the Bern, Dumped From Convention

Sanders would like Wasserman Schultz to resign now, please

(Newser) - At least one head is starting to roll in the wake of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee that show officials working to undermine Bernie Sanders' campaign: DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will no longer speak at the convention she was to preside over, reports Politico , and for Sanders,... More »

Leaked Emails Reveal Anti-Bernie Bias at DNC

Top officials mocked campaign

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders was right when he claimed that supposedly neutral Democratic National Committee officials had a strong pro-Hillary bias , according emails WikiLeaks has released just ahead of the party's convention. In some of the almost 20,000 emails put online Friday, top DNC officials mock the Sanders campaign and... More »

Bernie Finally Endorses Hillary

'Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president,' Sanders says at NH event

(Newser) - With Hillary Clinton enthusiastically nodding and clapping by his side, Bernie Sanders appeared Tuesday at a high school in Portsmouth, NH, and finally offered what many Democrats have been waiting for : an endorsement, USA Today reports. "Secretary Clinton … will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend... More »

Clinton Announces Very Sanders-like Health Care Plan

It's believed to be another step toward a Sanders endorsement next week

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton proposed making a public option insurance plan available to residents in every state and doubling funding for community health centers in an announcement Saturday, USA Today reports. Reuters calls the move evidence as to how much influence the campaign of Bernie Sanders has had on her positions. Clinton... More »

Sources Say Sanders Will Endorse Clinton on Tuesday

He was reportedly convinced by her adoption of his tuition plan

(Newser) - Sources tells NPR and the AP that Bernie Sanders plans to endorse Hillary Clinton during a campaign stop next Tuesday in New Hampshire. Clinton's campaign has announced the event in New Hampshire but hasn't confirmed Sanders will be there. Despite a multitude of people calling for him to... More »

House Dems Boo Sanders, Tell Him to Get Behind Hillary

Closed caucus meeting with Vermont senator was 'tense'

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders has already said he'll vote for Hillary Clinton if she's the Democrats' nominee—but he still hasn't ceded that title to her nor endorsed her, and members of his own party are getting sick of it. The Vermont senator was actually booed Wednesday during what... More »

Sanders: I Will Vote for Hillary

But that doesn't mean he's endorsing her or dropping out of the race

(Newser) - While Bernie Sanders still hasn't officially thrown in the towel on his run for the Oval Office, he did make one thing clear on MSNBC Friday: He'll vote for Hillary Clinton in November, even if it's just to keep her main opponent out, Politico reports. "Yes,... More »

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