Democratic National Committee

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Democratic Party Bus Dumps Sewage on Street

DNC sorry for 'honest mistake' in Georgia

(Newser) - Didn't this election smell bad enough already? A hazmat team had to be called on Tuesday when a Democratic National Committee bus dumped raw sewage in Georgia's Gwinnett County, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. A worker at an auto parts store called the cops when he saw the bus—... More »

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 »

Hack of Democratic Emails Worse Than Thought

New York Times says investigation is widening

(Newser) - The high-profile hacking of Democratic emails already has caused much trouble for the party—including the resignation of Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But as the New York Times reports, things might soon get worse for Democrats, because the hack has turned out to be much bigger than... More »

Assange Suggests Murdered DNC Staffer Was Whistleblower

Seth Rich shot to death in Washington last month

(Newser) - Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was shot to death in Washington on July 10 in what police initially said may have been an attempted robbery, per NBC Washington , though Rich was found with his cellphone, credit cards, and cash, his father tells KMTV . Almost a month later, Julian Assange... More »

Hackers Hit Service Used by Clinton Campaign

Campaign says its own systems weren't breached

(Newser) - A computer service used by the Clinton campaign was hit as part of the Democratic National Committee hack, the campaign has confirmed. Campaign officials say the hackers had access to a voter database program for around five days, but there is no sign that the campaign's own systems were... 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 »

Assange Released DNC Emails to Damage Clinton

He won't say whether Russia was involved

(Newser) - In a twist that's strange even by 2016 standards, there is mounting evidence that Julian Assange and Vladimir Putin have been working together to undermine Hillary Clinton. Assange, a longtime Clinton critic, declared last month that "upcoming leaks" would damage the "liberal war hawk." At the... More »

Wasserman Schultz Now Faces 'Battle of Her Lifetime'

Primary opponent taking advantage of her recent struggles

(Newser) - Debbie Wasserman Schultz may have been at the center of the Democratic Party's so-called civil war , but she now faces what the Miami Herald labels "the political battle of her lifetime." On Aug. 30, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, who will leave her post after the party... More »

Wasserman Schultz: OK, I Won't Open DNC After All

She changes her mind after uproar

(Newser) - Debbie Wasserman Schultz won't open the Democratic National Convention after all. Following an uproar and lots of booing when the congresswoman addressed Florida delegates Monday morning, Schultz told the Orlando Sun-Sentinel she had changed her mind. She had originally planned to open the DNC despite the fact that she'... 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 »

Russian Hackers Swiped DNC's Opposition Research on Trump

And they eavesdropped on chats, emails for a year

(Newser) - Two groups of Russian government hackers—codenamed Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear—pulled a 21st-century Watergate and hacked the Democratic National Committee, eavesdropping on staffers and stealing a huge amount of it opposition research on Donald Trump, the Washington Post reports. According to NBC News , that could include legal documents,... More »

Dems' 'Civil War': Whether to Oust 'Toxic' DNC Chair

Debbie Wasserman Schultz still has the support of many

(Newser) - A dozen Democratic senators have discussed kicking the head of the DNC to the curb, an unnamed "pro-Clinton Democratic senator" tells the Hill . "There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz's head on,... More »

The DNC Has a Deal for Bernie Sanders

Seats on critical committee in exchange for no drama at convention: sources

(Newser) - In choosing stick or carrot to get Bernie Sanders and his supporters to play ball at this summer's Democratic National Convention, the Democratic National Committee has decided to go with the carrot—at least for now. Two sources familiar with the situation say the DNC plans to offer Sanders... More »

DNC Restores Sanders' Access to Voter Data

Sanders camp complains DNC has 'tipped the scales' for Clinton

(Newser) - The Democratic National Committee has agreed to restore access to voter files for the Bernie Sanders campaign, cooling tensions in what Politico calls a "civil war" within the party over the Sanders campaign's improper accessing of Clinton campaign data . The DNC agreed to restore access soon after the... More »

Sanders Campaign Says It May Sue Democratic Party

'They are not going to sabotage our campaign'

(Newser) - The Bernie Sanders campaign is threatening to sue the Democratic National Committee in federal court for restricting its access to voter information, the AP reports. The campaign was cut off from its voter database after accusations it accessed similar data belonging to the Clinton campaign. But Sanders campaign manager Jeff... More »

DNC Cuts Off Sanders' Access to Voter Files

He's fired a staffer for snooping on Clinton campaign

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' Thursday wasn't quite as awesome as previously believed: His campaign suffered what the Washington Post says could be a "devastating blow" after it emerged that at least one staffer improperly accessed Hillary Clinton's campaign data. The staffer was able to access the Clinton data because... More »

After Low Ratings, Dems Accused of 'Hiding' Debate

Only 8.5m tuned in on Saturday night

(Newser) - A smaller-than-expected number of Americans decided to spend their Saturday night with Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, and Bernie Sanders, and the latter two campaigns are crying foul. Critics—both Democratic and Republican—have accused the Democratic National Committee of "hiding" the debates at inconvenient times to make Clinton'... More »

Trump: DNC Chair 'Terrible Person,' 'Neurotic Woman'

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is latest target of Donald's 'misogynistic' ire

(Newser) - Donald Trump may still be smarting from last week's CNBC debate , but the current object of his ire is the head of the DNC, the Hill reports. In a Monday morning interview on "Breitbart News Daily," Trump lit into her with the high energy he says differentiates... More »

Huckabee: Obama Marching Israelis to 'Door of Oven'

POTUS candidate under fire for attack on Iran nuclear deal

(Newser) - It's no surprise that presidential candidate Mike Huckabee isn't happy with the recent Iran nuclear deal , but the rhetoric he used to make his point has prompted a call from the Democratic National Committee for an apology, the BBC reports. In an interview with Breitbart on Saturday, the... More »

Rahm 'Quits' as Obama Chair to Raise Cash

As reports indicate Romney has raised $100M again

(Newser) - Rahm Emanuel is officially resigning his role as an honorary Obama campaign chairman so that he can kickstart a major fundraising initiative to win big-money contributions for Democrats around the country, the Washington Post reports. Emanuel was a renowned fundraiser before running for office, and was one of the first... More »

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