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U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walk back to the Oval Office after a statement following the death of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and others, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, September 12.2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

For Trump To Lose, Clinton Must Win

Disaffected conservatives must do more than not support Trump. They must lay off Clinton. They don’t have to like her, and they don’t have to hold back forever — just until the election. In the meantime, though, they should stop demonizing her.

July 26, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump supporters carry a banner at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

President Trump: The 5 Stages Of Grief

Pundits and progressives alike are running around with their hair on fire today, after leaked emails from DNC leadership revealed an institutional bias against the insurgent campaign of Bernie Sanders. So, let’s get used to it, America: President Donald Trump. President Donald Trump. President. Donald. John. Trump.

July 26, 2016
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

An Obama, Not The President, Brings Down The House At Democratic Convention

“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters – two beautiful, intelligent, black young women – playing with their dogs on the White House lawn,” Michelle Obama said.

July 26, 2016
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Monday’s Best Speech? 11-Year-Old Karla Ortiz

If you, like most Americans with things to do, began watching the Democratic National Convention when heavy hitters like Elizabeth Warren and Michelle Obama were scheduled to speak, you may have missed one of the night’s most powerful moments.

July 26, 2016
A woman is silhouetted against a projected image of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) logo during its Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting in Washington, in this May 31, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files

The DNC Will Feature Undocumented Immigrants As Assets To The Nation

While the RNC featured the parents of victims killed by undocumented immigrants on stage, the DNC will include speakers who are undocumented immigrants themselves in order to shine a sympathetic light on their experience.

July 25, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally in Tampa, Florida, U.S. July 22, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette

What to Expect Today at the DNC

The Democrats’ convention takes place just four days after the Republicans concluded their gathering in Cleveland. There, much of the rhetoric focused on their anger at how Clinton responded to the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as secretary of state, and their frustration with the FBI for not punishing her for using a personal email server.

July 25, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks about his attempts to influence the Democratic party's platform in Albany, New York, U.S. June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sanders Delegates Push DNC To Create Commission To Reform Anti-Democratic Superdelegates And Caucus Process

After a contentious afternoon in which the Democratic National Convention’s Rules Committee voted down a series of proposals from the Sanders delegation to reform the most glaring anti-democratic features of the party’s primary and caucus process, negotiators met in secret for several hours and forged an agreement to create a reform commission to change those rules for future elections.

July 25, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders wipes his forehead after he endorsed her during a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

#DNCLeaks: Is it Shocking if Party Preferred Clinton?

The release of leaked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails that appear to show DNC officials discussing how to work against Bernie Sanders has inflamed the progressive icon’s followers, prompting cries of corruption and institutional unfairness.

July 25, 2016
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks at a rally, before the arrival of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her vice presidential running mate U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. Picture taken July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Democratic Party Head Resigns Amid Email Furor On Eve Of Convention

Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned on Sunday amid a furor over leaked emails, throwing the party into disarray on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

July 24, 2016
Democratic U.S. vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greet supporters during a campaign rally at which Clinton introduced Kaine as her running mate in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Attacking Trump, Tim Kaine Makes Campaign-Trail Debut

“When Donald Trump says he has your back, you better watch out,” Kaine said. Clinton sat his side, nodding. “He leaves a trail of broken promises and wrecked lives wherever he goes. We can’t afford to let him do the same thing to our country.”

July 23, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, U.S., July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Clinton Picks Tim Kaine As Vice Presidential Running Mate

Hillary Clinton named U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, making a safe choice that will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump.

July 22, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, U.S. June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Secret Service Investigating Trump Delegate Who Called For Clinton To Be Shot For Treason

“As far as I’m concerned, it is treason and the penalty for treason is the firing squad—or maybe it’s the electric chair now,” he added.

July 21, 2016
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How Peter Thiel’s Premier Data-Mining Firm Validated Clinton Global Initiative

Whatever Peter Thiel’s motivation in endorsing Trump, the tech billionaire knows from personal experience that one of the Republican’s principal lines of attack on Hillary Clinton is false.

July 21, 2016
Veterans advocate Al Baldasaro speaks to defend Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Trump Adviser Says Hillary Clinton ‘Should Be Put In The Firing Line And Shot For Treason’

Attacks like this would have been deemed inappropriate in any other election cycle, but Trump’s campaign has turned the U.S. political arena into something scarily similar to that of authoritarian regimes, where verbal attacks and intimidation of political opponents are a part of everyday life.

July 20, 2016
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Republican National Convention Follows Witch-Burning Script

Walking around the streets of Cleveland, it’s hard to miss the gendered nature of the contempt shown for Clinton, what with the tee shirts for sale that read “TRUMP THAT BITCH,” or the frequent references to Trump’s cojones.

July 20, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles as she visits Galvanize, a learning community for technology, in Denver, U.S. June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

In A First, U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Clinton For President

The Trump campaign “has gone from frankly something that was entertaining, comical, and has devolved into something that is frankly scary,” said Javier Palomarez, the chamber president and chief executive officer.

July 20, 2016
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Did Ben Carson Call Hillary Clinton… A Satanist?

Carson started by citing Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis on Saul Alinsky, the community organizer from Chicago and much-used conspiratorial bludgeon against Democratic presidential candidates this century.

July 20, 2016
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Will Jill Stein Be 2016’s Ralph Nader?

Cornel West, one of Bernie Sanders’ most prominent supporters, who is now supporting the Stein campaign, told Vice in 2012, “American politics are not a matter of voting your moral conscience — if I voted my moral conscience it would probably be for Jill Stein.” Does he signal a shift away from Hillary Clinton?

July 15, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Angus King Endorses Clinton Due To Threat Of Trumpian Nuclear Catastrophe

Trump “has not demonstrated to me the kind of coolness that you need in that situation,” King explained.

July 14, 2016
U.S. senatorial candidate and former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine addresses the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

In Senator Tim Kaine, Clinton Weighs A ‘Safe’ VP Pick

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a fierce critic of Wall Street, and Julian Castro, a Latino who is the U.S. secretary of housing and urban development, are among two popular figures mentioned by Democrats who want to see Clinton go bold in her vice presidential decision.

July 14, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders stand together during a campaign rally where Sanders endorsed Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bernie Holds Onto His Email List

Sanders raised more than $222 million over the course of his campaign, with thousands of donations coming from grassroots volunteers and small-time supporters. Their contact information is contained in his email list, which Politico recently called “perhaps the most coveted and valuable catalog of potential voters and donors in the Democratic Party at the moment.”

July 14, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are seen in a combination of file photos taken in Henderson, Nevada, February 13, 2016 (L) and Phoenix, Arizona, July 11, 2015. REUTERS/David Becker/Nancy Wiechec/Files

New Polls Show Clinton Ahead, But The Race Is Tight In Battleground States

“We know the battlegrounds are going to be close til the end. That’s why we need to keep working so hard. Trump is a serious danger, folks.” said Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon in a tweet responding to the polls.

July 13, 2016
FBI Director James Comey testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the "Oversight of the State Department" in Washington U.S. July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

They Were Never Close To Indicting Hillary — 20 Years Ago Or Yesterday

Decades ago, one U.S. attorney dismissed another Clinton scandal on its face: “Even media questions about such an investigation,” he wrote, “all too often publicly purport to ‘legitimize what can’t be proven.’” Keep that phrase in mind.

July 13, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders stand together during a campaign rally where Sanders endorsed Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Political World Reacts To Bernie’s Endorsement

The substance of Sanders’ speech was no different than any other campaign stop. It was an of corporate greed, environmental destruction, regressive taxes, educational and health care debt, and nativism. Absent, though, were any associations between Clinton and Wall Street, a staple of the tone of his campaign in primary season.

July 12, 2016
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WATCH LIVE: Sanders And Clinton Take The Stage In New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are sharing a stage in Portsmouth, New Hampshire this morning. Sanders has endorsed Clinton, marking the beginning of a unified effort against Donald Trump.

July 12, 2016