Monthly Archive: July 2016

Photos from the Democratic National Convention

[slideshow_deploy id=’474′] The Democrats, just like the Republicans the week before, put on a spectacle at their convention. Here are some selected images from the Democrats’ week in Philadelphia.

It could have been much different.

Joe Biden’s speech Wednesday night here at the Democratic National Convention should remind Republicans to count their blessings. When the history of the 2016 U.S. presidential election is written, the story may well turn on a decision made in early July by FBI Director James Comey. After months of investigation...

Former RNC chair Michael Steele deep inside the enemy camp.

Michael Steele was chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2009 to 2011 and is currently a contributor to MSNBC. He joins us here at the Democratic National Convention to have a wide-ranging discussion on party unity and lack thereof, voter turnout and the pluses and minuses of each of...

New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu on race relations & police.

Politics runs in the Landrieu family. His sister, Mary Landrieu, was a two-term senator from Louisiana. His father, Moon Landrieu, was himself once mayor of New Orleans and also served as Secretary of Housing & Urban Development under President Jimmy Carter. Mayor Landrieu joined us on Radio Row at the...

Brian Ross has more on the DNC emails.

ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross has spent a lot of time digesting what’s in the nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails that were divulged earlier this week by Wikileaks. They boil down to two words: money and intrigue. He shares some of what he has learned in this visit...

History in the making.

This is what it sounded like yesterday afternoon on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center here in Philadelphia when Democratic National Committee secretary Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said from the podium: Senator Sanders has moved, in the spirit of unity, to suspend the rules, and nominate Hillary Clinton by acclamation as the...

ABC’s Shushannah Walshe on the unusual vote taking place now at the DNC.

This has been an election year like no other. This afternoon  at the Democratic National Convention (in fact, at the very moment this article is being posted), two names have been placed in nomination — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Following those nominations, a state-by-state roll call of delegates and their votes began. In...

It’s not just politics at the DNC.

You may have eaten what they said was a cheesesteak in some restaurant somewhere. But you haven’t really had a cheesesteak until you’ve had one in Philadelphia. Frank Oliviera is a third generation owner of Pat’s King of Steaks, home of the original Philly cheesesteak. He joined us on Radio...

Bernie vs. Ted

The Democrats watched the Republican National Convention on TV last week and gleefully rubbed their hands. When Texas senator Ted Cruz conspicuously and pointedly failed to endorse nominee Donald Trump, Democrats began deriding Republicans as a party divided and crowing about the united front that they – the Democrats –...

Bernie supporter unhappy with DNC.

The Democrats were hoping for unity, what they got instead is a bunch of unhappy delegates. The subject of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee has dominated conversation on day one of the convention. Arthur Schwartz is a Bernie Sanders supporter who believes that the Democratic National Committee improperly...