2016 Democratic National Convention

Coverage of the convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia.

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July 25, 2016
"To those who say that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, I say to them we are 172 years too late," Hubert H. Humphrey said in his groundbreak

Humphrey speech on race reverberating as Democrats return to Philadelphia

As Democrats hold their national convention in Philadelphia for the first time since 1948, Hubert Humphrey's successful push for the first civil rights plank in the national Democratic platform is as pertinent as ever.
July 25, 2016

Minnesota DFLers kick things off in Philly

Members of Minnesota's delegation to the Democratic National Convention kicked off their week Monday morning with speeches by the state's two U.S. senators.
July 25, 2016
FILE -- Michael Bloomberg, the former Republican mayor of New York City, in New York, May 12, 2016. Bloomberg will back Hillary Clinton in a speech at

Dismayed by Trump, Bloomberg will endorse Clinton

Michael R. Bloomberg, who bypassed his own run for the presidency this election cycle, will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time address at the Democratic…
July 24, 2016
Hattie Cable posed next to a mural of Hillary Clinton as her husband Nic Cable took her picture in St. Paul on Wednesday.

Hillary Clinton looks to close trust deficit at convention

In Philadelphia, the Democrats' presidential hopeful has a full plate between winning over party progressives and speaking to a broader audience.
July 23, 2016

Democratic National Convention schedule

Monday 2 p.m. CDT: “Putting families first” is the theme. Speakers include Sen. Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama. Others will highlight substance…
July 23, 2016

Comparing and contrasting Tim Kaine with Hillary Clinton, on the issues

Environment Kaine: He calls himself an “avid outdoorsman” and says that conservation can stimulate tourism and fishing economies. He supported opening Virginia’s coast…
July 23, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., arrive at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Mi

Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't

Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention.
July 23, 2016
A worker wires a phone on the convention floor as setup continues before the 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP

Reconsidering Hillary Clinton

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention, which begins Monday, has one huge goal: Make people like Hillary Clinton. Make her warm, gentle, compassionate. It…
July 21, 2016

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and other elected officials to speak at DNC

Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Peggy Flanagan will speak at next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
July 10, 2016
In Miami: Etienne Lara, 5, was among hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters at a rally at the campaign’s field office on Saturday.

Democrats shift to the left on party platform

ORLANDO – If party platforms matter — and the jury is out on that — what happened this weekend in a sweltering Hilton conference…