Democratic National Convention

Accepting Nomination, Hillary Clinton, Lays Out Progressive Agenda And Assertive Foreign Policy

07/29/2016 - 10:11

PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton laid out a broadly progressive domestic agenda as she accepted the Democratic presidential nomination, adopting rhetoric and policies championed by her primary rival, Bernie Sanders.

Hillary Clinton speaking on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 28, 2016. Getty Images

LIVE-BLOG: DNC Day Four

All the stories, events and speeches throughout the Democratic National Convention, live from Philadelphia

07/28/2016 - 10:39

SUMMARY (ALL TIMES EST):

Barack Obama receiving a standing ovation on the third night of the convention. Getty.

Protesters Burn Israeli Flag Outside Democratic Convention

07/27/2016 - 11:38

An Israeli flag was set alight as protesters chanted “Long live the intifada” outside the venue of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Protesters also burned pro-Bernie Sanders posters and some American flags on Tuesday night as Hillary Clinton was being nominated the party’s official presidential candidate. Palestinian flags also were waved both inside the convention and outside the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Philadelphia.

Protestors burning an Israeli flag outside the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016. (Screenshot from Twitter)

Florida Delegation Courted As Key For Democrats

State’s Jews could be pivotal; debate over Israel gets heated airing at DNC.

07/27/2016 - 08:27
Staff Writer

Philadelphia — As Democrats prepared for the roll call vote that would make Hillary Clinton the first woman presidential nominee of a major American political party, Florida delegate Ellen Brodsky said she would never vote for her.

The scene on the convention floor in Philadelphia Monday night during the speech of New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. Getty Images

LIVE-BLOG: DNC Day Three

All the news, speeches and events from around Philadelphia, throughout the Democratic National Convention

07/26/2016 - 23:34

SUMMARY (ALL TIMES EST):

Supporters hold up Clinton signs after she secures the nomination. Getty.

LIVE BLOG: DNC Day Two

All the news, speeches and stories throughout the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

07/26/2016 - 15:55

SUMMARY (ALL TIMES EST):

Michelle Obama addresses the crowd on the first night of the convention. Getty.

Sarah Silverman's Defining One-Liner

Booker was uplifting, Bernie, a Clinton booster, but it was the offbeat comedian who summed up the night’s message in nine ad-libbed words.

07/26/2016 - 10:56
JTA

Corey Booker delivered an uplifting message. The first lady invoked the future of America’s children. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s once-bitter rival, endorsed her with vigor.

Sen. Al Franken and comedian Sarah Silverman sharing a microphone during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.JTA

Michael Bloomberg Set To Endorse Hillary Clinton

07/25/2016 - 14:04

Philadelphia — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the National Tennis Center, Aug. 26, 2013. JTA

LIVE BLOG: DNC Day One

Covering the stories, the speeches and the reactions, live throughout the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

07/24/2016 - 09:34

SUMMARY (ALL TIMES EST):
- The theme for the first day is "United Together"
- Speakers tonight include Senator Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama
- Opinion polls currently suggest a close race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
- Get in touch and let us know your thoughts, either via Twitter (@TheSaharZ) or via email (sahar@jewishweek.org)

 

 

Preparations for the DNC, which kicks off today. Getty.

Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Meet After She Handily Wins Final Primary In DC

06/16/2016 - 11:06

Washington — Hillary Clinton, after resoundingly winning the final primary in the District of Columbia, held a meeting with her rival for the Democratic presidential nod, Bernie Sanders, that both sides described as positive.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders shaking hands before the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. JTA
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