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After turmoil, Sanders, Michelle Obama, Warren thrill Dem convention

PHILADELPHIA — Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same ...

Clinton bus tour to stop in Pittsburgh on Saturday

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will stop in Pittsburgh on Saturday as part of a post-convention ...

Braddock mayor assumes role of uniter for Democratic Party

PHILADELPHIA — Braddock Mayor John Fetterman is a big attraction at events surrounding this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. "OH MY GOD. Are you ...

From prison to Democratic National Convention, Veon 'back in the game'

PHILADELPHIA — Former state House Democratic Whip Mike Veon missed his party's last presidential nominating convention in 2012. He was in prison. At the time, Veon, 59, ...

FBI probes possible Russian role in hack of Democratic Party's emails

WASHINGTON — The plot seems ripped from the pages of a post-Cold War espionage thriller: Russian spy services hack into the Democratic Party's computers, pilfer ...

GOP Illinois lawmaker abruptly resigns over 'cyber' issues

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A ranking Republican has resigned from the Illinois House after saying he faced cybersecurity issues involving fraudulent social media accounts allegedly set ...

Rendell says Clinton needs to 'reconnect' with frustrated voters

PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton's top two campaign strategists plan to cede no ground to Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. "He is not going to win this ...

On eve of convention, Democratic chair announces resignation

PHILADELPHIA — Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate ...

Thousands protest in Philadelphia ahead of Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA - It's Philly by a landslide over Cleveland, at least when it comes to protests. Several thousand demonstrators - many of them supporters of Vermont ...

Pitt grad nimbly shoulders Democratic National Convention hosting duties

Philadelphia's Democratic National Convention was conceived over a plate of raw oysters. It was June 2012. Barack Obama was still five months from winning a second ...

Hacked emails overshadow Democratic National Convention

WASHINGTON — Hacked emails threatened to overshadow the Democratic Party's upcoming celebration in Philadelphia as progressives expressed disappointment Sunday over the presidential nomination process and ...

Clinton gives spotlight to running mate Kaine

MIAMI — Hillary Clinton debuted her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — "everything ...

Hacked emails show DNC's antagonism toward Sanders

WASHINGTON — A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next ...

Trump's success with largely self-funded campaign defies usual pattern

HARRISBURG — Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman bid $144 million for an office and lost. Whitman's self-financed 2010 race against Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., earned her ...

Win or lose, Trump aims to sink political careers of Cruz, Kasich

NEW YORK — Donald Trump plans to create and fund super PACs specifically aimed at ending the political careers of Ted Cruz and John Kasich ...

Hillary Clinton chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

ORLANDO, Florida — Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial ...

Trump says America in crisis — and he'll fix it 'fast'

CLEVELAND — Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety ...

Trump's conditions on aid to NATO make world more 'dangerous,' experts say

WASHINGTON — Republican foreign policy veterans and outside experts warned that the suggestion by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that he might abandon NATO's pledge ...

Live from Cleveland: Republican National Convention 

Republicans wind up their national convention in Cleveland tonight as Donald J. Trump accepts the party's nomination for President of the United States. Watch the ...

Pence tells delegates he, Trump plan to 'Make Pennsylvania Red Again'

CLEVELAND — Pennsylvania has been put on notice: Mike Pence plans to "Make Pennsylvania red again." "Not only is it our objective to elect Donald Trump ...

After turmoil, Sanders, Michelle Obama, Warren thrill Dem convention

PHILADELPHIA — Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same ...