WASHINGTON (AP) — In October 1960, a young James Clyburn gathered with other students and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as frustrations mounted over civil rights protests in what was becoming a tumultuous, dangerous year. John Lewis was there. Marion Barry, too. The one-hour meeting at Atlanta’s Morehouse College stretched to 4 a.m. Clyburn, […]
7/29/16- Missed any part of the DNC? Political Analyst Ken Smukler recaps the entire week including FLOTUS and POTUS’ speech and Hillary Clinton accepting the nomination. Listen to the funny above!
After Sen. Cory Booker delivered a rousing, well-received speech Monday on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, praising Hillary Clinton and denouncing Trump, Trump fired back on Twitter, writing, “If Cory Booker is the future of the Democratic Party, they have no future! I know more about Cory than he knows about himself.” […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Clinton was once the Democrats explainer-in-chief. Tonight, he’ll be explaining himself. In the four years since the party’s last national convention, the center of gravity in Democratic politics has shifted decidedly to the left. Clinton must finesse some of his administration’s biggest achievements, including a landmark free trade agreement and major […]
7/26/16- What does Roland Martin miss about the Republican National Convention in Cleveland? Why do Bernie Sanders supporters need breakfast in the morning? Listen to Roland’s recap live from Philadelphia and the Democratic National Convention.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comedian Sarah Silverman didn’t mince words in her message to die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic convention: “Can I just say to the Bernie or bust people, you’re being ridiculous.” Silverman was one of a number of prominent entertainers who backed Sanders in the Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton. But she […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s Hillary Clinton‘s turn. The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton’s chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind the Vermont senator. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has endorsed Clinton, but many of his supporters have not. Some were […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say they’ve found two explosive devices inside a van with young children in it. Police made the discovery after spotting a minivan that was double-parked in the city’s East Germantown neighborhood Tuesday night. Officers say they smelled marijuana and found drugs, fireworks and two explosive devices. Two 3-year-old children were […]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ campaign chief is vowing his candidate will stay in the Democratic race until the summer convention, even as Hillary Clinton looks to lock down her commanding position for the party’s nomination with a strong performance in a five-state round of contests Tuesday. Clinton has the chance of a clean […]
Charlotte, NC – The Democratic National Convention is over, but the fire ignited is still present in the streets of the host city, Charlotte, North Carolina. President Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination in front of the entire nation, last night. And one of the major platforms highlighted in his speech was the importance […]