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After disputes, Michelle Obama electrifies Dem convention

Julie Pace and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:31pm

First lady Michelle Obama stepped into the presidential election Monday with a forceful, impassioned defense of Hillary Clinton, casting her as the only candidate who can be trusted as a role model for the nation's children. She took numerous swipes at Republican Donald Trump, all without mentioning his name.

Die-hard Sanders backers divided on backing Clinton

Catherine Lucey and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:21pm

Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure.

More than 50 pro-Sanders demonstrators cited by police

Geoff Mulvihill and Megan Trimble, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:21pm

Police briefly detained more than 50 people after they tried to storm the barricades outside the Democratic National Convention on Monday in a show of anger over Bernie Sanders' treatment by party leaders, even as he urged his supporters to fall in line behind Hillary Clinton.

The Latest: 41 get medical help on convention's 1st day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:41pm

The Latest on protests on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

VIEWER'S GUIDE: Tuesday's roll call says it all

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:31pm

For all of the hoopla attached to a political convention, it all comes down to this: that moment when the presumptive nominee becomes the nominee outright.

Women underrepresented across Utah's political spectrum

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:51pm

Utah elected the nation's the first female state senator in 1896, when Martha Hughes Cannon defeated her husband and four other candidates to win the job.

Hacked emails complicate Democratic National Convention; DNC chair resigns

Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:27pm

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she will step down at end of party's convention after Democratic officials on Sunday were weighing whether the party's chairwoman should leave her position due to the publication of hacked emails suggesting favoritism in the primary for Hillary Clinton.

The Latest: Clinton saddened by GOP's 'lock her up' chants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:21pm

The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT):

Vegas immigrants tell their stories at Democratic convention

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:01pm

Several Las Vegas residents took center stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday, telling the audience at the nationally televised event that Hillary Clinton will fight to keep immigrant families together.

Florida man admits helping foreigner give to Obama committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:51pm

A Florida man on Monday admitted he arranged an $80,000 campaign contribution from a foreign source to a joint fundraising committee of President Barack Obama.

Democratic candidate sorry for calling senator an expletive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:41pm

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Katie McGinty is apologizing for using an expletive to describe her Republican opponent, Pat Toomey, in Pennsylvania's closely watched race.

Democratic National Committee offers 'sincere apology' to Sanders and supporters for 'inexcusable remarks' in emails

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:52pm

Democratic National Committee offers 'sincere apology' to Sanders and supporters for 'inexcusable remarks' in emails.

Democrats open their convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for president as ouster of party chief, emails roil party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:20pm

Democrats open their convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for president as ouster of party chief, emails roil party.

Outgoing Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz tells Florida newspaper she will not gavel in party's convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:40am

Outgoing Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz tells Florida newspaper she will not gavel in party's convention.

Sanders calls on backers to help elect Hillary Clinton, calls Trump a demagogue, gets cheers and boos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:40am

Sanders calls on backers to help elect Hillary Clinton, calls Trump a demagogue, gets cheers and boos.

Fewer women in office than men in Connecticut

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:20am

Like much of the country, women in Connecticut lag behind men when it comes to elected representation in city halls, state legislature and Congress.

Bernie Sanders tells his backers: 'Make no mistake. We have made history.'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:20am

Bernie Sanders tells his backers: 'Make no mistake. We have made history.'

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:30am

Outgoing Democratic Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled at Florida breakfast, opponents shout, "Shame."

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she will step down at end of party's convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:00pm

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she will step down at end of party's convention.