Monday, July 25, 2016

Democratic Convention: What to Watch For on Day 1

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Convention kicks off at Wells Fargo Center on Monday, promising a “United Together” theme even as leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee forced the party’s chairwoman to resign. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont will get a prime-time spot to push his platform, and Michelle Obama will lend a bit of White House glamour to the night.

The leaked emails threaten to undermine unity at the Democratic convention.

By John Whitesides
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The head of the Democratic Party resigned on Sunday amid a furor over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House.
Lingering bitterness from the heated primary campaign between Clinton and Sanders erupted after more than 19,000 Democratic National Committee emails, leaked on Friday, confirmed Sanders' frequent charge that the party played favorites in the race.
In a statement, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the best way for the party to accomplish its goal of putting Clinton in the White House was for her to step aside. Sanders had demanded earlier in the day that Wasserman Schultz resign.
The furor was a blow to a party keen on projecting stability in contrast to the volatility of Republican candidate Donald Trump, who was formally nominated at a raucous convention in Cleveland last week.

Donald Trump bounces into the lead

Updated 12:19 PM ET, Mon July 25, 2016
 (CNN)The bounce is back.
Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding represents a 6-point convention bounce for Trump, which are traditionally measured in two-way matchups.

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