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Kaine Nominated as the Democratic VP Candidate

The Democratic National Convention formally nominated Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as the party's vice presidential candidate by acclamation this afternoon. When Kaine's name was mentioned by the convention chair for the first time, the Virginia delegation cheered, waving their arms and chanting "Kaine! Kaine!" Some mixed boos could also be heard from the floor but not nearly enough to stop the nomination.


Leon Panetta Interrupted by 'No More War' Chants as He Blasts Trump

Former CIA director and defense secretary Leon Panetta blasted Donald Trump over foreign policy tonight, calling a vote for him "deadly serious," but a faction of delegates tried to shout him down throughout his remarks. Delegates from Oregon initially erupted, briefly interrupting his remarks by chanting "No More War!" Other groups around the arena began chanting "Hillary!" More chants of “Love Not War!” and "No More Drones!" broke out before being swallowed by "USA!" from most of the arena. Meanwhile, Panetta charged on during his speech, hitting Trump for being inexperienced.


Orlando Shooting Victim's Mom Makes Emotional Plea at DNC

The mother of one of the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting made an emotional plea from the stage of the Democratic National Convention as she called for commonsense gun policies. Christine Leinonen, mother of Christopher Leinonen, told how her son and his boyfriend were among the 49 victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Leinonen told how her son was an award-winning humanitarian who had started a gay-straight alliance at his high school. “Christopher's paternal grandparents met and fell in love in a Japanese internment camp. So, it was in his DNA that love always trumps hate,” she said.


Trump Says He Hopes Russian Hackers Find Clinton’s Deleted Emails

Donald Trump has said he never spoke to Russian President Vladmir Putin, but appeared to suggest that Russian hackers should find thousands of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails -- saying "I wish I had that power." "I've never spoken to him. I don't know anything about him other than he will respect me," Trump said during a press conference this morning at his golf club in Doral, Florida. "I have nothing to do with Russia. "By the way, if they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do. They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted." Many observers offered a swift rebuke, claiming that Trump had been essentially inviting a foreign country to hack the US, and intervene in our elections.

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