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Former NAACP President Ben Jealous on How the Clinton Campaign Can Court Sanders Supporters
Jealous joins ABC News' Amna Nawaz and Mary Bruce in the booth at the DNC.
Democratic Convention Hits Rocky Start, With Boos From Sanders Supporters
The Democratic National Convention got off to a rough start Monday amid tensions over an email scandal involving outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Bernie Sanders supporters angry over the primary process. Every time Hillary Clinton and her running mate,
Democrats Finalize Exceptionally Progressive Party Platform
The Democratic Party is on track to ratify what is arguably its most progressive policy agenda in modern history, after the committee tasked with writing the platform document finished its final round of amendments and votes overnight. The platform is expected to be formally adopted at the party’s
Illinois Primary Preview: Democratic Candidates Go Toe-to-Toe in Obama's Home State
On the eve of the Illinois primary , Hillary Clinton started her day in Chicago and that’s where Bernie Sanders will end his. Both candidates’ decision to be in Illinois -- one of five states voting on Tuesday -- highlights the importance of the state at this point in the contest. The story of this
Actor Danny Glover 'Feeling the Bern' in South Carolina
Actor Danny Glover introduced Bernie Sanders at a large rally in Greenville, South Carolina, Sunday night. Glover endorsed Sanders earlier this month, but this appearance onstage was his first side-by-side with the Vermont senator. "What a moment, what a moment," Glover said as he took the stage.
Hillary Clinton Endorsement Exposes Divide Among Black Democrats
The political arm of the Congressional Black Caucus formally endorsed Hillary Clinton today, a move that quickly came under fire from one of the few lawmakers on Capitol Hill supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders ' presidential bid. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of two members of Congress to endorse
Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders: 4 Things to Watch for at Tonight's Democratic Debate
Just two days after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ’ overwhelming victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , the two are preparing to face off, head to head again for another nationally televised debate. There might be frigid temperatures outside, but voters can expect the heated
Bernie Sanders Looking Ahead to More Diverse Electorate
Bernie Sanders met with Rev. Al Sharpton Wednesday in New York in an apparent move to diversify his voting base, which may become crucial as the campaign moves into South Carolina. "Sanders very much needs to up his game among blacks and Hispanics if he's going to win in the more diverse states
On Voting Rights Act, NAACP President Hopes Boehner Will 'Look Into the Eyes of John Lewis'
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous says he’s hopeful that Republicans in Congress will join with Democrats to repair the Voting Rights Act. “I’m heartened by the signals that Majority Leader [Eric] Cantor has sent that he might be willing to support [altering the Voting...
GOP Official: March on Washington Organizers Ignored Suggestions
Republican Party officials reached out to organizers of this week’s March on Washington commemoration with a series of suggestions for possible GOP speakers, but several of the people they recommended were never contacted with invitations to speak, according to Republican National Committee ...