Politics

  • Delegates applaud as Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RTSJZGL
    July 27, 2016   BY  

    A look at some claims Wednesday and how they compare with the facts, on a day packed with a lengthy news conference by Trump and evening convention speeches by high-powered Democrats, President Barack Obama among them. Continue reading

  • Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to U.S. President Barack Obama address a Clinton campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., July 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX2JVE6
    July 27, 2016  

    On Day 3 of the DNC, President Barack Obama urges the nation to make Hillary Clinton his successor. Vice President Joe Biden and veep pick Tim Kaine also take the stage. Meanwhile, GOP nominee Donald Trump denied Russia hacked into Democratic party emails to benefit him, but drew criticism when he suggested Moscow hunt down the emails missing from Clinton’s private server. John Yang reports. Continue reading

  • Keynote speaker and San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro (L) waves along with his brother Joaquin Castro before addressing the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)   - RTR37HWP
    July 27, 2016  

    Two of the nation’s leading Latino politicians weigh in on the state of the Clinton-Kaine campaign. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Tex., and his twin brother, Julián Castro, who was a potential Hillary Clinton veep pick, predict Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Mexicans will boost Latino turnout at the polls and that the former secretary of state will get upwards of 75 percent of that vote. Continue reading

  • First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses a health care rally to push Congress to pass health care reform Aug. 16, 1994. The clock, which depicts one person losing health insurance every 1.17 seconds, began August 9 and will continue its count until health insurance reform is passed, according to Families USA Foundation  REUTERS/Stringer - RTXF8RG
    July 27, 2016  

    Hillary Clinton insists she did not consider running for anything until 2000, as her husband’s time in the White House was winding down. But in Jan. 2007, two months after winning a second term as U.S. senator from New York, she announced she intended to be president. Her team expected a “coronation,” one journalist said in the last of our series on Clinton’s story. And then came Barack Obama. Continue reading

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    July 27, 2016  

    New York Times columnist David Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report weigh in on how politics in America have changed, as has the rules for both parties. “Hitting the normal Democratic buttons may not be enough,” says Brooks. Shields suggests Clinton is missing an opportunity by not pursuing disaffected Republicans turned off by Donald Trump. Continue reading

  • John Hinckley Jr. departs from the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. District
Court building in Washington, November 18, 2003. Hinckley, who shot and
wounded then President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981, has spent over
20 years in a psychiatric hospital, and is arguing for unsupervised
visits with his parents on account of his improving mental state.
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    July 27, 2016  

    A federal judge has found Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin no longer a threat to society and ordered his release from a mental hospital. John Hinckley Jr., who shot Reagan outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981, will live with his mother. Also, the Islamic State claimed another mass murder, this time a truck bomb that killed 48 in a Kurdish-held city in Syria, near the Turkish border.
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    July 27, 2016  

    Samantha Bee, the host of “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” on TBS says it’s been harder for her comedy writing team to mine the Democratic convention for material than it was the Republicans. “What better gift” than the “offensive” Donald Trump, she tells Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. Bee also weighs in on her show’s “salty” language and the underrepresentation of women in late-night comedy. Continue reading

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    July 27, 2016  

    The NewsHour marks the end of the presidential primary with a look back at some of the 2016 campaign’s iconic photographs and talks with the talented men and women who captured
    those images. Among their observations: Hillary Clinton is full of expression and physicality and Donald Trump loves the camera. Continue reading

  • Wanda Francis, 70, is a Florida delegate, a retired American Express employee and a Hillary supporter. Photo by Abbey Oldham
    July 27, 2016   BY and  

    Not long after Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman in U.S. history to win a major party’s presidential nomination, dozens of Bernie Sanders supporters walked off the convention floor in opposition to her candidacy, briefly overshadowing the moment. But today, as attention surrounding the walkout subsided, delegates from around the country took time to reflect on Clinton’s historic achievement, and tell PBS NewsHour what the moment meant to them. Continue reading

  • Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as he accepts the nomination during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 21, 2016. Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s extraordinary comments raised the specter of whether he was condoning foreign government hacking of U.S. computers and the public release of information stolen from political adversaries — actions that are at least publicly frowned upon across the globe. Continue reading

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