With Joe Biden officially receiving the Democratic nomination for president on Tuesday night, Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention was reserved for big speeches from just about every prominent Democrat except the candidate himself: former President Barack Obama, previous nominee Hillary Clinton, third-place primary finisher Sen. Elizabeth Warren, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris. Oh, and Billie Eilish.
Senator Kamala Harris formally accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president on Wednesday following a scathing speech by former President Barack Obama, who said the fate of the nation "depends entirely on the outcome of this election." On the third night of the Democratic National Convention, both Mr. Obama and Harris stressed the importance of voting, with Harris saying "we're all in this fight together."
California Sen. Kamala Harris made history Wednesday night as the first Black and South Asian woman to accept a major party's vice presidential nomination, promising to be a champion for the voiceless and forgotten Americans who are struggling in the midst of a pandemic and an economic crisis.
That's a wrap on Night 3 of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. It was a star-studded night, with the last Democratic president (Barack Obama), the last Democratic presidential nominee (Hillary Clinton) and, perhaps, the next presidential nominee (Kamala Harris) all speaking.
The Democrats’ historic boundary breakers are joining forces at the party’s national convention in an unprecedented effort to mobilize the diverse coalition Joe Biden will need to defeat President Donald Trump this fall.
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris will unleash her prosecutorial skills against President Donald Trump on Wednesday when she addresses the Democratic National Convention as presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate.
Jill Biden, Bill Clinton, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were among those on the schedule.
At a February campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire, a protester tried to rush the podium where Joe Biden was speaking. What happened next was captured in a video that quickly went viral: Jill Biden entered from the opposite side of the stage, blocked the protester with her own body, and ushered him away so her husband could continue.
The second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention is over. The oddness of the all-virtual gathering was slightly less jarring than on the opening night (or maybe I was just more used to it). Old hands like Bill Clinton were mixed with young stars like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a series of virtual speeches. It was, overall, a markedly better two hours than I witnessed on Monday night.
Monday night kicked off the most unconventional Democratic National Convention in modern history. And for the most part, the first fully virtual convention went smoothly. The first night of the 2020 Democratic convention was the true test of what a traditional convention — normally an all-day event where political stars flex their chops in front of thousands of screaming (or occasionally booing) delegates — would look like with two hours of Zoom calls and pretaped speeches.
The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday night in its first completely virtual, made-for-TV incarnation. It was unlike any convention night seen in years past. The most glaring difference: the absence of delegates and an audience.
The first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention is in the books. As expected, it was a different looking and sounding production from years past -- as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic kept the vast majority of speakers away from the actual arena in Milwaukee. Nonetheless, the show went on. And I watched every minute! Below the best -- and worst -- of the night that was.
Former first lady Michelle Obama solidified her position as one of the Democratic Party’s most effective orators during her keynote speech on the first night of the Democratic National Convention Monday. Her words once again served as a reliable barometer for how Democrats feel about the direction of the country.
Joe Biden, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Bernie Sanders are among the speakers for next week’s virtual convention.
This will likely be one of his final major national addresses as the president of the United States.
Hillary Clinton was set to become the first woman presidential nominee of a major U.S. party on Tuesday, a historic moment that Democrats hope will help eclipse rancor between her supporters and those of her rival in the primaries, Bernie Sanders.
The two campaigns are discussing having the Vermont delegation move to make Clinton’s nomination unanimous by acclamation after a roll call.
Following Monday’s heavyweights, including Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders, former president Bill Clinton will take the stage on Tuesday.
At its essence, the convention is Hillary Clinton’s opportunity to ask people to give her a fresh look.
Democrats head to Philadelphia this week, where Hillary Clinton will become the party’s nominee for president. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, top Democratic leaders and a slew of Hollywood celebrities will be on hand. If you’re not going to be there, here’s how to watch the action from home.