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There is shade. And then, there are intricately-constructed avenues of shade so dense that entire shadow-loving plants germinate, [...]

Bernie Sanders’s big convention speech was the same speech he gave when he first endorsed Hillary Clinton

The culmination of Bernie Sanders’s remarkable run at the presidency arrived on Monday night as the Vermont senator addressed the delegates who’d gathered in Philadelphia to nominate his opponent as the Democratic candidate for president. Sanders walked out on stage to rapturo [...]

A tumultuous first day of the Democratic National Convention is in the books. I watched, tweeted and, candidly, ate and drank. (I [...]

Open thread #13 on Day 1 of Democratic National Convention

x Bernie: “This election is about and must be about the needs of the American people and the kind of future we create for our children.” — Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 26, 2016 Go to Source : Open thread #13 on Day 1 of Democratic National Convention

Monday Night at the DNC

Update: Michelle Obama looks terrific, that blue is a great color for her and her dress really showcases her super-toned arms. “I trust Hillary to lead this country because I’ve seen her devotion to children, not just her own, who she has… [[ This is a content summary o [...]

The Emotional Conclusion Of Michelle Obama’s Epic Speech To The Democratic Convention

The First Lady brought the entire convention to its feet. The post The Emotional Conclusion Of Michelle Obama’s Epic Speech To The Democratic Convention appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : The Emotional Conclusion Of Michelle Obama’s Epic Speech To The Democratic Convention

Open thread #12 on Day 1 of Democratic National Convention

x An amazing primary; tough at times, but future of both Democratic Party and the progressive agenda is so much better for Sanders having run. — Mike Konczal (@rortybomb) July 26, 2016 Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 · 3:02:41 AM +00:00 · [...]

Michelle Obama Rebukes Trump Without Mentioning His Name

Michelle Obama delivered a powerful rebuke to Donald Trump at the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday night, without invoking his name. Building a narrative arc around her daughters’ upbringing and maturation in the White House, she delivered  [...]

Bernie Sanders’ Former Staffer: "No One Stole the Election From Us"

As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today, there’s one group of attendees who are reluctant to say they’re #WithHer. For many Bernie Sanders delegates, the senator remains the only choice; or, as a few of them suggested in video interviews with Mother Jones—t [...]

Michelle Obama delivers a passionate defense of Hillary Clinton

Michelle Obama publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton for the first time during a primetime address in Philadelphia, giving her full support to her husband’s former secretary of state. The first lady, who is one of the most popular political figures in the Democratic Party, said “in this elect [...]

Open thread #11 on Day 1 of Democratic National Convention

x Warren pointing out Trump’s conspicuous lack of any ideas. Here’s one of his ideas: Eliminate the EPA. All of it. — Rebecca Leber (@rebleber) July 26, 2016 Here is a link to Bernie Sanders’ speech, as prepared. Tuesday, Jul 2 [...]

Sarah Silverman Rips ‘Bernie Or Bust People’ At DNC

Silverman had enough of the “Ber-nie!” chants. The post Sarah Silverman Rips ‘Bernie Or Bust People’ At DNC appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Sarah Silverman Rips ‘Bernie Or Bust People’ At DNC

Open thread #10 on Day 1 of Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 · 2:37:18 AM +00:00 · kos Warren: Donald Trump knows the American people are angry. So now he’s insisting that he, and he alone, can fix the system … but other than a wall, did you hear Trump g [...]

Last time the DNC nominated a Clinton, Al Franken covered it for Comedy Central

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCyNF251DSI Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) isn’t just a Saturday Night Live alum and U.S. senator, he told the Democratic National Convention Monday night — he’s also, he said, a “world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs.”  [...]

The best convention jokes from Sen. Al Franken, a self-described ‘world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs’

Even though it was literally his job in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, today it’s actually very uncharacteristic for Al Franken to crack a joke on live TV. As my colleague Peter Stevenson recently wrote, “Since joining the Senate [in 2009, the Minnesota Democrat] worrie [...]

Open thread #9 on Day 1 of Democratic National Convention

x Goosebumps listening to @FLOTUS .Pure elegance, confidence & integrity. What a difference between this & last week’s circus #DemsInPhilly — Jillian⚡️ (@Pheramuse) July 26, 2016 Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 · 2:25:19 AM  [...]

Open thread #8 on Day 1 of Democratic National Convention

x I miss you already, @FLOTUS. #DemsInPhilly — Cait DeBaun (@CaitDeBaun) July 26, 2016 Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 · 2:13:54 AM +00:00 · Mark Sumner Well I’m sold. I think we can end the convention after Michelle.  [...]

After a day full of tensions between Bernie Sanders supporters and the Democratic Party, the first few hours of the party’s [...]

Sarah Silverman Just Went After The #BernieOrBust Crowd Hard

Sarah Silverman, comedienne extraordinaire, kicked the tires and lit some fires on the opening night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. A Sanders supporter, Silverman hit the stage to say why she would vote for Hillary Clinton “with gusto.” S [...]

Open thread #7 on Day 1 of Democratic National Convention

x By the 2nd night of the  #DNCinPH, more black people will have been on stage at than were even delegates at the RNC. https://t.co/j9v1Ot142I — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) July 26, 2016 Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 · 1:58:26 AM +00:00 ·  [...]