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When Voters See a Contested Convention vs. a Unified Convention, Guess Who Wins

Peter D. Hart: In six presidential election cycles since 1964, when one party had a cohesive convention and the other party had a contentious convention, the winner was almost ordained.

Tim Canova, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Grass-Roots Rebellions the Next President Doesn’t Want

Dan Schnur: The only thing more challenging to the next president than one grass-roots rebellion to contend with would be two of them: one on each side of the aisle, and both equally determined to avoid compromise at any cost.

Hillary Clinton Committed to ‘New Approach’ on Trade Deal, Not Tweaks, Aide Podesta Says

The chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign said Tuesday that she opposes a congressional vote on a pending Asian free-trade agreement later this year and said she wouldn't seek to simply tweak the language if she became president.

Vermont to Star in Roll-Call Drama Nominating Clinton

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Trump and Pence Draw Veterans’ Cheers, Question Democrats’ ISIS Omission

GOP candidate Donald Trump gave few details about his plans to reform the Department of Veterans affairs in his speech to a major veterans group Tuesday, while the crowd gave him multiple standing ovations.

In Saudi Delegation’s Visit to Jerusalem, Signs of Broader Change

Aaron David Miller: Saudi Arabia and Egypt seem to be using the Palestinian issue not to isolate Israel but as a basis to engage.

Bernie Sanders to Return to Senate as an Independent

Bernie Sanders said he plans to return to the Senate as an independent, despite winning 13 million votes in the Democratic Party's presidential primary contest.

Police: More Convention Protesters in Philadelphia Than Cleveland, but Shy of Estimates

Police estimated Tuesday that 5,500 total people participated in more the more than a dozen demonstrations across the city on the opening day of the Democratic convention.

Capital Journal Daybreak: What to Watch at the Democratic Convention, More

Today on the campaign trail and more of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation and defense.

Clinton vs. Trump: Who’s Benefiting Most From Wedge Politics in 2016?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are amplifying existing divisions among voter groups and driving the wedges deeper. A recent CNN poll, if its findings are confirmed in later surveys, offers a tentative sign that Mr. Trump is holding his own, or at least is competitive in ways that many didn't see at the start of the contest.

Tuesday Preview: Hillary Clinton Is Anointed Democratic Presidential Nominee in Philadelphia

The second day of the Democratic convention will test whether Bernie Sanders's delegates have gotten the message that it's not a good idea to disrupt the proceedings and boo every mention of Hillary Clinton's name. Mrs. Clinton is anointed the nominee today. In addition, Bill Clinton will provide most of the day-two theater.

Spending Group Aims $1 Million Negative Ad Campaign at Indiana Senate Race After Evan Bayh Decides to Run

An outside spending group backed by the Koch Brothers has poured $1 million into negative advertising in the Indiana Senate race, in response to former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh’s late decision to enter the contest.

How the Democratic Platform Has Changed

We compare and contrast highlights in this year's Democratic platform with those of recent decades on the following issues: guns, drugs, abortion, China, trade, gay marriage, higher education and health care.

Thunderstorm Scatters Anti-Clinton Protesters, Who Vow to Fight On

A heavy thunderstorm scattered thousands of protesters away from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday evening. But the rain didn't dampen their support for alternatives to presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Full Text of Bernie Sanders’s Convention Speech

Bernie Sanders gave the keynote address on Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, offering a strong endorsement of rival Hillary Clinton. Here is the full prepared text, as provided by the campaign.

Elizabeth Warren: America Not in Trouble, but System Is Rigged

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) challenged people who say, “America is in trouble,” citing gridlock in Washington. “That is just flat wrong,” she said in her speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Democratic Convention Calendar: Events and Speakers

Here are the daily events and major speakers for Philadelphia this week, as announced by the Democratic convention.

Trump Calls Hillary Clinton a ‘Low Energy’ Napper

“Low energy” worked for Donald Trump as a pejorative description of primary foe Jeb Bush, so he’s brought it back to tweak Hillary Clinton.

Twelve DNC Emails Released by WikiLeaks That Stand Out

Of the more than 19,000 emails sent from Democratic National Committee officials between early 2015 and mid-2016 that were dumped online by WikiLeaks, here are 12 that stand out.

Al Gore Endorses Hillary Clinton via Twitter

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