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Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton camp discussed ousting Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Jennifer Granholm

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In July, Debbie Wasserman Schultz abruptly resigned as head of the Democratic National Committee, after leaked emails showed party officials conspiring to sabotage the presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Now, a new email message from the Gmail account of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta — posted by WikiLeaks Tuesday — indicate Hillary Clinton, the candidate campaign officials were considered to be in the tank for, also had serious issues with Wasserman Schultz. Clinton’s staff even discussed ousting her well before her unexpected midsummer exit.…

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Ousted from DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz fighting to stay in House

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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz easily won her South Florida district six times, but a Democratic primary challenge from a Bernie Sanders-backed law professor is making her seventh bid less than a sure bet — and her recent resignation as Democratic National Committee chairwoman hasn’t helped. Tim Canova has raised about $2.8 million thanks to the former presidential candidate’s endorsement, an almost unheard of amount for a first-time candidate and almost as much as Wasserman Schultz’s $3 million. He is…

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Darryl E. Owens: Donald Trump’s Wrath over Khan offers more evidence of unfitness to lead troops

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Perhaps the most poignant words spoken at last week’s Democratic National Convention came from a heartbroken dad who’d lost his son in Iraq in service to Old Glory. Yet, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s scheme to bar Muslims from entering the nation for which Khizr Khan’s son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, sacrificed his life only magnified his loss. Khan took aim at the Donald, firing both barrels. He questioned whether Trump was acquainted with the Constitution. And he blasted…

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Joe Henderson: Convention wrap up — is it November yet?

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A convention two weeks that marked plagiarism from Donald Trump’s wife and a small-but-noisy insurrection by Bernie Sanders’ supporters has concluded with, what? Good question. It appears the American public is flummoxed over the choice of an obnoxious and potentially dangerous billionaire against a scandal-coated representative from the nation’s ruling class. Or, maybe it’s a huuuugely successful businessman against a woman of considerable accomplishment who is shattering the glass ceiling. Definitely one or the other. The most recent Rasmussen poll…

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Democrats find a Republican they can cheer for

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The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT): 8:50 p.m. Doug Elmets is a Republican who Democrats can cheer for. Elmets – who worked in the Reagan White House – earned a roar from the crowd at the Democratic convention Thursday night when he took the stage and said he was backing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Elmets says Clinton will be the first Democrat to get his vote – and he’s blaming Donald…

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Her turn now: Hillary Clinton makes her case for presidency

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It’s Hillary Clinton‘s turn. After three days of Democratic stars, including a pair of presidents, asserting she is ready for the White House, Clinton must make that case for herself on her nominating convention’s final night. The first woman to lead a major U.S. political party toward the White House, Clinton will be greeted Thursday by a crowd of cheering delegates eager to see history made in the November election. But her real audience will be millions of voters who…

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Police and protesters credited with restraint at convention

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Bernie Sanders‘ devoted followers were careful to pick up after themselves and wore hats embroidered with a dove to remind everyone to remain peaceful. And the police, instead of hauling demonstrators off to jail, issued them $50 tickets for disorderly conduct and released them with a complimentary bottle of water. As the Democratic National Convention drew toward a close Thursday afternoon, Philadelphia police reported making a four-day total of only 11 arrests, and officers and protesters alike were credited with…

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