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Lady Gaga hits stage for invite-only show for DNC delegates

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Lady Gaga hit the stage at an invitation-only concert Thursday for delegates to the Democratic National Convention, covering classic songs from Woody Guthrie, Neil Young, the Beatles and others. Gaga opened with a jazzy version of Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” and then Young’s “Old Man.” She was introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, who called her a star who’s not afraid to speak out about sexual violence and mental health. She closed out her set with the…

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Bradley Cooper’s DNC appearance irks conservatives

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Bradley Cooper‘s appearance at the Democratic National Convention has irked some conservative fans of the actor’s portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014’s “American Sniper.” Cooper was spotted by TV cameras Wednesday night seated at the meeting in Philadelphia alongside his Russian model girlfriend, Irina Shayk. Some Twitter users say they plan to boycott Cooper’s future films over his presence at the convention. Another commented that they thought his experience playing Kyle would have rubbed off on him. The…

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Barack Obama says vote, don’t just boo Donald Trump’s name

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The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 11:33 p.m. President Barack Obama was coming to the part of his convention speech where he’s critical of Donald Trump – and the mention of the GOP nominee’s name caused the crowd of delegates to boo. Obama didn’t miss a beat. He deviated from his prepared remarks to implore his fellow partisans: “Don’t boo. Vote!” 11:31 p.m. President Barack Obama is telling the Democratic convention and voters watching on TV…

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Joe Biden says this will be ‘the American century’

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The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 9:37 p.m. Vice President Joe Biden has wrapped up his speech to the Democratic convention by making a forceful case for American exceptionalism. He says the United States “does not scare easily,” and when confronted with crisis, “we endure, we overcome and we always move forward.” Biden says the 21st century “is going to be the American century.” He says that will happen because the U.S. leads “not only by…

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Joe Biden says Hillary Clinton ‘clear-eyed’ and ‘steady’

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The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 8:40 p.m. Vice President Joe Biden is tweeting out his admiration for Hillary Clinton in advance of his convention address on the Democratic nominee. He writes: “I’ve seen Hillary in the Senate & the Situation Room” and he calls her “clear-eyed. Steady. Understands working with people. Exactly the leadership we need.” The vice president also is savoring the campaign ahead. “It’s good to be back, folks. … Let’s go elect…

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Barack Obama returns to convention stage to make case for Hillary Clinton

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President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that his hopes for a new tone in politics, embodied in the rousing Democratic convention speech he delivered 12 years ago, never materialized. Still, he says he remains undaunted. In 2004, he was the obscure Senate candidate from Illinois whose words catapulted him to the center of American political consciousness. On Wednesday night, he steps on the convention stage as the battle-hardened president hoping his legacy won’t be eroded by the outcome of the election…

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Andrew Gillum addresses Florida Democrats before his big moment at the DNC

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is scheduled to address the Democratic National Convention Wednesday (time uncertain), and he showed his much-touted skills while addressing the Florida Democratic Delegation breakfast hours this morning. “If you blink you’ll miss it,” Gillum joked about the length of his scheduled address (which reportedly will call for healing between the black community and law enforcement according to the Tallahassee Democrat), he focused his ten-minute plus speech on the DNC’s narrative being pushed from the Clinton camp on down…

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