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After turmoil, Sanders, Michelle Obama, Warren thrill convention

27 July 2016

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, announced abruptly Sunday afternoon that she would step down at week's end. Trump dismissed the suggestion in a tweet: "The joke in town is that Russian Federation leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should never have been written (stupid), because Putin likes me". The Florida congresswoman was angrily heckled by her own home-state delegation Monday morning, and Democratic officials feared a similar scene in front of a far bigger TV audience.

Trump appeared to relish in the Democratic chaos Sunday, writing, "The Dems Convention is cracking up". This likely influenced her choice not to appeal more to Bernie Sanders' supporters. With Sanders out of the race, some of them were backing Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Fish, a University of Kentucky graduate from Shelby County who now works in Louisville, said he's pleased the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party talk more about helping people pay for college and raising the minimum wage, and he credits Sanders for highlighting both.

It was unclear whether Wasserman Schultz would have a speaking role at the convention.

At the Republican convention, Trump cast himself as the law-and-order candidate in a nation suffering under crime and hobbled by immigration, sticking to the gloom-and-doom theme.

Delegates: Clinton VP pick solid, may not help Dem unity
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, were dismayed by the choice because of Kaine's past advocacy for an Asian free-trade pact. And in the hours after the Kaine pick was announced, the lack of a response from Sanders grew conspicuous.

In a "60 Minutes" interview aired Sunday, Clinton responded to repeated barbs thrown her way at last week's convention, where bombastic businessman Donald Trump accepted the GOP presidential nomination.

It also sapped some of Clinton's energy coming out of Republican Donald Trump's chaotic convention last week and the well-received rollout Saturday of her running mate, Virginia Sen. In North Carolina on Tuesday, he told a convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars that, "our politicians have totally failed you". Would I prefer to see an Elizabeth Warren selected by Secretary Clinton?

Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, tried to shift blame for the email hack away from DNC officials and onto "Russian state actors" who, he said, may have breached DNC computers "for the objective of helping Donald Trump", the Republican presidential nominee.

Mrs. Obama was one of the night's standouts. Other high-profile speakers include first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden.

"Nobody has apologized to me", he said. "And I'll move to Canada". "There is only one person I trust with that responsibility, only one person I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States, and that is Hillary Clinton". "We can't afford to let him do the same thing to our country", 58-year-old Kaine told a cheering crowd in Miami, Florida in his maiden speech as Clinton's running mate. Clinton has 2,814 when including superdelegates, according to an Associated Press count.