Disunity in Philadelphia has been fueled by the leak of Democratic National Committee emails allegedly obtained by Russian hackers. Today, at a press conference that upstaged Democratic Convention-coverage for more than an hour, Donald Trump reminded reporters of Hillary Clinton's State Department emails — some of which are still missing -- and connected them to the Russians. The Clinton campaign is accusing him of espionage. Amy Sullivan, who reports for Yahoo News, has more on the story.
Last night in Philadelphia, Bill Clinton delivered a lengthy list of his wife's accomplishments and accused Trump and other Republicans of creating a false image. "Well, if you win elections on the theory that government is always bad and will mess up a two-car parade, a real change-maker represents a real threat. So your only option is to create a cartoon, a cartoon alternative, then run against the cartoon."
But Republicans claim Hillary Clinton would be more of the same: a "third term" for Barak Obama, who addresses the convention tonight. She's the only way to preserve much of Obama's legacy, which Donald Trump wants to reverse — just as Obama over-rode George W. Bush.
Tim Kaine is the senator from Virginia, and a former governor from that state. He's seen as a centrist, but at heart is a died-in-the-wool liberal. That's from last week's profile of the Democratic presidential nominee in the New York Times. Sheryl Gay Stolberg is the author.