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History-maker Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination

History-maker Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination

Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), July 29 : Scripting history at the Democratic convention by becoming the first woman to accept the U.S. presidential nomination of a major political party, Hillary Clinton has said when there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit and criticised her Republican opponent Donald Trump over his policy promises.

Clinton was welcomed with loud cheers as she entered the arena and embraced her daughter Chelsea, who introduced her as the next President of the United States.

"It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise that I accept your nomination for President of the United States," CNN quoted her as saying at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.


Trump asks female reporter to 'be quiet'

Trump asks female reporter to 'be quiet'

Washington, July 28 : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a live TV press conference asked a female reporter to "be quiet" following a heated discussion.

The incident occurred at the press conference in Florida on Wednesday, during which NBC News' correspondent Katy Tur asked the real estate mogul whether he had "any qualms about asking a foreign government, Russia, China, anybody, to interfere, to hack into a system of anybody in this country," the New York Magazine reported.

She pressed him, reading back one of his own quotes, to which he replied, "Well, they probably have (the emails). I'd like to have them released."


Donald Trump has no clue, says Joe Biden

Donald Trump has no clue, says Joe Biden

Philadelphia, July 28 : US Vice President Joe Biden in a speech at the ongoing Democratic National Convention (DNC) warned over electing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying the real estate mogul has "no clue" about the needs and struggles of the middle class.

"This guy does not have a clue about the middle class. Not a clue," NBC News quoted Biden as saying on Wednesday night on the second day of the DNC here.

"His cynicism is unbounded, his lack of empathy and compassion can be summed up in a phrase I suspect he's most proud of having made famous, 'You're fired!' Think about that," the Vice President said.

"He's trying to tell us he cares about the middle class, give me a break. That's a bunch of malarkey," Biden added.


Tim Kaine accepts Democratic nomination for VP

Tim Kaine accepts Democratic nomination for VP

Philadelphia, July 28 : Virginia Senator Tim Kaine on Wednesday night officially accepted the Vice Presidential nomination on the second day of the ongoing Democratic National Convention (DNC).

"I humbly accept my party's nomination to be Vice President of the US....And can I be honest about something? I never expected to be here," NBC News quoted Kaine as saying.

A day after making Hillary Clinton the first female major party presidential candidate in US history, delegates to the DNC approved her Vice President pick by voice vote in a departure from the usual protocol.

Amid a mix of applause and protests, the chair declared the motion approved with the support of two-thirds of the 4,763 delegates, EFE news reported.


Hillary most qualified to lead the US, says Obama

Hillary most qualified to lead the US, says Obama

Philadelphia, July 28 : "There has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill (Clinton), more qualified to be president", declared US President Barack Obama while endorsing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on Wednesday night.

Making a surprise appearance at the ongoing Democratic National Convention here, Obama praised his one-time rival, Clinton, whom he defeated eight years ago, as the candidate who could accomplish all that needs yet to be done.

He proudly listed his achievements and said more was needed to be accomplished and Hillary Clinton was the leader to do it.


Obama warns Trump could win, slams his ignorance of the world

Obama warns Trump could win, slams his ignorance of the world

Washington, July 28 : US President Barack Obama has said there was a possibility of Republican Party nominee Donald Trump becoming his successor and warned that the real-estate magnate lacks a basic knowledge of the world and "doesn't seem to have an interest in learning".

"Anything is possible," Efe news quoted Obama as telling The Today Show's Savannah Guthrie when asked if Trump could be elected in November.

"What I think is scary is a President who doesn't know their stuff and doesn't seem to have an interest in learning what they don't know," the head of state said in the interview that NBC aired on Wednesday morning.


Hillary Clinton nominated for US president

Hillary Clinton nominated for US president

Washington, July 27 : Making history, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday secured the Democratic Party's U.S. presidential nomination for the US Presidential polls.

She has become the first woman to get the ticket for the polls from a major party in the country.

She will accept the nomination on Thursday.

Endorsing his wife, former US President Bill Clinton said: She is the best qualified person for this moment in history.

Remembering her,Clinton said: In the spring of 1971 I met a girl. The first time I saw her we were in a class on Political and Civil Rights.

I married my best friend. I was still in awe ofhow smart and strong and loving and caring she was, he said.

He said Hillary opened his eyes to a whole new world of public service.


Hillary always wants to move the ball forward, that is just who she is: Bill Clinton

Hillary always wants to move the ball forward, that is just who she is: Bill Cli

Philadelphia, July 27 : Delivering a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, former United States (U.S.) president Bill Clinton said his wife and Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is the 'best darn change-maker' he ever met in his entire life and has never been satisfied with the status quo on anything and who always wants to move the ball forward.


Bernie Sanders booed by supporters over support for Clinton

Bernie Sanders booed by supporters over support for Clinton

Philadelphia, July 26 : Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was booed by his own delegates after calling on them to support presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the opening day of a Democratic National Convention (DNC) here on Monday evening.

Sanders lamented his 2016 primary loss but insisted that "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the US", NBC News reported.

"This election is about which candidate understands the real problems facing this country and has offered real solutions - not just bombast, fear-mongering, name-calling and divisiveness," Politico quoted Sanders as saying.


Donald Trump bounces into lead: Report

Donald Trump bounces into lead: Report

Washington, July 26 : The US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has come out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44 per cent to 39 per cent in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (nine per cent) and Jill Stein (three per cent) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48 per cent to 45 per cent, a media report said.

That latter finding represents a six-point convention bounce for Trump, which were traditionally measured in two-way matchups, CNN reported on Monday.

Trump's new edge rests largely on increased support among independents, 43 per cent of whom said that Trump's convention in Cleveland left them more likely to back him, while 41 per cent were dissuaded.


Bernie Sanders' delegates boo his call to back Clinton

Bernie Sanders' delegates boo his call to back Clinton

Philadelphia, July 26 : Former Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders drew loud "boos" from his delegates when he told the crowd of nearly 1,900 that "We have got to elect Hillary Clinton," a media report said.

The eruption came during a speech on Monday in which Sanders was cheered for nearly every point he made -- including his call to defeat the US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, USA today reported.

"This is the real world that we live in," he said, following up his call to elect Clinton.

"Trump is a bully and a demagogue. Trump has made bigotry and hatred the cornerstone of his campaign," he added.


Michelle Obama endorses Hillary Clinton at Democratic Convention

Michelle Obama endorses Hillary Clinton at Democratic Convention

Philadelphia, July 26 : US First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday addressed the opening night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) with a message of hope and unity for the party while endorsing presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, saying she "trusts Hillary to lead the country".

"Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life," Michelle Obama said at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania state's largest city.

"I want someone with proven strength ... someone who understands that the issues a president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters," ABC News quoted the First Lady as saying.


Clinton, Kaine make debut as running mates in Miami

Clinton, Kaine make debut as running mates in Miami

Washington, July 24 : Presumptive US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine spoke for the first time as running mates at a rally in Miami, Florida on Saturday, two days before the party's convention kicks off in Philadelphia.

Kaine is "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not," Xinhua quoted Clinton as saying.

She formally introduced her low-key Spanish-fluent ally to the crowd at Florida International University, where the student body is more than half Hispanic.

"He is qualified to step into this job and lead on day one and he is a progressive who likes to get things down," said the former Secretary of State, with a grinning Kaine at her side.


Hillary Clinton announces senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential pick

Hillary Clinton announces senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential pick

Washington, July 23 : Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton named Senator of Virginia Tim Kaine, a low-key Spanish-speaking ally, as her long-anticipated running mate on Friday.

Kaine, she believes, would bolster her chances to defeat Republican nominee Donald J. Trump in November.

Clinton's choice, which she announced via text message to supporters, came after her advisers spent months poring over potential vice-presidential candidates who could lift the Democratic ticket in an unpredictable race against Trump, New York Times reported.

Kaine, 58, a former governor of Virginia who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and speaks fluent Spanish, has the qualifications and background and the personal chemistry with her to make the ticket a success.


Clinton selects Senator Tim Kaine as running mate

Clinton selects Senator Tim Kaine as running mate

Washington, July 23 : Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Senator Tim Kaine to be her running mate.

"I'm thrilled to announce my running mate, @TimKaine, a man who's devoted his life to fighting for others," Clinton tweeted on Friday night.

In response, Kaine, also a former chairman of the he Democratic National Committee (January 2009 - April 2011), tweeted, "Just got off the phone with Hillary. I'm honoured to be her running mate. Can't wait to hit the trail tomorrow in Miami!" CNN reported.

Clinton will introduce her new partner at a campaign rally on Saturday in Miami, Florida.


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