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Monday, July 25, 2016

1, Michelle Obama kills it: Michelle Obama gave one of the finest political speeches in memory Monday, a dignified and powerful takedown of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that also served as a heartfelt endorsement of Hillary Clinton. After a day of division between the supporters of Clinton and those who... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Monday, July 25, 2016

Environmental activist Josh Fox knows how to win a fight. His Academy Award nominated documentary "Gasland," inspired a grassroots movement that helped squelch fracking for natural gas in New York State. Fox's newest film about climate change is generating international heat. Today, he's one of the most... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Monday, July 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Being a Bernie Sanders supporter can’t be easy. It may be energizing, but it can also be lonely. It can make you feel powerless. It can feed into your anger. Imagine: You work all primary season to defeat a political Goliath. You come closer, closer than anyone – probably even Sanders himself –... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Monday, July 25, 2016

It's the presidential election equivalent of the Subway Series. Or, better yet, the Rangers versus the Islanders -- in the stands. New Yorkers play for keeps. So, in this year's heavy-hitter match-up between Republican Donald J. Trump of Manhattan and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton of Westchester County, it's no... Read More

By Robert J. McCarthy » Monday, July 25, 2016

Michael Caputo, a Republican Party strategist, is providing a Republican perspective to this week’s Democratic National Convention in response to questions from News Political Reporter Robert J. McCarthy. Can this convention help Hillary Clinton overcome the feeling of untrustworthiness that – along with Donald Trump... Read More

By Robert J. McCarthy » Monday, July 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – As Byron W. Brown’s driver snaked through the traffic of this sweltering convention city Monday, the mayor of Buffalo reflected on the need for pleasing so many different people in his new job as chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee. He had just left a pulsating bar decked out with... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Monday, July 25, 2016

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz's trip to the Democratic National Convention on Monday started out rough but ended with a sweet subway ride. He and Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Jeremy Zellner were both on a turboprop plane to Philly that passed through a band of thunderstorms as it headed south. For about... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Monday, July 25, 2016

Erie and Niagara county residents have been fascinated with Trump videos on YouTube. Though more residents were looking at Hillary Clinton's videos earlier in the year, according to Google Trends, Erie and Niagara residents were watching at twice as many Trump videos than Clinton videos in March and April. That same... Read More

By Qina Liu » Monday, July 25, 2016

Watch the speeches from the Democratic National Convention live: Related stories: Five most memorable moments from past Democratic Conventions List and bios of Monday night convention speakers What to look for in today's Democratic National Convention A Twitter List by... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Monday, July 25, 2016

The Democratic National Convention is unlikely to hold the same box of surprises that Donald Trump's Republican National Convention did. But you never know. Sometimes, the DNC rises above infomercial status to bring us some truly memorable moments. Just like last week, when we took a look back at some of the most... Read More

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