FILE - U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, pictured at a news conference in Washington in April 2016, says "the Muslim vote is crucial" in many areas of the United States.
Democratic Party delegates gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are ready to officially proclaim former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as their 2016 presidential nominee, making her the first U.S. woman ever to become a major party standard bearer in the race for the White House. VOA's Amanda Scott reports.
The roll call vote that is expected to formally make Hillary Clinton the Democrats nominee is underway. The theme for the second day of the Democratic National Convention is "A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families." Among the speakers will be former President Bill Clinton as well as the Mothers of the Movement -- the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and other young black victims of violence.
Costa Rica will aid in screening, and Obama administration will expand Central American Minors program to provide safer, more orderly entries of qualified youths
White House sets threat levels to determine appropriate government response
He speaks Spanish. He’s been a Catholic missionary and got his law degree from Harvard University. Now he can add to his resume: Hillary Clinton’s running mate for the 2016 presidential election.” A look at Virginia's Democratic Party Senator and Vice Presidential hopeful, Tim Kaine.
Generational divide exists between women 50 and older who aren’t confident they will see female leader in their lifetime, and younger set that grew up watching women in prominent leadership roles
But Sarah McBride’s appearance in Philadelphia won't be only milestone for LGBT community in this year’s election cycle
Former secretary of state to become first US woman to be major political party's standard bearer
Foreign policy section of platform in part reads like list of highlights from past eight years of Obama White House
Warning comes after US Secretary of State Kerry blasts North Korea over its nuclear and missile tests
With thousands of people filling the streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, VOA’s Kane Farabaugh narrowed in on one delegate as she made her first trip to a national party convention. It was a day that was anything but routine for this United States military veteran.
Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama and Elizabeth Warren energize crowd, seek to soothe disappointment on first day of party's convention
Locals say there are many entangled issues at the border that require clearheaded examination, not heated rhetoric
Top Clinton officials accuse Russian hackers of trying to interfere in US election, and help Republican candidate win presidency
At the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia this week, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, is expected to attack proposals made by her opponent, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Last Friday, President Barack Obama hosted his Mexican counterpart, President Enrique Peña Nieto, to underscore the good relations between the two countries. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Tucson.
Many Sanders supporters are angry about leaked emails from Democratic Party leaders that seemed to show a bias in favor of Hillary Clinton during the primaries
Kerry praises candid and constructive discussions about a ‘path forward’ following a tribunal decision against China
U.S. Democrats opened their national convention in Philadelphia Monday amid renewed tension between backers of nominee-in-waiting Hillary Clinton and former rival Bernie Sanders. Supporters of the insurgent candidacy are angry about leaked emails from Democratic Party officials that seem to show they preferred Clinton over Sanders in the primaries. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Philadelphia.
Former president follows big first night speeches from Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders