Democratic National Convention

‘America’s destiny is ours to choose,’ Clinton says

epa05446645 Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks on stage during final day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 28 July 2016. Hillary Clinton formally accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Hillary Clinton became the first woman in America’s history to accept the presidential nomination from a major political party on Thursday.

// Convention focused on fixing Hillary Clinton trust deficit

The campaign has tried to persuade people of the candidate’s trustworthiness by emphasizing her decades of work on family issues.

// Sketching out the DNC in Philadelphia

Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman went to the drawing board on the final night of the Democratic National Convention.

Scot Lehigh

// Clinton shows she’s ready to slug it out on the ground

Hillary Clinton gave the tough, determined speech of a woman ready to slug it out on the ground.

Eric Fehrnstrom

// Clinton’s risky embrace of Obama

If there is one area where Clinton should separate from Obama, it’s on his disastrous war against ISIS.

Joan Vennochi

// Clinton proves she is the woman ‘in the arena’

All Hillary Clinton had to do was give people a chance to like her. It was that simple and that difficult.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine.

Tim Kaine says Hillary Clinton ready to fight, win and lead

Tim Kaine tore into Donald Trump as a ‘‘guy who promises a lot’’ but always follows up with the words ‘‘believe me.’’

// Donald Trump asks Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s e-mails

“Russia, if you’re listening,” Trump said, “I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.”

Obama anoints old rival as his successor

President Obama made a forceful case at the Democratic convention for Hillary Clinton, eight years after he beat her to win the party’s nomination.

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// Trump, Putin and the hacking of an American election

First Democratic Party e-mails were hacked. Could the computers that manage the nation’s voting systems be next?

Yvonne Abraham

// A new low for Jill Stein

If Stein is looking for someone to compare to Trump, the mirror would be a pretty good place to start.

Ground Game

// Donald Trump steals the news. Again.

Hillary Clinton made history. Tim Kaine will be introduced to the nation tonight. President Obama will pass the torch. But did you see what Trump just said?


// Donald Trump has entered the Tyson Zone

Donald Trump is conspiring with a foreign government against an American citizen – who happens to be his opponent in the presidential campaign.

// In move to shift momentum to back Clinton, Sanders thanks New England delegates

The senator from Vermont told delegates that “as of yesterday, I guess, officially our campaign ended.”

Governor Baker vetoes Lyme bill, offers alternative

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

The governor calls for listening sessions leading to new rules on treatment of lingering Lyme symptoms.

// Is Healey’s gun crackdown an overreach?

Some legislators and powerful gun groups have decried Maura Healey’s effort as an overreach and an incorrect reading of the law.

shirley leung

// Was Charlie Baker just trying to be a good neighbor?

Why did Governor Charlie Baker think it might be OK to allow the developers next door to take over a chunk of the State House lawn?

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The reading grade level of convention speeches, ranked.

Is your convention speech smarter than a 5th grader?


Ayanna Pressley hates your flip-flops. Yes, the footwear.

The city councilor tweeted from the convention floor that she wants you to wear something more formidable.

VP Joe Biden to appear on ‘Law & Order: SVU’

The vice president will break out his acting chops for an upcoming episode of the long-running series.

‘America’s destiny is ours to choose,’ Clinton says

Hillary Clinton became the first woman in America’s history to accept the presidential nomination from a major political party on Thursday.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

The next liberal lion: Sanders or Warren?

Who will be the progressives’ leader next year, after the new president, whoever that is, moves into the White House?By James Pindell

Capital Source

// Dorchester native is DNC’s technology wizard

Andrew Binns has been the linchpin of some of the most historic moments of the past decade, but many people will never know his name.

Capital Source

School-choice advocates target portrait of 19th-century governor

The Pioneer Institute has set its sights on Henry Gardner, a Know-Nothing, and his State House portrait.

Ground Game

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// Obama, Trump, and the ‘other’ factor

Eight years after President Obama was the “other,” there’s suddenly a new kind of “other” — a super rich celebrity.

Candidate interviews


// Candidate interviews

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.

LIVE Political Happy Hour

// Watch: Political Happy Hour with Stephen Lynch

Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

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Divided Nation

// Suspicion of US government reaches a new level in Texas

The conflict about the Jade Helm 15 exercise illustrates some of the most confounding political divisions in the country.

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// The Business of Influence

A series examining the ways industry, lobbyists, and academia influence government decision-making, from the Globe’s Washington bureau.

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

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