Philadelphia DNC

2016 seriously sucked for Philly, and here's 9 reasons why

One of my favorite ads about Philadelphia needs an update to reflect the last year.In the 1970s, a billboard welcoming visitors traveling into the city via I-76 declared that “Philadelphia isn’t as bad as Philadelphians say it is.”But as 2016 comes to a close, I'd like tooffer a more apt tagline: “...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 7:02pm

Philly schools to get $750K from DNC host committee for new books

The 2016 Democratic National Convention is long gone from Philadelphia, but the committee that organized the four-day political event still delivered some good news to city schools on Monday.Toward the aim of building libraries in elementary school classrooms around the city, the DNC host committee...

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:05pm

Judge acquits Sanders delegate of DNC breast-licking charges

It wasn’t typical election news, but it set tongues a-wagging across the country.A 74-year-old Bernie Sanders delegate in town for the Democratic National Convention was accused of slathering his tongue over the breasts of a younger female delegate during a late night at a hotel bar.But on Thursday...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 3:56am

More Philadelphians happy about their hometown, survey says

A growing number of Philadelphians apparently love what's happening in the City of Brotherly Love, according to the results of a new survey.In its August 2016 survey, The Pew Charitable Trusts polled 1,600 people on such topics as the direction of the city, confidence in its leaders, the condition...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 8:47pm

Uber and Lyft plan to operate illegally, again, in Philly

After a summer of legal operations, ridesharing apps Uber and Lyft will again be considered illegal by the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA)on Saturday.A bill Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed ahead of the Democratic National Convention in July granted the companies temporary immunity amid SEPTA...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:56pm

Federal charges dropped against 4 DNC fence-jumpers

Federal charges against four protesters who scaled a security fence outside the Wells Fargo during the Democratic National Conventionwere dropped Monday.The protesters, three women and one man, will instead face local charges, though its not clear what those will be, the Associated Press reported....

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:26am

Have you herd? DNC donkeys will soon be leaving

Get your (donkey) kicks while you can.DNC Host Committee Chairman Ed Rendell announced Wednesday that the Donkeys Around Town will be removed from the city on Aug. 23. Fifty-two of the 57 donkeys, each of which represented a state or territory's Democratic delegation, will be shipped to their home...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 9:42pm

PHOTOS: Hillary Clinton Rally at Temple University

The day after the 2016 Democratic National Convention ended in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton and running mate, Tim Kaine, have already hit the ground running for their general election campaign against Trump — making an appearance at a rally at Temple University on Friday. With less than 100 days...

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 9:22pm

Philadelphia cleans up after the DNC

All the hoopla has come and gone, and all that’s left in Philadelphia is discarded political banners blowing over the streets and trash cans clogged with campaign paraphernalia.However, just the experience of hosting the Democratic National Convention at which Hillary Clinton became the first woman...

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:55am

Hillary Clinton wraps up DNC with victory rally

Hillary Clinton celebrated the conclusion of the DNC in Philadelphia this week with a victory rally before a packed arena audience.Clinton opened her talk by praising the DNC's host city Philadelphia, calling it a "beautiful city" for hosting the convention."This has been such an invigorating and...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:16pm

PHOTOS: Bill Clinton is in love with balloon shower at DNC

Thursday night, Hillary Clinton accepted her presidential nomination by delivering a powerful and historic speech that lasted just over an hour.At the close of the speech, Hillary Clinton was joined on stage by former president Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea, along with the vice...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:12pm

Watch Hillary Clinton accept as the first female presidential nominee

Youcan watch, listen or read Democratic presidentialnominee Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech from the final night of the 2016 DNC.TRANSCRIPT (as reported byEsquire):Thank you for that amazing welcome. And Chelsea, thank you. I'm so proud to be your mother and so proud of the woman you've become...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 9:20am

What do YOU think about Hillary Clinton's speech?

Did Hillary Clinton have the "eye of the tiger?" Did she "Roar?" Will Democrats unite and "Rise" against her Republican opponant Donald Trump?What did you think about presidential nominee Clinton's acceptance speech on Thursday night?We know how the HRC crew feels.#HillaryClinton supporters are...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 8:16am

Watch Chelsea Clinton introduce her mom Hillary at 2016 DNC

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton introduced her mother, former first lady and current Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, on the final night of the 2016 DNC.Chelsea Clinton opened by talking about Grandma Hillary who is always ready to drop her work and FaceTime with her grandson...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:11am

Watch Katy Perry 'Rise' and 'Roar' for Hillary at 2016 DNC

Katy Perry gave former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton a goldPOTUS necklace last year for her birthday. Now, watch Perry 'Rise and' 'Roar' in support of the first female Democratic nominee.

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:03am

VIDEO: Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to 2016 DNC

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke to the DNC on Thursday night ahead of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton'sspeech."Republicans say they want to make America great again, to take us back to the good old days," Cuomo said."What good old days do they want to take us back to? Before the Civil Rights...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:33am

Watch Carole King perform 'You've Got a Friend' at 2016 DNC

Carole King, the first woman to win a Grammy for Song of the Year, sang her hit "You've got a Friend" at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Thursday.The singer-songwriter met the Clintons in 1992 at a friend's house, according to CNN. King said Clinton was"warm" and "smart."

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 4:51am

Sanders supporters talk of protests during Hillary’s acceptance speech

Several dozen delegates backing Bernie Sanders convened Thursday afternoon outside the Democratic National Convention arena area to organize action.Alleging violation of constitutional rights and harassment by Hillary Clinton supporters and members of the Secret Service, these delegates have let...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:44am

Donald Trump water, anyone? 'I'd rather die of thirst,' Dem says

It’s hot and it’s important to stay hydrated, but for some at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, there is no mouth dry enough, no body sweaty enough to get them to drink Donald Trump Ice.SNL'sColin Jost and Michael Che offered DonaldTrump-branded bottle water to people outside...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:23am

That llama in Philly to protest the DNC is actually an alpaca

Livestock on a leash is just one of the unexpected sights you can see at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.While commonly misidentified as a llama, the protester identified as Shay is actually an alpaca on a cross-country journey to spread its pro-local foods and farming...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:14am