Moody's Analytics, an independent research group, estimates that if the Democratic presidential nominee's proposals are enacted, the economy would create 10.4 million jobs during her presidency, or 3.2 million more than expected under current law. In June, it published a similar report about Donald Trump's proposals, noting his policies would result in an economic downturn, while 3.5 million Americans would lose their jobs. The reports are based on a forecasting model similar to those used by the Federal Reserve and Congressional Budget Office.
Hillary Clinton, the first woman to lead a major American political party's presidential ticket, accepted the Democratic nomination, asking that we face our problems -- domestic and global -- as a unified nation. Clinton's call for cooperation represented a direct repudiation of Donald Trump's assertion in his acceptance speech last week that "I alone can fix it." She described her opponent as a self-absorbed and unstable leader antithetical to America's need for cool-headed and compassionate leadership.
Hillary Clinton chided Donald Trump for being thin-skinned -- and he proved her point. Again. After hearing speeches at the Democratic National Convention, the GOP nominee announced he wanted to "hit a number of those speakers so hard, their heads would spin." "They'd never recover," he said. Trump recalled telling a friend this week that he wanted to retaliate against the people who slammed him at the convention, mentioning current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio by name.
In a positive sign that the DNC has been exciting voters, Google searches for the term “voter registration” spiked 190% on Wednesday evening. The searches were at the highest level since the primary cycle. On Facebook, 12 million users had 44.4 million interactions over the past 24-hours period related to DNC.
The GOP nominee for president has again said something unprecedented in a presidential election. Donald Trump has called on Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton’s email server. He has asked a foreign power to find the emails that Clinton deemed personal and did not hand over. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press,” Trump exclaimed.
In the midst of big-donor bashing Sanders protesters, the big money in the Democratic party has made it to Philadelphia and is making considerable waves. “This is a good place to be -- for a lot of reasons,” explained former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, “We must have set up five fund-raisers today. This is the bank.” The donors met at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia and mingled in a luxury suite high above the convention floor.
Following Hillary Clinton’s clinch of the Democratic nomination for president, over 100 Bernie Sanders supporters staged a walkout at the DNC. Holding “Bernie or Bust” signs, wearing gags, Robin Hood hats and other costumes, the protesters chanted “Walk out.” “This is what democracy looks like” and “We are the 99 percent.” While Sanders has clearly and loudly voiced his support for Clinton, a number of his supporters are less enthusiastic about following suit.
Trump’s grandiose entrance at the RNC to Queen’s “We Are The Champions” received a lot of criticism. The Democratic Party took that in stride and recreated the entrance for "Hunger Games" star Elizabeth Banks. During her address, she said that most people probably know her as, “Effie Trinket [from the "Hunger Games"], a cruel, out-of-touch reality TV star, who wears an insane wig while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia. So when I tuned in to Cleveland last week, I was like, ‘Hey, that’s my act.’”
GOP nominee for president of the United States Donald Trump has refused to release his tax returns. His argument is that he is in the middle of an audit and will release them once the audit is completed. Fox News contributor George Will suggested another reason to Bret Baier: “Perhaps one more reason why we’re not seeing his tax returns -- because he is deeply involved in dealing with Russian oligarchs and others.”
Even before the Democratic National Convention kicked off last night, a new email leak showed blatant favoritism among the top echelons of the Democratic Party. The DNC offered a formal apology: “On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic Party for the inexcusable remarks made over email.”