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Hillary Clinton seeks party unity amid ‘a lot of anger out there’

Hillary Clinton is seeking party unity when the Democratic National Convention starts in Philadelphia on Monday. But California Democrats remain fractured following a hard-fought primary, with pro-Clinton forces that put the state in her column eight years ago still smarting from Barack Obama’s nomination, while many of Bernie Sanders’ supporters are losing a nominating fight for the first time.

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Bernie Sanders supporters drown out Clinton backers at California breakfast

In a sign of ongoing unrest within the Democratic Party on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, supporters of Bernie Sanders repeatedly interrupted speakers at a breakfast for California delegates on Monday, chanting the Vermont senator’s name and booing mentions of Hillary Clinton. The protest served as a preview for a convention whose opening night theme is “unity.”

Politics & Government

Democratic National Convention, Day 1: Converging post-WikiLeaks

There’s a lot going on as Democrats converge in Philadelphia. Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned, after a WikiLeaks release showed she helped undermine Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Sanders is due to speak to his supporters. Hillary Clinton is hoping for a successful convention. Meanwhile, the leak of stolen DNC emails is sparking a new question: Has Vladimir Putin found a way to manipulate the U.S. election?

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Sacramento Republican will rip Trump in Democratic convention speech

Sacramento Republican Doug Elmets will rip Donald Trump on Thursday from the podium of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the same night that Hillary Clinton accepts the party’s nomination for president. Elmets, who worked in the Reagan White House and spearheaded construction of a statue of the late president at the California Capitol, will deliver a blistering critique, calling Trump a “petulant, dangerously unbalanced TV star.”

Presidential Election 2016

Will Latino voters turn out for Hillary Clinton?

Donald Trump may be hurting badly in Latino polls, but he could still win the presidency if enough Latino voters don’t go to the polls. Recent polls show Trump has little support among the fast-growing voter bloc. But a lack of support for Trump does not mean the often-underrepresentated Latinos will mobilize for Hillary Clinton. They may just stay home.

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California State Treasurer John Chiang: California 'Trump's worst nightmare'

California state Treasurer John Chiang, speaking to the California delegation on Monday July 25, 2016 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, said California's diversity makes the state a nightmare for Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
California State Treasurer John Chiang: California 'Trump's worst nightmare' 0:42

California State Treasurer John Chiang: California 'Trump's worst nightmare'

Sacramento Republican explains why he's backing Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention 1:10

Sacramento Republican explains why he's backing Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention

U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez walks away from press 1:36

U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez walks away from press

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'You cheated!' Sanders supporters yell at election chief Alex Padilla