Barack Obama in Philly: Joe Biden Told Me to “Get on the Wentz Wagon”

Barack Obama came to Philadelphia, and there was one thing on his mind: Carson Wentz.

Okay, he had more on his mind than just the Eagles’ new starting quarterback. But Obama opened his speech at Eakins Oval today talking about Wentz, and the Eagles’ upcoming game against the Bears. “Some of you may have seen Joe Biden at the Eagles game,” Obama said. “He told me, ‘Barack, you’ve got to get on the Wentz Wagon!’ We’ve got a new quarterback. We have hope in Philly.… I am a Bears fan. And we play Philly next Monday night! So I’ve got to stick with my team, but I am going to go to Philly and scout out what all the fuss is about.” Read more »

Trump to Campaign in Delco Following Obama’s Visit to Philly

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Delaware County today, hours after President Barack Obama campaigns for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Trump will make an appearance at a private event at 7:30 p.m. at the Aston Community Center, located in Aston, Pennsylvania. The event is closed to the public but open to press.

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Obama to Campaign for Clinton in Philadelphia

President Barack Obama and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wave together during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wave together during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

President Barack Obama will return to Philadelphia on September 13th to campaign for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, according to the Clinton campaign. Obama is expected to focus on Clinton’s economic plans. Read more »

2016 DNC, Day 4: Wrapping Up, Looking Back

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. | Photo by John Locher/AP

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. | Photo by John Locher/AP

The end is near, Philly. This is the final day of the Democratic National Convention.

(Wild applause.)

Here’s what you missed yesterday:

President Barack Obama delivered a smooth and powerful speech that reflected on the nation’s progress, denounced Donald Trump, and pledged trust and confidence in Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The audience went wild, especially when Clinton appeared at the end. Read more »

Obama Doesn’t Approve of Your Pathetic Voter Turnout, Philly

President Barack Obama speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

President Barack Obama speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. | Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP

President Barack Obama delivered a stirring, once-in-a-lifetime speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention.

He gave our disaffected country what it so desperately needs as it looks down the barrel of a Donald Trump presidency: a defense of democracy. But Obama did it on his terms — with unflinching optimism in the American people. “Our power doesn’t come from some self-declared savior promising that he alone can restore order,” he said. “We don’t look to be ruled. Our power comes from those immortal declarations first put to paper right here in Philadelphia all those years ago.”

He cautioned voters not to place all their hopes in any singular politician, a message for the left and right. “America has never been about what one person says he’ll do for us. It’s always been about what can be achieved by us, together.”

He channeled John F. Kennedy’s famous inaugural address. “Democracy works,” Obama said, “but we gotta want it!”

And he urged Americans to vote not just in presidential elections, but in local races, too. “If you want more justice in the justice system, then we’ve all got to vote — not just for a president, but for mayors, and sheriffs, and state’s attorneys, and state legislators.” Read more »

Obama Talks Up Hillary at DNC, Hillary Drops In to Thank Him

President Barack Obama and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wave together during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

President Barack Obama and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wave together during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

He still knows how to work a crowd, Barack Obama, especially one at a convention.

Seeing him stand at the podium on the royal blue stage at the Democratic National Convention inside the Wells Fargo Center late Wednesday night, it was impossible not to think back to 2004, when he wowed DNC attendees in Boston as a young senator from Illinois, and back to 2008, when an inspiring speech at the DNC in Denver — delivered as the Democratic presidential nominee — catapulted him to victory that November. Read more »

2016 DNC, Day 3: We’re Halfway Through!

2016 DNC

Photo | Jeff Fusco

Congrats, Philly! We’re halfway through the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Here’s what happened yesterday: 

In the biggest news of the night, Hillary Clinton officially became the first woman nominated for president by a major party, much to the frustration of a group of delegates who held a protest in the media tent outside the Wells Fargo Center shortly after. Bill Clinton called his wife “the best darn change-maker I have ever known” and bashed the Republican National Convention in his speech. Read more »

Michelle Obama Saved the DNC Last Night

Michelle Obama speaking last night at the DNC. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Michelle Obama speaking last night at the DNC. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP

After a day of mild unruliness, First Lady Michelle Obama swooped in to save the Democratic National Convention last night.

Around 10 p.m., she strolled onto the big blue stage and graced the audience with a speech that delivered a confident, no-nonsense, proud and inspiring vision. The crowd went wild. The internet exploded. And really, did we expect anything less?

Obama pointed toward the future – one with Hillary Clinton – and nodded to the achievements of the nation’s past.

“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters, two beautiful and intelligent black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn,” Obama said to a teary-eyed crowd. Read more »

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