democratic convention

Wasserman Schultz In the Hall, But Inconspicuous
Florida congresswoman forced from her DNC chairmanship by email scandal

Debbie Wasserman Schultz kept a low profile at the Democratic convention, including her appearance at Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech. (Photo By Bill Clark CQ Roll Call)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz was persona non grata on the stage of the Democratic convention, but there she was in the hall on Thursday night as Hillary Clinton accepted the party’s presidential nomination.

Wasserman Schultz was due to hang up her title as Democratic National Committee chair once Clinton was done speaking, forced from her perch by scandal over leaked DNC emails purporting to undercut the campaign of Clinton rival Bernie Sanders.

Clinton Tells Delegates: 'This is Your Victory'
Democratic nominee thanks convention for putting her over the top

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addressed the convention via video. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday thanked convention delegates for her victory, saying that "we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet."


Embattled Wasserman Schultz Won't Speak at Convention
Email scandal has upended DNC chair's role at party nominating confab in Philadelphia

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is under pressure from party officials in Philadelphia. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Embattled Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not speak at the party convention this week in Philadelphia due to fallout over emails suggesting that her her organization sought to undermine Bernie Sanders’ campaign in favor of Hillary Clinton.  

CNN and others reported that Democratic Party officials concluded on Saturday that Wasserman Schultz would gavel in the nominating convention in Philadelphia but would not have a speaking role.  

Obama Could Play 'Trump' Card in Sanders Meeting
President eager to begin pitch to senator's 12 million primary voters

Bernie Sanders and President Barack Obama will sit down on Thursday. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama  is expected to take on a tough job on Thursday — trying to ensure that millions of Bernie Sanders supporters begin falling in behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  

It will be difficult for Clinton to defeat Donald Trump without a large number of the 12 million people who have cast primary votes so far for the independent Vermont senator.