A day after becoming the first woman to claim a major political party’s presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday took a page from Donald Trump’s book.
The now-presumptive Democratic presidential nominee blitzed the media Wednesday, phoning four major newspapers for exclusive 10-minute interviews and granting additional sit-downs with five major television networks — including a rare appearance on Fox News.
Clinton and Trump will likely be crowned their party’s nominee at their respective conventions in July, setting up a high-stakes clash between two vastly different candidates with two vastly different approaches to the press.
Trump, a reality star weaned on New York's hothouse tabloid culture, has dominated the media landscape throughout his unorthodox campaign, generating obsessive TV coverage of his often bombastic and off-the-cuff remarks.
As we know, Obama won the nomination. And days later, the two candidates held a secret meeting. They huddled privately at the Washington home of Sen. Dianne Feinstein to bury the hatchet.
"They were able to talk through a lot of the things that had gone on in the primary," recalled Tommy Vietor, one of Obama's original staffers, "and when she gave that speech endorsing him, that was an enormous step forward in terms of bringing the party back together, mending their relationship."
The tension flowed both ways. Rhodes says Clinton staffers would stop talking when he walked into a room. Obama staffers vetoed Clinton's effort to appoint one of her trusted allies, Sidney Blumenthal, to a State Department post.
Clinton's own emails suggest that she had trouble penetrating the insular White House culture at first. But Rhodes says the secretary quickly won him over, once he was assigned to help Clinton through her confirmation hearing.
For four years, Clinton served the president as a loyal and hard-working cabinet secretary. Now that she's a candidate, she's chosen to distance herself from the administration on some issues: She recently came out against Obama's Pacific trade deal and she's long been more hawkish than the president towards Syria.
Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, two new polls of registered voters show -- but they differ on the size of her advantage.
A Washington Post/ABC News survey shows Clinton ahead by 12 points, 51% to 39%. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, meanwhile, pegs Clinton's lead at 5 points, 46% to 41%.
Trump is emerging from a difficult phase in his campaign, including the firing of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, anemic fundraising and widespread blowback from his party over his labeling of an Indiana-born federal judge as "Mexican" and therefore biased in his Trump University legal proceedings.
The 12-point Clinton advantage would suggest those controversies have badly damaged Trump -- but the 5-point lead would indicate he'd survived the last month largely unscathed.
If the first day of the Democratic National Convention focused on Bernie Sanders, the second day focused solely on Hillary Clinton.
The delegates made history early, nominating Clinton to be their candidate for the presidency — making her the first woman to top a major-party ticket in the United States.
Throughout the night speakers endorsed Clinton for being a fighter. They said she fought for New York after Sept. 11, for universal health care, for civil rights and for the little guy.
In the headline speech, former President Bill Clinton made the case for the woman he called the best "darn change-maker" he has ever met.
Hillary Clinton's husband spoke about his wife's life journey — from the young woman with "thick blond hair and big glasses" he met in law school to her experiences as a mother and a senator and as secretary of state.
The night ended with a dramatic nod to history being made Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys played "Superwoman" as photographs of all previous 44 presidents were shown on-screen.
Chelsea Clinton — the intensely private only child of two high-wattage politicians — painted an intimate portrait of her mother Thursday night, emphasizing Hillary Clinton’s compassion for the disadvantaged.
Looking to counter the perception of the nominee as a driven and career-obsessed, Chelsea Clinton assured a prime-time audience of 20 million viewers that her mother will drop everything for a few minutes to FaceTime with her granddaughter Charlotte, “to blow kisses” and read to her.
A week after Ivanka Trump took to the stage at the Republican convention to extol her father’s virtues, Chelsea Clinton, 36, bore witness for her mother. But unlike the very public Ivanka, this was an unusual role for Clinton, who has spent most of her adult life avoiding the spotlight.