Bloomberg View Columnist Megan McArdle discusses planks in both the Democratic and Republican Party platforms calling for the restoration of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act, which bars commercial banks from participating in high-risk investments.
Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker discusses U.S. foreign policy toward NATO and Russia, in light of the failed military coup in Turkey, Russian involvement worldwide, and GOP nominee Donald Trump’s remarks on U.S. ties to NATO.
Key speeches from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and members of the Trump family.
Ivanka Trump introduced her father at the 2016 Republican National Convetnion. She praised her father’s success, values, and determination, saying “This is the moment, and Donald Trump is the person to make America great again.” Following Ivanka’s remarks, Donald Trump accepted the Republican party’s nomination to be president. He spoke about problems facing the country and his intent to solve them, saying “I am with you, I will fight for you, and I will win for you.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses the threat posed by the Zika virus, including the risk of local transmission in the U.S. and concerns about the upcoming Olympic Games.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion on the effectiveness and availability of cybersecurity professionals in Australia, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the U.K., and the U.S.
Key speeches from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, including New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former President Bill Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination to be vice president by saying “I humbly accept my party’s nomination.” He spoke about his faith, his family, and his work, and criticized Republican nominee Donald Trump.
President Obama delivered remarks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, telling the crowd, “Tonight, I ask you to do for Hillary Clinton what you did for me.” He praised Hillary Clinton’s qualifications for president, saying “She knows what’s at stake in the decisions our government makes.” He also criticized Donald Trump, saying “Our strength, our greatness does not depend on Donald Trump.” Following his remarks, he was joined on stage by Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president by saying “It is with humility, determination, and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for president of the United States.” She also spoke about her policy plans, saying “If fighting for affordable child care and paid family leave is playing the ‘woman card,’ then deal me in!” In addition, she criticized Donald Trump, saying “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.” Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, delivered remarks introducing her mother.
News headlines are read and phone lines are open for viewer calls on current events topics. The Wall Street Journal’s Melanie Trottman also discusses Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s change of stance on raising the minimum wage.
The Wilson Center’s Matthew Rojansky discusses the possibility that Russia hacked into the DNC’s email servers, including what the Russians could have been looking for and what the 2016 election means for the future of U.S.-Russia relations.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presumptive presidential nominee, addressed the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She outlined her plans to address national security, military, and veterans care policies if she is elected president, and said those issues would be high priorities over the course of her potential administration.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Former CIA Director & Defense Secretary Leon Panetta joined panelists at the University of Pennsylvania to discuss the 2016 election, foreign policy priorities and Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s latest comments on NATO and relations with Russia. Mr. Panetta said Donald Trump’s comments were a threat to national security and that some U.S. allies were concerned with the idea of Mr. Trump as President. The Center for American Progress hosted this event on the sidelines of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.