Alex Wong/Getty ImagesPresident Barack Obama delivered a passionate endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a speech at the party's convention Wednesday night.
His speech was built on a message of optimism, which has been the overriding tone of the Democratic National Convention so far this week.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) isn't just surging in the polls. Gamblers are also increasingly putting their money on him to win the 2016 presidential race. Business Insider got updated odds on the election from Paddy Power, Ireland's largest bookmaker, on Tuesday. As she was about a month ago, Hillary Clinton is still the overwhelming favorite. However, a few other candidates have seen their odds change.
AP/Ben CurtisDonald Trump is continuing the trend of hosting controversial guests at presidential debates by inviting President Barack Obama's estranged half-brother, Malik to Wednesday night's event, The New York Post reported.
Malik, who is a Trump supporter, will join the GOP nominee as a guest at the third and final debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says struggling rural regions like coal-dependent southern West Virginia should be the focus of new energy investments and infrastructure improvement.Clinton's 41-minute speech at the state party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Friday night focused more on rural issues than on promoting his wife, presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton.He questioned why there aren't assembly companies for windmills and solar plants investing in the state's coal-dependent reaches.