Our Bernie Bros, Ourselves

Ashley Feinberg · 08/01/16 03:45PM

Reader, I went to Philadelphia to find the Bernie Bros. Instead, I found myself.

Donald Trump Is a Republican

Tom Scocca · 07/29/16 04:39PM

One of the major themes of the just-concluded Democratic National Convention, and especially of the reaction to the convention, was that the party was, as the New York Times put it, “Eager to Woo Republicans.” It was the fullest expression of the Democrats’ effort to assemble a unified front against Donald Trump. Two nights after the populist and socialist Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, so did the plutocrat and sometime Republican Michael Bloomberg.

A Woman Has Accepted the Nomination for President

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/16 10:32PM

On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to become the first woman ever to be nominated for president by a major party. Standing before a crowd of thousands of supporters, Clinton accepted, saying, “When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.”

Weekend at Bernie's

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/16 09:49PM

During her historic acceptance speech Thursday night, Hillary Clinton thanked Bernie Sanders. As the cameras cut to him, Bernie visibly reacted, which is to say I can tell he’s not dead because he’s clearly blinking. Never change Bernie!

Incredible: All These Old, Hideous Politicians Were Once Young and Hot

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/16 09:45PM

Turns out politicians are just like us—they were once young and attractive, with their whole lives ahead of them, and now they’re not. Join us on a truly incredible DNC-themed look back at once was, what could have been, and which former cutie you should call “dad” this week on Twitter (it’s Tim Kaine).

The Father of a Fallen Muslim Soldier Just Humiliated Donald Trump

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/16 08:47PM

Offering to lend Donald Trump his copy of the Constitution, the father of a Muslim soldier killed fighting in Iraq humiliated Donald Trump on stage at the Democratic National Convention, pointing out, rather accurately, that Trump has never had to make a major sacrifice in his life.

An Apology to All the People I've Walked in on in the Bathroom at the Washington Post Party

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/16 05:25PM

PHILADELPHIA — Here at Gawker, a company bankrupt both economically and morally, we have rented no “official” DNC headquarters for the week. Luckily for us, the Washington Post has kindly allowed us into their beautiful set-up at the City Tap House, where we have been dining and imbibing all day, for free, which I presume will continue until the woman guarding the door realizes her mistake.

Which DNC Chicken Sandwich Made a New York Times Reporter Sick?

Andy Cush · 07/28/16 12:28PM

The concourse at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center is filled with all sorts of chicken sandwiches, some of them vaguely pleasant, others pleasantly vague. But which of these breaded breasts allegedly sickened a New York Times reporter in town for the DNC?

BOMBSHELL INTERVIEW: Is Karl Rove Voting for Donald Trump?

Ashley Feinberg · 07/27/16 08:30PM

PHILADELPHIA — Just a few hours ago, in an interview with Gawker, Karl Rove finally offered an answer to the question on everyone’s mind: Is Karl “the Architect” Rove ready to get behind Donald Trump?

All the WiFi Networks I Can't Join in the DNC Media Tent

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/27/16 05:40PM

Philadelphia — It’s hot as hell here in the city of brotherly love, but I’d give up all the air conditioning and the free “I’m a Union Fan” fan for a good wifi connection. Here inside the white media tents, now blessedly free of Bernie protestors, the chairs are free but the wifi is not—media outlets, companies and some woman named Doreen all refuse to share their kbps with me, and I’m having a hard time guessing their passwords.