AzStarNet
AP Top Political News at 3:50 a.m. EDT

Obama passes baton to Clinton, imploring nation to elect her
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has the stage....

AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process....

Analysis: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing "politics of the past" and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years. Ultimately, the gulf was too wide - if anything, the political climate in the United States worsened....

Rift between Sanders' loyalists, Democratic brass lingers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingered in pockets of Philadelphia as the final day of the convention dawned....

Takeaways: Obama vouches for Clinton, Kaine steps up
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- President Barack Obama used what is likely his last high-profile speech as president to make a powerful case for Hillary Clinton's election, saying it wasn't even a close choice between her and Donald Trump, whom he described as a homegrown demagogue....

VP nominee Tim Kaine urges voters to trust Hillary Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It took just four days for Hillary Clinton's newly minted running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, to drop the t-word....

Congressman asks Obama to keep classified intel from Trump
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- A Rhode Island congressman says he's asking President Barack Obama to withhold classified materials and briefings from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the interest of national security....

Chelsea Clinton will testify to her mother's credentials
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After days of endorsements from celebrities, elected leaders and passionate supporters, Hillary Clinton will be introduced Thursday night by the woman who knows her simply as mom....

Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After Donald Trump encouraged Russia to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, an instant debate exploded over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics....

Clinton ready to sell herself in biggest political moment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is set to face the nation with the goal of introducing the woman that speaker after speaker, including a pair of presidents, have spent days promising the American public they'll finally get to see: the "real" Hillary Clinton....