The Latest: A Trump warning for women, should Clinton win


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):

4:45 p.m.

A warning from Donald Trump to women.

He says if Hillary Clinton’s elected president, “she’ll set you back a long way, women, if that happens.”

The GOP presidential nominee — during a rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania — is warning women to “be careful what you wish for.”

Public opinion surveys have found Trump ahead among male voters, but trailing Clinton among women.

Trump has said he’d “cherish” women if he becomes president. But he hasn’t discussed in detail how he would address such as equal pay and affordable child care.

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4:40 p.m.

The Democrats are back in session in Philadelphia, and they quickly dispatch with the day’s first order of business: nominating Tim Kaine for vice president.

The Virginia senator’s name was the only one offered, and a half-full convention hall at the Wells Fargo Center decided by a voice vote to suspend the rules and nominate Kaine by acclamation.

Some supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had talked about challenging Kaine’s nomination. They were upset that nominee Hillary Clinton didn’t pick a more liberal running mate.

Some delegates from Washington state chanted “roll call.” Some from California made some noise during the voice vote. But most in the arena cheered as Kaine was nominated.

The former Virginia governor is set to address the convention Wednesday night.

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4:25 p.m.

As Hillary Clinton gets set to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, fellow New Yorker Chuck Schumer is preparing for his own next act.

Schumer may end up being Clinton’s top Senate partner — or a chief antagonist to Republican Donald Trump if Clinton loses the election.

Schumer is in line to become the Senate Democratic leader next year with the retirement of the current leader, Harry Reid of Nevada.

If Democrats succeed in retaking control of the Senate, Schumer will assume the job of majority leader and move into the pinnacle of Senate power — and the role of a lifetime.

If Clinton ends up in the White House, Schumer would have the chance to serve as her congressional partner in pushing through an ambitious agenda that focuses on public works and jobs — and promoting a more activist role for government.

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4:15 p.m.

Donald Trump has proved he’s not a typical presidential candidate, so that may help explain why the GOP nominee isn’t keeping a low profile during the rival party’s convention — as normally is the case.

Trump has arrived in Scranton, Pennsylvania — that’s where Vice President Joe Biden was born. It’s also the state where Democrats are holding their convention this week.

Trump says he’s happy to break with tradition by scheduling competing events all week.

Trump was met with thundering applause by an enthusiastic crowd that soon started chanting “Lock her up!” — a reference to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s response: “Even better, we’re going to beat her” on Election Day.

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4:10 p.m.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is criticizing a part of Bill Clinton’s Democratic convention speech when the former president mentioned Muslims.

Clinton said in his address Wednesday night that “if you’re a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together, we want you.”

The advocacy group says American Muslims are “tired of being stereotyped as a separate class of Americans whose loyalty is always subject to question.”

The organization is urging politicians to “speak to our concerns about Islamophobia, education, health care, policing policies, or even just repairing the pothole down the street.”

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4:05 p.m.

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is getting ready for his first solo campaign stop — in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump lost to Ted Cruz in the primary season.

Pence — the Indiana governor — is scheduled to appear with Wisconsin’s governor, Scott Walker, at a rally Wednesday night in Waukesha.

The campaign is hoping Pence will appeal to Wisconsin in a way Trump hasn’t, and fill the void left by Cruz’s exit from the race.

Pence — who initially backed Cruz in the contest — has the strong support of Walker, and that might help Trump make inroads in the state.

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3:55 p.m.

Hillary Clinton has made it to Philadelphia, where she’ll address Democrats on Thursday night at their summer convention.

A spokesman says Clinton arrived in the city Wednesday afternoon. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter Chelsea Clinton were both at the convention Tuesday.

That’s when Hillary Clinton officially became the first woman to be a presidential nominee for a major party.

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3:42 p.m.

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will offer a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump Wednesday at the Democratic convention.

The speech is notable in part because Bloomberg was elected mayor as a Republican but is now a political independent. He considered making a third-party run for president this year before opting against a campaign. He said he worried he would siphon away votes from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and inadvertently help elect Trump.

Members of the former mayor’s staff said Bloomberg, one of the nation’s richest individuals, will lay out why a Trump administration would be disastrous for the nation’s economy.

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3:33 p.m.

Vice President Joe Biden plans to use his speech to the Democratic National Convention to argue that the world is too complicated to elect Donald Trump.

The White House says Biden will say in his speech that given the seriousness of the times, the U.S. can’t afford a leader with Trump’s lack of preparedness to handle national security. Biden’s speech comes after Trump’s recent suggestions that Russia should release Hillary Clinton emails and that the U.S. might not defend NATO allies.

Biden also plans to make an economic argument. The White House says he’ll tell the convention that Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine understand the plight of the middle class and will fight to improve their lives.

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2:51 p.m.

Democratic Senate challengers seem to think they’ve found a campaign issue in Donald Trump’s remarks urging Russia to find thousands of emails missing from Hillary Clinton’s private computer server.

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Katie McGinty called on incumbent Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Pat Toomey to denounce Trump. She said in a statement that the Republican presidential candidate was “inviting Russia to wage a cyberattack against our country.”

In Arizona, Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is trying to unseat veteran GOP Sen. John McCain. Kirkpatrick campaign spokesman D.B. Mitchell says Trump wants Russia “to hack his political opponents” and is asking, “This is the guy John McCain wants to be our next president?”

Spokespeople for the Toomey and McCain campaigns did not immediately return requests for comment.

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2:27 p.m.

A Bernie Sanders delegate is calling on fellow delegates to protest President Barack Obama when he addresses the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night.

In a Facebook posting, New Mexico delegate Kathleen Burke says Obama is “highly complicit in the silencing” of liberals because he supported Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders for the presidential nomination.

Burke promises a specific protest action by delegates over Obama’s support for a Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and that delegates should hold up a newspaper and ignore him throughout his speech.

The post is described as being from the New Mexico delegation and urges delegates to spread the word. It was made on the Facebook page of “Delegates and Friends of Delegates for Bernie Sanders 2016” which has more than 5,500 members.

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2:15 p.m.

Former Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says Donald Trump’s policy views will begin to take form as he settles into the nomination.

In an interview with WGN radio Wednesday, the Florida senator said Trump’s inexperience should be expected since he’s never held office.

By contrast, Rubio said that the public knows exactly what they are getting with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton given her long years in public service, something he describes as “even more disconcerting.”

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2:05 p.m.

Donald Trump says, if elected, he’ll look into whether Russia was justified in seizing control of the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

When asked at a press conference Wednesday whether he would recognize Crimea as Russian territory and if he would consider lifting sanctions against Moscow, Trump said: “We’ll be looking at that. Yeah, we’ll be looking.”

President Barack Obama and the other NATO leaders have accused Russia of “destabilizing actions and politics,” including its 2014 annexation of Crimea. The act fueled angst in the Eastern Europe about Russian aggression.

Earlier this month, Trump suggested the U.S. could abandon its NATO treaty commitments in some cases.

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1:15 p.m.

He’s being roundly panned for suggesting Russia find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, but Donald Trump is doubling down on that call.

The Republican presidential nominee tweeted: “If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!” That was after Trump made the suggestion that, “Russia if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”

Republicans from Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, to House Speaker Paul Ryan have tersely responded that Russia should stay out of U.S. elections or face serious consequences.

But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted: “The media seems more upset by Trump’s joke about Russian hacking than by the fact that Hillary’s personal server was vulnerable to Russia.”

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12:48 p.m.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is denouncing Donald Trump’s call for Russia or any other foreign power to attempt to recover the Democratic presidential nominee’s missing emails.

Trump, in an extraordinary press conference Wednesday, said: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”

He later repeatedly declined to condemn any international attempt to hack into Clinton’s account.

Jake Sullivan, a senior policy adviser to the Clinton campaign, responded by saying “this has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent.”

“That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts,” Sullivan said in a statement. “This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”

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