Mr Smith, who resigned as shadow work and pensions secretary last month, will challenge Wallasey MP Angela Eagle and current leader Jeremy Corbyn. While the ruling Conservative Party has quickly appointed a new leader, Theresa May, to take over from Prime Minister David Cameron and pilot the "Brexit" process, Labour's left-wing leadership is locked in a bitter internal power struggle with its more moderate members of parliament.
While acknowledging the two have had disagreements, Sanders said both campaigns found common ground over the past weekend at the Democratic Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, Florida. "I'm actually really happy that Hillary's being supported by him now, I feel like I got to support my platform and I think she's going to get it done too", said Holly Jasper, who caucused for Sanders.
Trump slammed Clinton for having downplayed V.A. problems the past and promised investigations into V.A. incompetence and corruption, warning if Congress balks at changes, he'll use executive actions to clean house. "We can not afford to have America have its commander in chief be someone who espouses hatred, divisiveness and who wants to separate people", Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia said.
Clinton had been extremely careless with at least 110 emails marked as top secret, secret or classified and may have jeopardized the lives of actual Americans, and told you that she made numerous false public statements about sending, receiving or turning over classified materials, you might want to apply for a job with her?" he said.
David Cameron was due to appear at his final Prime Minister's Questions before heading to the Palace for his final meeting with the Queen as PM. The meeting was described as "emotional" by Culture Secretary John Whittingdale who said "there was a touch of sadness" to the Prime Minister and his ministers.
That amendment was shot down by the platform committee, but it appeared to get enough support to put it to a vote before the full convention for next week. The protest took place at Trump Tower downtown, where the ritzy fundraiser is reportedly being held. The Anti-Trump movement is not proceeding unopposed.