The Republican National Convention concluded on Thursday night when Donald Trump offcially accept the party’s nomination and delivered a speech that electrified the crowd and blasted Hillary Clinton.
The Democratic National Convention is slated to begin in Philadelphia on Monday where Hillary Clinton will officially receive the Democratic Party’s nomination.
On Friday, Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. The announcement was made via Twitter and text messages to her supporters.
Kaine is a former governor of Virginia, former mayor of Richmond, and is currently a junior senator from Virginia. Kaine is seen as the safe choice for Clinton, and is likely to anger the progressive members of the Democratic Party.
Clinton said she one of the reasons she likes Kaine is because he has described him self as “boring.”
A gun men shot and killed at least nine people and injured 21 others on Friday in a shooting spree at a shopping center in Munich, Germany, police said.
Police believe the shooter acted alone. The shooter’s motives are unclear and no group has claimed responsibility for the shooting.
President Obama signed a bill aimed an addressing opioid addiction Friday, but said the bill did not go far enough.
Lawmakers in Congress reached a compromise over the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Democrats wanted to secure more funding for treatment in the bill.
“This legislation includes some modest steps to address the opioid epidemic,” Obama said in a statement. “Give the scope of this crisis, some action is better than none. However, I am deeply disappointed that Republicans failed to provide any real resources for those seeking addiction treatment to get the care they need.”