The 2016 Democratic convention - live updates

Last Updated Jul 28, 2016 11:29 PM EDT

July 27, 2016 - Day 4


11:27 p.m. ET Hillary Clinton finished her speech accepting the Democratic nomination. In the last half of her speech, she continued to pummel Donald Trump's fitness to be commander in chief.

"Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons," she said.

She argued that she's not running for president to repeal the Second Amendment and to take Americans' guns way.

"I just don't want you to be shot by someone who shouldn't have a gun in the first place," she said.

"I'm here to tell you tonight - progress is possible. I know because I've seen it in the lives of people across America who get knocked down and get right back up. And I know it from my own life. More than a few times, I've had to pick myself up and get back in the game," Clinton said.

The U.S., Clinton said, begins a new chapter Thursday night.

"Yes, the world is watching what we do. Yes, America's destiny is ours to choose. So let's be stronger together."

11:09 p.m. ET Hillary Clinton continued her speech arguing that Wall Street can't ever be allowed to wreck Main Street again. She said she believes in science believes that the U.S. has "millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy" and "it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out."

Clinton said she would fight to appoint Supreme Court justices who will get money out of politics and expand voting rights. She said she would fight for students who face sky-rocketing debt and fight to make college affordable.

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives to accept the nomination on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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"If you believe the minimum wage should be a living wage... and no one working full time should have to raise their children in poverty... join us," she said. "If you believe that every man, woman, and child in America has the right to affordable health care...join us."

Trump, Clinton said, that he spoke for 70 minutes in his nomination speech last week and "offered zero solutions."

"No wonder he doesn't like talking about his plans. You might have noticed, I love talking about mine," she said.

Clinton said as president, her administration would help Americans balance family and work and said "that if fighting for affordable child care and paid family leave is playing the "woman card," then Deal Me In!"

10:46 p.m. ET Hillary Clinton formally accepts the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.

"And so it is with humility. . . determination . . . and boundless confidence in America's promise... that I accept your nomination for President of the United States!" Clinton declared.

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers her acceptance speech on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

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(See below for the beginning of her speech)

"Tonight, we've reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for President. Standing here as my mother's daughter, and my daughter's mother, I'm so happy this day has come," Clinton said.

10:31 p.m. ET Hillary Clinton has taken the stage. She began by thanking people like President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for their service leading the country over the last eight years.

She also thanked her former rival Bernie Sanders, who she said inspired millions of Americans and put economic and social justice front and center. She also reached out to his supporters.

"And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I've heard you. Your cause is our cause," she said.

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs up as she arrives to accept the nomination on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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Clinton attacked Trump, who she said last week made it clear that he wants to "divide us from the rest of the world and from each other."

"He's betting that the perils of today's world will blind us to its unlimited promise. He's taken the Republican Party a long way...from "Morning in America" to "Midnight in America," she said.

She vowed not to build a wall as Trump has proposed as the GOP presidential nominee.

"Instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good paying job can get one. And we'll build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to our economy! We will not ban a religion. We will work with all Americans and our allies to fight and defeat terrorism," she said.

Clinton acknowledged inequality and little social mobility that exists across the country as well as "paralysis in Washington" and "threats at home and abroad."

She slammed Donald Trump for claiming he alone can fix the country's problems and said that millions of Americans fight to fix their problems together.

10:16 p.m. ET Morgan Freeman is the narrator of a biographical video airing at the convention now, which was directed by ABC's Shonda Rhimes. President Obama and one of Clinton's life-long friends are among the people who were interviewed for the short film.

10:08 p.m. ET Chelsea Clinton is introducing her mother, Hillary Clinton, who she called "my wonderful, thoughtful, hilarious mother" and she shared some personal anecdotes.

"My earliest memory is my mom picking me up after i had fallen down and reading me Good Night Moon," she said. "Regardless of what was happening in her life, she was always there for me."

Chelsea Clinton said her mom would leave notes for her in a special drawer to open every day and she would share many of her stories from trips abroad.

"They were another reminder that I was always in her thoughts and in her heart," she said. "That feeling of being valued and loved -- that's what my mom wants for every child. It is the calling of her life."

"This November, I'm voting for a woman who's my role model who's my mother," she said, adding that Hillary Clinton is an advocate and a woman who has spent her entire life fighting for families and for children, fighting as a progressive to protect against climate change and communities from gun violence and for criminal justice reform.

"I'm voting for a fighter who never, ever gives up."

9:55 p.m. ET Singer Katy Perry said she has been on the road with Hillary Clinton since the Iowa caucuses in early February.

She first sang a song that seemed unrecognizable to many and then she broke into her hit, "Roar."

9:51 p.m. ET Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-California, said Thursday that "Hillary Clinton walks with us."

"Hillary Clinton walks with us. So, now, the question is: Are we going to walk with her? Are we going to fight for a nation where love trumps hate? Are we going to build an America that's Stronger Together? Then, together, let's elect the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton!"

9:37 p.m. ET Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Thursday that Hillary Clinton has a real plan to give American workers a chance.

"She's a progressive who gets things done," said Brown, who was considered as a possible vice presidential running mate for Clinton.

He bashed Donald Trump and suggested that he's a hypocrite.

"Donald Trump's hat may be stamped with "Make America Great Again," but his ties are stamped with "Made in China," he said. "Trump says he wants to run our country like one of his businesses. I guess that means he wants to slap his name on it, make false promises, and then scam innocent people out of their savings."

9:30 p.m. ET Retired four-star Gen. John Allen delivered a rousing speech in support of Hillary Clinton as veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan stood behind him.

"This is the most consequential election...The stakes are enormous," said Allen, who served as the U.S. commander in Afghanistan and served as the U.S. envoy to the coalition battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

"We must not, and we could not, stand on the sidelines. This election can carry us to a place of unity and hope or to a dark place of discord and fear. We must choose hope," he said.

Delegates began chanting "U-S-A" and Allen began chanting along with them.

Allen, who served in the Obama administration with Clinton, said that as commander in chief, "our international relations will not be reduced to a business transaction."

"To our enemies, we will pursue you as only America can. You will fear us. To ISIS and others, we will defeat you," he said.

9:17 p.m. ET The parents of a Muslim American soldier who died are addressing the convention and addressed Donald Trump directly.

"Let me ask you: Have you even read the United States Constitution?" the father asked as he took out his only copy of the document. "In this document, look for the words liberty and equal protection of law."

"You have sacrificed nothing," he added.

The father warned Muslims "not to take this election lightly."

9:09 p.m. ET Retired NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabber, a Muslim American, said that Donald Trump's call to block Muslims from the U.S. is "the very tyranny [Thomas] Jefferson abhorred."

"Discrimination is the result of fear," he said.

He also introduced himself as Michael Jordan because he "Donald Trump wouldn't be able to tell the difference."

8:37 p.m. ET President Ronald Reagan's speechwriter Doug Elmets addressed the convention and said that he would vote for Hillary Clinton.

"Unlike many of you, I'm a Republican," said Elmets, who said he knew Reagan. "I worked in President Reagan's White House...Donald Trump, you are no Ronald Reagan."

Elmets said he would vote for a Democrat for the first time in his life this year for Clinton.

8:27 p.m. ET Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm said she describes herself as a "fierce Democrat" like many of the delegates on the floor of the convention.

"But I know, I know, that there are Democrats and Republicans all across this country who want to create jobs across America. We are not in this alone. We're all in this together," she said. "One candidate gets that. And one candidate as Joe Biden said last night, doesn't have a clue."

She then began to attempt impersonations to mock Donald Trump.

"Donald, Donald, you're so vain. You probably think this speech is about you, don't you," she said. "Here's what I know now, we have got to stop Donald Trump."

8:06 p.m. ET Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who Clinton considered as a possible vice presidential running mate, is addressing the convention.

"The true mark of a successful businessman is not 'you're fired,' but 'you're hired,'" he said.

Hickenlooper said to put down "Pokemon Go" for a second and to sign up on Hillary Clinton's website.

"We all have a job to do -- electing Hillary Clinton. So let's go to work!" he said.

7:33 p.m. ET New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned Donald Trump's motto to make America great again and to go back to the "good 'ol times."

"I want to know what good 'ol days they want to take us back to," said Cuomo, who first remembered his father, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who addressed the 1984 Democratic National Convention.

He asked if that means they want to go back to the days before the Civil Rights Act or worker protection laws or before Roe v. Wade.

7:10 p.m.

CBS News' Elections Director Anthony Salvanto breaks down who the persuadable voters are in battleground states.

"It's a small number: fewer than one in ten voters in the battleground states say they're truly undecided, in that they won't even choose a candidate in a poll," Salvanto wrote.

6:50 p.m.

Female senators give their personal and professional testimony in support of Clinton, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, California Sen. Barbara Boxer, and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.

6:30 p.m.

According to those familiar with Clinton's speech, the presumptive Democratic nominee will focus on a message of inclusion for all Americans, not just core supporters.

Clinton is expected to emphasize the common values and challenges Americans share.

The former secretary of state will frame this election as a moment of reckoning, making the case that voters must not let the nation be torn apart.

6:15 p.m.

Combat vet and Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat, had some harsh words for Donald Trump in her remarks to the Democratic national convention.

"I didn't fight for American democracy so you can invite Russia to interfere with it," Duckworth said, referring to Trump's recent comments inviting a Russian hack of Hillary Clinton's emails.

6:00 p.m.

As Hillary Clinton prepares to accept the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia tonight, a new poll finds her leading Donald Trump in Pennsylvania by 9 points. The Suffolk University survey shows Clinton with 50 percent of support and Trump at 41 percent among likely voters in the Keystone State.

5:35 p.m.

Sarah McBride made history in Philadelphia Thursday, becoming the first openly transgender person to speak at a major party's national convention.

McBride, a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, called for "a nation where everyone has the freedom to live openly and equally."

Here's how the Democratic party has evolved over the years on transgender rights.

2:43 p.m.

As the oldest delegate in Philadelphia, 93-year-old Ruby Gilliam has watched history. At her eighth consecutive Democratic convention, the longtime Ohioan tells CBS News her favorite thing about conventions is "just being part of it" and "making history." -- Emily Schultheis


1:44 p.m.

The Seattle Times apologized to its readers for its lead photo Wednesday, which showed President Bill Clinton on the night Hillary Clinton became the Democratic nominee.

Here's the front page, archived by the Newseum:

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The paper apologized for "missing the mark," acknowledging that it failed to include a photograph of Hillary Clinton, the first woman to lead a major-party ticket, instead putting the visual focus on former President Bill Clinton, who made an impassioned case for her election as the next president."

It went on to say, "In hindsight, we focused too much on the live moment and not enough on the history being made."

The Seattle Times was not the only paper to lead with the news of Hillary Clinton's nomination and pair it with a big photo of Bill Clinton. The Chicago Tribune and Washington Post were also among the papers that published similar pairings.


12:31 p.m.

Kremlin's response to U.S.: Solve your own email problems. "The Americans needs to get to the bottom of what these emails are themselves and find out what it's all about," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday, according to Reuters.

Yesterday, Donald Trump had invited Russia to "find the 30,000 [Clinton] emails that are missing."


Who's speaking on the final night of the Democratic convention? Hillary Clinton is set to deliver her speech Thursday night in Philadelphia to formally accept the 2016 Democratic nomination for president and a slew of elected officials, celebrities and average Americans are also expected to address the convention.--Rebecca Shabad


Meet the transgender delegates at the Democratic convention -- The first openly transgender person to address the Democratic National Convention will speak to delegates Thursday night. Here's the VIDEO. --Reena Flores


Wikileaks' Assange: More material concerning U.S. election could be released Assange told CNN in an interview that his website has "a lot more material" and might release it, although he would not identify the source of the trove of hacked DNC emails published last week, just before the beginning of the Democratic convention.--John Bat


Chelsea Clinton will testify to her mother's credentials 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.

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California Governor Jerry Brown speaks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 27, 2016.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown warned in an interview with "CBS This Morning" that Democrats must be "on guard, on alert and on the attack" ahead of the general election in November.--Rebecca Shabad

A House Democrat is calling on Obama to block Trump from receiving classified material or briefings.

Here's a fact-check of the Democratic convention so far -- It reviews claims made by President Obama, Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine and Donald Trump, among others.

Two wealthy donors offer reward for Donald Trump's tax returns -- They're offering several million to a charity if the GOP presidential nominee releases his tax returns.

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook told "CBS This Morning" that Donald Trump's comments on Russia prove that he is "unfit" to served as commander in chief.--Rebecca Shabad

July 26, 2016 - Day 3


11:41 p.m. ET Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton joins President Obama on stage to Stevie Wonder's "Signed, sealed, delivered."

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton comes onstage after President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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11:15 p.m. ET Hillary Clinton is back-stage at the convention in Philadelphia, a source familiar with her plans confirms to CBS News. The Democratic presidential nominee is slated to deliver her formal nomination address on Thursday evening.

10:55 p.m. ET President Obama began his speech Wednesday night by listing many of his accomplishments in his two terms in office and saying that he's optimistic about the country's future.

"A lot's happened over the years. And while this nation has been tested by war and recession and all manner of challenge - I stand before you again tonight, after almost two terms as your President, to tell you I am even more optimistic about the future of America than ever before," he said.

Mr. Obama said that after the worst recession in 80 years, deficits and unemployment have come down. He mentioned his success getting Obamacare passed and killing Osama bin Laden. He talked about shutting down Iran's nuclear weapons program and re-starting diplomatic relations with Cuba. The president talked about marriage equality becoming a reality across the country.

The president emphasized that this is an election unlike any other.

"It's fair to say, this is not your typical election. It's not just a choice between parties or policies; the usual debates between left and right. This is a more fundamental choice - about who we are as a people, and whether we stay true to this great American experiment in self-government," Mr. Obama said.

At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, the president said that Americans heard "a deeply pessimistic vision of a country where we turn against each other, and turn away from the rest of the world."

The president said there is "only one candidate" with "real plans to break down barriers" and who will "blast through glass ceilings." He said, it's "the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton."

He then gave a full-throated endorsement of Clinton and pointed out that Clinton knows what it's like to lead from the White House.

"You know, nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office. You can read about it, you can study it, but until you've sat at that desk, you don't know what it's like to manage a global crisis, or send young people to war. But Hillary's been in the room; she's been part of those decisions," he said. "That's why I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America."

He took swipes at Donald Trump, saying that "America is already great. America is already strong. And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump."

"America isn't about "yes he will." It's about "yes we can." And we're going to carry Hillary to victory this fall, because that's what the moment demands," Mr. Obama said.

He later said, "That's why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end."

10:32 p.m. ET The Philadelphia police department's office of public affairs says that a number of people were arrested earlier Wednesday when they chained themselves to a gate.

Statement:

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at approximately 11:40am, 10 demonstrators entered the Comcast Building located at 1701 JFK Boulevard and staged a sit-in; while inside the 10 demonstrators chained themselves with flex cuffs to a rolling gate. At approximately 12:40pm, all 10 were removed from Comcast interior and issued code violations notices for Obstruction and released without further penalty.

10:04 p.m. ET Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine, senator from Virginia, began his speech noting that his son Nat had deployed two days earlier overseas "to protect and defend the very NATO allies that Donald Trump now says he would abandon."

Kaine formally accepted the nomination to be vice president of the United States and told his story about what led him to a career in politics. He spoke about his efforts in social justice and how he took a year off of law school to volunteer with Jesuit missionaries in Honduras and then he spoke in fluent Spanish.

"I taught kids welding and carpentry. Aprendí los valores del pueblo - fe, familia, y trabajo. Faith, family, and work. Los mismos valores de la comunidad Latina aquí en nuestro pais. Somos Americanos todos," he said.

He said that any party that would nominate Donald Trump for president "has moved too far away from his party of Lincoln" and that those looking for that party of Lincoln, "We've got a home for you right here in the Democratic Party."

"Hillary Clinton and I are compañeros del alma. We share this belief: Do all the good you can and serve one another. That's what I'm about. That's what you're about. That's what Bernie Sanders is about. That's what Joe Biden is about. That's what Barack and Michelle Obama are about. And that's what Hillary Clinton is about," Kaine said.

After applauding Bernie Sanders and provoking chants from Sanders supporters, Kaine went off the cuff and delivered his best line: "We all should feel the Bern, but we all should not want to get burned by the other guy."

He then began mocking Donald Trump, trying to imitate him, arguing that he doesn't trust the GOP presidential nominee.

"It's gonna be great - believe me! We're gonna build a wall and make Mexico pay for it - believe me! We're gonna destroy ISIS so fast - believe me! There's nothing suspicious in my tax returns - believe me! By the way, does anyone here believe that Donald Trump's been paying his fair share of taxes? Do you believe he ought to release those tax returns like every other presidential candidate in modern history? Of course he should. Donald, what are you hiding?"

9:43 p.m. ET Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a blistering take-down of Donald Trump and challenged independent voters to head to the polls and vote for Hillary Clinton in November.

"I am here for one reason to explain why it is imperative that we elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States," said Bloomberg, who decided earlier this year not to launch a third-party presidential bid.

Bloomberg said that while there are times when he disagrees with Clinton, "We must put them aside for the good of our country. We must unite around the candidate who will defeat a dangerous demagogue."

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He said that the U.S. needs a president who's a "problem-solver" like Clinton, and not a "bomb-thrower" like Trump. Bloomberg said that he was elected as New York City mayor two months after 9/11 and he praised Clinton's efforts working across the aisle with Republicans in the Senate to "ensure that New York got the help it needed to recover and rebuild."

"Trump said he wants to run the nation like he's running his business...God help us," Bloomberg said. "I'm a New Yorker and I know a con when I see one."

Bloomberg said that Trump's plan is a "disaster in the making" in which small businesses would have a hard time competing, he would do damage to the U.S. economy and he would bring on more debt and unemployment.

"I know that Hillary Clinton is not flawless -- no candidate is," he said. "She is the right choice and the responsible choice in this election...Hillary Clinton understands that this is not reality television. This is reality!"

9:24 p.m. ET Vice President Joe Biden first spoke about his time working with President Obama over the last eight years.

"He's the embodiment of honor, resolve and character, one of the finest presidents we have ever had," Biden said. "He's become a brother to Jill and me."

Biden spoke about his son Beau Biden, who died last year of brain cancer, and said that in 2008, America "got a glimpse of an incredibly fine young man." He said that has known Hillary Clinton for more than 30 years and that they served together in the Senate and when she served as secretary of state, they had breakfast together in his residence once a week.

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Speaking about daughter and granddaughters, electing Clinton as president will "change their lives."

"There's only one, only one person in this election who will help you," he said, adding that Clinton is "always there, she's always been there and so has Tim Kaine."

Biden then ripped Donald Trump apart.

"He's trying to tell us that he cares about the middle class. Give me a break. That's a bunch of malarkey!" Biden said. "This guy has not a clue about the middle class, not a clue."

"Donald Trump, with all his rhetoric, would literally make us less safe," he said, adding that the U.S. cannot elect a man who belittles its allies and embraces dictators like Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Biden announced last October that he would not jump into the 2016 Democratic presidential race. Since then, he has launched a "moonshot" initiative to try to find a cure for cancer and to improve cancer testing and treatment.

8:47 p.m. ET Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta said that he has worked with nine different presidents -- both Republicans and Democrats.

"I can tell you this, that in this election, there is only one candidate for president who has the experience, temperament and judgement to be commander in chief. That's Hillary Clinton. This is no time to gamble with our future," Panetta said.

As CIA director, he said he worked with Clinton in the Obama administration and said she was a "strong supporter of our efforts to protect our homeland, to decimate al Qaeda and to bring Osama bin Laden to justice."

He pointed out that in the run-up to the bin Laden raid in 2011, he presented the intelligence to President Obama and other top officials who were skeptical.

"Hillary was clear, we had to go after bin Laden," he said, who added that special operations forces sent a clear message to the world, "That no one attacks the United States of America and gets away with it."

Delegates on the floor began chanting, "No more war!"

Panetta alluded to Trump's invitation Wednesday morning to Russia to track down and hack Hillary Clinton's 30,000 missing personal emails from her tenure as secretary of state.

"Donald Trump is asking one of our adversaries to engage in hacking," he said. "It is inconceivable to me that any presidential candidate would be that irresponsible."

"Donald Trump cannot become our commander in chief."

8:37 p.m. ET Retired Rear Adm. John Hutson, who was a life-long Republican before 2008, said that Donald Trump knows nothing about "law and order" despite claiming to be a "law and order" candidate.

Hutson said that Trump's invitation on Wednesday morning to Russia to track down Hillary Clinton's 30,000 deleted emails as secretary of state is "not law and order, that's criminal intent."

"Donald Trump is a walking, talking recruiting poster for terrorists," he said.

Hutson said that the U.S. needs a commander in chief who will keep the country "safe, strong and secure."

"Choose Hillary," he said.

8:20 p.m. ET Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, who survived the 2011 Tucson shooting, said she learned in Congress that "strong women gets things done."

"Hillary is tough, Hillary is courageous, she will fight to make our families safer. In the White House, she will stand up to the gun lobby. That's why I'm voting for Hillary," Giffords said.

Giffords said that speaking is difficult, but added, "Come January, I want to say these two words: Madame President!"


What would kids do as president? That's the question CBS News' Mo Rocca posed to children in Philadelphia during the convention.


8:13 p.m. ET Erica Smegielski, the daughter of a victim from the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre addressed the convention about the need to combat gun violence.

Survivors of last year's shooting in Charleston, South Carolina are now speaking.

7:59 p.m. ET Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta will directly reference Donald Trump's comments about Russia and the hack into the Democratic National Committee's internal emails during his remarks Wednesday night.

He adjusted his speech in the afternoon. He speaks about 8:30 p.m. ET, reports CBS News' Steve Chaggaris.

7:53 p.m. ET Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, said he is "furious" about the lack of action in Washington to combat gun violence.

"In three years since Sandy Hook...the Republican Congress has done absolutely nothing to prevent the next massacre," said Murphy, who recently led a 15-hour Senate filibuster protesting silence from the GOP on gun violence.

Murphy said that in Trump's first hour in office, he would roll back "safeguards" against gun violence that are already in place.

7:49 p.m. ET Christine Leinonen, whose son Christopher died last month in the Orlando nightclub shooting, says it was in her son's DNA that "love always trumps hate."

"Christopher was a big Hillary supporter. That's why I'm here," she said.

She said that the weapon that killed her son "fires 30 rounds in one minute."

"I'm glad that common-sense gun policies were in place the day he was born, but where was that common sense the day he died?"

7:39 p.m. ET California Gov. Jerry Brown said, "Make no mistake, climate change is real."

Brown said at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, Donald Trump failed to address the issue in his 76-minute speech.

"Trump conjured up a host of dark threats, but never once mentioned the words climate change or global warming," Brown said. "Trump says global warming is a hoax. I say Trump is a fraud. Trump says there's no drought in California. I say Trump lies."

He endorsed Hillary Clinton in May. Brown ran against President Bill Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 1992. Brown said that Clinton is prepared to combat climate change and lead a "clean energy revolution."

7:31 p.m. ET Hillary Clinton's and Bernie Sanders's former rival, Martin O'Malley just addressed the convention urging voters to back the former secretary of state and to ensure that Donald Trump isn't elected president.

"It's time to put a bully racist in his place," said O'Malley, who previously served as governor of Maryland.

4:33 p.m. Tim Kaine nominated for vice president by acclamation.


4:08 p.m. Donald Trump talks about the propriety of campaigning during the Democratic convention:

He told voters in Scranton, Pennsylvania that people have complained about his campaigning during the Democrats' week.

Some have said, he noted, "'Mr. Trump, what are you doing? You're not supposed to be campaigning today,'" adding, "'You're breaking all the rules.'...Guess what folks, we're campaigning. We're campaigning."

He brought up Hillary Clinton's name, to loud chants of "Lock her up, lock her up."

"You know what we're going to do...even better...we're going to beat her," he said.


2 p.m. Tim Kaine checks out the stage at the convention.


12:45 p.m. Clinton campaign responds to Trump's suggestion that Russia should find the 30,000 missing emails:

"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," Clinton Press Secretary Jake Sullivan said in a statement. "That's not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue."


Donald Trump responds to DNC hacking claims -- suggests Russia should "find the 30,000 emails that are missing," weighs in on minimum wage:

"I have nothing to do with Russia," Trump said again at Trump Doral golf course in Miami, where he held a news conference Wednesday morning.

"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 [Clinton] emails that are missing," Trump said. Some 30,000 Clinton emails with personal information about things like her daughter's wedding were deleted. The FBI was able to retrieve thousands of the mails.

He also called for a $10 per hour federal minimum wage -- it was the most definitive he's ever been on the issue.

On the topic of the classified briefings he and Hillary Clinton will be entitled to as the nominees of their respective parties, Trump said Clinton shouldn't receive the briefings, given the controversy over her private email server.


Donald Trump can't clearly explain his position on the minimum wage- Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that Bernie Sanders lied about the GOP nominee's position on the minimum wage, but then he failed to clearly articulate his stance.

"Wow, that was really a lie. He said that I want to do go less than minimum wage. This is a new one because I'm the one Republican that said in some cases we have to go more than minimum wage but what I like is states," Trump said in an interview on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor." -- By Rebecca Shabad


Obama hints Russians may have had a motive for hacking DNC: President Obama on Tuesday didn't rule out the idea that the Russians hacked into internal emails at the Democratic National Committee in order to influence the U.S. presidential election this November.

"Anything's possible," Mr. Obama said in an interview with NBC News' Savannah Guthrie. -- By Rebecca Shabad


President Obama will be counting on Hillary Clinton to build on his legacy -- he's come a long way since 2000, when he decided to go to the Democratic convention at the last minute, but his credit card was declined at the airport car rental counter, and he couldn't even get a floor pass to watch, reports Julianna Goldman.

Donald Trump denies he has any ties to Russia and campaign chairman Paul Manafort tells "CBS This Morning" that Trump has no financial relationship.


What to watch Wednesday: President Obama, Joe Biden and Tim Kaine address the convention tonight, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse Clinton tonight, too.


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Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, campaigns for her mother at Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring, Maryland on April 21, 2016.

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Chelsea Clinton challenges Ivanka Trump on equal pay for women Chelsea Clinton challenged her friend, Ivanka Trump Tuesday to ask her father how he would fight to promote rights for working women.--Reena Flores