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Clinton's historic DNC speech

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 REUTERS

"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 REUTERS

(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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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."

Full Speech: Chelsea Clinton addresses the DNC

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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Wed. Jul 27, 2016 Seattle Times front page Newseum

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. Mike Segar/REUTERS

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 REUTERS

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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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson REUTERS

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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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar REUTERS


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:

Trump to Russia: I hope you're able to find the emails

"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. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

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

July 25, 2016 - Day 2


Hillary Clinton appears in video at DNC

And there goes the glass ceiling. Clinton appeared on a giant screen at convention via remote from Chappaqua.

"Hello, Philadelphia...we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet."

And then, addressing any of the little girls out there watching, she added, "I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next."

11:08 p.m. ET Hillary Clinton will appear at the convention via satellite remote, according to a Democratic source.

11:00 p.m. ET "What does it take to be the first female anything?" asks Meryl Streep, after a sleekly-produced video of Hollywood stars singing Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" -- the de facto Clinton 2016 anthem -- plays for the crowd.

"Hillary will be out first female president," Streep says to cheers. "And she will be a great president."

10:50 p.m. ET Bill Clinton again praises Hillary Clinton as a "change-maker" who could make any place in the world better.

"Hillary will make us stronger together," Clinton says before wrapping up. "You know it because she's spent her whole life doing it."

Full speech: Former president Bill Clinton addresses the DNC

10:49 p.m. ET More updates to the protests outside the convention center: "During former President Bill Clinton's speech, protesters seemed to try blocking delegates from exiting. in response, police in riot gear converged just inside the convention perimeter.

In Philadelphia's downtown, some Sanders supporters headed to protest outside of city hall, according to CBS News' Jacqueline Alemany."

10:40 p.m. ET Bill Clinton notes that Hillary Clinton won the New York Senate seat once occupied by Robert Kennedy, and talks about her efforts to help servicemen and women as a member of the armed services committee.

He also describes her as a tireless advocate for rural areas of the state. After her 2008 campaign, Clinton says Hillary was hesitant to become secretary of state because she loved being a senator.

He then talks about her efforts to secure sanctions against Iran, says she helped prevent a full-blown war between Hamas and Israel, pushed for actions against climate change, and "worked to empower women and children" and LGBT people "all around the world."

Clinton also gave Hillary credit for stemming the ravages of AIDS in Africa. And he says that he has a much better understanding of his wife than the GOP does -- his version of Hillary is real, while there's is "made up...a cartoon alternative."

10:34 p.m. ET Clinton talks about Hillary Clinton's tenure as first lady of Arkansas, and how she was instrumental in reforming the state's education system.

"She's a change maker," he says. "That's what she does."

10:15 p.m. ET Former President Bill Clinton begins his speech by reminiscing about how he met Hillary in Law School. He recalls her becoming a Democrat in college, and her commitment to civil rights.

"Always making this better," he says of Hillary's work at the time.

Clinton then brought up the story of how he discouraged Hillary from marrying him, and instead recommended that she ran for office, before convincing her to join him Arkansas, where she started a legal aid clinic.

He says she agreed to marry him on his third proposal after he purchased a little house she liked.

10:03 p.m. ET Speaking just before former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Hillary Clinton is equipped to lead the United States at a critical time on the international stage.

"This fall, we must do everything we can to make sure that Hillary becomes our next commander in chief, because in this era with these threats we need a leader who has the experience and judgment to keep America strong, secure and safe," she said. "I know Hillary Clinton will be that president because I have known her for more than 25 years, because I have seen her fight and win for our country and for causes that count."

She also slammed GOP nominee Donald Trump, saying he has already harmed the United States' reputation abroad just by running for president, let alone winning.

"Many have argued that Donald Trump would harm our national security if he were elected president. The fact is that he has already done damage just by running for president," she said.

"The truth is that a Trump victory in November would be a gift to Vladimir Putin," Albright added. "Take it from someone who fled the Iron Curtain: I know what happens when you give the Russians a green light."

9:53 p.m. ET Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke about Clinton's work as secretary of state to fight against human trafficking--the first of a series of speakers to highlight Clinton's tenure at the State Department.

Klobuchar told the story of a 12-year-old girl in Minnesota who was kidnapped sold into sexual slavery, stressing that human trafficking isn't just something that happens outside U.S. borders.

"That's why as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton took the international report on trafficking, the ones that nations use to improve their prosecutions, and she made our country accountable," she said. "She added the United States of America to that list because she knows that if we are going to be a beacon for the world, then we have to get our own house in order."

Clinton, she said, is a "leader who knows we are all more secure when women and girls have the opportunity to lead with their heads high and their strides strong."

9:27 p.m. ET Supporters of Bernie Sanders lead a walkout from the convention floor after Hillary Clinton officially became the party's nominee, CBS News' Reena Flores reports:

"About 25 protesters refused to move from the floor of the media tent. After police cordoned off access to the space, over a hundred more congregated outside.

The demonstrators linked arms, duct-taped their mouths shut to signify their votes had been 'silenced; at the convention, and held up signs with phrases like 'The revolution continues' and '#DemExit.'"

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9:24 p.m ET After a speech by New York Rep. Joseph Crowley lauding Hillary Clinton's role helping first responders -- including those in Crowley's family -- Elizabeth Banks returned to introduce a video highlighting Clinton's fight for government health care in the 1990s.

9:13 p.m. ET Lauren Manning, a 9/11 survivor who was badly wounded during the attacks, says "Hillary Clinton with me" as she fought to get better.

"I trusted her when my life was on the line, and she came through. Not for the cameras, not because anyone was watching, but because that's who she is. Kind. Caring. Loyal," Manning said.

"This is the Hillary Clinton I want you to know. She was there for me. That's why I'm with Her."

9:05 p.m. ET Actress Debra Messing spoke about the September 11th attacks, introducing a video starring NYPD officer Joe Sweeney, who credits Hillary Clinton with helping first responders in the years after 9/11.

According to Sweeney, Clinton stood up to the EPA, becoming first responders' "champion" in Congress.

"Time and again, Secretary Clinton has kept her promises," Sweeney said.

8:49 p.m. ET Actresses Lena Dunham and America Ferrera arrive on stage to mock Donald Trump. Dunham, a longtime Clinton supporter, thanked Clinton for pushing for protections for sexual assault victims, while Ferrera said that she was proud of her immigrant parents.

"Donald's not making America great again," Ferrera said. "He's making America hate again."

8:41 p.m. ET Planned Parenthood chief Cecile Richards took the stage after a short video was shown mocking Donald Trump's record when it comes to women's rights.

According to Richards, Clinton "will always stand up for Roe v. Wade and the right of every woman to access a full range of reproductive health care, including abortion, no matter her economic status."

She also says defunding Planned Parenthood, which Donald Trump has promised to do, would imperil women's lives.

8:18 p.m. ET "Scandal" star Tony Goldwyn spoke briefly about his work with the Innocence Project before introducing the "Mothers of the Movement," whose children were all killed by police or died in police custody.

A video further introducing the women showed them praying with and listening to Hillary Clinton before embarking on a speaking tour. The video ended with Clinton praying in a circle with the women, all of whom are women of color, as gospel music played.

As the Mothers of the Movement took the stage, the crowd began chanting "Black Lives Matter."

"I'm here with Hillary Clinton because she is a leader and a mother who will say our children's names," Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland, told the crowd after listing the names of multiple other women who had died in police custody.

8:06 p.m. ET Former attorney general Eric Holder just advocated for better relations between police and communities of color, and for improved race relations. He said that Republican-backed voter ID laws were reminiscent of Jim Crow. And in an explicit dig at Donald Trump, he also insisted several times that America is already great.

8:02 p.m. ET Elizabeth Banks introduced a second "Fights of Her Life" video, this one focusing on Hillary Clinton's efforts to promote social justice.

The video highlighted Clinton stands against racism and mass incarceration, and prominently featured her Christian faith.

"Injustice isn't something you tolerate," the narrator intoned. "It's something you fight."

7:52 p.m. ET Donna Brazile, the incoming interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman, said she met Hillary Clinton as a 22-year-old at the Children's Defense Fund.

"As long as she's in charge, we're never going back, and that's why I'm with her!" Brazile said.

"We will have a party that you can be proud of and we will elect Democrats up and down the ballot," she added about serving as the DNC's interim chairwoman through the election.

7:37 p.m. ET Actress and Hillary Clinton supporter Elizabeth Banks just entered the stage and tried to mock Donald Trump's dramatic entrance to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week.

7:30 p.m. ET Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, who served with Hillary Clinton in the Senate and is expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader, said

"Hillary understands what middle class families need better than anyone," he said. "I worked by her side for eight years."

Schumer said that as president, Clinton would protect women's rights, voting rights and undo "that awful decision Citizens United," ensure equal pay for women, pass comprehensive immigration reform and give every student a shot at a quality education.

7:27 p.m. ET Former President Jimmy Carter speaks to the convention via a video message in which he says this election will "define for a generation who we are as a nation and as a people."

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Carter encouraged young people to "stay engaged" and to turn out to vote.

"Hillary Clinton has my support and I know she will also have your's. A united Democratic Party will prevail in November," Carter said.

6:53 p.m. Hillary Clinton is the official Democratic nominee.

6:50 p.m. The roll call vote ends with Vermont, whose delegates first passed in the alphabetical vote order to allow Sanders to speak in support of Hillary Clinton.

The Vermont senator spoke next: "Madame Chair, I move that the convention suspend the procedural rules," he said. "I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic party for president of the United States."

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6:39 p.m. Hillary Clinton secures the required number of votes in roll call to secure the Democratic nomination.

South Dakota was the state to put Clinton over the top.

She has received 2,395 delegate votes so far, more than the 2382 needed.

5:40 p.m. In a touching roll call moment, Larry Sanders, the brother of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tears up as he reports the Democrats Abroad vote. The Vermont senator also became emotional as his brother said their parents would be proud of his campaign.

5:23 p.m. The roll call vote kicks off at the Democratic convention.

5:15 p.m. Clinton backer and Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski nominates Hillary Clinton for to be the first female president. Georgia Rep. John Lewis and others give their own addresses backing Clinton.

5:00 p.m. Sanders supporter and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard nominates Bernie Sanders for president of the U.S. to cheers in the arena. Other delegates add their nominating speeches. The crowd roars its approval with every successive second. Sanders smiles from his seat.

4:31 p.m. Democratic convention gavels in, beginning the second day of the convention.


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3:29 p.m. ET At tonight's roll call vote, Hillary Clinton's campaign has released a list of the three people who will formally nominate her on the convention floor.

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski will be the first to nominate Clinton, per the campaign; her nomination will be seconded by Georgia Rep. John Lewis and Na'ilah Amaru, a professor, immigrant and Iraq combat veteran who won the Clinton campaign's online contest to nominate the candidate on stage.


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11:52 a.m. ET The U.S. believes that people working for the Russian government are behind the hack of internal emails at the Democratic National Committee, officials confirmed Tuesday to CBS News.

A U.S. intelligence official told CBS News that the signature of the breach is Russian and the U.S. government has identified methods and techniques used by Russia in past hacks that mirror those used in the DNC incursion.

Another U.S. official told CBS News that the Obama administration believes Russian state actors are behind the leak.

"We don't have any question about that," the official said, adding that the hackers "left all kinds of fingerprints."

11:49 a.m. ET Former President Bill Clinton will headline the convention Tuesday evening. Other speakers will include mothers who lost their children to gun violence, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer as well as actors Tony Goldwyn, America Ferrara and Lena Dunham.

10:53 a.m. ET Sanders may officially nominate Clinton: The Sanders and Clinton campaigns are in talks about the possibility of having Bernie Sanders officially nominate Hillary Clinton at the end of Tuesday night's roll call, CBS News' Steve Chaggaris confirmed, citing a Democratic source familiar with the negotiations. The talks were first reported by NBC News.


Joaquin Castro doesn't rule out challenging Ted Cruz for Senate in 2018, he told "CBS This Morning."

"I'm going to take a look at it in 2018. I'll take a look at that and other opportunities. I've never been somebody who's said in two years, I absolutely need to run for senate or governor," Castro said. Both brothers appeared on "CBS This Morning."


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On "CBS This Morning," Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta praised Bernie Sanders, saying he "went a long way" to unify Democrats and heal divisions in the Democratic party.


@WillRahn wrote a column about how those angry Democratic delegates could decide the 2016 presidential race. Yes, the speeches were good on the first night of the convention, but the grassroots antipathy for Hillary Clinton could give this thing to Donald Trump.


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Bernie Sanders dominated Google searches last night, with First Lady Michelle Obama coming in second -- and the 2010 Supreme Court decision on Citizens United also saw a 650 percent spike in searches.



July 25, 2016


11:09 p.m. ET Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, spent the first half of his speech taking a victory lap for the presidential campaign he ran and didn't mention Hillary Clinton's name until at least 10 to 15 minutes into his speech.

Sanders reminded the convention that he received 8 million individual campaign contributions that averaged $27 a piece.

Bernie Sanders delivers remarks at the DNC

"look forward to your votes during the roll call on Tuesday night," he said. "I understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process. I think it's fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am. But to all of our supporters - here and around the country - I hope you take enormous pride in the historical accomplishments we have achieved."

He said that this election is not about Clinton or Donald Trump, but about "the kind of future we create for our children and grandchildren." He said that the Americans need leaders who don't insult Latinos, Muslims, women, black people and veterans.

"By these measures, any objective observer will conclude that - based on her ideas and her leadership - Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States. The choice is not even close," Sanders said.

Sanders emphasized that Clinton will nominate justices to the Supreme Court who are prepared to overturn Citizens United and that she supports the idea of having all Americans having the right to choose a public option in their healthcare exchange.

"It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I disagree on a number of issues," he said. "Our job now is to see that platform implemented by a Democratic Senate, a Democratic House and a Hillary Clinton presidency - and I am going to do everything I can to make that happen."

Sanders said he has known Clinton for 25 years and served with her in the Senate.

"Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her here tonight," he said.

10:39 p.m. ET Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, went on the attack Monday evening, targeting Donald Trump in her speech and warning what would happen to the U.S. if he's elected president.

Warren said that Trump has spent a lifetime "cheating people, skipping out on debts" and he "only cares for himself every minute of every day."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren makes speech at DNC

"I'm with Hillary," Warren said, which provoked some people in the crowd to chant, "We trusted you!"

Warren praised Clinton for being one of the "smartest, toughest, most tenacious people on this planet." She said that Democrats proposed on Capitol Hill to end tax breaks for corporations, but Republicans rejected it and Democrats proposed raising the federal minimum wage and Republicans rejected that, too.

"To every Republican in Congress who said 'no,' this November, the American people are coming for you," she said.

She said that Trump "must never be president of the United States."

"We've got the leaders to make it happen -- Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine," she said.

Warren said that Trump thinks he can win votes by fanning the fears of hatred and turning neighbors against each other. She added that Trump selected Mike Pence, who is "famous" for trying to make it legal for openly discriminating against gays and lesbians.

"That's Donald Trump's America," she said. "Let's work our hearts out to make Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States!"

10:15 p.m. ET First lady Michelle Obama delivered a passionate speech Monday night about her support for Hillary Clinton for president and why Donald Trump would not be qualified for the presidency.

She began by talking about her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and how concerned she was when they first entered the White House in 2009, explaining that the experience "could truly make or break them." Obama said she "urged them to ignore those who questioned their father's citizenship or faith" -- a reference to Donald Trump. She said that she and President Obama emphasized that "hateful language" in the U.S.

Michelle Obama unites a divided Democratic convention

When it comes to bullies, she said they've told their children, "You don't stoop to their level. Our motto is, 'When they go low, we go high.'"

"I am here tonight because in this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States," Warren said. "That is our friend, Hillary Clinton. I trust Hillary to lead this country because I have seen her life-long devotion to our nation's children."

Taking a jab at Bernie Sanders supporters, the first lady said when Clinton didn't win the Democratic nomination in 2008, "She didn't get angry or disillusioned. Hillary did not pack up and go home because as a true public servant, Hillary knows that this is so much bigger than her own desires and disappointments."

Obama added, "Hillary clinton has never quit on anything in her life."

She said that the presidency is more than "140 characters" and not for the "thin-skinned."

"I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves," said Obama, who emphasized that now young girls will now think it's possible to achieve anything.

Hitting Donald Trump, she said, "Don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great and that we need to make it great again. This right now is the greatest country on earth."

9:43 p.m. ET Freshman Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, said that this election is a "referendum on who best embodies the leadership we need to go far, together."

"Donald Trump is not that leader," said Booker, who then listed all of the times Trump has insulted people such as when he mocked the physical disability of a reporter at The New York Times and questioned Sen. John McCain's, R-Arizona, reputation as a war hero.

Sen. Cory Booker's moment to shine at DNC

Booker, who was vetted as a possible vice presidential running mate for Clinton, said that the U.S. can't devolve into a nation where people "just tolerate each other."

"We are not called to be a nation of tolerance. We are called to be a nation of love. Tolerance says I am just going to stomach your right to be different. That if you disappear from the face of the earth, I am no better or worse off," he said.

"But love - love knows that every American has worth and value, no matter what their background, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Love recognizes that we need each other, that we as a nation are better together, that when we are divided we are weak, we decline, yet when we are united we are strong - invincible!"

9:27 p.m. ET Paul Simon is now performing his classic, "Bridge Over Trouble Water."

9:22 p.m. ET Comedienne Sarah Silverman, a Bernie Sanders supporter, said she will "proudly" support Hillary Clinton for president.

"Hillary is our Democratic nominee and I will proudly vote for her," Silverman said.

She praised Sanders for the movement he created and pushing Democrats to adopt a more progressive platform this year.

Delegates on the floor began chanting, "Bernie, Bernie." Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, who joined Silverman on stage, started chanting "Hillary, Hillary." Silverman chanted, "Unity, unity."

Silverman then delivered the line of the night so far: "To the Bernie or bust people, you are being ridiculous."

9:12 p.m. ET Anastasia Somoza just addressed the convention. She's a wheelchair bound child of immigration who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia when she was born.

She slammed Donald Trump for his treatment of people with disabilities and said that Hillary Clinton stands up for people like her.

"Donald Trump has shown us who he really is. And I honestly feel sorry for anyone with that much hate in their heart. I know we will show each other, and the world, who we really are in November - when we choose genuine strength and thoughtful leadership - over fear and division. Donald Trump doesn't see me, he doesn't hear me, and he definitely doesn't speak for me," said Somoza, who then received a standing ovation from delegates in the convention hall.

She interned for Clinton in the Senate and on her 2000 campaign for Senate. Her biography says she first met President Bill Clinton at a 1993 town hall meeting for kids.

8:57 p.m. ET Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, a former comedian for NBC's "Saturday Night Live," spent half of his convention speech Monday night cracking jokes and then he got serious.

"I'm Al Franken: Minnesotan, Senator, and world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and now Donald Trump," he began, explaining that he received a "doctorate in megalomania studies from Trump University."

Franken said that Trump University's "School of Ripping People Off" is ranked second in the nation behind "Bernie Madoff University."

"The pride of Trump University, of course, is its library, located on a shelf in a closet on the third floor of Trump Tower," he said.

Franken then got serious and said that he has known Hillary Clinton for 25 years and said he has never met anyone "smarter, tougher or more ready to lead us forward."

He warned that a lot is at stake in this election and that voters must turn out in November -- something he knows is critical from his own experience.

"When we wake up Friday morning, there will be just 102 days left until the election. And what you - yes, you - do in those 102 days could determine who wins. I mean that literally. I won my first race for the Senate by 312 votes," he said. "You have work to do. Get on those phones. Knock on those doors. And tell 'em Al Franken sent you."

8:50 p.m. ET Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, who succeeded Clinton in the Senate, warned Monday that Donald Trump would be dangerous and harmful for American families and that only Clinton stands up for them.

"The choice in this election couldn't be clearer! If you believe in the values that have always made us great--if you believe in keeping America great--then support Hillary Clinton," Gillibrand said.

She said that Clinton will bring workplace policies out of the Dark Ages and out of the "Mad Men" era.

"We're the only industrialized nation that doesn't guarantee workers paid family leave. Many women can't even get a paid day off to give birth. Most parents work outside the home, yet child care can cost as much as college tuition. Families rely on women's income, but we still don't have equal pay for equal work. This makes no sense, because we know that when families are strong, America is strong," she said.

8:39 p.m. ET Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania, slammed Donald Trump for outsourcing the manufacturing for many of his products.

"The man who wants to make America great doesn't make anything in America," he said. "Donald Trump says he stands for workers and they he'll put America first, but that's not how he conducted himself in business. Where are his "tremendous" Trump products made? Dress shirts - Bangladesh. Furniture - Turkey. Picture frames - India. Wine glasses- Slovenia. Neck ties - China. Why would Donald Trump make his products in every corner of the globe but not in Altoona, Erie or here in Philadelphia."

Casey said that voters can either vote for Trump, who's only out for himself, who wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage and cut taxes for the wealthy, or he said you can vote for Clinton, who he said will fight for an economy for everyone.

8:08 p.m. ET A young girl named Karla Ortiz just addressed the convention about Hillary Clinton's immigration plans and how she fears that her parents could be deported at any moment.

Earlier this year, she told Clinton about that fear in person and the Clinton campaign released a video capturing the moment.

She received rousing applause Monday night as she stood next to her mom, Francisca Ortiz, an undocumented immigration living in the U.S., who then addressed the convention in Spanish.

8:00 p.m. ET Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, the only U.S. senator to have endorsed Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary cycle, told delegates that they must help elect Hillary Clinton as president in November.

"Make sure that next January on the west steps of the Capitol, it is Hillary Clinton that we are celebrating as the next president of the United States of America," he said.

Merkley praised Sanders for galvanizing a grassroots movement that he said should continue after November's election.

"Working together, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have forged the most progressive platform in our party's history," he said.

7:50 p.m. ET Pop singer Demi Lovato told the convention that she lives with mental illness and was fortunate enough to receive and afford treatment for it.

"We can do better. Everyone of us can make a difference," Lovato said. "I urge every politician to support laws that will provide better healthcare and support for everyone."

Lovato said she has been able to live a "normal" and "empowered" life living with mental illness and said that Hillary Clinton's proposed policies can help improve treatment for people like her.

"Let's make her the next president of the United States of America," said Lovato, who then performed her hit song, "Confident."

7:46 p.m. ET Speaking about criminal justice issues, singer Alicia Keys said Monday night that she appreciates Hillary and Bill Clinton's admission that many of the Clinton administration's actions on criminal justice reform in the 1990s were a "mistake."

"It's obvious that that was a mistake--it's a big mistake, and you know if we can admit to our mistakes that's the beginning," she said at an event hosted by Politico in Philadelphia.

Keys, who is an advocate on criminal justice issues, added she's hoping to hear from Clinton this week about how to fix the problems the U.S. justice system faces.

"The question is not only admitting to the mistake, but what are we going to do about it?" she said. "And that is what I want to hear from her."

7:36 p.m. ET Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, delivered a rousing speech in support of Clinton.

"Hillary is the most qualified person to run for president in my lifetime," Weingarten said.

She slammed Donald Trump's "hate and bigotry" and said that all of the GOP nominee's plans, like his businesses, "are completely bankrupt." She praised Clinton for proposing to make public universities free for working families.

7:20 p.m. ET Former President Bill Clinton's primetime speech may not be until tomorrow night, but he's already in Philadelphia. His spokesman confirmed he's in town and is working on his speech.

7:07 p.m. ET Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta took the stage, giving a nod to Sanders and his supporters on a day when frustration among the Vermont senator's supporters was running high.

"To everyone who supported Sen. Sanders, this is your victory too," he said.

Podesta noted that he's known Sanders for decades, praising his impact on the primary: "I've known Bernie since I was a young staffer for Sen. Pat Leahy and he was mayor of Burlington," he said. "He stood up to the special interests and fought to give working people a fairer economy and a bigger say. And those are the same values that he brought to this campaign and our party and our country are better for it."

6:50 p.m. ET Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy slams the Republican nominee and his No. 2 pick: "With the Trump-Pence ticket, it's like a contest to see who can discriminate more."

6:30 p.m. ET Police arrest protesters demonstrating with a sit-in near an entrance to the Wells Fargo Center on the first day of the Democrats' national convention.

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6:00 p.m. ET Delegates vote on the Democratic party's platform, which many speakers at the convention praised Monday as the "most progressive" in its history. The platform passes via voice vote.


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Supporters of former US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hold a giant inflatable joint calling for the legalization of marijuana during a rally at City Hall in Philadelphia on July 25, 2016, as Democrats gather to formally anoint Hillary Clinton as their candidate for the November presidential election at the Democratic National Convention. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images


Marijuana activists march with 51-foot joint during DNC - Among the protesters hitting the streets in blazing 90-degree temperatures were marijuana activists toting a 51-foot joint from City Hall to the Wells Fargo Center.

"We're here to let the DNC know that we want them to legalize cannabis federally, and we want it descheduled, not rescheduled," Mary Beth Degray, a registered medical marijuana patient, told CBS News. -- CBS News' Jennifer Earl


5:50 p.m. ET Ben Jealous, a Sanders delegate and former NAACP head, takes to the stage to urge a vote for Hillary Clinton.

5:45 p.m. ET Even as the Democratic convention kicks off, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump scores higher Facebook interactions than presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to Facebook.

5:42 p.m. ET "No TPP" chants continue as Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, talks about civil rights and his late father.

5:19 p.m. ET Sanders delegates are chanting, "We are not for sale."

Maine State Sen. Diane Russell, a Sanders supporter, addressed the crowd in an attempt to unify Democrats. "We are all in this together, and we will all have a voice in the Clinton administration," she declared.


5:02 p.m. ET DNC apologizes to Sanders - The DNC issued a statement offering "a deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders" for "the inexcusable remarks made over email."

"These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process," the statement read. "The DNC does not -- and will not -- tolerate disrespectful language exhibited toward our candidates. Individual staffers have also rightfully apologized for their comments, and the DNC is taking appropriate action to ensure it never happens again."


4:50 p.m. ET Democratic National Convention chair Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, tells the convention floor: "I am excited to put Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in the White House."

Though Fudge received applause, she was also greeted by loud booing and some vocal protesters.

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Delegates sing the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. REUTERS

After some shouts of "Bernie! Bernie!" from the convention floor, Fudge urges respectful dissent: "I intend to be fair. I want to hear the varying opinions here. I want to be respectful of you. And I want you to be respectful of me."

"We are all Democrats," said the newly minted convention chair. "And we need to act like it."

4:30 p.m. ET Despite urgings from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders towards party unity, the Clinton and Sanders campaigns continue to worry about convention floor disruptions from delegates still upset over the recent Wikileaks emails, reports CBS News' Hannah Fraser-Chanpong.

Earlier in the afternoon, Sanders sent out a signed text message to his delegates that read: "I ask you as a personal courtesy to me to not engage in any kind of protest on the floor. Its of utmost importance you explain this to your delegations - Bernie." Sanders also planned to send out an email to underscore the need for unity.

Also, the Clinton and Sanders campaigns have merged their floor whip teams in order to present a united front on the floor of the convention. Sanders supporter and former CEO of the NAACP Ben Jealous will be among the Sanders surrogates deployed to the Sanders to try to urge against raucous displays, reported Fraser-Chanpong.

4:18 p.m. ET Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake takes the stage and gavels in the start of the four-day Democratic National Convention.

In a moment of levity, the mayor called the convention to order and walked away from the podium, seemingly forgetting that she hadn't hit the gavel. Realizing her mistake, Rawlings-Blake ran back and slammed the gavel down.


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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., during a town hall, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Roanoke, Va. Evan Vucci, AP


Donald Trump: "They said, 'Debbie, you're fired'" Trump weighed in on Wasserman Schultz's woes from the campaign trail in Roanoke. "I always knew she was highly overrated," he said. "Not good. But she just got fired," Trump said. "They said 'Debbie, you're fired.'"

Wasserman Schultz, he said, "worked very hard to rig the system....Little did she know that China, Russia...came in and hacked the hell out of us. I guarantee they'll find the 33,000 emails."


Al Gore may not be at the convention, but he says he's voting for Clinton.


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DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. AP/Matt Slocum


1:41 p.m. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not gavel the convention to order when it officially begins at 4 p.m. ET, according to the Florida Sun Sentinel.

"I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high note that I am not going to gavel in the convention," Wasserman Schultz told the Sentinel.


Why Bernie Sanders supporters booed at his rally


Bernie Sanders received cheers from supporters in Philadelphia when he mentioned Debbe Wasserman Schultz was resigning, which, he said "opens up the possibility of new leadership." But he earned his own boos...when he told supporters, "We have got to defeat Donald Trump, and we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine."


12:40 p.m. First Lady Michelle Obama will be talking tonight about the role of the president in the lives of our children -- on making sure they have the opportunities available to fulfill their potential. She'll talk about why Hillary Clinton is the leader to carry this out, according to a White House official. --Mark Knoller, White House correspondent, CBS News


11:56 a.m. ET The FBI confirmed Monday that it's investigating the hack involving Democratic National Committee emails.

"The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC and are working to determine the nature and scope of the matter. A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace," the agency said in a statement.

Wikileaks posted the emails Friday, but didn't reveal the identity of the hackers. Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook is theorizing that Russians who want to help Donald Trump are to blame. He cited Washington Post and New York Times stories that suggested that experts said Russian state actors infiltrated the DNC and gave the information to Wikileaks.

"I think it is concerning that we saw last week that Donald Trump changed the Republican platform to make it more friendly to Russia," Mook said at a briefing in Philadelphia today. He implied that Russia would be interested in helping Trump because Clinton would be tougher on Russia than the GOP nominee would be.


11:07 a.m. ET Donald Trump said Sunday that the proposal to suspend immigration from any nation compromised by terrorism is actually an expansion of his plan to block Muslims from entering the U.S.

In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," the GOP presidential nominee was asked to clarify what he meant in his speech accepting the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week and if it was actually a rollback.

"I don't think so. I actually don't think it's a rollback. In fact, you could say it's an expansion. I'm looking now at territory. People were so upset when I used the word Muslim. Oh, you can't use the word 'Muslim.' Remember this. And I'm okay with that, because I'm talking territory instead of Muslim," Trump told "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd.

11:04 a.m. ET Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, sat down for an interview with "CBS This Morning" Monday morning in Philadelphia and discussed Wasserman Schultz's resignation, unifying the Democratic party, Tim Kaine as Clinton's running mate and more.

Booker, a freshman senator who previously served as mayor of Newark, was vetted as a potential vice presidential running mate.

10:55 a.m. ET First lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey and Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, are among the major speakers scheduled to address the convention Monday evening.

Sanders is expected to speak in the 10 p.m. hour as broadcast networks begin their primetime coverage of the convention. Sanders formally endorsed Clinton at an event in New Hampshire earlier this month, a while after Clinton clinched the nomination in early June.

The speakers the rest of the week will include President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and of course, Clinton.

Former Vice President Al Gore will be skipping the convention, as he did in 2012, according to Politico.

10:49 a.m. ET Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed Monday morning by members of her own delegation. Protesters shouted at one point, "Shame! Shame! Shame!" during the Florida delegation's breakfast.

This comes after she announced Sunday afternoon that she plans to resign as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the four-day convention. The convention is off to a rough start after 20,000 internal DNC emails were leaked over the weekend, which raised questions about the impartiality of the Democratic primary process.

July 24, 2016


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A giant puppet of Bernie Sanders is carried as protesters march against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, ahead of the Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 24, 2016. REUTERS

Extreme heat doesn't keep Bernie Sanders supporters from hitting the streets in Philadelphia. Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.

Throngs of Bernie Sanders supporters marched down a main thoroughfare to show their support of him and disdain for Hillary Clinton ahead of the convention.



Jeff Pegues reports on the security ramp-up in the City of Brotherly Love in advance of the convention. Thirty-five-thousand to 50,000 protesters are expected each day. The city has purchased more than $250 million in insurance to cover potential damage and another $5 million in case any of the city's 6,000 police officers is sued.


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The Democratic ticket: Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine talk with Scott Pelley on "60 Minutes" -- In the interview, Clinton talked with Pelley about her response to the GOP chants last week of "lock her up, lock her up," and Kaine told him why he believes he's ready to be VP...and president, if necessary.


Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Resignation as DNC chair announced just before convention begins. She announced Sunday afternoon that she will resign from her leadership position at the end of her party's convention in Philadelphia this week. This comes after 20,000 leaked emails brought into question the impartiality of the Democratic primary process. Donna Brazile will take over as interim chair.


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United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Virginia Mayo, AP

Billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton during a prime time speaking slot at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia this week, a spokesperson for Bloomberg confirmed to CBS News.

Though Bloomberg hasn't been a registered Democrat since the year 2000, he is expected to address the party's four-day gathering on Wednesday -- the same day President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will speak.


10:45 a.m. ET In a clip that aired Sunday morning on "Face the Nation," Hillary Clinton and her VP pick Tim Kaine say they won't engage in the "insult fest" favored by rival Donald Trump. Tune in to CBS' "60 Minutes" tonight to catch the Democratic ticket's first joint interview.

July 23, 2016


10:00 p.m. ET The Democratic convention's rules committee voted on the creation of a commission to address superdelegates and caucus reform in the future. It passed, according to CBS News' Kylie Atwood.

6:00 p.m. ET Efforts to rid the Democratic primary process of superdelegates failed at a meeting of the DNC's rules committee, reports CBS News' Kylie Atwood.

Five amendments -- one seeking to abolish the superdelegate system entirely, others attempting to tweak it in some way -- on the topic were proposed, voted upon, and ultimately defeated at the Saturday meeting. Still, all the amendments gathered enough votes that delegates could force a vote on the convention floor later in the week.

1:29 p.m. ET Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made it official Saturday: Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine will be her running mate on the general election ticket.

Kaine joined Clinton on stage Saturday afternoon at their first joint campaign event in Miami, Florida.

Of her chosen No. 2, Clinton said: "Tim Kaine is everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not."

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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives on stage to name U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her vice presidential running mate during a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS

"He is qualified to step into this job and lead on day one," she said. "He is a progressive who likes to get things done. That's just my kind of guy."

Kaine, when he took the stage, gave his thanks.

"I'm feeling a lot of things today," he said. "Most of all gratitude.

"I'm grateful to you, Hillary, for the trust you've placed in me," Kaine said. Showing off his fluency in Spanish, Kaine added that he and Clinton were ""compañeros de alma in this great lucha ahead" -- "Soul mates in this great fight ahead."

Clinton and Kaine will appear on CBS' "60 Minutes" in their first joint interview. Scott Pelley will conduct the interview, which will be broadcast Sunday, July 24 (7-8 p.m., ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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