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DNC Day 2: Bill Clinton calls Hillary a true 'change-maker'

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Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday night, clinching the Democratic Party's nomination for president and becoming the first female presidential nominee for a major party. 

"I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic party for President of the United States," Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) said Tuesday night. 


Her nomination comes after days of fighting to unify the democratic party. 

The final results from the Democratic presidential roll call vote were as follows: 

Clinton: 2,842

Sanders: 1,865

Not voting: 56*

Total: 4,763 

* Delegates who didn't vote did not attend the convention. 

Bill Clinton: Hillary is a 'change-maker' [UPDATE: 10:44 p.m.]

Bill Clinton used stories from the couple's 40-year marriage to demonstrate how she's worked for change behind the scenes for so many years. 

"She's the best damn change-maker I've ever met in my entire life," Bill Clinton said.

Throughout his speech, he painted Hillary as a working mother and someone who never gives up. 

Bill Clinton concluded saying: "I hope you'll do it. I hope you'll elect her." 

President Bill Clinton recalls his first interaction with his wife, Hillary Clinton

[UPDATE: 10:16 p.m.] 

Tuesday night President Bill Clinton took time to describe the first time he saw the woman who is now the first female presidential nominee of a major party. 

"In the spring of 1971, I met a girl. The first time I saw her we were appropriately enough in a class on civil rights," Bill Clinton said.


"Knowing her is one of the greatest gifts Hillary ever gave me," he added. 

Madeleine Albright: Clinton has 'Truman's fighting spirit' [UPDATE: 10:05 p.m.]

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as secretary of state, gave Hillary Clinton her endorsement Tuesday night. 

Albright described her time traveling with Clinton, and expressed her admiration for the First Lady who wasn't afraid to speak out. 

"She courageously stood up and spoke out on behalf of human rights and women's rights, inspiring millions to fight for a better future," Albright said. 

Albright added that Hillary Clinton has Harry Truman's "fighting spirit." 

Former DNC Chair Howard Dean knocks Trump on healthcare [UPDATE: 9:14 p.m.]

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean knocked Donald Trump and his vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, for the Trump campaign's proposed healthcare policy. 

"Donald Trump has a plan, too. He would rip up Obamacare and throw 20 million people off their health insurance," Dean said.

He said Clinton would continue fighting to "ensure universal healthcare is a basic human right." 

Dean, who ran for president in 2004 also brought back his famous "Dean Scream." 

The original "Dean Scream": 

The 2016 "Dean Scream": 

New York Congressman Joe Crowley slams Trump on 9/11 [UPDATE: 9:30 p.m.] 

New York Congressman Joe Crowley, who lost a cousin in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, said Donald Trump cashed in during the aftermath of the tragedy. 

"[Trump collected] $150,000 in federal funds intended to help small businesses recover, even though days after the attack Trump said his properties were not affected," Crowley said. 


On the other hand, he said Clinton, who was a New York senator at the time, understood "the pain" people in the community felt. Crowley said Clinton took the families of victims to Washington to talk about the consequences of 9/11.

Sen. Barbara Boxer focuses on women's rights, abortion [UPDATE: 9:03 p.m.]

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) compared Clinton and Trump on a variety of issues, but zeroed in on women's rights and abortion. 

Boxer said Clinton would "protect our right to choose." 

She added, "We are not going back to the dark days when women died in back alleys! We are never ever ever going back!"

Boxer also applauded Clinton's never-give-up attitude throughout the nomination process. 

Lena Dunham and America Ferrara joke about Trump at DNC [UPDATE: 8:56 p.m.] 

"I'm Lena Dunham, and according to Donald Trump my body is probably like a two. And I'm America Ferrera and according to Donald Trump I'm probably a rapist," the two actresses said. 

Mothers of the Movement: 'So many of our children are gone, but they are not forgotten' [UPDATE: 8:29 p.m.] 

Sandra Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, gave a powerful and emotional speech in favor of Hillary Clinton. 

She and others from "Mothers of the Movement" spoke about losing their children to police brutality 

"Hillary knows that when a young black life is cut short, it's not just a personal loss. It is a national loss. It is a loss that diminishes all of us.

"What a blessing to be here tonight, so that Sandy can still speak through her mama. And what a blessing it is for all of us that we have the opportunity, if we seize it, to cast our votes for a president who will help lead us down the path toward restoration and change."

Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, also addressed the crowd. 

She said Clinton "has the courage to lead the fight for common-sense gun laws." 

Former Attorney General Eric Holder talks civil rights, Black Lives Matter [UPDATE 8:19 p.m.] 

Former Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, while also noting that it does not diminish the important job police officers do every day. 

"We need a president who understands the reality I saw, in my travels across the country, as our nation's 82nd Attorney General: that there should be no tension between protecting those who valiantly risk their lives to serve and ensuring that everyone is treated fairly by police," Holder said. "As the brother of a retired police officer, I am profoundly aware that an attack on a police officer anywhere is an attack on our entire society."

He added that the fight for civil rights has come too far for voters to stay home in November. 


Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile on Clinton: 'Here's a woman who doesn't mess around' [UPDATE: 8:07 p.m.]

Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile addressed delegates on day two of the Democratic National Convention saying, "I have never, ever in all of my years seen a leader so committed to delivering that better future to America's children as Hillary Clinton." 

Brazile described the first time she met Clinton at the Children's Defense Fund at age 22. 

"I remember thinking immediately, 'Here's a woman who doesn't mess around.'" 

Brazile also made quite the exit. Take a look at her twirl: 

Actress Elizabeth Banks mocks Donald Trump [UPDATE: 7:48 p.m.] 

Actress Elizabeth Banks mocked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's entrance at the RNC as she made her way onto the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 

Former President Jimmy Carter praises Clinton in video message

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