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Hillary Clinton speaks to the Democratic National Convention and the nation. We’re in Philadelphia to set it up.

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 117th National Convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars on July 25, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 117th National Convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars on July 25, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

We are live in Philadelphia. It is the last night of the Democrats’ convention. The spotlight is all Hillary Clinton’s tonight. She has been lauded and praised and vouched for by every bigtime Democrat in the country, it seems. Her opponent, Donald Trump, has been lambasted as a danger, a demagogue, a con man, a fraud. Now Hillary Clinton makes her own case. For herself. Against him. For her own vision. This is a real contest. The country’s listening. This hour On Point, you tell us what Hillary needs to say.  -- Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Margaret Talev, senior White House correspondent covering the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign for Bloomberg News. (@margarettalev)
Karen Tumulty, national political reporter for the Washington Post. (@ktumulty)
Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate. (@jbouie)

From Tom’s Reading List

Bloomberg Politics: Clinton Camp Borrows Trump Playbook in Floating Trump-Russia Ties — "The Hillary Clinton campaign is throwing its signature political caution to the wind, taking a page from the Donald Trump playbook by suggesting—but not directly alleging—that the Russians and Republicans are in cahoots to influence the U.S. presidential election."

Washington Post: As Clinton makes history, some already take it for granted — "Milestones of history can look smaller through a windshield than they do through a rear-view mirror. That is especially true if the road has been long and winding and it is not clear what lies around the next turn."

The Hill: Carl Bernstein: Trump’s Russia talk ‘disqualifying’ -- "Bernstein, who famously helped uncover the Watergate scandal, said Democrats should capitalize on Trump’s remarks and keep the billionaire from reaching the White House. 'It ought to be apparent to all, and the Democrats should be able to make the case, that he is manifestly unsuited to be the president of the United States because of his recklessness with the national security,' Bernstein said."

This program aired on July 28, 2016.

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