Clinton accepts historic nomination for president

Donald Trump calls Clinton’s speech ‘cliche’ and ‘recycled’; latest US airstrikes kill more Syrians civilians; protesters extinguish Rio Olympics torchAfter days of build-up, and decades of preparation, Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic party nomination for president. Her speech was part biography, part profession of faith, part political prospectus, part job application and part attack on Donald Trump. “Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis,” she said. “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.” For herself, she said, “when there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.” She offered a point-by-point case for her presidency, including a jobs program and investment in infrastructure. The US, Clinton said, was “at a moment of reckoning” and called on voters to reject her opponent. “Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart, bonds of trust and respect are fraying,” she warned. Continue reading...

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