UPDATE: 11:33 p.m. EDT -- Americans have to keep fighting for the nation they deserve, Hillary Clinton said during the Democratic National Convention. She said her mother taught her that.
"When I tried to hide from a neighborhood bully, she literally blocked the door. 'Go back out there,' she said. And she was right. You have to stand up to bullies. You have to keep working to make things better, even when the odds are long and the opposition is fierce," Clinton said.
UPDATE: 11:24 p.m. EDT -- People who laugh off Donald Trump's remarks about women, Latinos and veterans because they don't think he really means it cannot expect more from him, Hillary Clinton said Thursday night.
"Here's the sad truth, there is no other Donald Trump, this is it," Clinton said.
UPDATE: 11:19 p.m. EDT -- Hillary Clinton said she will defeat the Islamic State group and keep the nation safe. Donald Trump, who can be baited into an argument with a tweet, does not have the temperament to be commander-in-chief, she said. She alluded to him as a "little man" moved by fear and pride.
"Ask yourself: Does Donald Trump have the temperament to be Commander-in-Chief? Donald Trump can’t even handle the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign. He loses his cool at the slightest provocation. When he’s gotten a tough question from a reporter. When he’s challenged in a debate. When he sees a protestor at a rally," she said. "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."
UPDATE: 11:10 p.m. EDT -- Donald Trump gave an "odd" speech at the Republican National Convention that didn't include any solid plans, Hillary Clinton said. She urged Americans of all political affiliations to back her campaign.
"If you believe that companies should share profits with their workers, not pad executive bonuses, join us. 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. If you believe that every man, woman, and child in America has the right to affordable health care…join us," she said. "If you believe that we should say 'no' to unfair trade deals... that we should stand up to China... that we should support our steelworkers and autoworkers and homegrown manufacturers…join us. If you believe we should expand Social Security and protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions… join us."
UPDATE: 11:02 p.m. EDT -- Equality helps all Americans, Hillary Clinton told the Democratic National Convention Thursday night as she became the first woman presidential candidate from a major political party.
"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. Happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. Happy for boys and men, too – because when any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone. When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit," she said.
UPDATE: 10:55 p.m. EDT -- Hillary Clinton recalled Thursday growing up in a middle class family that leaned on the help of others to get them through hard times.
"The family I’m from . . . well, no one had their name on big buildings," she said. "My mother, Dorothy, was abandoned by her parents as a young girl. She ended up on her own at 14, working as a house maid... The lesson she passed on to me years later stuck with me: No one gets through life alone. We have to look out for each other and lift each other up. She made sure I learned the words of our Methodist faith: 'Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.'"
UPDATE: 10:48 p.m. EDT -- Americans work together to fix problems because the nation doesn't trust one ruler to control its destiny, Hillary Clinton said Thursday in a speech that targeted Donald Trump's promise that he alone would fix America's woes.
"Don’t let anyone tell you that our country is weak. We’re not. Don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have what it takes. We do. And most of all, don’t believe anyone who says: 'I alone can fix it,'" she said. "Those were actually Donald Trump’s words in Cleveland. And they should set off alarm bells for all of us. Really? I alone can fix it? Isn’t he forgetting? Troops on the front lines. Police officers and fire fighters who run toward danger. Doctors and nurses who care for us. Teachers who change lives. Entrepreneurs who see possibilities in every problem. Mothers who lost children to violence and are building a movement to keep other kids safe. He’s forgetting every last one of us. Americans don’t say: 'I alone can fix it.' We say: 'We’ll fix it together.'"
UPDATE: 10:41 p.m. EDT -- America faces stalled wages and threats from abroad, but enjoys a tolerant population, generous young people and a powerful military, Hillary Clinton said Thursday during the Democratic National Convention.
"Now we are clear-eyed about what our country is up against. But we are not afraid. We will rise to the challenge, just as we always have. We will not build a wall. Instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good paying job can get one," she said. "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 terrorism."
UPDATE: 10:36 p.m. EDT -- Hillary Clinton thanked Bernie Sanders for inspiring millions of Americans, including many young voters.
"To all of your supporters, I want you to know I've heard you. Your cause is our cause," she said.
UPDATE: 10:20 p.m. EDT -- Chelsea Clinton was 12 years old when her father became president of the United States and she moved into the White House. Her childhood was scrutinized by the media, who often made fun of her awkward teenage girl phrase. When her father betrayed her mother by having a sexual affair with an intern, it made international headlines. As an adult, Clinton opted to stay out of the spotlight.
But the former and possibly future first daughter opened up to the nation Thursday night as she shared intimate stories of growing up as Hillary Clinton's daughter. She described how her mother video chatted with her two grandchildren and how she turned to "Pride and Prejudice" when she needed to unwind.
"I loved that my parents expected me to have opinions and to be able to back them up with facts. I never once doubted that my parents cared about my thoughts and ideas, and I always, always knew how deeply they loved me,' adds that is what Hillary Clinton wants for all children," she said.
UPDATE: 10:04 p.m. EDT -- Pop star Katy Perry urged Democrats to vote for Hillary Clinton to "cancel out your weird cousin’s voice."
"Both of my parents are pastors and staunch Republicans... I didn’t finish high school, and unfortunately I don’t have a formal education. But I have an open mind - and a voice," she said. Voting means, she said, "You’ll have as much say as any billionaire."
UPDATE: 9:55 p.m. EDT -- U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra of California said his parents came to the United States with little education from Mexico so that their children could go to college.
"At every stage in his life, Donald Trump has exploited America’s laws to put himself first. He uses lawsuits the way my mom uses coupons to drive down prices. He uses bankruptcies – six of them – like a wealthy man’s get-out-of-jail-free card. I can’t tell you if this man has ever had a callous on his hands. Does he know the price of a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread? And why won’t he release his tax returns? What is he hiding? Why won’t he show the American people who he is?" Becerra said. "There’s a saying in Spanish, Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres – Tell me with whom you walk and I’ll tell you who you are. Hillary Clinton has walked with us all her life. ... the question is, are we going to walk with her? Are we going to fight for a nation where love trumps hate?"
UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. EDT -- Khizr Khan accused Donald Trump Thursday of not reading the U.S. Constitution. Khan is the father of Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim killed in Iraq while serving the nation.
Khan said during this speech that if it was up to Donald Trump, his son never would have been in the United States.
"Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, woman, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country. Donald Trump, you’re asking Americans to trust us with our future. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States constitution," Khan said, pulling a copy from his pocket. "I will-- I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words liberty, and equal protection of law. Have you ever been to Arlington cemetery. Go and look at the graves... you will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing, and no one."
UPDATE: 9:09 p.m. EDT -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a Muslim, opened his speech at the Democratic National Convention by calling Donald Trump a supporter of "tyranny." He also slammed Republicans for religious freedom acts that "allow" discrimination against LGBT Americans.
"I am Michael Jordan and I am here with Hillary. I said that because Donald Trump couldn't tell the difference," he said.
Trump has called for banning Muslims from entering the United States.
UPDATE: 8:44 p.m. EDT -- Jennifer Pierotti Lim, a leader of the Republican Women for Hillary group, urged Americans to look past party labels and vote for Hillary Clinton because women shouldn't be judged on their looks. She said in Donald Trump's America, women are valued based on their appearance, not accomplishments.
"We're not just Democrats or Republicans, we're Americans," she said.
On their Facebook page, Republican Women for Hillary lists its mission: "Vote to make sure women don't get Trumped."
UPDATE: 8:32 p.m. EDT -- Donald Trump isn't pleased with the parade of Democrats bashing him at the Democratic National Convention, the Hill reported.
"I was gonna hit a number of those speakers so hard their heads would spin. They’d never recover," he said at a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa. "I was gonna say [Bill] de Blasio is the worst mayor in the history of the city."
De Blasio during his DNC speech said Trump had made a "career out of ripping people off."
UPDATE: 8:24 p.m. EDT -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper mocked Donald Trump's business success Thursday night during the Democratic National Convention. Hickenlooper is the latest speaker at the convention to make the case that Trump's many bankruptcies and lawsuits show the New York real estate mogul isn't as successful as he claims.
"Now I’ve never hosted a reality TV show, but I know that the true mark of a successful businessman is not the number of times you say, 'You’re fired'; it’s the number of times you say, 'You’re hired'. That’s right, I’m a business guy. But unlike that other candidate’s businesses, my business didn’t go bankrupt six times," he said.
UPDATE: 8:01 p.m. EDT -- U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said voters must give control of the Senate and House back to Democrats to make a difference.
"We will stand and speak and campaign for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. And I tell you this - they will win in November. We will fight to restore Democratic majorities in the Senate and the House, and I tell you this - we can do it," she said Thursday at the Democratic National Convention.
She said Clinton's historic candidacy is "not just about one woman's achievement," but rather the "dreams and hopes and aspirations" of every American.
UPDATE: 7:51 p.m. EDT -- Hillary Clinton will address Americans' concerns about national security and the economy during her speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention. Her campaign released part of the speech:
UPDATE: 7:34 p.m. EDT -- When Republicans talk about the good old days, they are likely referring to the days when abortion was outlawed and civil rights weren't protected by the law, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the Democratic National Convention.
Of Donald Trump's campaign message, he said: "It's not right, it's divisive, it's delusional, and we must expose the truth to the people of this nation."
UPDATE: 7:26 p.m. EDT -- A group of female senators in the United States Congress rallied for Hillary Clinton Thursday at the Democratic National Convention.
The lawmakers each had a "Hillary story," Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota said. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, "Hillary called me to check in, not once, not twice, but several times." Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan talked about Clinton’s speech championing women's rights at a United Nations summit in 1995. Sen. Barbara Boxer of California said she "saw Hillary’s true character" during "those dark, dark days that followed 9/11." Boxer said Clinton got "the funding New York needed to rebuild."
UPDATE: 7:16 p.m. EDT -- Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of treason Thursday during the Democratic National Convention. She described Trump’s request two days earlier that Russia uncover emails deleted by Hillary Clinton as "treasonous, it’s seditious, it’s unacceptable."
Wasserman Schultz was forced out of her position as Democratic National Committee chairwoman this week after WikiLeaks leaked emails showing the party favored Clinton over Bernie Sanders. "This has been a difficult week, no question about it," she said, but that "sometimes you just have to take one for the team, and that’s OK. It’s OK."
UPDATE: 6:40 p.m. EDT -- Donald Trump said Democrats aren't rooted in reality and won't address Americans' concerns.
"At Hillary Clinton’s convention this week, Democrats have been speaking about a world that doesn’t exist," Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, said in a statement Thursday. "A world where America has full employment, where there’s no such thing as radical Islamic terrorism, where the border is totally secured, and where thousands of innocent Americans have not suffered from rising crime in cities like Baltimore and Chicago."
He slammed Clinton for risking "prison time to delete 33,000 emails that were simply about yoga and wedding planning," he said. "In this world, there is no Hillary Clinton disaster in Syria, Libya and Egypt, [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] doesn’t merit a mention, Iran isn’t on the path to nukes, convention stages don’t need American flags, and our great men and women of law enforcement, our police, do not need to be honored."
UPDATE: 6:25 p.m. EDT -- Representative Gwen Moore of Wisconsin said Donald Trump has used hateful language toward women, including calling Rosie O’Donnell a "fat pig."
"Too many women know where this language leads," Moore said Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. "Too many women have experienced sexual violence. And I am one of them... We are told to shut up. Well, my voice matters, and I will not shut up. Our voices matter, and we will not shut up. Everyday women make our communities better and stronger, and Hillary Clinton... has been fighting for us each and every day."
UPDATE: 6:15 p.m. EDT -- Bernie Sanders supporters are not leaving the Democratic National Convention without putting up one last fight. Delegates who back Sanders wore glow-in-the dark fluorescent shirts with the words "Enough is enough" on the back Thursday to protest Hillary Clinton's nomination.
"They are wearing the shirts to demonstrate solidarity. It’s unclear whether they’ll protest audibly," the Guardian wrote.
The 19th amendment passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920 gave women in the United States the right to vote. Nearly 100 years later, Hillary Clinton was poised Thursday night to make political history as the first woman presidential candidate from a major political party to give her nomination acceptance speech.
Clinton has time and again highlighted her historic candidacy as a step forward for all women. But to win the November general election, she will need to win over voters who care more than just about women's rights. Faced with low approval ratings and a tough rival in Republican Donald Trump, Clinton was expected to make the case Thursday at the Democratic National Convention that she is the best person to lead the nation toward a more prosperous future.
"We want people to see the woman, the full three-dimensional person that she is," Jennifer Palmieri, the communications director for the campaign, told the New York Times.
Her speech will cap off a week-long event that has championed gun control, national security, immigration reform and other Democratic values. Sarah McBride, the first transgender American ever to address a national political convention, rallied for Clinton Thursday, noting that Clinton's embrace of diverse Americans helps make the nation stronger.
“Despite this progress, so much work remains. Will we be a nation where there is only one way to love, only one way to look, and only one way to live?” said McBride, a Hillary Clinton fan who works at the Human Rights Campaign. “Or will we be a nation where everyone has the freedom to live openly and equally? A nation that is stronger together? That is the question in this election.”
Dolores Huerta, a civil rights leader for Latinos and agriculture workers, said Thursday that Trump treats Hispanics like "second-class citizens."
"Donald Trump, ya basta. Ya basta con Donald Trump," she said, which translates to: "Donald Trump, enough. Enough with Donald Trump."
The speakers for Thursday night also include:
-Henrietta Ivey, a home care worker campaigning for the Fight for $15 wage movement.
-Beth Mathias, an Ohio worker who has fought for equal pay for women.
-Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton
-Hillary Clinton, former New York senator and secretary of state.
The full schedule can be found here at the DNC website.