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NBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald on Day One of the DNC: "The patient was stabilized Monday as Bernie Sanders and a parade of progressive leaders worked to marginalize so-called Bernie-or-bust delegates on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, which just hours earlier seemed on the verge of spinning out of control.”
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From the New York Times: "Democratic Party leaders scrambled on Monday night to rescue their convention from political bedlam as supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders erupted in boos, jeers and protests against Hillary Clinton after an email leak showed that party officials had sought to undermine Mr. Sanders in their race for the nomination. Mr. Sanders, whose speech was shifted to a more prominent time in hopes of soothing delegates, struggled to unify the convention. His full-throated endorsement of Mrs. Clinton drew scattered boos, and his valedictory tone left some supporters in tears rather than rallying around the Democratic nominee. Another speaker, Michelle Obama, was far more electrifying, but while she drew affection from the crowd, her remarks did little to heal the lingering primary wounds.”
And the Washington Post hed: "High-wattage stars help smooth over party chaos”
The AP: "A glass ceiling is shattering at the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton ascends to the presidential nomination with Tuesday's roll call of the states, making her the first woman to lead a major party into a White House race. But as history is being made, hostility is being heard, too. Rhetorically, at least, die-hard Bernie Sanders' supporters also are breaking some glass, loudly protesting his treatment by the party and still cold to Clinton even as Sanders appeals for Democrats to unify and defeat Republican Donald Trump, "a bully and a demagogue.”
And from the Wall Street Journal: "Leaders of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing worked to unify a party divided after a day of turmoil, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the effort to rally support Monday for Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy amid continuing resistance from his own backers."
Donald Trump is going after “Crazy Bernie” supporters.
And he really seems to be enjoying the early discord in Philly.
The New York Times outlines the race’s strangest subplot: How Vladimir Putin may be trying to influence the election and boost Donald Trump.
The Washington Post describes Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s “day of humiliation.”