Obama passes torch to Clinton, warns election a test of democracy

US President Barack Obama shared a warm embrace with Hillary Clinton, capping an all-star night that included appearances by Joe Biden, Tim Kaine and Michael BloombergPresident Barack Obama implored Americans to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump, warning the 2016 race was not just about politics, but the nature of US democracy. Speaking before a rapt Democratic convention in Philadelphia, Obama praised Clinton’s caliber and readiness for the White House while painting her Republican rival as a know-nothing authoritarian.

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