Obama steps up to bat for ex-rival Clinton

After a tumultuous convention opening, cheers erupted as Hillary Clinton passed the 2,382-delegate threshold needed for the nominationPresident Barack Obama steps onto the Democratic convention stage Wednesday to champion former political foe Hillary Clinton, defend his own legacy and bury Donald Trump’s chances of reaching the White House. Obama will address the penultimate night of the party convention in Philadelphia, making the case that America’s first black president should be followed by its first female president. Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major US political party, teeing up a November showdown with Donald Trump.

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