Clinton, Trump kick off their White House war

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's nomination triumph came almost eight years to the day since her first bid for the Oval Office was spectacularly thwarted by Barack ObamaHillary Clinton savored history Wednesday as the first woman to claim the US presidential nomination for a major party, taking stock before a bruising war for the White House against Donald Trump. Eight years after she was defeated by Barack Obama, Clinton declared a historic milestone for women on the biggest night of her more than three-decade political career, determined to shatter the ultimate glass ceiling and become America’s first female commander-in-chief. The former secretary of state, euphorically seized the Democratic Party mantle Tuesday flinging her arms wide and beaming at a victory celebration in New York with primary wins in four of six states including the grand prize, California.

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