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The time for talk is over: Europe’s politicians need to act fast in order to solve the ongoing ﬁnancial crisis in the eurozone
So long, Philly. Democrats are streaming away from their party convention and heading home for the final 15-week sprint to the presidential election on November 8. It’s going to be brutal.
Hillary Clinton left most of her party with a spring in its step after a rousing speech (by her standards) on Thursday night. Bill Clinton seemed to have a great time, judging by the fun he had with the balloons that fell from the ceiling.Read more
Hillary Clinton finally smashes one of the remaining glass ceilings in politics as she becomes the first woman to secure her party’s nomination for US president. This blog tracks the historic moment with reaction and commentary from observers as well as the FT political team there to witness the event at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.Read more
The dream script for Democrats in Philadelphia tonight would have Hillary Clinton closing out their convention with a rousing crescendo. But can she manage it as she accepts the party nomination?
Democrats have already savoured speeches from their party’s most talented orators – Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden – who set a high bar. Clinton is not a natural speechmaker and John Podesta, her campaign chair, predicted to the New York Times: “Maybe she doesn’t hit those soaring notes.”Read more