Rep. Rangel: Stop, You're Making History

Rep. Charles Rangel was an early supporter of Democrat Hillary Clinton. After a week of officials calling for unity in the party at the Democratic National Convention, Madeleine Brand checks in with Rangel about how the Democrats look ahead of the general election.

Obama Rewrites History, Clinches Nomination

Obama and Biden

Democratic senator and presidental nominee Barack Obama embraces fellow senator and running mate Joe Biden during the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. hide caption

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History was made last night when the Democratic Party nominated Illinois Sen. Barack Obama as its candidate for president of the United States. He's the first African-American presidential nominee of a major party.

Both newly tapped vice presidential candidate Joe Biden, the senior senator from Delaware, and former President Bill Clinton took to the Pepsi Center stage to rally behind Obama and encourage other Democrats to do the same.

But perhaps the more emotional high point came earlier yesterday as Sen. Senator Hillary Clinton set aside months of political rivalry and motioned to have Obama declared the Democratic nominee by acclamation.

Host Michel Martin checks in with guest host Cheryl Corley to offer analysis from the convention in Denver.



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