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Source: Hillary Clinton To Speak To Delegates Via Satellite Tonight; "Mother Of The Movement" Deliver Emotional Speeches; Speakers Highlighting Clinton's Work After 9/11; Awaiting Bill Clinton Speech At Convention; Madeleine Albright Address the Convention Hall. Aired 9-10p ET

Aired July 26, 2016 - 21:00   ET

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[21:00:02] SEN. BARBARA BOXER, (D) CALIFORNIA: We saw her strength. We saw her leadership. When as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton restored America's standing in the world. You remember that. After the Bush administration and I -- I personally saw the light in her eyes when she became a grandmother and her fight for a better America became even more personal and even more urgent.

Now, during this campaign, we have seen something else, her toughness and I know a little bit about toughness. Now the right wing has thrown everything at Hillary. Not only the kitchen sink, not only the stove, but the refrigerator and the toasters too. And you know what, she's still standing.

They've thrown everything at her and she's still standing. America's families need Hillary in the White House standing with all of us. We need a president who knows it's just plain wrong that woman make $0.79 for every dollar paid to a man, and yet her opponent refuses to support equal pay. He says "The marketplace is going to make sure of it."

Well, it's 2016 and we're still waiting, Mr. Trump. We can count on Hillary to fight to raise the minimum wage. Her opponent says wages are too high. Now, that's un-American because in our great country, if you work full-time, you should never, ever have to live in poverty. We can count on (inaudible). We count on Hillary to protect our right to choose.

Her opponent said a woman should be punished for exercising her right to choose, and then picked a running mate who believes Roe V. Wade belongs to quote him in the ash heap of history. Well, I have a message for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. We are not going back to the dark days when women died in back alleys. We are never, ever, ever going back. Never.

We are moving forward with Hillary Clinton. You know, there's a lot to talk about what makes America great. Well, I'll tell you this. It's not when we insult each other. It's not when we tear each other down.

It's when we stand together. It's when we work together. It's when we build together. It's when we fight together. And that's what makes America great and that's what Hillary Clinton will do. And that is why I'm telling you tonight, Hillary Clinton will be our next president of the United States of America.

Thank you, California. Thank you, America. Thank you.

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Sen. Barbara Boxer addressing the crowd. You know, Michael Smerconish, we saw before very moving moments from what have been called mothers of the movement here, mothers who have lost children, some to being killed by police officers and others by one by gang violence.

The leading police union in Philadelphia, though, said it was insulted that Clinton did not invite of family members of fallen police officers to address here. Is that something -- I mean, you compare this to what we saw the Republican Convention and it is really a tale of kind of to Americas?

MICHAEL SMERCONISH, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Sadly, it is. I happen to think that they have a point. I'm a father of four. I can't imagine a fate worse than losing a child. I want to say that at the outset, so I have great sympathy and compassion for the mothers that we met. But the FOP said they were shocked and saddened and what they wanted was a widow representation of the families of fallen police officers.

What really pains me is to see that it's an either or, right? That somehow if we are in Cleveland, its Blue Lives Matter. It's the sheriff from Milwaukee and we're here in Philadelphia, at my hometown, and it's the moms of those who have fallen victim to these police shootings. I don't know why it can't be both. Why you can't be both sympathetic to the moms on that stage and be sympathetic with police officers.

[21:05:02] DAVID AXELROD, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: I have to say, I think that I agree with Michael. I think this was a missed opportunity. We should point out there were mothers on that stage. The mother of Hadiya Pendleton, who was a young girl, 15-years-old, splendid kid who lost her life just a few miles from the president's home in Chicago, shot by a gang member.

COOPER: Right.

AXELROD: So it wasn't just police shootings up there. But the families of police officers grieve for their losses as well. And it would have been a healing moment to get everyone on the same stage to say we have to stop the violence. Stop the violence.

PAUL BEGALA, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: It would have, but I think we have to be careful of false equivalency. At the Republican National Convention, the Black Lives Matter movement was demonized. Nobody here has demonized a cop. In fact, the police chief of Pittsburgh did speak. The attorney general spoke specifically about those vicious murders against police officers. And obviously like all good people, he condemned them.

One of the mothers of the movement, Lucia McBath said this. "The majority of police officers are good people doing a good job." That's praising police officers. Now, her son Jordan Davis was not killed by a cop. So these weren't all moms of kids who were killed by cops.

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BEGALA: So yeah, I think these moms, the cops who spoke, the law enforcement officials, they are trying to find that unity. They are and I have to say, I didn't see that in Cleveland. So I don't want to say, oh it's just simply ...

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COOPER: I mean, Adam Nagourney sent out a tweet from the New York Times saying can I ask a political question based on some polls I have seen. Maybe the Clinton folks should thinking about doing a section devoted to like white non-college educated males.

I mean it does seem that they are clearly playing to their base just as we saw the Republican Party as well.

GLORIA BORGER, CNN CHIEF POLITICAL ANALYST: Well, I think they are and I think that's what you do at the start of a convention. I think at some point you have to broaden out. Maybe the Clinton campaign is making the calculation that as Jake was saying earlier, you just get the Obama coalition together and you can win that way.

I was at a lunch with John Podesta, the chairman of the campaign, who said "Look, we have to get this balance right. We're really aware of it. Blue Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter," and I think they're going to make an effort to broaden it out. We haven't seen that again.

VAN JONES, FORMER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: I think they have to make more of an effort. I'm from a law enforcement family. My dad was a cop in the military. My uncle just retired as a police officer. I do think they need to -- the fact that police officers are being murdered in this country deliberately for political reasons is an outrage.

I think the Democrats need to stand up against that a little bit louder than we have seen so far and it shouldn't. And we're picking funerals. We're picking which funeral we will cry about in America. That should be heal (ph).

COOPER: Jeffrey Lord?

JEFFREY LORD, TRUMP SUPPORTER: Yeah, but, you know, one of the things that somebody out there quoted Hillary Clinton as saying, we have to name the injustice. And for the life of me, I cannot understand. It seems like such a simple thing. I saw something in the Democratic platform about taking confederate flags and putting them in museums or some such thing. It's fine by me.

But I've never understood why after 176 years of writing political platforms, the Democratic Party doesn't simply say we were responsible for slavery and segregation. We apologize and we, you know, let's name the injustice. We were the ones responsible for creating this culture of racism in this country and we're sorry. I mean, I just don't understand what's wrong with that.

BEGALA: I think, historically, that's absolutely right. The Democrats were not only the party of slavery, but they are part of segregation and Jim Crow and all the -- and lynching and all of that. I have to say, we kind of got over it, Jeffrey. We just elected a black man twice.

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BEGALA: But now the party is -- excuse me. We are now the party that earns 90 plus percent of the African-American vote by dint of hard work and advocacy and elect an African-American twice. And I appreciate all this advice. My friend Adam Nagourney is a terrific guy, but as a political consultant he makes a great reporter, OK?

A brick is not a wall Nagourney. Stay tuned. There's a guy I know used to be governor of Arkansas, talks a pretty good talk to non- college white men, Adam.

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COOPER: We should also point out that ...

BEGALA: Excuse me. He will give a hell of a speech that non-college white men if you want to ...

COOPER: We're talking about police Officer Joe Sweeney, who is the detective with the NYPD, served during the 9/11 attacks, is about to come out. According to his biography, he rushed the world trade center when it was hit began taking through the rebel for survivors and after that we're going to hear from Lauren Manning, who was wounded in the 9/11 attacks, the World Trade Center was spent six months in the hospital covering -- here's Joe Sweeney.

JOE SWEENEY, NYPD DETECTIVE ON 9/11: My name is Joe Sweeney and I served as an NYPD officer and detective for 21 years. I'm proud of every day that I served my city and my country. But I'm especially proud that I served on our worst day.

[21:10:03] Beginning that horrible morning, we worked in the smoke and the ash to search first for survivors then for remains and then to begin clearing the rebel. Police officers, firefighters, iron workers, machine operators, neighbors and friends all joined together to help. We have a job to do and we did our best.

At the time, the EPA assured us that the air at ground zero was safe to breathe. That information was dead wrong. Thousands of my friends and brothers and sisters in blue were exposed to harmful toxins that have caused lifelong health problems.

And when we needed someone to speak for us, to stand with us, to fight on our behalf, Hillary Clinton was there every step of the way. Within 48 hours of the towers falling, Hillary introduced a bill signed into law that helped first responders get the benefits they earned easier and faster. Then she pressured the EPA to launch a new task force and led congressional hearings until the EPA admitted that the air hadn't been safe.

A lot of people moved on. They thought everything was fine, but Hillary Clinton kept in touch and kept at it. 10 years later, Hillary was still our toughest champion, making sure we still got our health benefits. I'm at this podium tonight because like first responders across America, Senator Clinton has devoted her career to a simple creek (ph), protect and serve.

Time and again, Secretary Clinton has kept her promises, including to the extraordinary Lauren Manning.

LAUREN MANNING, 9/11 SURVIVOR: My name is Lauren Manning and when I arrived to the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, I was a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. I was a wife and a mother. A moment later, I found myself in the midst of the worst peacetime attack in this nation's history.

I was catastrophically burned over 82 percent of my body. My chances of survival, next to zero. I battled for months to live and for years to recover. I fought in tribute -- thank you. I fought in tribute to my friends and colleagues at Cantor Fitzgerald that I lost that day and all the 2,996 people who were killed.

I fought to honor our troops who were fighting and continued to fight on the front lines for each and every one of us around the world. And I fought to return to my young son, 10 months old at the time. I fought as hard as I could so that the terrorists would not get one more.

Hillary Clinton stood with me through that fight and in the darkest of days, and in the hardest of times, the people who show up in your life are the ones that mean everything. Hillary showed up. She walked into my hospital room and she took my bandaged hand into her own. Our connection wasn't between a senator and a constituent. It was person to person and as a woman working in business for years, I know you had to be tough. And in that woman is a hell of a tough person.

[21:15:10] For years, she visited, called and continues to check in because Hillary cares. When I needed her, she was there. When our first responders needed her, she was there. When New York needed her, she was there.

I trusted her when my life was on the line and she came through, not for the cameras, not because anyone was watching, but because that's who she is. Kind, caring, loyal. She had my back.

This is the Hillary Clinton I want you to know. She was there for me and that's why I'm with her. Thank you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Please welcome to the podium Rep. Joseph Crowley from New York.

REP. JOSEPH CROWLEY, COUSIN KILLED ON 9/11: It was a beautiful day. Not a cloud in the sky. It was just after 9:00 a.m. and I was waiting on the runway at LaGuardia to fly back to Washington. But I got the news. Two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center. I raced out of the terminal. I tried calling my two cousins, both members of the New York City Fire Department. We had grown up together in working class Queens, New York. They were supposed to be off-duty that day, but then the call came in. Both brothers responded. Only one came home.

On September 12th, I stood at what had been the World Trade Center. All that remained was smoke and ash. My cousin, Battalion Chief John Moran, was listed amongst the missing, but deep down, I knew he wasn't coming home neither were the other 342 missing firefighters. The weight of the loss was heavy, but there by my side was Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton, the New York Senator. Hillary Clinton, my friend. She understood the pain, my family, our city, our nation were under. She fought to help our city rebuild and she delivered. People forget, but the assistant package that was first proposed didn't have a dime, not a dime for New York. Hillary helped turn that around, securing $20 billion we needed to get New York going again.

But she didn't stop there. Hundreds worked on the pile in the days after 9/11. First they came to find survivors, but eventually searched for remains. They didn't worry about their own health. They were told the air was fine, but it wasn't. And when health issues emerged years later, Hillary Clinton was still by their side.

She brought families and first responders to Washington. She took them door to door, never letting her colleagues forget the consequences of that terrible day. For almost a decade, Hillary never gave up and she was there with us when the 9/11 health and compensation act was finally passed.

But let me ask you something, where was Donald Trump in the days and months and the years after 9/11? He didn't stand at the pile. He didn't lobby Congress for help. He didn't fight for the first responders. Nope. He cashed in.

[21:19:59] Collecting $150,000 in federal funds intended to help small businesses recover. Even though days after the attack, Trump said his properties were not affected. Hillary solved those funds to help local mom and pop shops set get back on their feet.

Donald Trump sought a payday for his empire. It was one of our nation's darkest days but to the Trump, it was just another chance to make a quick buck. Hillary has never and will never forget the reality of that day. And that's why she will never give up on making us a better and stronger nation.

My cousin John carried with him a quote from Teddy Roosevelt. It reads in part, it is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out, how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who was actually in the arena, whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly.

My friends, this is the Hillary Clinton I know. The doer of deeds who I stood and worked and fought alongside. This is the Hillary Clinton I believe in. The proven fighter who has been devoted and has devoted herself to helping American families, American workers and cops and firefighters and first responders, helping all Americans, and this is the Hillary Clinton I support. The one who has been in the arena, who knows what it will take to keep America safe and defeat and destroy ISIS and has demonstrated the leadership and determination we need in our next president.

My fellow Democrats, my fellow Americans, I'm with her. I'm with Hillary, because Hillary has always, always been with us.

WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: Congressman Joe Crowley of New York. There's a lot more ahead here at the Democratic Convention. Hillary Clinton plans to thank delegates tonight for her historic presidential nomination.

And the 42nd President Bill Clinton, he's been on the convention stage many times before but never like tonight. Stay with us.

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[21:26:36] COOPER: And welcome back. Night two of the Democratic National Convention. Moving into more issues on health care and Hillary Clinton's history on that. Former Governor Howard Dean from Vermont is going to be coming up. Got a few minutes before that, though.

It is actually moving along. I mean, I just looked up at the time and realize it's moving along quite.

AXELROD: You know, I haven't been involved in a number of these things. I have to say the production values and the thought that's gone into this production shows. And the people, were real people Trump politicians every time. And they've -- there have been some really compelling testimonials that tied right into Hillary Clinton where people talked about their personal experiences with her and what she did for and with them.

And that is precisely what she needs. She needs to add that element that people don't know and this is the purpose of this night. And it's going to be capped off obviously with Bill Clinton sharing his stories.

COOPER: It is, and we are talking about this during the break. I mean at the Republican Convention we heard stories of Donald Trump, you know, seeing somebody who was suffering in the newspaper and cutting out the article and saying, you know, I want to help this person.

Didn't actually hear from any of those people. Maybe that was intentional. Donald Trump's party didn't want the attention on it, as Jeffrey Lord had just said. But with Hillary Clinton this was very much sort of personal anecdotes of when she was there in my hospital room.

BEGALA: It's the commitment overtime when there are no cameras there, when there's no political gain. Going to Lauren Manning's hospital room and staying with her, staying with Joe Sweeney and those hero cops all those years. Anastasia Somoza who spoke yesterday the disabled woman.

Hillary's has been touch for 23 years, and helping her. It's that personal commitment to people who don't see. People asking me overtime, what is she like when she's not trying to get a vote or tying to get on TV or trying to -- they need to know that. And I think they are doing a good job of showing it.

PATTI SOLIS DOYLE, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: And I think -- I said this before, there's a big gap between the impressions of the people who know her, who have known her a long time, who worked with her, who she's helped, and then the impressions of the people of the public, you know, that they get to this political lens, to this public lens. And right, tonight they are trying to close that gap.

BORGER: They are. What it is, there's a caricature out there and they are trying to debunk it. And, you know, the question is, is it going to work? But if I -- I'm mistake, if there were a word cloud of everything that was said today, I was just taking some notes, you know, compassionate, understanding, a good mother, tough, never gives up. When I needed her she was there. Kind, caring, loyal.

DOYLE: Courageous.

BORGER: Courageous. All of these words about Hillary Clinton that we don't hear very often so they're trying to have ...

COOPER: But I think to Jeffrey's point which is why did they need, I mean ...

LORD: Why did they need to be said?

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COOPER: I given the amount of time she's been in the public eye.

LORD: You know, what -- I don't mean this in a negative fashion, although it will sound that way. But what this reminds me truly of all those stories we used to hear that Richard Nixon was really a great dad and he was, you know, he was terrific with his kids and I mean all this kind of thing, and it seemed to me that it was designed obviously for the same reason that he wasn't really tricky dick and all of this kind of thing, and yet it didn't really -- I mean, he did win the election twice, I guess, but ...

AXELROS: And he did get them a dog named Checkers.

LORD: And he did get them a dog named Checkers, that's right. But the image there was very hard to change. And I think after all these years that's the problem.

[21:30:06] BORGER: But same with Donald Trump. I mean, his children, you know, and I'm sure Chelsea Clinton will do it for Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton to a great degree also. But with Donald Trump they tried to soften his image. They tried to talk about him as a father. They tried to talk about his generosity, his untold generosity that he likes to keep private, same thing.

LORD: I wonder truly, well, yeah, I mean, I can -- I take your point, but I wonder if at the end of the day, you know, if you're out of a job somewhere whether any of this makes a difference. I mean, if you're trying to figure out how to put food on the table and feed your family, do you really care that somebody's kids think they are great dad or a great mom or ...

JONES: I think maybe not directly but look, I've got a chance to work with Hillary Clinton on some stuff. I find her great in person. I had no idea about a bunch of this stuff. I really didn't. And to me, just as she's trying to pull her base together and get people fired up, this character question, is she only calculating, whatever, she -- there is no political payoff for some of the stuff that you're talking about.

And I think -- it may not help somebody who is completely economically desperate but I do think it does begin to give people a reason to go out and fight for her. And believe she's going to fight for us.

AXELROD: But let me say this, that is why these conventions are so important. You have four nights essentially each night to produce a television show and without a filter, tell people your story. And honestly, Jeffrey that was what was missing other than the kids last week. A lot of the time was squandered but could have been very useful

LORD: Let me tell you, Donald Trump said to me to tell you that the convention was stupendous and he really does thinks it was the success.

COOPER: I'm amazed he said -- he thought it was ...

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COOPER: Here's Governor Howard Dean.

HOWARD DEAN, FORMER GOVERNOR VERMONT: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Democrats, Independents and to the millions of Republicans who don't recognize the party they saw and heard in Cleveland and cannot support their party's nominee for president and vice president.

25 years ago I got to know Hillary Clinton when she worked to achieve a goal, the goal that was a goal a century ago. The goal of Harry Truman to give us all a universal health care. Between the aspirations of Harry Truman and the accomplishment of Barack Obama, there was Hillary, poised and persistent.

When her first attempt at health care did not work out, Hillary could have given up. Instead, she fought the way she always did. She did her homework. She persevered. She never forgot who she was fighting for. And thanks to her effort, the state children's health insurance program was born and she worked just as hard to ensure that the states actually signed up, joining with Republican governors to get it done. Today, more than 8 million children have health insurance as a result. That is 8 million children whose families don't have to choose between paying the rent and taking them to the doctor.

When President Obama took office, he picked up the fight and with the Affordable Healthcare Act passed we expanded insurance to 20 million more people. Today, 90 percent of Americans are covered and we have made so much progress. And now, we need to elect the person who will finish the job. Hillary Rodham Clinton has a plan to drive down health care costs. Hillary has a plan to stand up to the drug companies and lower prescription drug prices. And Hillary has a plan to take us the last mile and finally achieve health care for all Americans. That is what Hillary will do.

Now Donald Trump has a plan, too. He would rip up ObamaCare and throw 20 million people off their health insurance. Donald Trump will take us back to a time when insurance companies can deny you coverage if you have a pre-existing condition. Or he will take you back to the time where insurance companies could charge you more just because you are a woman.

[21:35:19] And what is he going to replace this with? Quote, something so much better, huge, no doubt. That's it. That's the whole plan right there. Six-word plan for health care. His vice presidential pick is no better. Mike Pence voted against expanding the children's health insurance program which Hillary helped to start. Mike Pence voted against requiring insurance companies to cover mental health and addiction treatment. Mike Pence voted to end Medicare as we know it. By the way, Mike Pence once said that when both parents work, children end up facing quote, "stunted emotional growth."

I have a medical degree. Let me tell you what really stunts children's growth. Not having access to health care, inadequate funding for school nutrition programs, guns (ph), the ultimate public health crisis, cigarettes. I hear Governor Pence missed the memo, but they do in fact cause cancer, Governor, and no amount of tobacco money contributions to your campaign can change that, Governor.

The choice in this election is clear. We need a president whose decisions are rooted in the facts. We need a president who will defend our interests around the world and who knows what it takes to defeat and destroy ISIS, not with ignorant bluster and bombast but with a toughness and resolve.

We need a president who will ensure that the wealthiest among us play by the same rules as hard-working middle class Americans. And we need a president who will never stop fighting to ensure that universal health care is a basic human right. And if that is the president we want, if that is the America that we believe in, then do not wait until November to make your voice heard.

Go to hillaryclinton.com to donate right now. Help make history and volunteer, because this race is going to be won on the ground and it's going to be won in Colorado and in Iowa and North Carolina and Michigan and Florida and Pennsylvania and then we go to the White House. BLITZER: Huge, huge amount of laughter here Jake. A lot of us remember when he did that originally. He wasn't trying to be funny then.

JAKE TAPPER, CNN ANCHOR: The famous or infamous Dean scream. Well, the night that he lost the Iowa caucuses back in 2004. A little recreation of it. The crowd loved it.

BLITZER: They certainly did. It's a moment we won't forget. Elizabeth Banks, the actress, producer and director about to introduce another video.

ELIZABETH BANKS, ACTRESS: ... I directed and produce too. Thank you in which the Barden Bellas went to the world acapella championships so I know a thing or two about world affairs.

But I still have a long way to go to catch Hillary Clinton. As our secretary of state, our nation's chief diplomat she traveled to 112 countries and flew nearly a million miles. Why did she take the job? For the fancy title? No. For the nice office? No. For the frequent flyer miles? Probably. I mean.

She took the job because we need someone to fight to make America and the world safe. Someone tough and smart to sit on the other side of the table from Russia, from China, from Canada.

Hillary Clinton used her office to bring new focus and attention to sex trafficking, human rights abuses and the plight of women and girls all over the world. Hillary Clinton did not yell. She didn't insult anyone. She went into the room with a clear and steady vision for the future and she got result.

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[21:40:18] BARACK OBAMA, UNITED STATES PRESIDENT: I am proud that she will be our next Secretary of State. She is an American of tremendous stature who knows many of the world's leaders and who will clearly have the ability to advance our interests around the world.

COOPER: Rockets continue to fire from Gaza. And massive explosions rock Gaza City.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There is panic and fear in the street of Israel tonight.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This as Israeli war planes pounded the Gaza Strip.

GEN. JOHN ALLEN, RET. U.S. MARINE CORPS: When the fighting broke out between the Israelis and the Palestinians in Gaza in 2012 we were very concerned.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He dispatched Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Middle East.

JAKE SULLIVAN, FORMER DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING, STATE DEPARTMENT: She got on a plane with a small group of people, no press, flew through the night.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: After intense shuttle diplomacy, with Israel, the Palestinian authority, Egypt, she did it. A cease-fire.

SULLIVAN: The Secretary really had steel in her spine and stood up and conflicts stopped and a wider war was averted.

ALLEN: I truly believe that when she sprinted to the region it was her presence with the Israelis and the Egyptians which I believe brought this cease-fire to fruition.

MARIA OTERO, FORMER UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: I think one of the strengths that Secretary Clinton demonstrated always in her actions was that resolve, that firmness in decision making, that clarity of the direction in which she wanted to go.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Climate change activists are increasingly angered by the failure to make progress.

TODD STERN, FORMER SPECIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE: It was a conference on the verge of a nervous breakdown. It was a conference in meltdown.

SHIELA MACVICAR, AL JAZEERA AMERICA HOST: Hopes for a global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions are fading.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The secretary and the President, they knew the only way to break the impasse was to find the actors that they needed to get into a room, particularly the Chinese, and hammer out an agreement.

STERN: And at this point now we're into -- we are deep into the afternoon of the very last day. And we can't find these people.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I remember when we go up an escalator, we turned some corners and find a fairly nondescript room. But you realized you have found something big when it's basically surrounded by security.

STERN: When we actually got there, it was very chaotic.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I just got in, just like you guys got in. This is a joint meeting. My guys get in or we're leaving the meeting.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did the President and Secretary crash the meeting, did they push their way in? Yeah. It was the only way to get real progress on climate change.

REZA SAYAH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: A nuclear bomb, UN atomic inspectors say Iran has enough enriched uranium to make one.

ALLEN: A nuclear Iran of course is nearly unthinkable.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was defiant.

STERN: Secretary Clinton went up to the Hill and testified to Csongress.

HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: Iran has left the international community little choice but to impose greater costs and pressure in the face of its provocative steps.

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: If you use the combination of the soft power of diplomacy with the hard power of the threat of the use of force or even use of force and sanctions, then that is smart power.

BEN CARDIN, U.S. SENATOR, MARYLAND: But without the international community also having tough sanctions against Iran, there was no chance that Iran would come to the table.

STERN: So she had to go around the world, twisting arms, getting every major economy on planet Earth on board.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Russia along with China is expected to back the sanctions.

BILL BURNS, FORMER DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE: Well the agreement that was reached last year to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon wouldn't have happened without the leverage that Hillary Clinton had so systematically built up during her tenure as Secretary of State.

OTERO: I saw Secretary Clinton go to the furthest reaches of the Earth to visit the victims of trafficking of persons. And she would circle her arms around them and offer them support and offer them love and compassion. Secretaries of State don't normally do that.

CLINTON: We hope to shine the light brightly on the scope and scale of modern slavery so all governments can see where progress has been made and where more is need.

LAURA GERMINO, COALITION OF IMMOKALEE WORKERS: Secretary Clinton was the first secretary of state to recognize that human trafficking was happening not just overseas, but also right here at home.

OTERO: And the Secretary herself stood at the podium holding this report, saying this is a very important issue, the one that is a priority.

GEN. JOHNNIE WILDON, U.S. ARMY (RET): Not only is she compassionate but she's extremely hard and firm when it's time to reach the decision.

LEON PANETTA, FORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: Hillary Clinton has the experience, has the understanding. Most importantly, has the toughness necessary to make the kinds of decisions that this country needs to make if we're going to be a world leader.

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[21:45:23] UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Please welcome Senator Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota. SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR, (D) MINNESOTA: Hello, friends. Hello, Democrats. I'm here to make the case for a leader who, as you just saw, is focused on security, security for our country, security for our economy, and our democracy. A leader who knows we are all more secure when women and girls have the opportunity to lead with their heads high and their strides strong. That leader is Hillary Clinton.

She sees a world where girls are not captured and sold but are fearless and bold, where they lead, and not follow. And where when someone tells a young woman, "You fight like a girl," her answer is, "Yes, I do. And I'm proud to be that girl."

Now delegates, here is one challenge. Today, millions of people in the world are held in forced labor or sexual servitude. Human trafficking hits home for me. I'm a former prosecutor. A few years ago in Minnesota, a 12-year-old girl got a text to go to a party. A man picked her up in a parking lot and raped her. She ended up in a hotel and was forced to take explicit pictures of herself. They were posted online, and then she was sold to two more men. They got that guy. Our Justice Department and law enforcement went after him. And last December, he was convicted by a jury.

She was 12 years old. Not old enough to drive a car or go to her high school prom. Not old enough to vote. This is happening in our own country. That's why, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton took the international report on trafficking, the one that nations use to improve their prosecutions, and she made our country accountable. She added the United States of America to that list. Because she knows that if we are going to be a beacon for the world, then we have to get our own house in order.

And when Hillary said, "Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights," she named sex trafficking as a violation of those rights. She didn't just say it anywhere, my fellow delegates, she said it in China. She came home from Beijing and she supported the first trafficking law in our country. And years later, she supported my bipartisan bill that's helping law enforcement crack down on trafficking and make sure the kids who are trafficked are treated as the victims that they are, and not as criminals.

Fellow delegates, human trafficking is the third biggest criminal enterprise in the world. As long as ISIS is selling girls for $165, and parents in Nigeria are left with nothing but bows and arrows to chase the terrorists who steal their daughters in the middle of the night, we will never have a just and good world.

[21:50:10] Because when women are held back, democracies falter. When women, when women are bound and treated as sex slaves, tyrants rule, opportunity for women is not a sign of a country's weakness, it is a sign of a nation's strength.

Or maybe, just maybe, Mark Twain said it best, what would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce. Elevating women across the world so they're treated with dignity and respects that's what Hillary Clinton will do and if that means playing the women card, Donald Trump, let me tell you, there are hundreds of millions of women in this world who are ready to play that card. And in the United States of America, it's called the voting card.

You know, part of how we make this better is by telling the truth, laying out the facts and sharing our story. Here with us tonight is someone who has experienced the devastation of human trafficking. It is hard to put to words the horror she's faced, but Ima Matul has the courage to speak out. We all have a voice, this election let's use it.

We welcome you to the stage, Ima.

IMA MATUL, HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR: Thank you, Senator for your word and your work.

Never in my wildest dream that I have imagine that I would share a stage with so many leaders and visionaries. I grew up in a poor village in Indonesia. When I was 17 years old, I was brought to Los Angeles with the promise of a job as a nanny. Instead I spent the next three years in domestic (inaudible) being abuse.

When I finally have the courage to escape my trafficker, I find a home and the collation to abolish slavery and trafficking. After I get the support I need, I found the strength to organize survivor from across the country.

Before human trafficking began to capture our attention, before there were laws to identify and protect victims, even before I escaped my traffickers, Hillary Clinton was fighting to end modern and slavery.

And throughout her career, Hillary kept up the fight. Human trafficking is not just happening overseas, it is happening right here in our back yard. Every day I hear stories just like my own. Still I have hope, there is a growing awareness about devastating impact of human trafficking that is growing embrace of survivors in our community and businesses and churches and as growing commitment to finding an effective solution to make sure this generation of survivor will be the last.

[21:55:04] I have hope especially that Hillary Clinton is becoming president. As a survivor and an advocate, I have hope that we can end human trafficking. Thank you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.

ALBRIGHT: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Oh, yes, thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

My fellow Americans, good evening. 68 years ago during a time of great danger, Democrats gathered in Philadelphia to nominate a tough, smart and experienced presidential candidate.

At the time I was a child in Europe where I lived in fear because my native Czechoslovakia had been taken over by communists. But within a few months, my family found refuge in America and that candidate, Harry Truman, became my first American president.

Tonight, in Philadelphia, we nominated someone with Truman's fighting spirit to be our next president, Hillary Clinton. And this poll, we must do everything we can to make sure that Hillary becomes our next Commander-In-Chief, because in this era, with these threats, we need a leader who has the experience and judgment to keep America strong, secure and safe.

I know Hillary Clinton will be that president because I have known her for more than 25 years, because I have seen her fight and win for our country and for causes that count.

When Hillary was first lady, we went to the Beijing Women's Conference and she courageously stood up and spoke out on behalf of human rights and women's rights inspiring millions to fight for a better future.

We went to Prague where I showed her the city of my birth and made her eat Czech cabbage. She didn't like it very much. We met with Vaclav Havel, whom she did like very much, because he made so many dreams of freedom come true.

When Hillary served in the Senate, I saw her work day and night as a member of the armed services committee, working with Republicans and Democrats to keep our military strong and protect our troops and our families.

And when Hillary served as Secretary of State, I watched her partner with President Obama to restore our country's reputation around the world.

She fought terrorism, she stopped the spread of nuclear weapons, and she promoted diplomacy, defense, development and democracy, smart power in every corner of the world.

As I travel around the world today, I'm reminded how important it is that the person who represents our nation is trusted by our allies and who listens more than she talks.

Hillary and I share a few things in common. We both went to Wellesley College, so I know where she got her study habits. We are both mothers and grand mothers, so I knew where she got her management skills.

We are both very proud of our daughters and grandsons so we must have done something right, but we also know what it's like to step off that plane with the words United States of America on it.

[22:00:05] She knows that safeguarding freedom and security is not like hosting a T.V. reality show.