Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
|Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday night after decisive victories in the California, New Jersey and New Mexico primaries, and quickly appealed to supporters of Bernie Sanders to unite with her against Donald J. Trump.|
|At a rally in Brooklyn, Mrs. Clinton took the stage as the first woman to win a major party’s nomination, and she pledged to build on the achievements of pioneers like the 19th-century leaders who met at Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848 to begin in earnest the fight for women’s rights in America.|
|“Tonight caps an amazing journey — a long, long journey,” Mrs. Clinton said, nearly a century after women won the right to vote across the United States. “We all owe so much to those who came before, and tonight belongs to all of you.”|
|With six states voting on Tuesday, Mr. Sanders’s political lifeline frayed as his losses mounted, but he refused to bow out. In a speech in Santa Monica, Calif., late Tuesday, Mr. Sanders vowed to continue “our fight for social, economic, racial and environmental justice” through to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.|
|Mr. Sanders, who made plans to lay off much of his campaign staff, largely ignored Mrs. Clinton’s triumph, but she lavished praise on him earlier at her Brooklyn rally. She said their “vigorous debate” had been “very good for the Democratic Party and America.”|
|Mr. Sanders won the North Dakota caucuses and the Montana primary, while Mrs. Clinton also won the South Dakota primary.|
|President Obama plans to meet with Mr. Sanders at the White House on Thursday at the candidate’s request, an administration spokesman said, adding that Mr. Obama had called both Democratic candidates on Tuesday night to congratulate them on “running inspiring campaigns.”|
|However, Mr. Sanders appeared reluctant on Tuesday to let go completely after months of political warfare against a Clinton machine that he holds in thinly veiled contempt.|
Monica Almeida/The New York Times
By AMY CHOZICK
As a politician’s wife, first lady, senator and secretary of state — and as a two-time candidate for president — Hillary Clinton has continually redefined the role of women in American politics.
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER, JONATHAN MARTIN AND DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
Mr. Trump’s attack on a Hispanic-American federal judge was “the textbook definition of a racist comment,” the House speaker said.
Jim Wilson/The New York Times
By MICHAEL BARBARO AND YAMICHE ALCINDOR
Despite the insurmountable delegate math, Mr. Sanders took the stage in Southern California and vowed to fight on.
By ALEXANDER BURNS
Mrs. Clinton finished strong on Tuesday, and the battle lines with Mr. Trump for the general election are taking shape.