Bill's Influence, Athletic Politics, Punk Protest

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • Yesterday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton officially became the Democratic Party's nominee for president. We get the latest on day two of the DNC from Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich, who is on the ground in the City of Brotherly Love. 
  • President Bill Clinton spoke at the Democratic National Convention last night. Does his presence hurt or help Hillary Clinton? And what will happen to this charismatic former leader of the free world if she is elected? Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, weighs in. 
  • After a priest was killed in Normandy by two ISIS attackers on Tuesday, The Takeaway explores how the people of France are responding to this latest act of terrorism with Samuel Laurent, author of "Al-Qaeda in France" and "The Islamic State."
  • U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was the first woman and openly gay person from The Badger State to be elected to the Senate. She says that Donald Trump doesn't have a path to victory in her state, which Texas Senator Ted  Cruz won in the primaries. 
  • Despite numerous leadership changes, Yahoo — an early innovator in the digital age — has struggled for years, and on Monday, the company announced that it would be selling off most of its assets to Verizon. We explore the fight to save Yahoo, and why it ultimately didn’t succeed, with Michelle Quinn, a Silicon Valley columnist for the Mercury News. 
  • Long known for his apolitical views, NBA legend Michael Jordan says he can no longer stay silent on the issue of African-American shootings and police relations. Cindy Boren, a sports writer for The Washington Post, examines the intersection between sports and politics in America.