Vermont ends it all

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Vermont ends it all
July 26th, 2016
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Day 2 in Philly


"Vermont ends it all," realizes The Atlantic's Nora Kelly, describing how the Green Mountain State's delegate today played a role in sealing Hillary Clinton's nomination with these words: “Vermont casts our votes: 22 votes for our beloved Senator Sanders and four for the next president, Hillary Clinton.” Moments later, Bernie Sanders himself addressed the convention, saying, “I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States.” At Politico ,M. Scott Mahaskey observes, "With a gentle kiss, the @BernieSanders drive to the #WhiteHouse is officially over in #DemsInPhilly." 


It didn't help keep the Bernie-or-Busters in the house, however, as the Bernie delegates promptly orchestrated a walkout via a method not unlike "playing telephone." "Tried to talk to a Sanders supporter she said "We are here because you wouldn't listen to us, and now we're not talking, no ma'am," NYT's Sandra E. Garcia reports. But whatever melodrama that caused was then forced to compete with tonight's blockbuster speech by Bill Clinton, who did his best to humanize his wife by recalling how they first crossed paths: "In the spring of 1971, I met a girl." President Clinton also called Hillary "the best darn change-maker I have ever met in my life." Here's some more of the most quotable soundbites of the night. In another memorable moment, Hillary herself made a special video appearance directed at young girls watching, stating, "I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next." Stay tuned for tomorrow's takes on that.

Question of the day


Our last question asked: Today we're mourning a woman whose voice you've probably heard a hundred times but never heard her name (or saw her face). Who was she, and why is she known as "American cinema’s most unsung singer?" That would be the lovely Marni Nixon, whose famous voice was dubbed in for such (less vocally talented) starlets as Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr and Natalie Wood.

Congratulations to Shaleila for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions go out to Charlotte LoBuonoChristine HallChris LombardiJocelyn McCabe (who calls her "my SAI sister"), Lucia A. Walinchus (who admits "Wow never knew about her but I love all her work"), Robin TierneyDilianaNatalie TindallRalph CunninghamMargo Howard (who shares "And I met her!"), Mark Gibbs (who quips "Old musicians don't die, they just decompose"), Marianne G (who notes that Nixon was "a nun in Sound of Music, one of her few on-camera roles"), Lizzy Shaw (who adds "So happy she did finally get the recognition she deserved"), Judyth MermelsteinShawn Anderson (who observes "The Angelic Choir sounds better now that Marni Nixon, 'The Voice of Hollywood' has joined"), M_Heschmeyer (who shares "Sad to learn it was Marni Nixon. I grew up on The King & I, West Side Story, My Fair Lady"), Pashva (who calls Nixon "the voice of my dreams"), John Wall (who points out Nixon was the "mother of 70s crooner Andrew gold"), Martin Berliner and Sima Zsen for all getting that exactly right, as well.

As for today's question, here it is: In the form of an op-ed on, Donald Trump just received an endorsement from which meme-inspiring celeb?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)!

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for Tuesday


Your career moves to know for today:

  • Karla Martínez (at right) is the newly anointed editor-in-chief of Vogue Mexico and Latin America just two months after first joining there as associate editor. Martínez has also been with several U.S. publications, such as Vogue U.S., The New York TimesT Magazine and Elle.
  • Bloomberg moves Patricia Laya to Washington to cover the economy. Laya leaves behind her post at their Mexico City bureau, where she was a reporter.
  • Madina Toure is now a politics reporter for The New York Observer. Toure most recently freelanced for and reported for TimesLedger Newspapers.
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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