Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian, discusses Hillary Clinton's historic nomination as a cultural milestone, and puts the gap between Clinton and Trump into past political context. watch
Senator Cory Booker discusses how the Hillary Clinton campaign proceeds from the convention against the unconventional campaign style of Donald Trump in what will be an exceptionally long general election. watch
Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt, Republican strategists, talk about how Hillary Clinton's Democratic nomination acceptance speech will resonate with demographic groups beyond the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. watch
Chris Hayes outlines the liberal policy points Hillary Clinton covered in a portion of her Democratic presidential nomination acceptance speech that made up in substance what it lacked in poetry. watch
Joy Reid describes how Hillary Clinton's Democratic nomination acceptance speech managed to absorb some traditionally Republican cues while accepting the more liberal Democratic Party from President Obama. watch
Chris Matthews postulates that the candidacy of Donald Trump has been a good thing for Democrats, reminding them of their American values and pushing them to remind the nation at their convention. watch
Third night in a row that Dems have prominently featured law enforcement officers and their family members at DNC.
An MSNBC panel discusses the additional challenges Hillary Clinton faces as the first female major political party nominee for the presidency of the United States of America in her address to the Democratic National Convention. watch
* Extraordinary developments in Russia: "Russia's main domestic intelligence service raided the Moscow headquarters of an investigative agency on Tuesday, in a rare sign of dysfunction in the country's domestic security services."
* The number of skeptics dwindles: "Senior U.S. national security officials tell NBC News they are confident that Russian intelligence agencies hacked the Democratic National Committee."
* ISIS: "The United States is poring over a vast trove of new intelligence about Islamic State fighters who have flowed into Syria and Iraq and some who then returned to their home countries, information that American officials say could help fight militants on the battlefield and prevent potential plotters from slipping into Europe."
* The campaign later expressed regret over this: "At [Mike] Pence's first public event since he was introduced as the Republican vice-presidential candidate two weeks ago, a [Washington Post] reporter was barred from entering the venue after security staffers summoned local police to pat him down in a search for his cellphone."
* Someone wants attention again: "North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington 'crossed the red line' and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month."
* Brazil: "A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world's media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it's the Olympics."
* Setting the record straight: "President Obama says reports he eats precisely seven almonds each night are a joke that got out of hand. 'Well, this is an example of the weird way that the press works,' he said in an interview that aired Thursday on NBC's 'Today.'"