The Washington Post

She is the first woman to become the presidential nominee for a major U.S. political party.

(Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

She is the first woman to become the presidential nominee for a major U.S. political party.

Hillary Clinton will lead a party far different from the one Bill Clinton reinvented in 1992.

Clinton has formally won the Democratic presidential nomination, emerging from a long and bruising primary season to become the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

What’s the significance of the first major-party female nominee for president? [Video]

While a lot of Americans are pleased with the milestone, not everyone is thrilled that Clinton is the one to break the glass ceiling.

Here are the best features of each state, according to their Democratic delegates

States: You pick goofy things to be proud of.

The ugly truth about the White House and its history of slavery

Michelle Obama brought up a painful truth about her home.

Gone are the days of candidates quietly respecting their opponent’s convention.

Vermont senator explores options for turning popularity on the left to gain more Senate power.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser pushed for the District of Columbia's statehood while casting votes at the Democratic convention.

Recovering addicts and others have made addiction a central part of their speeches.

Larry Sanders, the older brother of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), cast his vote for his brother during the second day of the Democratic National Convention.

Democrats in Philadelphia reflect on the significance of nominating Hillary Clinton for president – the first time a major party has nominated a woman for the nation's highest office.

An extended applause and cheers broke out as Vermont delegate Shyla Nelson seconded Sen. Bernie Sanders's nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention on July 26.

During his speech at the Democratic convention, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) urged Democrats to vote in the presidential election in November.

The Gloucester County School Board will ask the justices to overturn a ruling that favored 17-year-old Gavin Grimm.

102-year-old honorary Arizona delegate Jerry Johnson gained attention July 26 for her enthusiastic announcement of her state's support of Hillary Clinton.

Tester believes a favorable electoral map and the fallout from Donald Trump's campaign will give Senate Democrats the majority next year.

In a unique historical moment, Bill Clinton will make the case for Hillary Clinton

Paul Feeney, a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) praised Sanders' campaign at the Democratic National Convention and urged supports to support Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) delivered one of the nominating speeches ahead of the roll call vote to officially make Hillary Clinton the Democratic nominee for president.

Tom Harkin, a former Democratic senator from Iowa, used American Sign Language in his address to the Democratic National Convention.

Speaking at the Democratic convention, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says the Hillary Clinton she knows can devour buffalo wings no matter where she is.

The focus on the issue marks a significant evolution in presidential politics.

Load More