By Zeke J Miller
July 25, 2016

Good evening from Philadelphia, where the Democratic Party is struggling to show unity amid the fallout of an email hack that has already claimed the job of the chair of the Democratic National Committee. Barely moments after the convention opened the convention erupted in protest at the first mention of Hillary Clinton’s name—in the invocation—and boos for her from Bernie Sanders supporters continued throughout the evening. Impassioned pleas for party unity largely fell on deaf ears, as Sanders supporters continued to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Clinton all through the opening hours of the convention. The chaotic scene easily surpassed the drama at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week.

Among the speakers tonight are some of the Democratic Party’s brightest stars: Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, First Lady Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders.

Meanwhile, Russia’s alleged involvement in the hack stands to reshape the presidential race, reigniting questions about Donald Trump’s ties and affection for Vladimir Putin.

What you missed today: Democrats struggle to hold their party together.

What you’ll hear tonight: Lots of calls for party unity

What you’ll want to look out for during the speeches: Whether anyone listens.

Read the best from the convention below and check for updates all night:

Must Reads

Democratic Convention Opens on an Ugly Note
Chaos on the floor [TIME]

Democrats Promise a Different Tone Than Republican Convention
“Our convention is going to be optimistic,” campaign manager says [TIME]

Alleged Russian Hack of Democrats Reshapes Presidential Election Fight
“Told you I wasn’t crazy,” texts a Clinton aide

Hillary Clinton Campaign Boss: Democratic Party Chair Had Become a ‘Distraction’
Leaked emails put a damper on Day One of the Democratic convention [TIME]

Bernie Sanders’ Calls for Unity at Democratic Convention Draws Boos
The faithful aren’t ready to give up [TIME]

Hillary Clinton Campaign: Not Taking Black Voters for Granted
Campaign acknowledges enthusiasm gap [TIME]

Sound Off

“Her resignation opens up the possibility of new leadership at the top of the Democratic Party that will stand with working people.” — Bernie Sanders taking a victory lap after claiming Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s scalp

Bits and Bites

Lena Dunham, Uzo Aduba Among Stars Supporting Hillary Clinton in New Video [TIME]

DNC Apologizes to Bernie Sanders and Supporters Over Leaked Emails [TIME]

See the Strangest Donald Trump Merchandise for Sale [TIME]

Al Gore Will Not Attend the Democratic Convention But Will Vote for Hillary Clinton [TIME]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Won’t Gavel in the DNC After Email Scandal [Associated Press]

Watch Democratic Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Get Booed [TIME]

FBI Launches Investigation Into DNC Email Hack [TIME]

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