Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The U.S. is living through a "full-fledged crisis in our democracy, " 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said in Selma, Alabama, Sunday, as she launched an attack on President Trump's White House.

The big picture: The speech formed part of weekend-long commemorations that have drawn thousands marking the 54th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday,” which galvanized support for the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

What she's saying: "This is a time, my friends, when fundamental rights, civic virtue, freedom of the press, the rule of law, truth, facts and reason are under assault," Clinton said, according to CNN. "When racist and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and the White House, when hard-fought-for civil rights are being stripped back ..."

Also in attendance were several 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) who, the Associated Press reported, delivered a fiery keynote address, declaring "It's time for us to defend the dream."

Go deeper

What to expect from the final debate of the 2020 election

Trump and Biden at the first debate. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Image

Watch for President Trump to address Joe Biden as “the big guy” or “the chairman” at tonight's debate as a way of dramatizing the Hunter Biden emails. Hunter's former business partner Tony Bobulinski is expected to be a Trump debate guest.

The big picture: Trump's advisers universally view the first debate as a catastrophe — evidenced by a sharp plunge in Trump’s public and (more convincingly for them) private polling immediately following the debate.

Updated 1 hour ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Politics: Chris Christie: Wear a mask "or you may regret it — as I did" — Senate Democrats block vote on McConnell's targeted relief bill.
  2. Business: New state unemployment filings fall.
  3. Economy: Why the stimulus delay isn't a crisis (yet).
  4. Health: FDA approves Gilead's remdesivir as a coronavirus treatment How the pandemic might endMany U.S. deaths were avoidable.
  5. Education: Boston and Chicago send students back home for online learning.
  6. World: Spain and France exceed 1 million cases.

FBI: Russian hacking group stole data after targeting local governments

FBI Headquarters. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Energetic Bear, a Russian state-sponsored hacking group, has stolen data from two servers after targeting state and federal government networks in the U.S. since at least September, the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said on Thursday.

Driving the news: Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced Wednesday that Iran and Russia had obtained voter registration information that could be used to undermine confidence in the U.S. election system.