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Trump Plays Down U.S. Role In World Crises

Donald Trump told the New York Times that he would not pressure Turkey about conducting huge purges of its military or cracking down on civil liberties. Said Trump: “I don’t think we have a right to lecture. Look at what [...]

GOP Delegates Turn on Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was dramatically booed by the majority of delegates after not endorsing Donald Trump in his convention speech. Said Cruz: “Please, don’t stay home in November… stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up [...]

Trump Adviser Says Clinton Should Be Shot

New Hampshire state representative Al Baldasaro (R), an adviser to Donald Trump on veterans issues, said that Hillary Clinton should be put in a firing line and shot for treason, BuzzFeed reports. Said Baldasaero: “She is a disgrace for the [...]

Quote of the Day

“Who cares? The fact is Melania gave a good speech, she is stunningly attractive, she’s stunningly articulate, and most of the people who are criticizing her can’t speak five languages. She’s a bright person, she introduced herself in a way that’s [...]

Convention Dispatch: Buying Votes

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The Trump Campaign Is a Mess

Amy Walter: “The fact that we are on day three of Melania Trump ‘Speech-gate’ tells you all you need to know about this campaign’s competence. An experienced and well-organized campaign would have had this buttoned up by the next morning. [...]

GOP Groups Cut Johnson Loose

“Two prominent groups that back Republican candidates are scrapping millions of dollars in advertisements aimed at bolstering vulnerable Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) in the fall, as polls show him trailing former Sen. Russ Feingold (D),” The Hill reports.

Republican National Convention: Wednesday

With party business and Donald Trump’s official nomination all settled, the third day of the GOP convention is about unity.  The night will culminate with a speech by newly-minted vice presidential nominee Mike Pence. Add your own observations in the [...]

Why Trump’s Convention Could Still Be a Success

Bill Kristol: “I’ve been attending Republican conventions since 1988. As of the Wednesday morning of these conventions, none has ever seemed more messed-up, more poorly managed, and more generally headed to disaster than that 1988 one, my first, in New [...]

Pence Steps On the National Stage

First Read: “Now that the Republican convention has stabilized a bit after a very rocky start, tonight’s attention turns to VP running mate Mike Pence. Thanks to a less-than-typical VP rollout, Pence probably has a more challenging task to sell [...]

A Family Affair

Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball: “Even the Kennedys didn’t have as many family members appear at the 1960 convention as Trumps have at this one. Naturally, family members have often been used as props, in a sense, occasionally seen in cameo [...]

Nothing Will Change Trump Supporters’ Minds

FiveThirtyEight: “Fact-checking Trump didn’t change his supporters minds about him in Swire’s study. After presenting participants with the various statements, the researchers debriefed the volunteers on which of these statements were true and which were false. Even when Trump supporters [...]

A Convention In Search of Unity and Energy

Rick Klein: “The Trump takeover of the Republican Party was formalized on Tuesday, amid some folded arms on the floor of a Republican National Convention that has lacked unity, energy, and emotional heft. It all occurred in the exact same [...]

The GOP Establishment Is Now with Trump

New York Times: “They didn’t want him. They fought against him. Privately, they still resent him. But in the early minutes of the evening, as the party’s senior leadership executed a final quashing of lingering anti-Trump efforts on the convention [...]

More Anti-Clinton Than Pro-Trump

First Read: “As for last night’s speeches, it was striking to observe the mostly pro-Trump speeches versus the anti-Trump one. By our count, there were a total of 19 scheduled speeches on Tuesday night, and 13 of them were mostly [....

Original Speech Didn’t Contain Plagiarized Parts

NBC News: “The original draft of Melania Trump’s Republican National Convention speech did not include the section that appears to have been lifted from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech… The documents, including the original draft and corroborating emails, obtained by [...]

Lewandowski Wants to Start a Super PAC

“Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been pitching his own super PAC to donors after trashing other groups working on behalf of the GOP presidential nominee,” six sources with knowledge of those conversations told BuzzFeed News.

Trump Helped New Jersey GOP Pay Legal Fees

“With the help of Donald Trump, the New Jersey Republican State Committee has paid its legal fees connected to the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal,” the Newark Star Ledger reports. “Campaign finance reports released Tuesday show the Republican State Committee [...]

Why Trump Won’t Fire Anyone for Melania’s Speech

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The Demise of Roger Ailes and the Republican Party

Richard Wolffe: “We are witnessing the Great Unravelling of the Republican party. Its ideological intellectuals openly disdain and plot against the party’s nominee. Its elected officials are too busy to show up to their own party’s convention.” “And now the [...]

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