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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Resign From DNC

At the end of the convention

(Newser) - Embattled Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday that she will step down, CNN reports. The announcement that she will resign following the party convention, which begins Monday, comes on the heels of leaked emails that appear to show that DNC officials were working to sabotage Bernie Sanders'... More »

Trump: If Cruz Endorses Me, I Won't Accept

'Just so you understand'

(Newser) - Despite Ted Cruz's refusal to endorse Donald Trump at the GOP convention, Trump thinks Cruz will eventually come around—but he has no intention of accepting any future thumbs-up, ABC News reports. "[Cruz will] come and endorse over the next little while," he told convention volunteers Friday... More »

Trump Mentioned Sarah Root in Speech. Here's Her Story

Root was killed in a car crashing involving an undocumented immigrant

(Newser) - One of the key moments of Donald Trump's speech Thursday night came when he spoke about 21-year-old Sarah Root while criticizing immigration policies. Root, he said, was "just one more American life that wasn’t worth protecting. One more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders.... More »

Like Harry Potter? You May Have Lower Opinion of Trump

'Fictional story may have implications for general election preferences'

(Newser) - The novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was believed to help turn the tide of public opinion away from condoning slavery after it was published in 1852, but even the most popular fictional works today aren't shown to impact political leanings on a mass scale. Now researchers at the University... More »

Jon Stewart to Trump Backers: 'This Country Isn't Yours'

He goes after Sean Hannity at Fox, for one

(Newser) - The Donald Trump coronation has brought one well-known critic back into the public spotlight, at least temporarily. Jon Stewart appeared on Stephen Colbert's CBS show Thursday night to provide a Daily Show-style venting, reports Mediaite . (See the video here .) While he referred to Trump as an "angry... More »

'Dark' Trump Speech 'Will Be Famous or Infamous'

Some say it was a 'lost opportunity'

(Newser) - Foes and fans alike can agree on one thing about Donald Trump's big speech at the GOP convention: It was really, really long. According to C-SPAN, the 76-minute acceptance speech was the longest since at least 1972. The speech—in which Trump portrayed America as a very troubled place... More »

Fact-Checkers Find Many Flaws in Trump Speech

The picture he painted was too bleak

(Newser) - Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night—about the US tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary Clinton's record, and more. Here's what fact-checkers at... More »

Trump's 5 Biggest Lines

He says he's the 'law and order' candidate

(Newser) - Donald Trump delivered the biggest speech of his life Thursday night at the GOP convention, and his fans will not have been disappointed. Trump joined the crowd in its chant of "U-S-A" after he "humbly and gratefully" accepted the nomination, the Washington Post reports. In his speech, Trump... More »

Ivanka: Trump Will Fight for Equal Pay for Equal Work

She hails 'people's nominee' in introduction speech

(Newser) - Ivanka—the penultimate Trump to speak at the GOP convention—hailed her father as "the people's nominee" and the "single most qualified person to serve as chief executive of an $18 trillion economy" in an introduction speech clearly aimed at winning back women voters. In the Trump... More »

Peter Thiel to RNC: 'I Am Proud to Be Gay'

He says Trump will lead America 'back to that bright future'

(Newser) - Tech billionaire—and gay man—Peter Thiel was one of the more unexpected speakers lined up for Thursday's final night of the Republican National Convention . But he earned chants of "USA" from the crowd when he announced: "I am proud to be gay. I am proud to... More »

On RNC's Final Night, a Father-Daughter Dance

Ivanka Trump will introduce Donald as he accepts the GOP nomination

(Newser) - It's been a Republican National Convention of inspirational family tributes , plagiarism accusations , and a major diss by a former presidential contender. On Day 4, however, which Vox notes will boast a "Make America One Again" theme, the GOP hopes to bring the focus squarely back to the guest... More »

Cruz Explains: I Don't Support People Who Attack My Family

He also rules out voting for Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Ted Cruz didn't exactly have a change of heart in regard to Donald Trump overnight: After being booed Wednesday night for failing to endorse the GOP nominee , Cruz addressed Texas delegates Thursday morning and declared, "I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife... More »

Trump Finally Gets His 'Border Wall'

Around his Hollywood star, that is

(Newser) - Donald Trump finally got his border wall Tuesday—just not where he expected. Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus erected a 6-inch-tall wall—complete with barbed wire and "keep out" signs—around Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reports CNN . The display—later removed—also included... More »

'Lyin' Ted' Gets His Revenge

Trump snub leaves convention stunned

(Newser) - A few days ago, not many people would have bet on the GOP convention's most controversial moment coming from Ted Cruz instead of Donald Trump, but Trump will have to work hard to outdo what analysts are calling a stunning snub from his not-so-vanquished rival. Angry Republicans yelled "... More »

Trump: Defending NATO Allies Is a Maybe

'We are going to take care of this country first'

(Newser) - If America's NATO allies find themselves under attack and in dire need of assistance, they can expect a solid "Maybe" from President Donald Trump. The GOP nominee, in an interview conducted Wednesday while he kept one eye on convention goings-on, told the New York Times that in the... More »

Mike Pence: 'Trump Gets It'

He accepts 'awesome privilege' of being running mate

(Newser) - Introduced by Paul Ryan as a "man of solid character," Mike Pence accepted the "awesome privilege" of being the vice presidential nominee in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the RNC Wednesday night. Pence, who described himself as "a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in... More »

Ted Cruz Booed, Doesn't Endorse Trump

But he does at least congratulate him

(Newser) - Ted Cruz stood before the third night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday with an entire convention center awaiting the answer to the question: Will he endorse Donald Trump or won't he? The answer came late in a speech that was well received until the end. "We... More »

Trump Reportedly Offered Kasich a Very Odd Deal

Don Jr. promised Kasich could basically run the country as VP: 'NYT'

(Newser) - Wednesday night is the night that America meets GOP VP nominee Mike Pence , but per a senior adviser to John Kasich who spoke anonymously to the New York Times , the process by which he was chosen sounds like it could have been a little wonky—and may even have involved... More »

Trump Delegate: Clinton Should Be 'Shot for Treason'

New Hampshire lawmaker Al Baldasaro also calls her 'garbage'

(Newser) - A prominent Donald Trump delegate from New Hampshire says Hillary Clinton should be "put in the firing line and shot for treason," over the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, reports the AP . New Hampshire state Rep. Al Baldasaro, who appears frequently with Trump and serves as an... More »

Speechwriter Takes Blame for Melania Speech

Apologizes, has her Trump resignation rejected

(Newser) - Meredith McIver, the writer who was reported to have worked with Melania Trump on overhauling the original RNC speech that was written for her, has released a statement on Trump's website taking the blame for the ensuing plagiarism controversy . While working together on the speech, “we discussed many... More »

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