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In Major Turnaround, Trump Admits Regrets

He says some remarks have caused pain

(Newser) - In a development that may have had some onlookers scanning the sky for flying pigs, Donald Trump expressed regret Thursday night for things he has said. "Sometimes in the heat of debate, and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say... More »

Trump Jr.'s Plagiarism Tweet Causes a Ruckus

Later suggests accusation against Obama was tongue-in-cheek

(Newser) - There's a new plagiarism kerfuffle making the rounds in political circles, but this one is a little strange. It begins with this tweet from Donald Trump Jr.: "I'm honored that POTUS would plagiarize a line from my speech last week. Where's the outrage?" He was referring... More »

Historic Speech 'Was Exactly Who Clinton Is'

'Workmanlike' address gets mixed reviews

(Newser) - It was an instantly historic speech: Hillary Clinton stood before Democratic delegates in Philadelphia Thursday night and became the first woman to accept a major party's presidential nomination. Opinions on her convention address are split, largely along partisan lines, though all agree that it was quintessential Hillary Clinton. A... More »

Trump Fires Back at Clinton Acceptance Speech

He says he wanted to 'hit' several DNC speakers

(Newser) - "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons," Hillary Clinton said in her acceptance speech to the Democratic convention Thursday night—and it wasn't long before the man she was talking about fired back on Twitter. In... More »

Hillary's 5 Best Lines

'A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons'

(Newser) - "It is with humility, determination, and boundless confidence in America's promise that I accept your nomination for president of the United States," Hillary Clinton told the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, delivering a fiery acceptance speech that cast herself as a unifier who can keep America safe,... More »

Chelsea: 'My Wonderful, Thoughtful, Hilarious Mother'

'Grandma would be so, so proud of you tonight'

(Newser) - Chelsea Clinton looked back to moments growing up in the White House and praised her "wonderful, thoughtful, hilarious" mother in her speech to the Democratic convention Thursday night. "I'm here as a proud American, a proud Democrat, a proud mother, and, tonight in particular, a very, very... 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 »

2 People Surprised at Melania Speech: Original Writers

Matthew Scully, John McConnell's draft was gutted after they submitted it

(Newser) - With the Trump campaign still stinging from allegations that Melania Trump cribbed from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech, various news outlets are beginning to piece together how the gaffe happened. At this point, one thing is clear: You can't blame the original speechwriters. As ABC News reports, the Trump... More »

Trump Campaign: What Plagiarism?

'These were common words and values'

(Newser) - All the buzz Tuesday morning about Melania Trump plagiarizing a speech by Michelle Obama is "just really absurd." At least that's the stance the Trump campaign is taking after a controversial night at the RNC. She wouldn't "do something like that knowing how scrutinized her... More »

Melania's Speech Looks to Have Plagiarized One by Michelle Obama

Parts of her RNC address match 2008 DNC speech word for word

(Newser) - In what could turn into a PR disaster for the Republican National Convention, parts of Melania Trump's Monday night speech appear to have been lifted from the speech Michelle Obama delivered on the first night of the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Journalist Jarrett Hill was the first to... More »

Melania Hailed as Day's Best Speaker

But some parts of her speech sounded very familiar

(Newser) - It was the biggest speech Melania Trump has ever made—and if the former supermodel had stage fright, she didn't show it. The Quicken Loans Arena emptied rapidly after Melania—introduced by her husband, in a departure from convention tradition—made her speech, leaving analysts to declare her the... More »

Melania Trump's 5 Big Lines

Donald Trump's wife is keynote speaker

(Newser) - Melania Trump took a starring role at the Republican National Convention on Monday night, ending what Julia Ioffe at Politico reports has been two months spent out of the "public eye." She was introduced by husband Donald, who was incredibly restrained in his comments, saying simply, "It... More »

'Slayer-in-Chief' Warren and Clinton Tag-Team on Trump

Mass. senator makes fun of his 'goofy' hat, says he would 'crush you into the dirt' to get his way

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's eventual running mate or not, as Elizabeth Warren headed out on the campaign trail Monday, she embraced a role she's already been practicing on her own: the "chief public antagonist" against Donald Trump, as CNN describes it (or the "Trump slayer-in-chief," per... More »

Texas Woman Comes Out of Surgery With British Accent

Lisa Alamia was born and raised in Lone Star State but doesn't sound like it anymore

(Newser) - When Lisa Alamia says the word "kitten," she's not talking about a cat—it's just what it sounds like when the Texas woman says "kidding," a British affectation that isn't an affectation at all, but a symptom of the foreign accent syndrome she... More »

What Clinton Said as She Made History

'We've reached a milestone,' she declares

(Newser) - Eight years to the week after she congratulated Barack Obama on a hard-fought campaign and said "18 million cracks" had been made in the highest glass ceiling of all, Hillary Clinton thanked her supporters for helping her make history. "We've reached a milestone," she told supporters... More »

Our Presidential Candidates All Sound the Same

New research shows they're saying different things in basically the same way

(Newser) - Think there aren't a lot of similarities between a Trump speech and a Clinton speech? Think again. Rosario Signorello, who's spent two years studying what makes for charismatic speech, analyzed 36 speeches from Trump, Clinton, Sanders, and Fiorina, according to a press release . He found that politicians sound... More »

Obama Talks Over 'Wrap-Up' Beeps at UN Climate Talks

'Leader of the free world' had a 3-minute limit

(Newser) - Seems President Obama is not one to be rushed—beep! beep!—off the world stage, NBC News reports. He was giving a speech today at the world climate talks outside Paris when three beeps sounded in an apparent attempt to remind him of the three-minute time limit. He was... More »

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