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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 »

'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 »

Angry RNC Crowd Turns on Heidi Cruz

She had to be escorted past people yelling 'Goldman Sachs'

(Newser) - Things got ugly quickly at the Quicken Loans Arena after Ted Cruz stunned the crowd by refusing to endorse Donald Trump . Heidi Cruz "was escorted out by security as crowd gets angry," tweeted CNN's Manu Raju. Former Cruz aide Ken Cuccinelli says he helped get Heidi out... 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 »

Gingrich Finds Silver Lining for Trump in Cruz Speech

Former speaker turns rival's words into an endorsement

(Newser) - After Ted Cruz's boo-inducing non-endorsement of Donald Trump —one in which he told people to "vote your conscience"—Newt Gingrich took the stage and put a more positive spin on Cruz's words for Trump supporters. "I think you misunderstood one paragraph" in Cruz's... 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 »

RNC Crowd Resumes Unofficial Slogan: 'Lock Her Up'

Chant breaks out frequently

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott kicked off the third night of the Republican National Convention with a speech that invoked the Orlando massacre, one in which he called Donald Trump the better candidate to fight terrorism at home. Scott also labeled Hillary Clinton a failure, which gave the crowd an opportunity... More »

Chaos at RNC as Police Scuffle With Flag-Burning Protesters

Around a dozen protesters have been arrested

(Newser) - Cleveland police say about a dozen people have been taken into custody and will be arrested following a chaotic protest near the arena housing the Republican National Convention, the AP reports. Lt. Michael Butler of the Cleveland Police Department said Wednesday that charges were pending for between 10 and 16... More »

Third Eye Blind Booed Heartily During Taunting RNC Show

'Who here believes in science?'

(Newser) - As if this election year couldn't get any stranger, Third Eye Blind is relevant again after taunting a largely Republican audience at a charity gig Tuesday in Cleveland. The band, playing in support of Musicians on Call at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was loudly booed throughout... More »

Rhode Island Uses Convention Spotlight to Bash Rhode Island

Republican delegate blamed Democrats for state's troubles

(Newser) - Rhode Island's delegation to the Republican National Convention is taking some heat back home for using its spotlight to trash the state's reputation on national TV, the AP reports. State GOP Chairman Brandon Bell delivered Rhode Island's votes in the state-by-state roll call that led to Donald... 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 »

RNC Day 3: America Meets Mike Pence

VP nominee to speak, as well as Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Eric Trump

(Newser) - Day 3 of the Republican National Convention has been dubbed "Make America First Again" day, and a new slew of speakers will speak to that mission Wednesday evening at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena, USA Today reports. Indiana governor and now VP nominee Mike Pence will get his moment... 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 »

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