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In Tough Cleveland 'Hood, a Vineyard Grows Hope

Grapes offer an unlikely refuge for those trying to right their lives

(Newser) - Rows of red and white grapes climb trellises surrounded by a crumbling brick building, an empty corner store, and graffiti-covered apartments. The man who planted the vineyard says his plan for the lot once occupied by a crack house goes far beyond bottling wine. Mansfield Frazier wants to show there'... 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 »

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 »

'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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Winners, Losers From Day 2 of the RNC

Never Trump movement 'dead from multiple causes'

(Newser) - Tuesday was "Make America Work Again" day at the Republican National Convention, though there was easily as much talk about Hillary Clinton as there was about the US economy. Still, the convention seemed to run far more smoothly than on Monday—it was as if they "had brought... More »

Norovirus Hits California RNC Delegation

At least a dozen staffers are stuck in hotel 60 miles away

(Newser) - Republican National Convention organizers are worried about a guest even less welcome than the Clinton family would be: norovirus. The highly contagious virus, which causes vomiting and diarrhea and is known for turning cruises into hellish experiences, has struck down at least a dozen members of the California delegation, the... More »

Paul Ryan Gets in Line: Unify This Party at Last

As Chris Christie dusts off his prosecutor's hat

(Newser) - Republicans kicked off the second night of their convention with all the pomp one might expect from a political convention, with a healthy dose of Capitol Hill heavyweights on display, as well as C-list celebrities. Highlights, via the AP , the Guardian , and the Washington Post :
  • Paul Ryan rallied for Donald
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Trump Jr.: Dad Has 'Record of Accomplishing Impossible'

Tiffany Trump had some words about her dad, too

(Newser) - Donald Trump's adult children were on the Republican National Convention floor in Cleveland Tuesday evening to witness their father take the GOP nomination for president, and two of them took to the stage to offer their personal take on the man who fathered them. Tiffany Trump, Trump's daughter... More »

Trump Breaks Tradition, Shows at Convention for Day 2

This time via video from Trump Tower

(Newser) - "Good evening. Are you having fun?" That was Tuesday night's greeting from the new GOP nominee , patched in via video from Trump Tower "through the medium that cemented the former star of The Apprentice as a household name more than a decade ago," Politico notes. "... More »

Donald J. Trump Is the GOP Nominee

New York delegation puts him over the top at Republican National Convention

(Newser) - It's official: The Republican Party has nominated Donald Trump for president, completing the New York billionaire's remarkable rise from political outsider to major party nominee for the White House, the AP reports. With 89 delegates, New York state put him over the top in the delegate count Tuesday... More »

Day 2 of RNC: We Hear From Tiffany Trump

Trump's daughter with Marla Maples will take the stage; also Donald Jr., Paul Ryan, Chris Christie

(Newser) - With Day One of the Republican National Convention in the can , the GOP heads into the second day of its Cleveland rally. Per the Hill , Tuesday's convention theme will center on the slogan "Make America Work Again," and to bolster Donald Trump's message that his business... More »

Winners, Losers From Day 1 of the RNC

Controversy overshadowed Melania speech

(Newser) - This year's gathering in Cleveland promised to be the most unconventional GOP convention in decades, and Day 1 did not disappoint, although the Republican Party probably isn't entirely thrilled about how things are shaping up. Here are some of the winners and losers analysts named after the day'... 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 »

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