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Meet Mike Pence, 'Midwestern Polite' With An Unrelenting Conservative Message

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 6:51am

In choosing Pence, who addresses the Republican Convention Wednesday, as his running mate, Donald Trump has reassured both establishment Republicans and social conservatives.

What Did Pence Do For Schools As Governor? Here's A Look

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 6:15am

Many people seem confused about Republican nominee Donald Trump's education platform. So, let's take a dive into his running mate's record on education in his four years as governor of Indiana.

Random Thoughts On A Rather Random Session Of The Trumpified Convention

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 5:21am

Gov. Chris Christie got the arena rocking with his mock trial of Hillary Clinton that made the crowd "a jury of her peers." Tiffany Trump, the candidate's daughter with Marla Maples, also spoke.

Republican Convention: Most Evangelicals Fall In Line Behind Trump

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to pastor Mark Burns, who backs Donald Trump and is speaking at the convention. And he gets the download from Jonah Goldberg of the National Review about RNC cocktail parties.

GOP Convention Formally Votes For Trump As Party's Presidential Nominee

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Detrow and Jonah Goldberg of the National Review. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik reports that Roger Ailes will be ousted as Fox News CEO.

Trump Wins GOP Nomination; Some Hispanics Warm Up To The Nominee

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

NPR's Tamara Keith reports on the "counter convention" that the Hillary Clinton campaign is running alongside the GOP convention. NPR's Asma Khalid reports on the mood of Latino delegates.

Republicans Focus Day 2 Of Their Convention On Jobs

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

Tuesday's theme was Make America Work Again. Steve Inskeep examines economic realities with Kyle Kondik, author of The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President. NPR's Mara Liasson wraps up the night.

Selling Merchandise Outside of RNC, Politics Come Second

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:00am

People drove from across the country to Cleveland to hawk their wares to the throngs who've come to the Republican National Convention.

WATCH: Trump Kids, GOP Leadership Highlight Night Two Of The RNC

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 7:38pm

Donald Trump is hoping Day 2 of his convention goes much more smoothly than the first.

Turkey's Post-Coup-Attempt Purge Widens As Arrests And Firings Grow

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 7:29pm

Turkey has detained or dismissed thousands of people from the government and the military in what many see as the president's attempt to seize even greater powers.

Donald Trump Officially Wins GOP Nomination

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 6:59pm

Trump is now the Republican Party's nominee for president after the votes of the delegates were counted at the GOP Convention in Cleveland.

GOP Delegates Begin Roll Call Vote To Officially Nominate Donald Trump

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 6:15pm

A roll call vote of states is underway at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to officially name the GOP nominee. After a dramatic primary season, the party will formally nominate Trump.

Nomination Process Underway At GOP Convention In Cleveland

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 5:15pm

Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland begin the nomination process to officially name Donald Trump as the GOP nominee for president.

WATCH: Republicans Officially Nominate Donald Trump For President

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 4:56pm

Trump's son, Donald Jr., cast the state's 89 delegates for his father as the Quicken Loans Arena erupted in cheers and the convention band began playing "New York, New York."

Stephen Colbert Revives Right-Wing Persona To Mark Start Of GOP Convention

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:29pm

Stephen Colbert resurrected his Colbert Report conservative buffoon character Monday night for the opening night of the Republican National Convention. The move highlights what Colbert's been missing since he took the helm of The Late Show.

Vendors Selling Trump Merchandise Line Streets Of Cleveland

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:29pm

The streets of Cleveland are full of vendors selling Trump hats and t-shirts. NPR looks into whether the vendors are committed fans of the presumptive GOP nominee or just trying to make a buck.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson To Deliver Message Of Unity At Convention

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, on the second day of the Republican National Convention.

GOP Delegates Prepare To Seal The Deal For Donald Trump

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:29pm

On day two of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, delegates will officially name Donald Trump as their nominee for president.

Melania Trump Echoes Michelle Obama In Convention Speech

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:29pm

The Trump campaign is dismissing the plagiarism controversy surrounding Melania Trump's convention speech.

GOP Convention Day 2 Devoted To 'Make America Work Again' Theme

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:29pm

Day two of the Republican National Convention is devoted to the theme of "Making America Work Again." Donald Trump will also be officially named the nominee Tuesday night.




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