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A Culmination Of Trump's Decades In The Limelight

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 6:14am

From his early days in real estate, Donald Trump has used his celebrity status to enhance his brand, including a 1990 Playboy cover appearance. Now, he's set to accept the GOP presidential nomination.

As Indiana Governor, Mike Pence's Health Policy Has Been Contentious

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 5:41am

Pence signed into law some of the tightest abortion rules in the U.S., and was slow to respond to Indiana's heroin and HIV crises, critics say. But he compromised with Obama to expand Medicaid.

Trump-Cruz Feud Flares Anew On Third Night Of Convention

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 5:03am

The high-stakes of the Donald Trump-Ted Cruz brinksmanship brought to the flashpoint all the anger and tension pent up in the GOP convention over three days — and in the party over several decades.

Trump Will Model His Speech Off Nixon '68. But 2016 Is Dramatically Different

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 5:00am

Amid the horrors and divisions of 1968, Americans weren't as polarized as they are today. Nixon was making an appeal to a nation still hoping for a solution to its seemingly endless catastrophes.

Utah Delegation Favored Cruz; Balloon Drop Will End GOP Convention

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:00am

Phil Wright, of the Utah Republican Party, on Ted Cruz; analysis from ex-Bush administration official Sara Fagen, and NPR's Scott Detrow. Youth Radio's Phoebe Petrovic on balloon drop preparations

Where Cruz's Speech Took A Turn; Trump Uses Celebrity To Enhance His Brand

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep parses Wednesday night convention speeches with NPR's Scott Detrow and former Bush White House political director Sara Fagan. And, NPR's Sarah McCammon has a profile of Donald Trump.

Ted Cruz Booed For Not Endorsing Tump; Falwell On Why He Backs Trump

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Susan Klein, a Missouri delegate who supports Ted Cruz, and to Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University and one of the first evangelical leaders to endorse Trump.

Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence Takes Center Stage At GOP Convention

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:00am

Some of the biggest speakers of the Republican convention came out Wednesday, including Donald Trump's vice presidential pick Mike Pence. Pence made his debut after Ted Cruz was booed off the stage.

View From Texas: Did Cruz 'Hurt The Republican Party' Or Follow His Principles?

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:10pm

In the halls of the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, there was shock and disappointment from some in the Texas delegation. But others said Cruz did exactly what Donald Trump would have wanted.

Ted Cruz Won't Endorse Donald Trump In RNC Speech On Night 3

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 7:14pm

There is expected to be "severe blowback" without an endorsement, per a convention source.

WATCH: Trump's Plane Interrupts Ted Cruz Rally, Crowd Boos

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:49pm

"Our party now has a nominee," Cruz said. As if on cue, the billionaire businessman's plane emblazoned with "TRUMP" across the side flew overhead to land nearby.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence To Make GOP Convention Debut

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence will make his debut at the GOP convention on Wednesday night.

'Make America First Again' Theme Echoes Pre-World War II U.S.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

The theme of day three of the GOP Convention in Cleveland is "Make America First Again." Before World War II, the "America First Committee" focused on keeping the U.S. out of the conflict raging in Europe.

Mike Pence, Eric Trump To Deliver Remarks At RNC Night 3

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

On night three of the Republican National Convention, Eric Trump and vice presidential nominee Mike Pence will take the stage.

John McCain Avoids Republican Convention To Focus On Re-Election

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

There are many prominent Republicans who have stayed away from the Republican National Convention this week. Prominent among them is former GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain, who says he's not even watching the convention and is focused instead on winning re-election.

Appeals Court Demands Changes To Texas Voter ID Law

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered changes to a Texas voter ID law on Wednesday finding a part of the law discriminates against minority voters.

Rep. Tom Cole Describes Mike Pence As 'Reassuring Pick' For VP

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole, who is also the deputy majority whip for the Republican Party.

Hispanic Republicans Texas Chairman Criticizes Trump's Immigration Views

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

On day three of the Republican National Convention, NPR's Robert Siegel talks with undecided voter Artemio Muniz, Texas chairman of the Federation of Hispanic Republicans, who's hoping Donald Trump will change his tune on immigration.

Trump Speechwriter Accepts Responsibility For Using Michelle Obama's Words

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:15pm

"This was my mistake and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama. No harm was meant," wrote speechwriter Meredith McIver.

Meet One Of The Few Hispanic Faces On Stage At The RNC

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 9:34am

Wednesday night at the RNC, three Hispanic Republicans will be speaking during primetime. One of them is a little-known state senator from Kentucky - Ralph Alvarado.

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