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GOP Convention Opens With 'Make America Safe Again' Theme

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:30pm

The Republican National Convention begins Monday with the first night's activities and speakers.

Anti-Trump Movement Fails To Force Roll Call Vote On GOP Convention Rules

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:00pm

The floor the Republican National Convention erupted on Monday amid an attempt by the anti-Trump movement to force a roll call vote on convention rules.

Melania Trump Holds Special Resonance For Cleveland's Slovene Community

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:35pm

As Republicans gather for their party's convention in Cleveland, Donald Trump's wife, Melania, who was born and raised in Slovenia, may feel welcome in a city that is home to the largest Slovene community outside of Slovenia.

Log Cabin Republicans President Criticizes GOP Platform

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:35pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Gregory Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that advocates for equal rights for LBGT people.

Republican National Convention Kicks Off In Cleveland

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:35pm

The Republican National Convention kicks off Monday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Protesters Descend On Cleveland For Republican National Convention

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:35pm

Thousands of demonstrators and thousands of law enforcement officers are in Cleveland for this week's Republican National Convention, and there's a palpable tension hanging over the city.

'Make America Safe Again': GOP Convention Opens With Focus On Law And Order

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:35pm

The Republican National Convention starts Monday with a focus on law and order, a rules vote and the likely end of the "dump Trump" effort.

WATCH: Chaos Erupts On RNC Floor As #NeverTrump Makes Last Stand

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:25pm

Never Trump forces made one final stand to try and block Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. But a rules package assuring he will be the nominee passed anyway over objections.

Clinton On Police Murders: 'Don't Let Hate Infect Your Heart'

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 1:08pm

Speaking to the NAACP annual convention, Clinton spoke of bringing "the full weight of the law" against those who kill officers and confronting racial bias.

Despite Jitters Over Guns, A Celebratory Mood As The RNC Opens In Cleveland

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:59pm

Despite protesters bearing arms in public and tension over recent police shootings, the mood in Cleveland was celebratory as the GOP convention opened Monday afternoon.

A Year After Iran Nuclear Deal, What Has Changed?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:36am

All parties are complying, but critics in both the U.S. and Iran are still unhappy with the deal.

NPR Battleground Map: Ahead Of The Conventions, Where Does The Race Stand?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 8:42am

Going into the conventions for both parties, Hillary Clinton has a distinct advantage. But do the Baton Rouge police shootings, recent the terror-related incidents or these next two weeks change that?

Trump's Party Is Not Your Granddaddy's GOP, But It's Been Building Over Time

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 6:24am

If it had not grown so strong in the South, among displaced workers, white evangelicals and older white males without college degrees, the GOP might not be crowning a champion chosen by these voters.

Dumpster Fires, Fishing And Travel: These Republicans Are Sitting Out The RNC

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 5:00am

When the Republican National Convention officially gavels into order Monday, some major GOP leaders — including former presidents — will be conspicuously absent.

6 Things To Watch At The Republican Convention This Week

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 5:00am

The Republican convention kicks off Monday. Will it be as exciting as Donald Trump has promised or will it be ... traditional?

House Speaker Paul Ryan On Why He Wants To Customize Welfare Benefits

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

Paul Ryan talks to Steve Inskeep about his ideas to reshape the countries policies to address poverty in America. He wants welfare benefits to be tapered as recipients' financial situations improve.

Republicans Are Unified Behind Trump, Rutledge Says

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas attorney general, who will speak to the convention Tuesday night. NPR's Scott Detrow is also covering the convention.

Recent Shootings; National Security Overshadow Republican Convention

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican convention gets ready to kick off, Morning Edition is in Cleveland. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Detrow and Roger Villere, chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party.

Politics In The News: GOP Convention; Baton Rouge Police Killings

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican Convention kicks off in Cleveland, Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Tucker Carlson of The Daily Caller.

GOP Gonvention To Address Protecting The U.S.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican convention kicks off in Cleveland, Steve Inskeep examines how the killings in Baton Rouge, La., impact discussion of guns and national security.

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