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Trump Speechwriter Accepts Responsibility For Using Michelle Obama's Words

"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.
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"The Hopefuls" And Administrative Churn In D.C.

Every four to eight years, D.C. is flooded with energized staffers, fresh off a campaign win for president — or Congress — who flow into the area. We talk with author Jennifer Close and White House correspondent Kate Bennett about how politicians and their staff shape the region around us.

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Meet One Of The Few Hispanic Faces Onstage At The RNC

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

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GOP Convention Day 3: Big Political Stars Set Stage For VP Pick Mike Pence

The program will feature Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, as well as Govs. Rick Scott and Scott Walker riffing off the theme "Make America First Again." Gov. Mike Pence headlines.
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Republican National Convention: Analysis Of Trump's Plans For The Economy And Creating Jobs

Speakers at the Republican National Convention address jobs and the economy. A convention update and analysis of Donald Trump's economic plans and how his own successes and failures as a businessman could shape voter opinion.

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

In choosing Pence, who addresses the Republican Convention on Wednesday, as his running mate, Donald Trump has reassured both establishment Republicans and social conservatives.
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What Did Mike Pence Do For Indiana Schools As Governor? Here's A Look

Donald Trump has said: "Got to get rid of Common Core — fast." And a couple of years ago, it seemed Pence would be a trailblazer in doing that at the state level. It didn't totally turn out that way.
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Random Thoughts On A Rather Random Session Of The Trumpified Convention

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got the arena rocking with a mock trial of Hillary Clinton that made the crowd "a jury of her peers." Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany Trump also spoke.
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Trump Wins GOP Nomination; Some Hispanics Warm Up To The Nominee

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

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.

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