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Liar. Lucifer. Lock her up. GOP denounces Hillary Clinton

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Liar. Lucifer. Lock her up. Republicans may have mixed feelings about nominating Donald Trump for president, but one thing they can all rally around is a deep dislike for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Convention speakers have “prosecuted” Clinton at a mock trial, accused her of being a serial liar and even linked her to the Devil himself. Throughout the campaign, Trump has reveled in referring to his opponent as “Crooked Hillary.” The attacks are an echo of the 1990s when conservatives…

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Donald Trump triumphs as GOP nominee, completing stunning climb

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United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman’s stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with Democrat Hillary Clinton. “I will work hard and never let you down!” Trump quickly wrote on Twitter following the roll call vote. Trump’s campaign hoped the formal nomination would both end the discord surging through the Republican Party and overshadow the convention’s chaotic kickoff, including a plagiarism charge involving Melania…

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Joe Henderson: After RNC day one — just not feeling it

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If Democrats could have scripted the first day of the Republican National Convention, it would have looked a lot like the show on display Monday in Cleveland. Start with the downbeat tone that basically told America their world is approaching the last exit on the highway to hell. Or, put another way, WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE IF HILLARY IS ELECTED!!! Yeah, these are people I want to hang out with. Throw in the floor fight by the #NeverTrump…

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Cleveland, a fractured city, an apt place for GOP convention

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Donald Trump‘s effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that is itself deeply fractured. Once an industrial powerhouse, Cleveland is one of the poorest and most segregated big cities in America. Two out of five people live below the poverty line, second only to Detroit. Infant mortality rates in its bleakest neighborhoods are worse than in some Third World countries. The city’s mostly blighted east side is almost…

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GOP team addresses America Saturday

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After frenzied, final decision-making, Donald Trump announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate Friday, adding an experienced politician with deep Washington connections to the Republican presidential ticket. Trump’s pick was aimed in part at easing some Republicans’ concerns about his temperament and lack of political experience. Pence spent 12 years in Congress before being elected governor and his demeanor is as calm as Trump’s is fiery. While some conservatives are skeptical of Trump’s political leanings, Pence has been…

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Mike Pence with Donald Trump on blocking some immigration

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The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he supports Donald Trump‘s call to “temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorists’ influence and impact represents a threat to the United States.” Pence spoke Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” giving his first TV interview since Trump invited him to join the Republican ticket for the White House.  Last year, Pence came out against Trump’s proposed temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering…

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Carlos Beruff will attend GOP convention

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Carlos Beruff is headed to Cleveland. The Manatee County Republican’s campaign announced Tuesday that Beruff would be attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. The announcement comes about a week after Sen. Marco Rubio said he would not be attending the convention, choosing instead to stay in Florida to campaign for re-election. “Unlike Marco Rubio, Carlos wholeheartedly supports Donald Trump and will do whatever he can to help him beat Hillary Clinton in November,” said Chris Hartline, a…

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