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LIVE VIDEO: Republican Convention Day Four

The fourth and final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention gavels to disorder at 7PM. Watch below. Tonight’s theme is Make America One Again and among the scheduled speakers are RNC chairman Reince Priebus, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., Rep. Marsha Blackburn, and homocon Peter Thiel, who is expected to be the first-ever GOP …

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FEC Complaint Filed Over Melania Trump’s Speech Because Speechwriter Works For Trump’s Corporation

Via press release: This morning the Democratic Coalition Against Trump filed a federal campaign complaint against Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign with the Federal Elections Commission. The complaint alleges five violations including illegally accepting direct corporate contributions, accepting services from a volunteer that were actually compensated, use of the Trump corporate name or trademark to facilitate campaign contributions, illegal use of …

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Trump Alarms NATO Allies By Questioning Whether US Would Defend Them, Clinton Campaign Reacts

The New York Times reports: Donald J. Trump, on the eve of accepting the Republican nomination for president, said Wednesday that if he were elected, he would not pressure Turkey or other authoritarian allies about conducting purges of their political adversaries or cracking down on civil liberties. The United States, he said, has to “fix our own mess” before trying …

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Michael Moore: Trump Is Going To Win [VIDEO]

Via the Hollywood Reporter: Michael Moore told Bill Maher he thinks that Donald Trump will win the election during Wednesday’s special edition of Real Time With Bill Maher for the Republican National Convention. Maher first took the stage at his Los Angeles studio to give his take on a raucous three days that has seen a rebellion on the convention …

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Carpool Karaoke With The First Lady [VIDEO]

Man, we’re gonna miss her. Variety recaps: The political scene have have been preoccupied with Ted Cruz getting booed and more news out of the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, but First Lady Michelle Obama was able some alternative programming with the help of James Corden. FLOTUS joined “The Late Late Show” host for a “Carpool Karaoke” segment that was …

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LIVE VIDEO: Republican National Convention Day Three

Day three of the Republican National Convention will be gaveled to disorder at 7PM. Today’s speakers include Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich and his current wife, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Eric Trump, Scott Walker, Pam Bondi, and right wing radio shrieker Laura Ingraham. Embedded below is the GOP official live stream.

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Fake Melania Trump Denies Plagiarism [VIDEO]

This put me on the floor last night. The Daily Beast sets up the clip: Stephen Colbert opened his second live show of the week by addressing the big controversy to come out of the Republican National Convention’s first night. As Colbert soberly told his viewers: Melania Trump has been accused of plagiarizing portions of a speech First Lady Michelle …

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WaPo: Top Candidates To Be Hillary’s Running Mate Are Sen. Tim Kaine And Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack

From the Washington Post: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia have emerged as the leading candidates among a longer list of finalists Hillary Clinton is considering to be her vice presidential running mate, according to interviews with multiple Democrats with knowledge of her deliberations. Although her list is not limited to those two, Clinton has …

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LIVE VIDEO: Republican National Convention Day Two

The second day of the Republican National Convention will be gaveled to disorder at 530PM. Today’s theme is “Make America Work Again” and the headlining speakers are Tiffany Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Dr. Stabby, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Mitch McConnell, and Mike Pence. The nominating role call will begin shortly with all the usual pomp and circumstance, but …

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Trump Campaign Denies Plagiarism: Melania Is Being Attacked Because She Threatens Hillary [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Tuesday morning on CNN’s “New Day,” Manafort categorically denied that Melania Trump’s speech had been lifted in any way from remarks by Obama or anyone else. “I thought Melania Trump hit it out of the park when she talked about her love of family, the feeling of an immigrant that comes to this country and succeeds,” Manafort said. …

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Today’s New York Daily News

From their story: Melania Trump’s first major stump speech for her husband and White House hopeful Donald Trump was supposed to be uplifting, but instead appeared to have lifted lines from First Lady Michelle Obama. A portion of Melania’s address to the Republican National Convention, praising values and hard work, on Monday was eerily similar to the speech delivered by …

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LIVE VIDEO: GOP Convention Headlining Speakers

The first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention is about to kick off with headlining speakers Melania Trump, Scott Baio, Antonio Sabato, Sen. Joni Ernst, and Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson. We likely won’t see the fireworks we enjoyed earlier today, but at least Donald Trump’s introduction to Melania’s speech should prove hilarious. The official GOP live-stream is embedded below.

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REPORT: Fox News Is About To Fire Roger Ailes

An as yet unconfirmed report by New York Magazine: Roger Ailes’s tenure as the head of Fox News may be coming to an end. Rupert Murdoch and sons Lachlan and James — co-chairmen and CEO, respectively, of parent company 21st Century Fox — have settled on removing the 76-year-old executive, say two sources briefed on a sexual-harassment investigation of Ailes …

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LIVE VIDEO: Opening Ceremonies At GOP Convention

The 2016 Republican National Convention will be gaveled to disorder at 1PM and the official GOP live-stream is below. According to the Los Angeles Times, the GOP’s smartphone app merely says “official schedule coming soon” so little is known at this writing on how things will kick off. But we can surely expect a speech from a hand-picked representative of …

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#NeverTrump Makes Their Last Stand

The Hill reports: The Never Trump contingent is going into the Republican National Convention determined to block Donald Trump from the nomination regardless of the rules about unbinding delegates. And for them, Monday marks the finale of the groups’ efforts to pump the brakes on officially nominating Trump. These forces have descended upon Cleveland, already whipping delegates in behind-the-scenes efforts …

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Obama And Hillary Condemn Baton Rouge Attack

Via White House press release: I condemn, in the strongest sense of the word, the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge. For the second time in two weeks, police officers who put their lives on the line for ours every day were doing their job when they were killed in a cowardly and reprehensible assault. These are attacks on …

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CLEVELAND: Police Union Asks Gov. John Kasich To Suspend Open Carry During GOP Convention

CNN reports: The head of Cleveland’s largest police union is calling on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily restrict the state’s open carry gun laws during this week’s Republican National Convention following Sunday’s shooting in Louisiana that killed three officers and wounded at least three others. “We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from him. He could …

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TURKEY: President Declares Coup Quashed, Vows That Plotters Will “Pay Heavy Price For Their Treason”

From the Associated Press: Forces loyal to Turkey’s president quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead Saturday. Authorities arrested thousands of people as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed those responsible “will pay a heavy price for their treason.” The chaos capped a period of political turmoil in Turkey — a …

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Track Palin Pleads To Being Drunk With Firearm, Abuse Charges Dropped, Judge Appointed By His Mother

Alaska Dispatch News reports: Track Palin, the son of former Gov. Sarah Palin, has entered a plea agreement with the state in a special court for veterans after his January arrest for allegedly punching a woman in the face at the family’s Wasilla home. Kevin Fitzgerald, Track Palin’s attorney, said Friday his client had opted into Anchorage Veterans Court — …

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Obama Delivers Speech On France Attack, Vows Solidarity And Recommitment To Diversity [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Barack Obama on Friday pledged that the U.S. would stand in solidarity with France after the terrorist attack in Nice in which more than 80 people were killed. “Overnight in Nice, we witnessed another tragic and appalling attack on the peace and the freedom that we cherish,” Obama said in remarks delivered at the White House. “Today, …

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