Republican National Convention

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NYTRNC20An RNC sign glows outside the Charlotte Convention Center’s Richardson Ballroom in Charlotte, NC where delegates gather for the roll call vote to renominate Donald J. Trump to be President of the United States and Mike Pence to be Vice President.(Travis Dove for The New York Times) Where Things Stand: The Circus Begins Prime Badge
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Glancing through tonight’s lineup of speakers suggests that, this evening, we are in for a journey down to the depths of the Trump fever swamp, with only a few potential opportunities to come up for air, when folks like Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) speak.

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The GOP Has No Party Platform. Literally.
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Where Things Stand: They’re Not Even Trying To Hide It These Days Prime Badge
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While President Trump himself is exempt from the rules of the Hatch Act, it would appear he’s not even trying to adhere to precedent as he vies for a second term.

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Where Things Stand: He Chose To Cancel The Convention? Prime Badge
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A new Politico report tells the story of how President Trump apparently made the move to cancel the in-person convention event in Jacksonville, Florida next month.

But I find that hard to believe.

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