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Clinton Announces Her Vice Presidential Pick

[DIGEST: CNN, Politico, NBC, USAToday] Hillary Clinton’s search for a running mate is complete. The Democratic presidential nominee announced the selection of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice president today. I’m thrilled to announce my running mate, @TimKaine, a man who’s devoted his life to fighting for others. -H pic.twitter.com/lTVyfztE5Z — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) … Continued


Bernie Sanders Live Tweeted During Trump’s RNC Speech

[DIGEST: Huffington Post, New York Times] Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the close of the Republican National Convention Thursday night, and his incendiary politics provided Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders all the ammunition he needed to lambast Trump, who, he asserts, “has made bigotry and divisiveness the cornerstone of his campaign.” Sanders, who … Continued


Ohio Gov. Kasich: It’s “A Matter of Conscience.”

[DIGEST: Huffington Post, MSNBC] In an interview, Ohio Gov. John Kasich called his reluctance to back Donald Trump “something that’s a matter of conscience for me.” Kasich, who declined to speak at the Republican National Convention, insisted that the billionaire businessman’s divisive rhetoric beat out his own unsuccessful presidential campaign, which he had once hoped … Continued


Melania Trump Plagiarized Whole Sections of Her Convention Speech From Michelle Obama

[DIGEST: Gawker, Jezebel] Melania Trump delivered the headlining speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last night––and at least one entire section was lifted from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Journalist Jarrett Hill was the first to notice the similarities, which appeared to copy a section in which Obama talked … Continued


Chaos Erupts Early on the GOP Convention Floor

[DIGEST: New York Times, Politico] On the first day of the Republican National Convention, chaos already has threatened what organizers hoped would be a smooth nomination for Donald Trump. Delegates opposed to Trump’s presidential candidacy pressed convention organizers for a “roll call” vote on the convention rules themselves. Such a vote would require all 2,472 … Continued


Clinton’s VP Shortlist Has White House Watchers Buzzing

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee, reportedly spent her weekend interviewing potential vice presidential picks. Her campaign seems likely to keep the media and the public guessing until after the Republican National Convention, when an announcement could steal the media’s focus. Speculation began months ago but has consistently favored a few contenders. In recent days, … Continued


Extremist Proposals Define GOP Platform, Setting Up Convention Showdown With Moderates

[DIGEST: New York Times, Time, Wall Street Journal] Republicans gathered in Cleveland on Tuesday to draft the party’s principles platform ahead of the Republican National Convention, and the final document is a sign that the party has shifted even further to the right. Much of the language emphasizes the party’s staunchly conservative attitude toward gay rights … Continued


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