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More chaos at RNC as Ted Cruz refuses to endorse Donald Trump, gets booed off stage

Excerpt: So much for par­ty uni­ty: Repub­li­can lead­ers attempt­ed Wednes­day to steer their nation­al con­ven­tion in a more sub­stan­tive and uni­fied direc­tion behind GOP pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump, but their efforts came up against an erup­tion of lin­ger­ing bit­ter­ness from the bru­tal pri­ma­ry cam­paign sea­son. The cap­stone of the evening was sup­posed to be a speech […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Did Melania Trump plagiarize from First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 DNC?

Excerpt: It sure looks that way: In her first major address before the nation on Mon­day night, Mela­nia Trump appears to have pla­gia­rized a num­ber of lines from first lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion. The pla­gia­rized pas­sages, in bold below, con­cerned the impor­tance of hard work and hon­esty. “From a young […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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RNC Postmortem: Republicans head home after last day of convention in Tampa, Florida

Excerpt: Yes­ter­day was the final day of the 2012 Repub­li­can Nation­al Con­ven­tion in Tam­pa, Flori­da. Here are a few part­ing thoughts on the con­ven­tion from The Seat­tle Times‘ Jim Brun­ner, The Stranger‘s Paul Con­stant, and oth­er jour­nal­ists who were in town cov­er­ing the con­ven­tion from a nation­al per­spec­tive. Paul Con­stant has an essay in The Stranger […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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RNC Watch: Charter bus fiasco keeps Washington State Republicans up really late

Excerpt: Today is the third day of the 2012 Repub­li­can Nation­al Con­ven­tion in Tam­pa, Flori­da. Here’s a roundup of some of the goings-on there, as report­ed by The Seat­tle Times‘ Jim Brun­ner, The Stranger‘s Paul Con­stant, and oth­er jour­nal­ists who are in town cov­er­ing the con­ven­tion from a nation­al per­spec­tive. Incom­pe­tent cen­tral plan­ning by the Repub­li­can […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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RNC Watch: RGA Chairman says Rob McKenna would govern like Scott Walker

Excerpt: Today is the sec­ond day of the 2012 Repub­li­can Nation­al Con­ven­tion in Tam­pa, Flori­da. Here’s a roundup of some of the goings-on there, as report­ed by The Seat­tle Times’ Jim Brun­ner, The Stranger’s Paul Con­stant, and oth­er jour­nal­ists who are in town cov­er­ing the con­ven­tion from a nation­al per­spec­tive. At the Hol­i­day Inn this morn­ing […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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