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Donald Trump has made sure running mate Mike Pence has his own classy ride for the campaign skies: a 737 jet in patriotic colors. (Image from Larry Glick)

Energized Trump: 6 campaign stops in 48 hours

- The Washington Times

While the Democratic National Convention rolls along over increasingly rough terrain, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is blazing down the campaign trail, with a bold and nimble itinerary. And an energetic one.

A media watchdog vows to prevent a Hillary Clinton "coronation" as a friendly press gathers around the Democratic presidential nominee. (Associated Press)

Media watchdog launches 24/7 effort to foil 'love affair' between liberal press and Hillary

- The Washington Times

The Media Research Center is vigilant about monitoring liberal bias in the press. The Democratic National Convention, however, has prompted the conservative watchdog to go round-the-clock, says founder Brent Bozell, who has assembled a "massive team of analysts" to track news media transgressions and tingling hysteria in Philadelphia -- hour by hour if need be.

"Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich" by Peter Schweizer has become "Clinton Cash: The Graphic Novel." (Regnery Publishing)

Bill and Hillary: The graphic novel

- The Washington Times

When it was released in May, The New York Times called "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich" by Peter Schweizer "the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle." Here comes part two. Just in time to attract millennial voters, it's "Clinton Cash: The Graphic Novel" from Regnery Publishing.

 Enthusiastic delegates and visitors contribute $360 million to host cities during presidential conventions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Ka-ching: Presidential conventions generate $360 million for their host cities

- The Washington Times

Despite all the fuss, uneasiness and melodrama in the host cities, both the Republican and Democratic national conventions are very good for the local economies. Very, very good. "Between getting there, staying there, eating and drinking there, and all other activity, attendees of the two major-party conventions will be responsible for spending an estimated $360 million in their host cities," says the U.S. Travel Association in a new analysis of direct local spending on lodging, meals, transportation, retail sales, plus host committee expenses on such concerns as security and logistics.

A historic and unifying moment: Ronald Reagan gives his acceptance speech at the 1980 Republican National Convention. (National Archives and Records Administration)

Reagan historian to the GOP: Unify or lose the 2016 election

- The Washington Times

Let us recall the 1980 presidential election, when almost every one of Ronald Reagan's primary opponents addressed the Republican National Convention in Detroit that year. These prime-time appearances helped produce a unified convention, a unified party and a mighty candidate who went on to score a historic victory that November, says Craig Shirley, a best-selling presidential historian and Reagan biographer.

Ann Coulter's newest book is titled "In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!", to be published by Sentinel Books in August.

Ann Coulter: In Trump we trust

- The Washington Times

Relentless conservative commentator Ann Coulter is one of the 15,000 credentialed journalists in orbit around the Republican National Convention this week. And just like everyone else, she has presumptive nominee Donald Trump on her mind. Ms. Coulter is in Cleveland to preview her forthcoming book, "In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!," due from Sentinel Books next month.

A conservative media watchdog says the media is poised to blast GOP nominee Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention. (Associated Press)

Hostile media poised to blast GOP convention, watchdog says

- The Washington Times

"Here's a safe prediction about this week's Republican National Convention: TV reporters will paint the GOP as too conservative, hostile to women, anathema to blacks, and an all-around turn-off to voters," says Rich Noyes, research director for the Media Research Center. "And that's not just because the ever-controversial Donald Trump is set to be nominated as the party's presidential candidate."

With no help from the press, Gary Byrne's tell-all book on the Clintons will be No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. (Hatchette Book Group)

Gary Byrne's Clinton tell-all now No. 1 on NY Times best-seller list

- The Washington Times

Here is a telling tale of a book that dominated best-seller lists on Amazon for weeks before it was even published, but was virtually ignored by the mainstream media both before and after its publication in late June. Now comes the outcome: "Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, And How They Operate" will debut at the top of the upcoming New York Times best-seller list on July 17.

Libertarian presidential nominees Gary Johnson (right) and Bill Weld will be in Washington on Thursday. (CNN)

Gary Johnson warns political establishment: Libertarians 'disrupting the two-party duopoly'

- The Washington Times

The Libertarian Party plans to make a big noise in the nation's capital Thursday. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld descend on the National Press Club for a sold-out public event; C-SPAN will be there beginning at 1 p.m. EDT. The two former governors plan to outline -- very clearly -- why their third-party effort is more likely to succeed this year than in past elections. Persistent voter disenchantment with establishment politics is a significant factor.

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is among the many Republicans vexed by the outcome of Hillary Clinton's private email matter. (Associated Press)

'America simply cannot afford any more Clinton drama'

- The Washington Times

There is a vexed assortment of Republicans fuming over the FBI's conclusion that Hillary Clinton's misuse of a private email server while serving as secretary of state was not a criminal matter. Shoddy, yes; criminal, no. Sen. Marco Rubio is among the critics, and he warns that her actions have collateral damage.

Thomas Jefferson, upon winning the presidential election of 1800, called for the putting aside of partisan politics. (White House Historical Association)

Historian: Raucous presidential campaign clashes an American tradition

- The Washington Times

The campaign squabbles between likely presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton do not much faze historian Paul Aron, author of the just-released "Founding Feuds: The Rivalries, Clashes, and Conflicts That Forged a Nation." Indeed, the Founding Fathers rumbled with each other plenty in their day, their quarrels sometimes punctuated with pistol fire. Mr. Aron, also director of publications at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, suggests the two contemporary candidates might learn a thing or two from the past.