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2016 Republican National Convention

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Republican presidential Donald Trump and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence celebrate after Mr. Trump's acceptance speech Thursday, the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump's Republican convention unlike any other

- The Washington Times

Though Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's slogan, "Make America Great Again," harks back to another time, his coronation in Ohio felt like a groundbreaking affair. The Jumbotron screens were bigger, the security was tighter and Twitter messages flashed across the top of Quicken Loans Arena.

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump resurfaces debunked claims in speech

- Associated Press

Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night - about the U.S. tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary Clinton's record and more.

Despite some minor snafus, Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party's presidential nominee, says he plans to keep doing his thing going forward, touting a recent single-day "money comet" haul. (Associated Press)

Libertarians hope to woo supporters from RNC

- The Washington Times

But despite some minor snafus and less than half a million dollars in the bank, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee says he plans to keep doing his thing going forward, touting a recent single-day "money comet" haul of $100,000 and calling developments at the GOP convention a "sad state of affairs."

Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, gavels the convention to order during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reince Priebus must decide whether to enforce Republican pledge

- The Washington Times

Whether Sen. Ted Cruz's speech here was standing up for principles or simply dissing RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to ready himself for 2020, the question now is whether Mr. Priebus will pursue his threat to enforce the pledge Mr. Cruz, Jeb Bush and John Kasich signed to support whoever is the Republican nominee.

"My message is that things have to change — and they have to change right now," Donald Trump says, vowing to be a fighter for all Americans. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump hijacks Obama's 'change' slogan for acceptance speech

- The Washington Times

Americans are less safe today than when they elected President Obama and he chose Hillary Clinton as his top diplomat, Donald Trump will say Thursday, and he will promise to bring a steadier hand to the White House in dealing with unrest at home and the threat of terrorism across the globe, according to excerpts of his convention speech.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rallied a crowd in April at the Milwaukee Theatre. Party members in the state hope this is the year they win the big prize. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump Wisconsin Republicans' hope to back a presidential winner

- The Washington Times

Wisconsin Republicans have captured their state's governorship and one of its U.S. Senate seats, and now have the speaker of the House -- but the big prize, the state's 10 Electoral College presidential votes, has long eluded them. With Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, though, they say this is the year that changes.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, walks off stage with his wife Melania during the Republican National Convention, Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame jabs GOP convention

- The Washington Times

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame here announced Thursday its "playlist" of famous rock songs that poke fun at the most talked-about events from each day of this week's Republican National Convention.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday in Cleveland. (Associated Press)

Paul Ryan struggles to pitch House Republicans' agenda

- The Washington Times

House Republicans were counting on their own agenda to help put some distance between themselves and Donald Trump, but their six-plank plan, which Speaker Paul D. Ryan and fellow leaders released last month with great fanfare inside the Beltway, has landed with a thud elsewhere.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 42nd International Convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**

Hillary Clinton's rapid response hopes to take spotlight

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton is counterpunching just as soon as Republicans strike during their party convention in Cleveland this week, but the former first lady's campaign largely is limiting its fire to politicians and has shied away from criticism of celebrities and Donald Trump's children.

A sign sits on empty chairs before the third day session of the GOP 2016 Convention, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Catholics on Republican convention platform

- Catholic News Agency

The detailed platform adopted by the Republican Party this week received mixed reactions among Catholics for its positions.

Paul Manafort: As far as we're concerned, the 'speech is Melania's speech'

- The Washington Times

Donald Trump's campaign chairman on Wednesday said Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday was her own and the campaign is moving on, after similarities between Mrs. Trump's speech and a 2008 address by first lady Michelle Obama had been litigated throughout the second day of the GOP convention Tuesday.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday in Cleveland. (Associated Press)

Paul Ryan: Donald Trump offers alternative to 'third Obama term'

- The Washington Times

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, hoping to unite a clearly divided GOP, offered a full-throated defense of his party's ideas late Tuesday, saying the only way to fight poverty, repeal Obamacare and offer a "better way" to America is to banish a "third Obama term" by dismissing Hillary Clinton and linking arms with Donald Trump.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday in Cleveland. (Associated Press)

Mitch McConnell launches all-out assault on Hillary Clinton

- The Washington Times

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell launched an all-out assault on presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton late Tuesday and said the only way to repeal Obamacare, realign the Supreme Court and defund Planned Parenthood is to elect Donald Trump, even as members of his own caucus steer clear of the nominating festivities.

From The Vault

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida addresses the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (Rod Lamkey, Jr./The Washington Times)

Rubio: American exceptionalism imperiled under Obama

- The Washington Times

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio finally got his moment in the spotlight Thursday when he formally introduced Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, attacking President Obama's record while weaving in his own personal history as a call to arms that anyone, from any background, can make it in America.


Romney to turn to Reagan playbook for stretch run

- The Washington Times

Carrying a post-convention glow from his coronation as the Republican Party's standard-bearer, Mitt Romney plans to take a page out of Ronald Reagan's playbook from the 1980 presidential campaign by urging voters to ask themselves: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"