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Donald Trump Came Really Close To Kissing Mike Pence On The Face

Much of the day has been dominated by speculation about whether Cruz would endorse Trump, a man who once tweeted an unflattering picture of the Texas senator's wife during the campaign and frequently referred to him as, " Lyin' Ted ". After the campaign spent 36 hours dismissing the dustup as absurd - and any similarities with Mrs. Obama's speech as coincidence - writer Meredith McIver said Wednesday she had included passages from the first lady in Mrs.

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Meet Mike Pence, 'Midwestern Polite' With An Unrelenting Conservative Message

I think Idahoans should be excited that Donald Trump has chosen a vice presidential running mate who shares Idaho's conservative values of faith and family. It has a margin of error of +/-4.3 percentage points. When simply looking at dollars, Indiana's current state budget does give the largest school funding increase.

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Republicans Reject Last-Ditch Attempt To Stop Trump Securing Nomination

But the days leading up to this week's Republican National Convention have highlighted an emerging, and once-unthinkable, alliance between Trump and GOP officialdom. "I'm sure there will be some activity out there for the entertainment of the crowd, but within the Convention itself, I think it will be quite calm and peaceful", said Simpson.

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Mourners gather at funerals of police officers killed in Dallas

Cpl. Five officers, including Ahrens, were killed in a shooting incident in Dallas July 7. Five police officers were killed and several injured during a shooting in downtown Dallas last Thursday night. Ahrens' funeral will take place in Plano. The Dallas Police Department's first-in-the-nation use of the robot to deliver and detonate a bomb has triggered buzz about the use of machines designed for surveillance and disarming bombs.

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Melania Trump speechwriter admits to 'mistake' in allegedly plagiarized RNC speech

Michelle Obama, a Harvard-educated lawyer, has high approval ratings across the country and in Melania's home city has been embraced in NY fashion circles for her sense of style and elegance. Portraits of the softer side of Trump , however, have been fleeting moments in a convention with a clear, hard edge. Outside the convention hall, vendors are selling lewd T-shirts and buttons mocking her.

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Melania Trump's RNC 2016 Speechwriter Not Allowed to Resign Over Plagiarism

Trump's polarizing, unpredictable bid for the nomination has alienated Republicans both on the right and in the center, and the divide has spilled over into the convention, though without overwhelming it. The Trump campaign will hope that disdain for Clinton will unite the party and make a series of missteps - like the plagiarism scandal - irrelevant.