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John Kasich turned down 'most powerful' VP slot — Kasich would have been in charge of all domestic and foreign policy in a Trump White House, Kasich sources said. But it also is the clearest sign yet that the animosity between both the Kasich and Trump campaigns will likely continue, unhindered as Donald Trump delivers his biggest speech yet Thursday.

Republican convention: Melania Trump's moment — Her prime-time speech at the Quicken Loans Arena, as the keynote speaker on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, places her squarely in a role that she has shied away from for most of the campaign: that of a podium wife.

Secretive Wooing of Ryan Involved Backdoor Exits — DULLES, Va. -- The day before Rep. Paul Ryan was introduced as Mitt Romney's running mate, he surreptitiously walked through his backyard in Janesville, Wisc., and was smuggled, with the help of a congressional aide and a 19-year-old, to a Fairfield Inn in North Carolina.

Credit Checks on Job Seekers Draw Scrutiny — Checking the credit histories of job applicants-a common practice among employers-is coming under fire. Four states have passed laws in the past three years that limit the practice, and similar bills have been introduced in 20 other states and Congress. The issue has surfaced in the wake of the recession, which has left many unemployed workers with tattered credit.

Rubio won't attend the Republican convention — Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 8:22 PM EDT Updated: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 8:22 PM EDT WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Marco Rubio, former rival to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, will skip the Republican National Convention. "Marco had planned to go to the convention before he decided to seek re-election," Rubio Senate campaign spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas said in a statement.

Rubio won't attend the Republican convention — "Marco had planned to go to the convention before he decided to seek re-election," Rubio Senate campaign spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas said in a statement. "Since Marco got into the race late, he will be in Florida campaigning and meeting with voters instead of going to Ohio."

Scott Walker to speak at Republican National Convention — The former Republican presidential candidate confirmed the speaking engagement to CNN affiliate WKOW-TV in Platteville, Wisconsin. Walker has been critical of Trump in the wake of his racially-tinged attacks on a federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University, and had at one point threatened to withhold his support from his party's presumptive nominee.

Ernst on Trump's VP list, source says — It's not clear whether the freshman Republican senator and tea party star has received paperwork from the campaign or is just being scrutinized through the wealth of publicly accessible information about her. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are also being vetted, the source said.

Donald Trump sells candidacy, golf courses — It was another Trump campaign event at another Trump property. As he aims to showcase his worldwide portfolio, Trump's backdrops on the campaign trail tend to resemble a promotional tour more than traditional battleground state barnstorming.

Trump organizes plan to keep delegates in line — Donald Trump's convention team is organizing to prevent efforts to thwart the candidate's nomination next month in Cleveland, detailing part of its strategy in a conference call led by campaign chairman Paul Manafort with about 200 staffers and volunteers.
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Jul 26, 2016

RT @ColleenMNelson: How long will @billclinton speak tonight? @johnpodesta says: "The president is very committed to being as succinct as he can be."

Jul 26, 2016

The #VFWConvention gives Trump a standing ovation as he finishes his speech. Veterans rush to the stage to snap photos as he exits.

Jul 26, 2016

Campaign signs are banned from the #VFWConvention but calls to "lock her up" are occasionally being bellowed across the exhibit hall

Jul 26, 2016

RT @bkesling: Yesterday many in the VFW crowd were shaking their heads 'no' to Hillary Clinton. Today, they're nodding 'yes' as Donald Trump talks.

Jul 26, 2016

RT @bkesling: Generally-speaking, African-American VFW attendees far less-enthusiastic for Donald Trump's speech than Hillary Clinton's #VFWConvention

Jul 26, 2016

RT @bkesling: Donald Trump says he will put a VA hotline in at the White House. Bob McDonald has already given out his personal cell phone number.

Jul 26, 2016

RT @wpjenna: At VFW convention, Donald Trump is listing his proposals to help veterans, which you can read here: 

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