Controversy hung over the opening night of the Republican National Convention as parts of Melania Trump’s speech were nearly identical to one Michelle Obama delivered in 2008. Anti-Trump delegates also unsuccessfully challenged convention rules. CQ News Director, Steve Komarow, gives us a preview of what’s ahead on Day Two of the RNC with House Speaker Paul Ryan due up. “There is no place for him to hide,” Komarow says.
- Why Delegates Wanted a Roll Call Vote on the Rules
- After Floor Drama, Trump Maintains Hold on GOP
- Speech Scandal Adds New Twist to Unpredictable Campaign
- Manafort Denies Melania Cribbed Michelle Obama’s Speech
- Paul Ryan’s Tightrope Walk in Cleveland
- At RNC, Portman Keeps Trump at a Distance
Joni Ernst just spoke on behalf of Portman at his event in Cleveland. She is going to be an in-demand surrogate for GOP senators this year.
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