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Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 04:59 PM CDT

Sen. Mark Kirk Changes His Vote for President

Sen. Mark Kirk Changes His Vote for President

During a radio interview Tuesday, Sen. Mark Kirk announced he would write in former Secretary of State Colin Powell for president, instead of voting for Republican nominee Donald Trump. The announcement...

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 06:34 PM CDT

Trump Adviser: Clinton Should Be Executed for Treason

Trump Adviser: Clinton Should Be Executed for Treason

A Donald Trump adviser and New Hampshire state lawmaker says he's standing by his controversial comments calling for Hillary Clinton to be shot by a firing squad for treason. State Rep. Al Baldasaro, who served

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 04:18 PM CDT

Trump 'Never Asked' Kasich to Be His VP

Trump 'Never Asked' Kasich to Be His VP

Donald Trump said he never asked John Kasich to be his running mate after the Trump team reportedly reached out to the Ohio governor’s staff with the job offer. According to a New York Times report, a...

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 01:44 PM CDT

RNC: What to Know for Day 3 of GOP Convention

RNC: What to Know for Day 3 of GOP Convention

The first two days saw a rowdy racket on the floor over efforts to quash an anti-Trump rebellion, plus a hubbub over wife Melania Trump's speech that borrowed passages from Michelle Obama.

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 01:30 PM CDT

Melania Trump's Speechwriter Admits Mistake

Melania Trump's Speechwriter Admits Mistake

A speechwriter for Donald Trump's company said Wednesday she made a mistake and apologized for using passages from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech in the Republican party convention speech delivered by Melania...

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 10:01 AM CDT

Pence's Record More Complicated Than Campaign Claims

Pence's Record More Complicated Than Campaign Claims

The national rollout of Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has touted the Indiana governor's record on jobs, tax cuts, infrastructure and school funding. While many of the claims Donald...

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 08:51 AM CDT

Tight Security at Republican National Convention

Tight Security at Republican National Convention

Tuesday night had tight security both inside and outside the RNC convention hall as protests grew larger and more heated. NBC5’s political reporter Mary Ann Ahern spoke to the Chicagoan in charge of keeping it...

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 11:01 PM CDT

Cruz Booed for Failing to Endorse Trump

Cruz Booed for Failing to Endorse Trump

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to link arms with Republicans at the party's national convention on Wednesday, but was booed lustily by delegates when he ended his speech without offering Donald Trump his endorsement...

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 09:52 AM CDT

RNC Fact Check: Misleading Claims on Guns, Benghazi, More

RNC Fact Check: Misleading Claims on Guns, Benghazi, More

The theme of the second night of the Republican convention was “Make America Work Again,” but the false and misleading claims we flagged touched on topics beyond the economy and jobs, according to...

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 10:43 AM CDT

Christie to RNC: Clinton Earns 'Guilty' Verdict

Christie to RNC: Clinton Earns 'Guilty' Verdict

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie energized the crowd at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, delivering a full-throated takedown of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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