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Pop Quiz in Cleveland: Republican Convention Edition

July 18, 2016
As the Republican National Convention heads to Cleveland, how closely are the city's residents paying attention to the 2016 election? We were on the ground with a Washington Week pop quiz.
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The split-screen reality: Trump’s convention and a world of tragedies

July 18, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
The deadly shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday, coming after the coup attempt and subsequent roundup of plotters in Turkey over the weekend, which followed a devastating attack in the French city of Nice, all have combined to redraw the backdrop for the Republican National Convention, which opens here Monday.
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RNC preps for Trump

July 18, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of day one at the Republican National Convention as Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton in the polls.
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Republicans' Last, Doomed Fight Against Donald Trump

July 18, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
An eccentric band of conservatives thought they could make a last stand against the presumptive nominee, but wound up only strengthening Trump as he marches to the nomination next week.
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Martha Raddatz's Road Trip to the RNC

July 18, 2016
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
ABC's Martha Raddatz took a week long road trip from Dallas to Cleveland, talking to voters along the way.
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Clinton has several VP options: Fiery liberals, Hispanics and white guys

July 18, 2016
Abby Phillip, Ed O'Keefe, John Wagner | The Washington Post
A liberal firebrand who could stoke the passions of the Democratic base. A Hispanic who could fire up one of the country’s fastest-growing population — and make history. Someone with governing experience who might also help with a key group where Demo­crats lag: white men.
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Both Clinton and Trump would bring a war-time posture to the White House

July 16, 2016
Sean Sullivan, Abby Phillip, David Weigel | The Washington Post
Republican Donald Trump’s and Democrat Hillary Clinton’s efforts to portray themselves as assertive adversaries of the Islamic State terror group are increasingly defining the 2016 presidential race — and never more so than in the wake of the massacre in Nice, France, this week.
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The Pence pick: a conventional choice by an unconventional candidate

July 16, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Donald Trump did something uncharacteristic in selecting Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate. He has chosen the safe course over flashier but more risky alternatives. The question is whether the decision is an aberration or represents an important change in his candidacy going forward.
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Republicans' Last, Doomed Fight Against Donald Trump

July 16, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
An eccentric band of conservatives thought they could make a last stand against the presumptive nominee, but wound up only strengthening Trump as he marches to the nomination next week.
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