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In a first, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorses Clinton for president

U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees convention in Las VegasThe U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton, the group's first-ever endorsement for a presidential nominee and a rebuke of Republican Donald Trump in the middle of his party's convention. The Trump campaign “has gone from frankly something that was entertaining, comical, and has devolved into something that is frankly scary,” said Javier Palomarez, the chamber president and chief executive officer. Trump has been accused of bigotry for his hard line on immigration, and many of his comments have been blasted as racist ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election.


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Outnumbered and outmuscled, Dump-Trumpers thumped by GOP

Members of the New York delegation cheer for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the roll call at the Republican National Convention, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)CLEVELAND (AP) — After weeks of planning and one ferocious outburst that upstaged nearly everything on the Republican National Convention's first day, conservatives' feisty but always improbable effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination succumbed to multiple causes of death.


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Trump children woo donors and, campaign hopes, voters

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump's children Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., check on their phones during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)CLEVELAND (AP) — Sometimes the skeptical donors ask Andy Puzder what it is that he sees in Donald Trump, the controversial Republican presidential nominee for whom Puzder is raising money.


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Cruz’s future permeates convention before his speech

FILE - In this June 28, 2016, file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, leaves the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz is schedule to speak at the Republican National Convention on July 20. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)CLEVELAND (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't scheduled to appear publicly at the Republican National Convention until Wednesday evening. His presence has permeated the convention's opening days anyway.


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GOP nominates Trump, heaps criticism on Hillary Clinton

The large television monitor announces that after the New York delegation casts their votes that Donald Trump has enough votes to become the nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Donald Trump has officially won the Republican Party's presidential nomination, making the businessman the GOP standard-bearer after a rollicking primary season that saw him vanquish 16 rivals.


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Trump chief stars in campaign controversy

Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort walks around the convention floor before the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)CLEVELAND (AP) — Even more than the candidate himself, Donald Trump's campaign chief has emerged as the early star of the Republican National Convention.


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Recycled phrases in Trump son’s speech ‘not an issue’: author

Donald Trump, Jr speaks on the second day of the Republican National Convention, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 19, 2016Donald Trump Jr was saved from embarrassment by one of his speechwriters after similarities were noted in his keynote speech to the Republican National Convention and an article in a conservative publication. It turned out the author of the May 2 article in the American Conservative helped write Trump's speech. "I was a principal speechwriter for the speech," FH Buckley, a law professor at George Mason University, told Time.com.


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The white convention: can Trump woo African Americans?

The Republican party has been accused of alienating black voters and one man in particular is getting the blame: Donald TrumpFor two nights in a row, the sea of humanity packed into the Republican National Convention has been overwhelmingly white with African American faces few and far between. The party that gave the world the first black US secretary of state in Colin Powell and the first African American woman secretary of state in Condoleezza Rice has been accused of alienating black voters and one man in particular is getting the blame: Donald Trump. "I can't speak for the whole community but I can speak for me and he has turned me off," says black retiree and Hillary Clinton supporter Gloria Bivins attending a civil rights convention in Ohio.


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Police arrest protesters at flag-burning outside convention

A law enforcement officer tries extinguish a burning American flag, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Cleveland, during the third day of the Republican convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CLEVELAND (AP) — Police took about a dozen people into custody Wednesday evening as scuffles broke out during a flag-burning protest in the streets outside the Republican National Convention.


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