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We’re live from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, bringing you the latest from the hall, the streets, the heat of the party.

Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaks during first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaks during first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

It once seemed impossible. This week it’s happening.  he Republican Party is gathering in Cleveland to nominate Donald J. Trump as its candidate for President of the United States. We are there. All over Cleveland and deep inside the security perimeter. At the convention arena. Watching all the action and talking with the players and keenest observers in a most unusual election year. Cleveland is hot, muggy and on edge. This hour On Point, we’re raising the curtain on Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention. — Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Wesley Lowery, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Washington Post, covering law enforcement, justice, race and politics. (@WesleyLowery)

McKay Coppins, senior political writer for BuzzFeed News. Author of “The Wilderness.” (@mckaycoppins)

Olivier Knox, chief Washington correspondent for Yahoo! News. (@OKnox)

A.J. Delgado, conservative columnist who has been published in the National Review, Breitbart News, the Daily Caller and the American Conservative. Supporter of Donald Trump. (@AJDelgado13)

From Tom’s Reading List

Washington Post: ‘Shooting police is not a civil rights tactic’: Activists condemn killing of officers — "As the nation awaited answers about the shooting that left three police officers dead in Baton Rouge, civil rights activists were quick to condemn the incident. Law enforcement officials told The Post Sunday that the shooter who was killed was Gavin Long, a -29-year-old black man. Police have yet to say if they have identified a motive for the shooting."

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Cleveland police union to ask governor to suspend open carry law for RNC — "Ohio's open carry laws allow anyone without a felony record to carry guns in the state, including in downtown Cleveland, but not inside the U.S. Secret Service security zone around Quicken Loans Arena, where the RNC will be held Monday through Thursday."

BuzzFeed News: Confessions Of A Dishonest Slob — "There is a pivotal scene in the Donald J. Trump creation myth: It is 1968, and he is peering restlessly across the East River toward Manhattan. At 22, he has spent most of his life in New York’s outer boroughs — his childhood home in Queens, his father’s office in Brooklyn — and he has nothing against his native neighborhood, per se. But Donald is a man of the Ivy League now, a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School of Finance. He is changed. And he wants more."

This program aired on July 18, 2016.

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