Trump is Republican nominee

The effort had no chance of success since most of the delegates won by Trump in his GOP nominating victory were bound to vote for him in the roll call under the rules of the Republican primary process. Ted Cruz and two abstentions, a low murmur of boos could be heard in the Quicken Loans Arena. His company has even come up with a plagiarism spectrum, from "cloning" exact words and phrases, to "find and replacing" words, which Trump did, to retweeting without sourcing. It will have happened. His vice presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, was also formally nominated.

The theme of Tuesday in Cleveland was "Make America Work Again".

Both Ryan and McConnell need Trump to do well in the November election as they seek to preserve Republican majorities in the U.S. House and Senate.

"They're not even sentences".

On the whole, Mrs. Trump presented a softer and gentler candidate. Two of Trump's children testified to his character, casting him as a man undeterred by challenges. But it's mostly been peaceful.

She said that Donald Trump's "desire for excellence is contagious", and that "he's always helped me be the best version of myself". Two passages from her speech were almost identical to ones in the speech that Michelle Obama gave at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, triggering allegations of plagiarism. "If you want someone to fight for you and your country, I can assure you, he is the guy", she said.

MICHELLE OBAMA, First Lady: Barack and I were raised with so numerous same values, like you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond, that you do what you say you're going to do, that you treat people with dignity and respect.

Trump's campaign offered no apologies, with top adviser Paul Manafort telling The Associated Press the matter had been "totally blown out of proportion".

In Mrs. Obama's 2008 speech in Denver, she said: "And Barack and I were raised with so numerous same values: like, you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond, that you do what you say you're going to do, that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them and even if you don't agree with them".

The union represents 270,000 workers and is citing Clinton's commitment to affordable health care and advocacy for immigrant families, including her push for comprehensive immigration reform.

Cleveland has seen far smaller protests than those at other recent conventions, despite the nomination of Donald Trump eliciting a rage from progressives that rivals or exceeds their hatred of former President George W. Bush. "I think if a mistake was made, you can't blame Melania".

Also Tuesday, Wilson and Babcock defended Trump's wife, Melania Trump, amid criticism that two passages from her convention speech were strikingly similar to a 2008 speech from Michelle Obama.

JOHN YANG: Trump stayed largely out of sight. And that's what Alaska announced when its turn came on the Republican National Convention floor.

NPR "Weekend Edition Sunday" host Rachel Martin will be with us this week and next for our joint "PBS NewsHour"-NPR coverage of the conventions".

Rachel, what can we expect tonight?

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters Monday evening, "So far, so good".

In a statement, Babcock said the Republican National Committee misinterpreted state party rules. Donald Trump's name has officially been placed into nomination.

Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, an early supporter of Trump, placed the NY businessman's name in nomination, calling him "a warrior and a winner". That will put Donald Trump over the edge; 1,237, 1,237 is the magic number.

Mr Trump's children also played a prominent role on Tuesday, standing with the NY delegation as he was declared victor and delivering remarks.

"Nice try, not true", Jennifer Palmieri, the campaign's communication director, wrote on Twitter, adding that blaming Clinton was not the answer for every "Trump campaign problem".

The scene settled down quickly, and after order was restored the protesters outside the Republican National Convention were being kept apart.

Despite his lack of political experience, Trump touts his business record as a real estate developer and - running counter to Republican free trade orthodoxy - has proposed some protectionist trade policies aimed at preventing job outsourcing.

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