US officials cite potential for violence at GOP convention

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US officials cite potential for violence at GOP convention

There are also receptions planned during the week in Cleveland with Ohio's other statewide officeholders, including one at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum with Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).

Platform Committee member Jim Bopp, who has been one of the most vocal opponents to Unruh's "Free the Delegates" movement, was also in attendance. For one, conventions are typically a chance for defeated primary candidates to have a brief moment in the sun, and no Minnesota Republican ran for president this year.

The list of speakers released Thursday includes other House Republican leaders, including Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, senators, governors and some of Trump's former GOP presidential rivals, as well as his wife and children, former football star Tim Tebow, and Antonio Sabato, a soap opera actor and underwear model.

Some of the GOP's biggest names are declining to participate in four-day convention, which begins on Monday.

Cleveland strip clubs are going all-out for convention week, stocking up on food and booze and cancelling all vacations. Ted Cruz and Dr.

Aside from Pence, several other GOP party leaders were noticeably absent from the speaker list, including 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump; 2008 nominee Sen. He said he plans to visit that site next week.

Johnson said he will be inspecting security in Cleveland during a visit on Friday.

But few senators were interested in wading into such considerations on the record.

In an interview with the Washington Examiner on Thursday, Trump said that Palin was asked to speak, but that the distance ultimately precluded her from making the trip. Gaus and her husband are dog breeders, something that started out as a hobby, but has turned into a full time gig on their family farm. Maria Hough says casting her vote for Trump will be part of history.

FBI Director James Comey said there will be "hundreds of people" from the bureau focused on assessing intelligence related to groups that aspire to commit acts of domestic terrorism.

Unruh, Thomson and their teams have mounted a furious - and well-funded - whipping effort to help convince delegates to vote for the "conscience clause" and block Trump.

Sanders, who this week formally ended his campaign to win the Democratic nomination and endorsed Hillary Clinton, has said he believes in God.

Even Sen. Rob Portman of OH, a vulnerable senator whose state is playing host to the convention, said he will only be dropping into the convention hall from time to time, but not delivering a speech or staying to watch speeches from others.

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