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July 19, 2016

GOP Convention 2016 - Open Thread-  Day One Giuliani Brings Down The House!

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By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine

The theme for day one of the Republican National Convention was "Make America Safe Again," and included a number of unexpected prime time speakers, including former Texas Governor Rick Perry, U.S. Navy Seal Marcus Lutrell, Pat Smith, mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, Actor Scott Baio, two Marine Corps veterans that fought in Benghazi John Tiegen and Mark Geist.... but the man that brought the house down, was former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani.

The 2016 Convention schedule lists the themes of each night, to include Tuesday "Make America Work Again." Wednesday "Make America First Again," and Thursday "Make America One Again." A full list of prime time speakers for each night can be seen at the program page here.

Below are the two most talked about speeches of the night, starting with Giuliani's, which pundits are saying created more excitement and had more energy than any speech he ever gave for himself when he ran for president. The second is Donald Trump's wife Melania's speech, to which critics instantly claimed a paragraph was similar to Michelle Obama's speech back in 2008. Drudge Report instantly points out that Obama himself ripped lines from Deval Patric twice in his own speech, offering a video link to prove it.

Related: USA Today - Trump Nation - They’re not clichés. Who are Donald Trump’s supporters? The USA TODAY NETWORK interviewed voters in every state to find out.

At the bottom of the article, for those that are truly political junkies, will be the official live coverage from Day One, then a live stream which will begin a little later and will cover all of day two.

This is an open thread, any news, specific points, videos links... anything related to the convention can be shared in the comment section. If any protests get out of hand outside the convention or any of note happens within, we will of course either add it here or in another article.


LIVE CNN Coverage of Day Two:

DAY TWO: (Note- Streaming will begin below when convention activities commence)

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