2016 Convention

Marcia Fudge Demands Respect and 'Respects Everyone Back'
Ohio congresswoman makes her mark at the Democratic convention

Ohio Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Convention, arrives on stage Monday for the opening proceedings in Philadelphia. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Convention was off to a rocky start Monday when Rep. Marcia L. Fudge took the stage.  

The Ohio Democrat is the permanent chairwoman of the convention in Philadelphia, where supporters of presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton have clashed with disaffected supporters of her primary challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders.  

Protesters Move to 'Wall Off Trump'
Part of the entrance to GOP convention arena is blocked by canvas wall

Protesters formed a human wall. (Bridget Bowman/CQ Roll Call)

CLEVELAND — Immigration protesters turned the tables on Donald Trump on Wednesday, making a human chain outside the GOP convention arena to “wall off Trump."  

Trump has said on the campaign trail that he wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico to combat undocumented immigrants from crossing the border. Immigration protesters opted to make their wall out of canvas banners with red bricks painted on them.  

Republican Delegates Caught Up in Convention Protests
Standoff between police and protesters ends peacefully

Delegates in a nearby hotel encountered police and protesters. (Bridget Bowman/CQ Roll Call)

CLEVELAND — Some GOP convention delegates could not escape coming face-to-face with protesters Tuesday in the downtown area.  

As protesters gathered in Public Square, drawing scores of police officers and reporters, some delegates and members of Congress were spotted walking around the square as they headed to the convention hall and other events.  

Pence's Tax-Cutting Record Could Help Trump
Ex-congressman may align billionaire with long-standing Republican goals

Mike Pence's congressional experience, economic performance in Indiana and days as a talk radio host could be assets as he stumps for the GOP ticket. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence brings to the Republican ticket a record of tax deals in the Hoosier State that Donald Trump hopes can help him win over the party faithful when it comes to fiscal issues.  

During their first joint TV interview on CBS' "60 Minutes," the presumptive GOP presidential nominee praised his running mate for winning approval of cuts in personal income, corporate and property taxes.  

Ep. 12: Echoes of Michelle Obama in Melania Trump's RNC Speech
The Week Ahead: Convention Special
Why Delegates Wanted a Roll Call Vote on the Rules
Chaos on convention floor as request for a roll call vote was denied

Virginia delegate Ken Cuccinelli calls for a roll call vote on the rules package. ( Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

A coalition of delegates at the Republican National Convention attempted but failed Monday to force a roll call vote on the rules package for the convention in effort to show distaste for both Trump and the party's rules.   

[ Anti-Trump Effort Fails in Chaotic Opening of GOP Convention ]   

Why You Won't Know for Months (If Ever) Who Bankrolled Conventions
New rules allow for exclusive funding from private donors, with almost no oversight

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions gets a preview of the stage before the opening of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Monday. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Both Republicans and Democrats have spent a lot of time this year campaigning against big money in politics.  

But thanks to a two-year-old change in federal rules, both parties are expected for the first time in decades to rely almost exclusively on donations from billionaires, corporate lobbyists and super PACs to pay for their nominating conventions — starting with the big party the GOP will kick off in Cleveland Monday afternoon — according to a report published in Time magazine.  

Chart: How the GOP Fared in the Past 6 Presidential Elections
Republican stronghold states are more loyal than Democratic ones

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, shown here visiting the Hill on July 7, might not fare the same as previous GOP nominees come November. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

With the Republican National Convention days away, Election Day isn't far behind.  

A Roll Call analysis of the GOP presidential vote percentage in general elections dating back to 1992 shows Republicans with many loyal states. However, Utah — the most Republican state in 2012 with 73 percent of the vote — is possibly in jeopardy this year because Mormon voters aren't embracing presumptive nominee Donald Trump .  

Who's Speaking at the Republican Convention?
RNC releases partial list of who will be onstage in Cleveland

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who appeared with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, is being considered for the No. 2 spot on Trump's ticket but isn't on the convention speakers list. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Republican leaders, members of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's family, entertainers, athletes, and others who revolve around Trump World are on the list of speakers who will address the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week.  

Rep. Kevin McCarthy:  The House majority leader confirmed to Roll Call on Wednesday that he will address the convention to promote the House Republicans' “A Better Way” agenda.  

Gingrich, Ernst to Speak at Portman Event in Cleveland
Former speaker is on Donald Trump's short list for VP

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, is locked in a tough re-election bid against former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Rob Portman's hundreds of summer campaign interns will be in Cleveland on Monday for an event featuring former Speaker Newt Gingrich and current Sen. Joni Ernst.

Gingrich, who is on the vice presidential short list for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, and Ernst, an Iowa Republican who was believed to be on the list before appearing to take herself off, are the featured speakers at the intern event.