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Images from RNC Day Three
 

Faces of the RNC: This Is Mike Miller's 14th GOP Convention
And he can laugh now, looking back at snafus like the time confetti dropped early and caught on fire

Mike Miller says he's at his last Republican convention - maybe. (Melinda Henneberger/CQ Roll Call)

CLEVELAND — This is the 14th Republican National Convention  79-year-old Mike Miller has worked on — and his last, he swears, though his friends have heard that before.  

A former Scripps-Howard reporter who covered Congress and then the Pentagon during the Vietnam War, he’s a seven-time RNC media operations director who always pushed for more access for his former colleagues “because I believe that’s how I best serve the party,” he says.  

Live From Cleveland, It's Trumpemon GO
Co-host of SNL's "Weekend Update" isn't looking for Pokemon

Michael Che said he wanted to catch the rarest creature at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland: minorities.   

The "Saturday Night Live" star called this game "Trumpemon Go," a play off the popular Pokemon Go game.  

Who Came Off Worse — Cruz or Trump?
"Vote your conscience" line brings out party ire

In Pence, a Little Something for Everyone
Budget, security chops could appeal to conservatives, moderates

Presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) and his running mate Mike Pence appear on stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence accepted the Republican Party’s vice presidential nomination Wednesday night, casting himself as a Midwestern everyman and staunch conservative. He made clear to voters why Donald Trump decided he could help turn out traditional GOP voters in key swing states.  

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisc., introduced him at the Republican National Commission in Cleveland by lavishing praise on Pence, calling him "a Reagan conservative through and through" and someone who is "pro-life and pro-strong defense."  

Marco Rubio's GOP Convention Speech
 

Images from RNC Day Two

John Dingell's Not Holding Anything Back
Ex-Michigan congressman countertweets the Republican convention

Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell, right, celebrated his 90th birthday in a House hearing room named for him on July 6. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Some politicians in retirement take up hobbies. George W. Bush and Winston Churchill picked up painting. Sen. Eugene McCarthy went back to writing poetry after his unsuccessful run for president in 1968. But former Rep. John D. Dingell is breaking new ground: tweeting his unbound thoughts on politics and sports.   

The Michigan Democrat was apparently watching the Republican National Convention Tuesday night:

Reluctant Republicans Barely Mention the Nominee
GOP party leaders and lawmakers talk more about Clinton

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his staff reacts to the booming noise made by the gavel as he tests out the podium on stage before the starts of Day Two of the 2016 Republican National Convention. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The night belonged to Donald Trump who was named the Republican nominee Tuesday , so why weren't GOP party leaders and lawmakers mentioning his name? In fact, his likely Democratic opponent came up twice as often in speeches as he did.  

What was billed as a night to discuss how to improve the U.S. economy -- with the theme of “Make America Work Again” -- started strong with Sen. Jeff Sessions , R-Ala., delivering an effusive speech kicking off a state-by-state roll call vote that ended with the bombastic real estate mogul securing the GOP nomination.