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Updates and analysis from Day 3 of the Republican National Convention

Wednesday's speakers included Mike and Karen Pence, Kellyanne Conway, Sen. Joni Ernst, Gov. Kristi Noem and Lara Trump.
Image: Vice President Mike Pence will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night.
Vice President Mike Pence will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night.Chelsea Stahl / NBC News

The Republican National Convention continued Wednesday with speeches from Vice President Mike Pence, his wife, Karen Pence, and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Pence delivered the evening's keynote address from Baltimore's Fort McHenry, whose defense of the city's harbor from the British in the War of 1812 inspired the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and he's expected to lean heavily on patriotic themes as he makes the case for a second term and draws a contrast with former Vice President Joe Biden.

Conway had one of her most highest-profile moments just days before she leaves the White House. The senior adviser, who managed the president's campaign in the final months of the 2016 election, has announced she will leave the administration at the end of the month to focus more on her family.

Other featured speakers included White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany; Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Joni Ernst of Iowa; South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem; the president's daughter-in-law and campaign adviser Lara Trump; and the former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.

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937d ago / 3:39 AM UTC

Fact check: Pence, Lara Trump emphasize pre-pandemic job gains

937d ago / 3:27 AM UTC

Pence faults Biden for not condemning violence last week. He condemned it 8 hours ago.

937d ago / 3:20 AM UTC

Pence condemns violence at protests but does not mention police shootings that sparked protests

937d ago / 3:15 AM UTC

Officer Pence referred to was allegedly killed by 'Boogaloo' extremist

937d ago / 3:12 AM UTC

Hurricane Laura will not alter timing of Trump's acceptance speech, says campaign

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937d ago / 3:09 AM UTC

Fact check: Pence credits Trump for Obama’s veterans choice program

937d ago / 3:08 AM UTC

Pence touts Trump's pandemic response, promises vaccine by end of 2020

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Grenell defends nationalism and 'America First'

937d ago / 2:29 AM UTC

Lara Trump offers prayers to those in the path of Hurricane Laura

937d ago / 2:28 AM UTC

Lara Trump joins other speakers in saying you won’t be safe under Biden

937d ago / 2:21 AM UTC

RNC celebrates Henderson’s role in civil rights movement while Trump criticizes anti-racism protesters

937d ago / 2:20 AM UTC

Fact check: Cawthorn said James Madison signed the Declaration of Independence. He didn't.

937d ago / 2:06 AM UTC

Trump has arrived at Fort McHenry for Pence's speech

937d ago / 2:03 AM UTC

The audience is ready for Pence at Fort McHenry


937d ago / 2:02 AM UTC

Former NFL player claims Trump never called white nationalist rallygoers 'very fine people'

937d ago / 1:55 AM UTC
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Lou Holtz attacks Biden as 'Catholic in Name Only'

937d ago / 1:49 AM UTC

McEnany and Conway seek to fix Trump’s 'caring' deficit

937d ago / 1:47 AM UTC

Fact check: Would Biden's plan raise taxes by $4 trillion? Yes, but it targets top earners.

937d ago / 1:46 AM UTC

Madison Cawthorn, who could be youngest congressman in centuries, speaks at RNC

937d ago / 1:37 AM UTC

Fact check: The 19th Amendment didn’t given all women the right to vote

937d ago / 1:31 AM UTC

Kellyanne Conway’s RNC speech is a signal to suburban women

937d ago / 1:27 AM UTC

Fact check: Kayleigh McEnany misleads on Trump and pre-existing conditions

937d ago / 1:20 AM UTC

Fact check: Does Biden want to defund police, ICE and the military? No, no and no.

937d ago / 1:16 AM UTC

McEnany opens about about health scare, but misses key fact

937d ago / 1:08 AM UTC

Fact check: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem distorts recent protests

937d ago / 1:06 AM UTC

Rep. Dan Crenshaw honors front-line workers in RNC speech

937d ago / 1:02 AM UTC

Kellyanne Conway on virus precautions and crowd size for Trump's speech tomorrow

937d ago / 12:58 AM UTC

South Dakota’s governor rails against U.S. cities, but her comments don't add up

937d ago / 12:51 AM UTC

Fact check: Dan Crenshaw says ISIS is defeated. The U.S. military says it is not.

937d ago / 12:46 AM UTC

RNC crowded out on social and search by a busy news day

937d ago / 12:42 AM UTC

Pence expected to address race amid unrest in Wisconsin


937d ago / 12:37 AM UTC

Kellyanne Conway says RNC speech will be 'positive'

937d ago / 12:34 AM UTC

RNC speakers with a past: Allegations of plagiarism, hostility to immigrants, QAnon and anti-Muslim bias

937d ago / 12:20 AM UTC

Two of Trump's biggest impeachment defenders to speak Wednesday

937d ago / 12:14 AM UTC

Trump to join Pence at Fort McHenry

937d ago / 11:40 PM UTC
937d ago / 11:27 PM UTC

A brief explainer on Fort McHenry, site of Pence's RNC speech

937d ago / 11:07 PM UTC

Intelligence officials haven't seen anything to back up claims of foreign meddling in mail-in voting

937d ago / 10:56 PM UTC

Legendary college football coach Lou Holtz to praise Trump at RNC

937d ago / 10:44 PM UTC

RNC to dig in on law and order as Jacob Blake shooting fuels fresh protests

937d ago / 10:24 PM UTC

As Richard Grenell addresses RNC, GOP platform still opposes gay marriage

937d ago / 9:31 PM UTC

Harris says Pence speech will be 'nothing but lies'

937d ago / 9:27 PM UTC

Trump calls for drug test before debate with Biden. He used the same baseless attack on Clinton.

937d ago / 9:13 PM UTC

Two House Democrats ask for probe into possible Hatch Act violations

937d ago / 8:03 PM UTC

What to expect from Pence's speech at Fort McHenry tonight

937d ago / 6:40 PM UTC

Trump sends federal law enforcement and National Guard to Kenosha

937d ago / 6:04 PM UTC

GOP gov says Trump shouldn't treat the coronavirus like an 'afterthought' in messaging

937d ago / 5:43 PM UTC

Dozens of attendees at Melania Trump speech weren't tested for coronavirus

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937d ago / 5:06 PM UTC

'A stain on his record forever': Top Dems slam Pence over coronavirus response before RNC speech

937d ago / 4:46 PM UTC

Fencing being installed near the White House, though its purpose is unclear


937d ago / 4:13 PM UTC

What to watch for on Night 3

937d ago / 4:12 PM UTC
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'There was no violation of law': White House responds to Hatch Act criticisms of last night’s RNC


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FIRST READ: Republicans seek to sell kinder, gentler Trump

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938d ago / 1:00 PM UTC

ANALYSIS: Trump's 'alternate reality' TV convention tests his beliefs about people

938d ago / 12:22 PM UTC

6 highlights from the RNC, Night 2: Melania, the Trump family, did anyone say COVID?

938d ago / 10:35 AM UTC

'An alternate reality': Biden campaign calls RNC a cover-up for Trump's COVID failures