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Monday, July 18, 2016

What to watch for on DAY ONE of #RNC2016 Republican National Convention

How will Republicans address the latest deadly shooting?

The convention’s first complication arrived a day early, about 1,000 miles away. The shooting deaths of three police officers on Sunday in Baton Rouge, La., have heightened tensions here, posing a challenge of tone and approach for event organizers and demonstrators.

Donald J. Trump has used the recent shootings and deadly terrorist attacks to cast himself as the “law and order” candidate, and it is safe to expect most Republican speakers to share that framing. The stated theme for Monday’s program: “Make America Safe Again.”

For protesters, the task could be more difficult. Many have been drawn to Cleveland to oppose Mr. Trump, whom they see as inflaming racial hostilities, and to speak out against the deaths of black Americans at the hands of the police. (In the early afternoon, pro- and anti-Trump marches are scheduled within a half- mile of each other. Later in the day, a group focused on economic justice will take to the streets.)

Then there is the gun question: After the attack on Sunday, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association called on Gov. John Kasich of Ohio to temporarily restrict the open carrying of guns near the convention site. Mr. Kasich’s office said the state’s open-carry designation made the idea legally impossible, but local officials will probably hear further calls for intervention.

Read other things that will be addressed like Melania Trump getting to revive her husband's image among women and the list of army of speakers scheduled to talk listed below.

Rudolph W. Giuliani, former mayor of New York
Melania Trump, wife of Donald J. Trump
Michael Flynn, retired Army lieutenant general
Joni Ernst, senator from Iowa
Jason Beardsley, Concerned Veterans for America
Ryan Zinke, representative of Montana

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