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The Republican National Convention is in 17 days in Cleveland.
The Democratic National Convention is in 24 days in Philadelphia.
Did you know? Attending conventions is far from cheap, and for some delegates the surge in prices has forced them to turn to crowdfunding sites to help pay their way down to Philadelphia. Talking to DNC delegates, Vice News estimated the per-person cost between $3,000 to $8,000.
June 30, 2016
This morning we talked about an unscheduled meeting between U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and former President Bill Clinton amid the Justice Department and FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, how conservative Christians are grappling with whether 'religious freedom' includes Muslims, and President Obama's meeting with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.