BC-US–GOP 2016-Convention Digest,ADVISORY, US


Republicans from across the country will gather in Cleveland on Monday, July 18, for the party’s summer convention. Here’s a look at the coverage plans from The Associated Press for text. An overview of the AP’s all-formats coverage plans is moving as GOP 2016-Convention, ADVISORY.

Questions about AP’s convention plans can be directed to U.S. Political Editor David Scott (dtscott@ap.org), East Region Editor Karen Testa (ktesta@ap.org) and the AP’s Nerve Center, which can be reach 24 hours a day at 212-621-1600.

All times are Eastern Daylight. A separate advisory with plans for the Democrats National Convention in Philadelphia will move next week.


Spot coverage of pre-convention meetings is underway from Cleveland. Daily coverage of the conventions will include:

— GOP 2016-CONVENTION – Running mainbar that captures the day in politics in full, focusing on the political action at the convention and across the country. Narrative. 800 words, updated throughout the day.

— GOP 2016-CLEVELAND – Running mainbar that captures all news and happenings around the convention, including any potential protests. Narrative. 800 words, updated throughout the day.

— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-THE LATEST – A running account of all political news nationwide and happenings inside the convention hall.

— GOP 2016-CLEVELAND-THE LATEST – A running account of all news and happenings around the convention, including any potential protests.

— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-NEWS GUIDE – All you need to know about the day at the convention and in Cleveland, from both inside the hall and on the streets outside. Block text. 800 words by 11 a.m., 7 p.m. and 1 p.m.

— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-THINGS TO WATCH – What to watch for tomorrow at the convention. Block text. 750 words at 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

— GOP 2016-ARMCHAIR – A look at the coverage of the convention on television and in the media. Block text. 750 words by 11 p.m.

— Several additional sidebars, including several focused on explanatory reporting, will move each day.


GOP 2016-CONVENTION – A year ago, few imagined Donald Trump as a headliner at the Republican National Convention — let alone as its star. Maybe only the billionaire New Yorker and his family thought the real estate mogul would be the one to arrive in Cleveland as the GOP’s presumptive nominee for president. And while there are still some Republicans trying to stop him, the party’s four-day coronation of its White House offering to the nation will complete his rise from reality TV show host to potential leader of the free world. By Steve Peoples. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-THINGS TO WATCH – A look at all the things to watch for at the Republican National Convention. UPCOMING: 900 words.

— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-NEWS GUIDE – A guide to how things work at a political convention. UPCOMING: 900 words.

— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-PLATFORM – A look at the Republican Party platform, which has evolved to match Trump’s positions. UPCOMING: 800 words.

CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-WEALTH – When Mitt Romney ran for president four years ago, his estimated $250 million fortune was framed as a liability by Democrats, who painted the former Bain Capital chief as out of touch with everyday Americans still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. Four years later, Donald Trump has embraced his riches, selling his wealth to working-class supporters, who believe the man they describe as a “blue-collar billionaire” understands people like them. By Jill Colvin. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

CAMPAIGN 2016-CANDIDATE HEALTH – Donald Trump brags about needing little sleep, while Hillary Clinton snacks on raw hot peppers for a health boost. The nation is poised to elect one of its oldest presidents, and while age doesn’t determine health, it raises the question: How much do we know — and should we know — about how physically fit they are for the job? By Lauran Neergaard. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.


CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-PROFILE – Donald Trump was angry: A reporter had the gall to suggest that ego was behind his purchase of New York’s Plaza Hotel. When Trump thought about it, he decided it was true. “Almost every deal I have ever done has been at least partly for my ego,” the billionaire declared in a 1995 opinion piece titled, “What My Ego Wants, My Ego Gets.” Flash-forward two decades, and what 70-year-old Donald Trump wants is the presidency. By Nancy Benac. 1,950 words, photos. With CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-PROFILE-ABRIDGED.

CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-PROFILE – The statehouse in Little Rock. A West Wing office in the White House. The Senate. The campaign trail. The State Department. If Barack Obama was the candidate who seemed to come from nowhere, Hillary Clinton seemed to come from everywhere. By the time she threw her hat into the ring for 2016, we knew her so well. Or did we? Why, if we’d been watching her for so long, did we feel like we didn’t know her? By Jocelyn Noveck. 1,950 words, photos. With CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-PROFILE-ABRIDGED.

GOP 2016-CLEVELAND-PROFILE – Donald Trump’s effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that is itself deeply fractured. Once an industrial powerhouse, Cleveland is one of the poorest and most segregated big cities in America. Yet there are also islands of prosperity, created in part by a wave of college-educated young people moving into downtown neighborhoods, a trend that has reshaped the city’s image and helped attract the Republican National Convention. By John Seewer. 1,000 words, photos. With GOP 2016-CLEVELAND-GLANCE.

DEM 2016-PHILADELPHIA-PROFILE – When the Democrats come to the City of Brotherly Love to nominate Hillary Clinton for president and the talk turns to income inequality and the 1 percent, Exhibit A will be right outside their windows: Philadelphia itself. The nation’s fifth-largest city is rebounding, suffusing some Philadelphians with an unfamiliar sense of civic pride. And yet it struggles with the gap between rich and poor that Sen. Bernie Sanders decried during his campaign against Clinton, with 26 percent of residents living in poverty, the highest rate of any big city in the U.S. By Kathy Matheson. 850 words, photos. With DEM 2016-PHILADELPHIA-GLANCE.

CAMPAIGN 2016-EVENING IN AMERICA – Eight years ago, Barbara Conley was one of the millions of Americans swept up in Barack Obama’s promises of hope and change. Now, as the country prepares to formally nominate the candidates vying to replace Obama, those optimistic days are almost unrecognizable to voters like Conley. They’re gripped by anger, anxiety and frustration with the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. By White House Correspondent Julie Pace. UPCOMING: 1,150 words, photos. With CAMPAIGN 2016-EVENING IN AMERICA-ABRIDGED.

CAMPAIGN 2016-ROAD TO 270 – Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s immediate political future rests on winning the key state in November. It’s arguably essential for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump as well. But the two Republicans could not be attacking the goal more differently. By Thomas Beaumont and Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 920 words, photos.

GOP 2016-CONVENTION-OHIO DELEGATION – Presumptive nominee Donald Trump could find that the delegation of the host state for the Republican National Convention is a little standoffish. They’re loaded with loyalists to Gov. John Kasich, who has said he will keep his distance from Trump after his plan to challenge him for the nomination in Cleveland fell through. By Julie Carr Smyth and Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 730 words, photos.

CAMPAIGN 2016-CORPORATE COLD SHOULDER – Donald Trump has promised to liven up this year’s Republican presidential convention, but some of America’s biggest corporations are bailing on the party. Apple is the latest company to give Trump the cold shoulder, by not contributing money or products to the GOP’s big shindig in Cleveland next month. Several other Fortune 500 companies have done likewise, although they aren’t advertising their reasons. By Brandon Bailey. 1,200 words, photos.

GOP 2016-CLEVELAND-PROTESTS-ISSUES – Beyond the arena doors of the Republican National Convention will be an open-air bazaar of causes. As Donald Trump seeks to unify the fractured GOP around his presidential candidacy, protest groups will gather outside to raise their voice against the party’s nominee and agenda. Trump’s supporters will be out there, too. A look at the issues for demonstrators in Cleveland. By Ann Sanner. 900 words, photos.

GOP 2016-CONVENTION-GUNS Q&A – Demonstrators at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week can’t have lasers, squirt guns or sledgehammers — but they can have firearms. Because Ohio is an open-carry state, those who are legally allowed to carry guns can do so without a permit. By Ann Sanner. 400 words.


The following stories listed on an earlier version of this digest will not move.



The AP, Washington