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🗓 What's happening: Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Tim Scott headline the first night of the Republican National Convention, which kicks off at 9 p.m. tonight.

📸The big picture: The GOP convention will be a Trumpian production.

📝 Between the lines: Trump campaign releases second-term agenda.

🗣️ Schedule: This week's convention speakers

👉 Go deeper: Axios full 2020 convention coverage


Other speakers tonight:

  • Former Ambassador Nikki Haley
  • House Whip Steve Scalise
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle
  • Rep. Jim Jordan
  • RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz
  • Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones
  • Charlie Kirk
  • Timothy Cardinal Dolan
  • Mark and Patricia McCloskey

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