We are coming to you this week from both the nation's capital and from Cleveland, Ohio, the host city of the Republican National Convention, where amid the chaos, there has been one consistent refrain from the gathered delegates -- that Hillary Clinton should be locked up. Interestingly enough, not every party elder has been enthusiastic about the "Hillary for prison" meme, and there's a good reason why -- it originates well outside the party with the Alex Jones/Infowars conspiracy theory set, who have been ubiquitous on the streets of Cleveland. We'll catch up with the agitators who have put their stamp, for better or for worse, on the campaign rhetoric. We'll also hear from California Democratic Representative Xavier Becerra, for his thoughts on the Republican message.
The other big issue in Cleveland has been the forging of party unity -- a goal of every convention that's proven to be difficult to bring about in Cleveland. Wednesday night, those efforts took a big hit after Texas Senator Ted Cruz took the stage, refused to endorse Donald Trump, and was greeted with a chorus of recriminations from the audience. We'll catch up with some of the delegates who witnessed the conflagration last night.
Meanwhile, as America watches the conventions unfold, across the Atlantic, democratic norms in Turkey have been gravely imperiled after an attempted coup d'etat to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed to do so, clearing the way for Erdogan to accelerate the entrenchment of his autocratic regime through a brutal, countering crackdown. We'll discuss what the road ahead looks like for this scarred nation.
Finally, next week is the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and by the time we get there, Hillary Clinton will have decided who will serve as her running mate in 2012. We'll talk about who she might choose, and what signal it might send to the Democratic base.