Bill O'Reilly, Britney Spears and celebrations galore: The parties that went poof at RNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly was set to hold court for a night at Spirit Square. The jokesters at “The Daily Show” had booked the Knight Theater for a week of taping. There was talk of maybe Toby Keith headlining a concert at the Knights’ uptown ballpark. At the Billy Graham Library, a prayer breakfast was scheduled. And to officially welcome the thousands of out-of-town guests — delegates, donors, elected officials, and media from all over the world — the Charlotte 2020 Host Committee had planned a nearly $2 million “Southern Comforts” party, complete with beach music an...


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