Six Takeaways From The Republican National Convention
2020 Elections
Six Takeaways From The Republican National Convention

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump unleashed a harsh series of attacks against Joe Biden Thursday night, casting his Democratic opponent as “the destroyer of American greatness” and framing the November election as a bitterly divisive clash between two irreconcilable slices... Read More

Trump, Turning White House lnto Convention Venue, Defends Record, Paints Biden as ‘Weak,’ Extreme
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Trump, Turning White House lnto Convention Venue, Defends Record, Paints Biden as ‘Weak,’ Extreme

WASHINGTON — With the White House transformed into campaign venue, President Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination for a second term Thursday night, describing his own record as exemplary and painting rival Joe Biden as a weak-minded liberal who would... Read More

5 Takeaways From the Third Night of the RNC
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5 Takeaways From the Third Night of the RNC

Outside events have a way of crashing even the most painstakingly crafted political productions. As though horribly scripted, the police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, set off in stark relief the debate over racism and law... Read More

Vice President Mike Pence Touts ‘Law and Order’ at RNC as Nation’s Protests Grow
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Vice President Mike Pence Touts ‘Law and Order’ at RNC as Nation’s Protests Grow

WASHINGTON — Mike Pence emerged from President Donald Trump’s long shadow Wednesday night to accept the nomination for vice president, delivering a revisionist case for their management of the coronavirus pandemic and offering unwavering support for law enforcement amid growing... Read More

‘Keep Plants Out of Politics’: Gardening Historian Says of Rose Garden Renovation
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‘Keep Plants Out of Politics’: Gardening Historian Says of Rose Garden Renovation

A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but a Rose Garden by any other design might not, it seems. In late July, first lady Melania Trump announced that she would renovate the 125-foot by 60-foot plot behind... Read More

Republican Convention Draws 15.9 Million TV Viewers, Down 28% From 2016
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Republican Convention Draws 15.9 Million TV Viewers, Down 28% From 2016

The first night of the Republican National Convention averaged 15.9 million viewers on Monday, a sharp drop of 28% from 2016. The audience figure from Nielsen was also below the opening night of last week’s Democratic National Convention which averaged... Read More

Both Parties Featured This House Battleground at Their Conventions
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Both Parties Featured This House Battleground at Their Conventions

WASHINGTON — Army veteran Sean Parnell didn’t mention that he was running for Congress when he took the stage Monday night at the Republican National Convention. But his stint in the national spotlight underscored his campaign strategy: stress his military... Read More

5 Takeaways From the First Night of the RNC
2020 Elections
5 Takeaways From the First Night of the RNC

Welcome to a parallel universe. Conventions are unabashedly partisan affairs, offering the purest distillation of a political party and its beliefs. So a certain amount of contrast is to be expected when Democrats and Republicans stage their coronations back to... Read More

With Apocalyptic Rhetoric, Republicans Stoke Fear If Trump Loses
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With Apocalyptic Rhetoric, Republicans Stoke Fear If Trump Loses

WASHINGTON — Republicans kicked off their national convention Monday by trying to radically recast President Donald Trump’s failures in containing the coronavirus pandemic as triumphs and by painting an apocalyptic vision of America if Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins in... Read More

Republicans Nominate Trump; He Questions Election Integrity
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Republicans Nominate Trump; He Questions Election Integrity

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned a surprise opening-day appearance at his party’s scaled-down national political convention into an new opportunity to cast doubt on the integrity of the fall election just moments after delegates nominated him for... Read More

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Respond to Trump’s Attacks Before the Republican Convention
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Respond to Trump’s Attacks Before the Republican Convention

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden, girding for a week of attacks at the Republican National Convention, previewed his response Sunday by laughing off questions about his mental acuity, denying he supported defunding the police, and leaping to defend his running mate,... Read More

Trump Banks on Convention ‘Surprises’ to Dazzle Party Into Unity
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Trump Banks on Convention ‘Surprises’ to Dazzle Party Into Unity

As Donald Trump gears up for this week’s Republican convention, one thing is clear: recorded speeches, empty halls and parking-lot fireworks won’t cut it. “I think it’s pretty boring when you do tapes,” Trump said of his convention speech during... Read More

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