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No hoopla: Virus upends Trump and Biden convention plans

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

At the last minute, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are searching for places to impressively yet safely accept their parties' presidential nominations as the spread of the coronavirus adds fresh uncertainty to the campaign for the White House.

Trump considering giving convention speech from White House

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll probably deliver his Republican convention acceptance speech from the White House now that plans to hold the event in two battleground states have been foiled by coronavirus concerns and restrictions.

Biden won’t go to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, signaling a move to a convention that essentially has become entirely virtual.

Kansas GOP picks Rep. Marshall for Senate seat over Kobach

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate instead of polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the party establishment’s advice for keeping a normally safe seat out of play in what could be a difficult year for the GOP.

Watchdog group: Trump campaign improperly masking payments

UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020

President Donald Trump’s reelection effort allegedly hid nearly $170 million in spending from mandatory public disclosure by routing payments through companies tied to his former campaign manager, a government oversight group said Tuesday.

Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19

UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74.

Trump seeks out loyal donors in West Texas fracking fields

UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

President Donald Trump's visit to a U.S. fracking hub on the West Texas plains on Wednesday comes during the state’s fierce coronavirus outbreak and a global oil and gas glut that is putting the squeeze on his loyal donors in the petroleum industry.

Christian abortion critics urge Dems to change platform

UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020

A group of more than 100 Christian pastors, religion professors and other advocates is urging the Democratic National Committee to adopt a party platform that’s friendlier to abortion opponents.

Judge orders Michael Cohen to be released from prison

UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

A judge ordered the release from prison of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying the government retaliated against him for planning to release a book critical of Trump before November's election.

Obama blasts Trump, praises Biden in new 2020 campaign video

UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama stepped up their attacks on President Donald Trump and defended their time in the White House in a new video showing their first in-person meeting since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Trump’s new immigration fight: how to redraw House districts

UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in congressional reapportionment, a move that drew immediate criticism and promises of court challenges.