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Divided America: To some, Trump is a desperate survival bid

Across swaths of America people in down-and-out towns and stunted careers are pinning their hopes on Donald Trump.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP full of fear and loathing, but no facts or logic

Everywhere you turned there was something that made you embarrassed for them, something so disconnected from fact, logic or decency as to suggest those things no longer have much meaning …


Jay Ambrose: Not the usual Trump speech

Trump’s speech did show a capacity to reach beyond what we have mostly gotten from him to date.


Charles Krauthammer: Unity elusive at unconventional convention

Cruz left the stage to a cascade of boos, having delivered the longest suicide note in American political history.


Convention missteps renew concerns about Trump and governing

Donald Trump followed the script in his big speech to the Republican National Convention. Less than 12 hours later, he was free-form again, Trump being Trump, resurrecting a conspiracy theory …


Analysis: Why the GOP convention was a missed opportunity

Republicans emerge from their 2016 convention into a long general election campaign against Hillary Clinton and the Democrats with as many challenges and problems as they had going in.


Trump accepts Republican nomination

In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that “safety will be restored” if he is elected president, using his Republican convention address to denounce Democrat …


On a night of triumph, Donald Trump angers NATO allies and GOP foreign policy establishment

Hours before he accepted the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, Donald Trump faced fierce international criticism for suggesting his administration might not defend NATO allies in Eastern Europe and might not …


AP explains: Why do Republicans say sky is falling? Is it?

The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place. It is wrenched by economic uncertainty, political dysfunction, runaway immigration, violent streets and existential threats from abroad. …


Trump triumphs as GOP nominee, completing stunning climb

United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman’s stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with …


Donald Trump Jr. puts dad over top with N.Y. votes

Donald Trump’s son Donald Jr. cast the final votes his father needed to become the Republican presidential nominee.


Trump campaign dismisses accusations that Melania Trump’s speech was plagiarized from Michelle Obama

CLEVELAND – The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at …


Robert Samuelson: Don’t expect truth-telling in Cleveland

The pledge to make America great again” is not an economic project. It’s an exercise in mass psychology.


UPDATED: Sun., July 17, 2016, 8:38 p.m.

Louisiana police shootings add new Cleveland GOP convention concerns

An Ohio man says he decided to visit Cleveland’s Public Square armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun the day before the start of the Republican National Convention to …


Amid violence here and abroad, Trump and Clinton compete to be seen as the better leader

CLEVELAND – Two successive weeks of political conventions meant to frame the November choice for president kick off this week nearly obscured by violence and terror here and abroad. That …


Kathleen Parker: Who can protect America?

Who should lead this war in the American theater is the question before us this convention month.


Pence a perfect not-Trump

On the politics, Pence passes the do-no-harm test. The same can’t be said for others who were considered by Trump.


Trump presents Pence as running mate

Donald Trump introduced his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, with a speech hammering Hillary Clinton’s record but also boasting about primary victories and even a hotel he’s renovating.


Ohio’s Kasich to speak at NAACP gathering, Trump skipping it

Ohio Gov. John Kasich won’t speak at the Republican National Convention where Donald Trump is set to become his party’s presidential nominee, but he will speak to the NAACP national …


Clinton holds day of VP interviews at her home in D.C.

Hillary Clinton summoned at least three contenders vying to become her running mate to her Washington home on Friday as she closes in on a pick for vice president.


Anti-Trump leader drops effort for delegate vote

A leader of conservatives making a last-ditch attempt to block Donald Trump’s nomination says she’s dropping her effort to force the Republican National Convention to vote on her plan to …


Trump demanded VP candidate tax returns despite keeping his own private, Gingrich says

Donald Trump told an interviewer in May that the income taxes he pays are “none of your business.” But for candidates who were auditioning to be his vice president, similar …


Mike Pence’s unflappability could help Donald Trump stay cool

As a conservative talk-radio host in the 1990s, Mike Pence described himself as “Rush Limbaugh on decaf.”


It’s Pence: Trump announces his VP choice on Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Republican presidential ticket. Trump announced his …


Trump: France attack delays VP decision

Donald Trump is planning to announce that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his choice for his vice presidential running mate, according to a Republican with direct knowledge of the decision.


McMorris Rodgers will skip Republican National Convention

Spokane congresswoman is not attending Republican National Convention, will campaign in Eastern Washington instead.


Embracing Lincoln, Hillary Clinton urges nation to fix divisions

Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln has been transformed into “the party of Trump,” declaring her GOP presidential opponent a polarizing figure who is deepening …


Judge delays ruling over release of video of Trump testimony

A federal judge who has been a target of criticism from Donald Trump is taking time to decide whether to release videos of the Republican presidential candidate testifying in a …


Trump seeks $10 million from former aide in disclosure case

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seeking $10 million in damages from a former senior campaign consultant, Sam Nunberg, alleging that Nunberg leaked confidential information to reporters in violation of …


Trump and family meet with VP finalists

Donald Trump and key members of his family huddled with Mike Pence Wednesday morning at the Indiana governor’s mansion as the billionaire enters the final phase of his search for …