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Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Clinton in search of larger message

The convention the Republicans just wrapped up in Cleveland, with its back-stabbing rivals, missing dignitaries and borrowed phrases from another speech, may not be a tough act to follow, but …


Spin Control: Rocking out on campaign trail has its pitfalls

Rock ’n’ roll is here to stay on the campaign trail, but politicians should pay attention to the lyrics.


Kathleen Parker: Trump’s rhetoric evokes tyrants

It is not for nothing that many have compared Trump’s brand of rhetoric to some of humankind’s worst, including, unavoidably, Adolf Hitler.


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 …


Amy Goodman: Terror, tennis balls and Tamir Rice

To reinforce the Cleveland police, a large contingent of Indiana State Police showed up, then riot police were deployed. Finally, a phalanx of police on horseback arrived. All this for …


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.


O’Jays decry use of ‘Love Train’ during RNC

R&B group The O’Jays are decrying the use of their song “Love Train” during the Republican National Convention, including a version remixed as “Trump Train,” without the consent of the …


Daughter Ivanka Trump raises issues father rarely mentions

Donald Trump’s daughter promised Thursday that her father will fight for equal pay for women and affordable childcare for parents, issues the Republican nominee has rarely if ever addressed on …


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 …


Washington GOP leader, Susan Hutchison, calls Cruz ‘traitor,’ others angry at speech

Ted Cruz’s speech shocks, angers Washington delegation full of his supporters.


Milbank: Self-worship trumps sound judgment

But in one respect, the Republican National Convention of 2016 has been a yuge success. It is the triumph of narcissism.


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. …


McMorris Rodgers will skip Republican National Convention

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


GOP lobbyist backs ‘Free the Delegates’ after butting heads with Trump

Lobbyist Jack Burkman on Friday was opening up his Northern Virginia home to what he says is a mounting number of Republican loyalists eager to bankroll a last-minute challenge to …


With few political allies, Trump plans celebrity convention

Donald Trump’s team promises an extraordinary display of political entertainment at this month’s Republican National Convention, with the accent on entertainment.


Trump battleground plan relies on skeptical GOP leaders

His campaign riled by infighting and Republican revolt, Donald Trump is working to address a battleground state staffing shortage that highlights his reliance on a skeptical GOP establishment. The New …


Senate leader McConnell ‘optimistic’ GOP convention goes to a second ballot

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is “increasingly optimistic” that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does …


Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home for rent during GOP convention

Visitors heading to Ohio for the Republican National Convention have the rare opportunity to rent the childhood home of one of the country’s most notorious killers.


Petitioner pushing for guns at Republican convention uses Spokane as fake hometown

Jim, AKA the Hyperationalist, said he launched an online petition using Spokane as a location because of its “everytown U.S.A.” image.


GOP convention security gears up for feared threats

Organizers for the Republican National Convention are preparing security for the gathering in Cleveland in July in an unusually combustible environment.


Socialite’s climb halted by unfolding scandal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jill Kelley’s climb to the top of Tampa’s social ladder may be as spectacular as her fall from it. Accounts of lavish parties at her bay …


Socialite’s climb halted by unfolding scandal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jill Kelley’s attempt to climb the Tampa social ladder — the rungs of which included some high-ranking military officials — has come to an ignominious halt. …


In testimony, Romney was skeptical of Staples

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — In newly unsealed testimony related to Staples founder Tom Stemberg’s divorce, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he was initially skeptical of the idea for Staples, …


Terror takes back seat; Americans safer now

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there is another question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer …


Eastwood talks about convention chat with chair

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clint Eastwood said the idea to use an empty seat as a prop at the Republican National Convention was a spur-of-the-moment decision when someone backstage asked …


Who is marching in Charlotte to protest the DNC?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When protesters began arriving in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention this week, they were filled with hope. For months, they predicted that thousands would travel …