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Trump's closer is over, Clinton set to snag attention

Posted 7/22/2016 in National

In the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle.

 

 

GOP slams Cruz on Trump non-endorsement

Posted 7/22/2016 in National

A defiant Sen. Ted Cruz declared Thursday he's no "servile puppy dog" as he faced a torrent of GOP criticism over his refusal to endorse Donald Trump on the Republican National Convention stage.

 

 

Trump vows to protect LGBTQ community

Posted 7/22/2016 in National

With five letters, Donald Trump brushed off decades of Republican reluctance to voice full-throated support for gay rights -- at least for a night.

 

 

Ailes is out as Fox News head, Murdoch named acting chief

Posted 7/22/2016 in National

Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel, his career at the network he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations that he forced out a former anchor after she spurned his sexual advances.

 

 

Thunderous boos for Cruz for refusing to endorse Trump

Posted 7/21/2016 in National

Undercutting calls for Republican unity, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stubbornly refused to endorse Donald Trump Wednesday night as he addressed the GOP convention, igniting thunderous boos from furious delegates as he encouraged Americans to simply "vote your conscience" in November.

 

 

Hating on Hillary: GOP convention down and dirty

Posted 7/21/2016 in National

Liar. Garbage. Lock her up. Republicans at their national convention are putting Hillary Clinton on mock trial, declaring her guilty and issuing sentences that include death by firing squad, in a remarkable display of political rhetoric gone wild.

 

 

Police shootings touch nerve among military veterans

Posted 7/21/2016 in National

Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have touched a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement.

 

 

Speechwriter takes blame for Melania Trump's speech

Posted 7/21/2016 in National

With Donald Trump's campaign reeling from charges of plagiarism, a speechwriter for his company took the blame and offered to resign over nearly identical passages from Melania Trump's Republican convention speech and Michelle Obama's remarks eight years ago.

 

 

Caitlyn Jenner: Easier to come out as trans than Republican

Posted 7/21/2016 in National

Prodding her party, Caitlyn Jenner said Wednesday it was easier to come out as transgender than as a Republican and conceded Democrats promote more inclusive policies.

 

 

Gunman's manifesto describes actions as 'necessary evil'

Posted 7/21/2016 in National

The man who ambushed and killed three law enforcement officers in Louisiana purportedly described his actions as a "necessary evil" in a self-described, handwritten manifesto that an Ohio man says was emailed to him by the gunman less than an hour before the shootings.

 

 

Trump triumphs as GOP nominee, completing stunning climb

Posted 7/20/2016 in National

Cementing an extraordinary political takeover, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday night as their presidential standard-bearer, hitching their hopes of keeping Democrat Hillary Clinton out of the White House on an unorthodox candidate who has sown divisions within the party and across the nation.

 

 

Pence seeks to reassure conservatives

Posted 7/20/2016 in National

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, making his first appearance in Cleveland since being named Donald Trump's running mate, tried to reassure Republicans nervous about the celebrity businessman's conservative credentials by vouching for his character and comparing him to Ronald Reagan.

 

 

Outnumbered and outmuscled, Dump-Trumpers thumped by GOP

Posted 7/20/2016 in National

After weeks of planning and one ferocious outburst that upstaged nearly everything on the Republican National Convention's first day, conservatives' feisty but always improbable effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination succumbed to multiple causes of death.

 

 

Cleveland police break up skirmishes among demonstrators

Posted 7/20/2016 in National

Police broke up scuffles between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as crowds in the hundreds gathered Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

Looking at own prospects, some Republicans avoid Cleveland

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

As her fellow Republicans gathered in Cleveland, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte was back home touting her work on a bipartisan bill intended to address opioid abuse.

 

 

After outbreak of dissent, Trump powers toward the prize

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Barring a last-minute jolt to the proceedings, Donald Trump is hours away from attaining the 2016 presidential nomination despite efforts to stop him that spilled messily into the opening of the Republican National Convention.

 

 

Poll: Trump supporters unfazed by reversal on self-funding

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Donald Trump's voters adored him for mostly paying his own way in the first half of the presidential campaign.

 

 

GOP platform tacks right on social issues

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

The Republican Party adopted what Christian conservatives cheered as the most conservative party platform ever on Monday, pushing the GOP decidedly to the right on abortion and gay rights amid uncertainty about Donald Trump's policies.

 

 

Police across US patrolling in pairs after ambush attacks

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Police departments across the country are ordering officers to pair up after ambush attacks left eight officers dead in Texas and Louisiana, a precaution that could slow response times to low-level crimes and drive up overtime for already exhausted police.

 

 

'Sheer brutality': Police detail Baton Rouge shooting scene

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

The horrific scene unfolded in a matter of minutes, a black-clad man with military training stalking law enforcement officers and ignoring horrified onlookers as he shot anyone he could find wearing a badge.

 

 

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