NBA teams that keep focused on their game thriving in the bubble

In the hallways outside the convention center ballroom that the NBA has turned into a practice court, Boston coach Brad Stevens swatted away a question like he was Bam Adebayo waiting for Jayson Tatum. Down 1-0 to Miami, the reporter wondered, could his young core of Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart play with even […]

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Refugees from socialist countries warn Americans: Don’t let it happen here

One of the most memorable moments from the Republican National Convention came when Cuban-born Maximo Alvarez cautioned Americans against creeping socialism. “I’ve seen movements like this before,” he warned last month. The Florida businessman is hardly alone among those who fled socialist countries. On social media and in interviews with Fox News, other immigrants who […]

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Trump Pressed for Plasma Therapy. Officials Worry, Is an Unvetted Vaccine Next?

WASHINGTON — It was the third week of August, the Republican National Convention was days away, and President Trump was impatient. White House officials were anxious to showcase a step forward in the battle against the coronavirus: an expansion of the use of blood plasma from recovered patients to treat new ones. For nearly two […]

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Trump Pressed for a Plasma Treatment. Officials Worry, Is a Vaccine Next?

WASHINGTON — It was the third week of August, the Republican National Convention was days away, and President Trump was impatient. White House officials were anxious to showcase a step forward in the battle against the coronavirus: an expansion of the use of blood plasma from recovered patients to treat new ones. For nearly two […]

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U.S. House Speaker warns Britain that breaking Brexit treaty could imperil trade pact

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Democratic National Convention held in Milwaukee WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Britain on Wednesday that ignoring some parts of its European Union divorce treaty could imperil any new trade agreement with the United States. “If the U.K. violates that international treaty and Brexit undermines the […]

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Texas bishop backs up priest who said Catholic Democrats should ‘repent’ or ‘face the fires of hell’

A Wisconsin priest slammed a fellow clergy member who spoke at the Democratic Convention and called on any Catholic Democrats to revoke their support of the party or “face the fires of Hell.” Father James Altman, pastor of St. James the Less Catholic Church, lashed out after Father James Martin participated in the DNC. In […]

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For voting advice, don’t consult your 401(k)

President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd after addressing the Republican National Convention Aug. 27. | AP file More things matter to market performance than who occupies the Oval Office, Democrat or Republican. We as Americans have a lot on our minds with the approaching election. Who will get the economy going again? Who has […]

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Pelosi, Mnuchin informally agree on stopgap bill to avoid U.S. government shutdown: ABC News

2/2 © Reuters. Democratic National Convention held in Milwaukee 2/2 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have informally agreed on a stopgap funding bill to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month, ABC News reported on Thursday, citing a person familiar with a phone call […]

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Health Care Powered Democratic Wins in 2018. The Party Hopes for a Repeat.

At the Democratic National Convention, viewers heard from an Arizona man whose young son was born with a congenital heart defect, a Wisconsin woman with an autoimmune disease and cancer survivors from several states. Their stories highlighted the importance of health care — and the protections provided by the Affordable Care Act. When Republicans held […]

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Trump campaign bullish post-convention, claims polls ‘tightening’ in battleground states

The Trump campaign is on “offense” in the first week following the Republican National Convention, saying polls are “tightening” in key battleground states, and that President Trump has several pathways to victory, including the potential to grab some formerly deep blue states. During a call with reporters on Tuesday, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said […]

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Hogan Gidley: Media coverage of RNC was ‘absolutely horrific’

The mainstream media’s coverage of the Republican National Convention was “absolutely horrific,” Trump 2020 Campaign National Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told “Media Buzz” on Sunday. “I predicted that Joe Biden would probably get an eight to ten point bump after the convention just because of the way the media fawns all over Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” Gidley said. “Turns out, they […]

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Biden, Speaking to National Guard, Takes Aim at Republican Criticism on Crime

After a Republican National Convention week in which President Trump and his allies sought to brand Joseph R. Biden Jr. as radically anti-law enforcement, the Democratic nominee took implicit aim at that characterization in his own remarks on Saturday as he swiped at Mr. Trump’s calls for “law and order” and ripped the president’s record […]

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How the G.O.P. Stretched Hard to Defend Trump on Race and Gender

The Republican convention this week marked an extraordinary effort to recast President Trump’s image on issues of race and gender, with the party stretching to find African-Americans who would testify that Mr. Trump is not racist, and lining up women to describe him as sensitive and empathetic — qualities he rarely displays in public. This […]

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Trump, advisers hit campaign trail once again

After the convention this week, President Trump and his team of advisers plan to hit the campaign trail once again. Building on momentum from the convention, President Trump will deliver remarks at a rally in New Hampshire Friday night. After that, his itinerary, shared with Fox News, shows he will head to Texas and Louisiana […]

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Don’t be fooled again — step on the gas to beat Donald Trump

People wave “Joe Biden President” flags on Aug. 27, the last day of the Republican National Convention, across from the White House. | Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images Don’t believe for a second that Trump can’t win, as miserable as that thought might be, no matter what the polls and pundits say. Four years ago, […]

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Pro-Trump Dem Vernon Jones calls for congressional investigations after being hounded by ‘mob’ in DC

Vernon Jones, the Georgia Democratic representative who spoke at the Republican National Convention (RNC) Monday on behalf of President Trump, is calling on Democrats in Congress to open hearings on the unrest that’s been gripping American cities. Jones spoke with Fox News on Friday, following his experience being surrounded by an angry crowd as he […]

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2 attendees, 2 RNC workers in Charlotte test positive for coronavirus, NC county says

Two attendees and two convention workers tested positive for coronavirus following the Republican National Convention (RNC) meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina’s Mecklenberg County announced. There were 792 coronavirus tests distributed to people attending convention functions or providing support. In an in-person roll call vote, Republicans officially renominated President Trump to represent their party on the ballot […]

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For Trump, G.O.P. Created an Alternative America Beyond Covid-19

For four days, the Republican National Convention projected the image of a nation that had beaten the coronavirus, with maskless supporters packed close together and free to carry on with their lives thanks to the quick, powerful and effective response of President Trump, who crushed a pandemic when it reached American shores. The truth is […]

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A Word Not Uttered by Republican Officials at the Convention: Obamacare

ImageMitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Republicans used the term Obamacare 23 times in the prime-time viewing hours in that convention. Credit…Damon Winter/The New York Times In 2012, right in the middle of his convention speech, Mitt Romney declared Obamacare repeal a crucial priority. It was part of his five-part plan for a “better […]

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Dems slam Trump convention speech as campaign enters final stages: ‘Embraced racism’

Democrats following President Trump’s Republican National Convention speech accused the president of telling “lies,” peddling “division and chaos” and having “embraced racism” as Trump attempted to use his lengthy and arguably highest-stakes address of the campaign to shape an election that is now just 67 days away. The criticism came from several directions, including the […]

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The Unmasked Ball: Trump Creates His Own Pandemic-Free Reality

Donald J. Trump could not truthfully appear at the Republican National Convention as a president who got America safely through the Covid-19 pandemic. But he could play one on TV. Thursday night, Mr. Trump slowly walked down the steps of the White House with his wife Melania, just he as came down the escalator of […]

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Trump’s RNC finale outside White House triggers Dems: ‘Get off our lawn’

With a first-ever Republican Convention finale held outside the White House on Thursday night, President Trump and the GOP once again ignored Washington’s rules – and left Democrats fuming. “Get off our lawn,” former presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., tweeted as Trump formally accepted the GOP nomination in a speech on the South Lawn. […]

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See Which Factions Dominated the Republican Convention

Republicans set out to run the convention messaging as if it were still January — when the economy was booming, Senator Bernie Sanders was leading the polls and there was no pandemic. To the majority of speakers, there was largely only passing reference to the coronavirus — unless it was a revisionist history of conquering […]

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Full Transcript: President Trump’s Republican National Convention Speech

Brevity was not the soul of President Trump’s second convention acceptance speech. Clocking in at well over an hour, and about 6,000 words, it was slightly longer than his semi-epic address to the convention in Cleveland four years ago and, in form, about as meandering as one of Bill Clinton’s infamous no-theme-left-behind State of the […]

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Trump looks to seize momentum out of fiery GOP convention, as Biden plans battleground visits

The 2020 general election battle has officially begun. With the Republican National Convention wrapping up Thursday night, President Trump is hoping for a momentum boost as the election season moves into its final stages and both major political parties dig in for what is expected to be a vicious battle for the future of America over […]

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