President Trump to participate in every day of Republican convention

President Trump will participate in every day of the Republican National Convention (RNC), an untraditional move for the nominee who is typically highlighted on the final night of festivities, Fox News has learned. But Trump already bucked tradition once before when, four years ago, he made a surprise appearance on the first night of the RNC in Cleveland […]

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Expecting at the National Zoo: Washington Hopes to Gain a Baby Panda

The number of pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo might grow by one in just a few days, officials announced on Friday: Mei Xiang appears to be pregnant. The 22-year-old giant panda, whose name is pronounced may-SHONG, has “tissue consistent with fetal development,” according to the zoo, which cautioned in its statement that “it is […]

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Expecting at the National Zoo: Washington Hopes to Gain a Baby Panda

The number of pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo might grow by one in just a few days, officials announced on Friday: Mei Xiang appears to be pregnant. The 22-year-old giant panda, whose name is pronounced may-SHONG, has “tissue consistent with fetal development,” according to the zoo, which cautioned in its statement that “it is […]

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RNC chairwoman previews Dem convention week plans, ‘surprised’ Harris accepted Biden VP offer

EXCLUSIVE: Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel argued the GOP will “outshine” the Democrats during the DNC convention next week with its rapid response strategy and on-the-ground campaigning in battleground states. During an exclusive interview with Fox News Friday, McDaniel previewed the RNC’s plans during the Democratic Convention, saying Republicans have a “multi-pronged response.” TRUMP […]

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Fauci says there is ‘no reason’ Americans can’t vote in person in November

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said this week there is “no reason” Americans can’t vote in person for the 2020 presidential election, so long as voters follow proper social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I think if carefully done, according to the guidelines, there’s no reason that I can […]

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NRA’s political spending plunges as lawsuits, controversies hit

The National Rifle Association’s election spending is way down in 2020, filings show, as the organization fights scandals and now a lawsuit from New York state’s attorney general to shut it down. The lost funding may hurt pro-gun-rights candidates in 2020, from President Trump all the way down the ballot. NRA FIGHTS BACK, FILES ITS […]

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The 2020 Democratic National Convention: What to know

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will mark the official transition of Joe Biden from the party’s presumptive nominee to its official presidential candidate, whose name will show up on ballots next to President Trump, and will provide the party with four nights of programming to rally its base and persuade swing voters to join their cause. The […]

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Billie Eilish, John Legend to perform at Dem National Convention

The 2020 Democratic National Convention has announced musical performers for its (virtual) stage: Leon Bridges, The Chicks, Common, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Billy Porter, Maggie Rogers, Prince Royce, Stephen Stills and more, according to the announcement. The musical acts will be featured across all four nights of the convention, which will air August 17-20, 2020. […]

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Bongino rips idea of Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice joining a Biden admin: ‘How thin does your bench have to be?’

Former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton being considered to join presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s cabinet is a poor choice, Fox News contributor Dan Bongino said on Friday. “How thin does your bench have to be to bring Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice back and ask them […]

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China’s national security law triggering radical transformation of Hong Kong’s human rights

Despite pledges from top Hong Kong officials that China’s draconian national security law, which contains 66 articles and criminalizes succession and subversion, to terrorism and collusion, would only impact a small fraction of its 7 million residents, almost every facet of the once independent enclave – from education to civil society to technology – has […]

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A faltering U.S.-China trade deal is now the nations’ strongest link

© Reuters. Defense Secretary James Mattis welcomes Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Wei Fenghe to the Pentagon By Andrea Shalal, David Lawder and Yawen Chen WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – Top U.S. and Chinese trade officials are expected to recommit to a Phase 1 trade deal during a review on Saturday, even though China’s promised purchases […]

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Progressives blast DNC for giving AOC just 60 seconds at convention but more time for Kasich, Bloomberg

Progressives blasted the Democratic National Committee for allotting only 60 seconds at next week’s convention to “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., while giving larger platforms to former Republican Gov. John Kasich and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Ocasio-Cortez has become an icon among the left since being sworn into Congress in 2018, […]

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Dolly Parton makes rare political statement in support of Black Lives Matter

National treasure Dolly Parton has made a rare political statement, coming out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Parton, 74, made the statement to Billboard in an expansive feature published Thursday. “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” she said of the protests that erupted across the United […]

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Trump on RNC convention: ‘I’ll probably be giving my speech at the White House’

President Trump on Thursday confirmed to the The Post he intends to give his Republican National Convention speech from the White House lawn, defying critics who said the location was inappropriate. During an exclusive Oval Office interview, the president said he would visit the battlefield at Gettysburg at a “later date” and described his vision of […]

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Ex-Obama adviser Ben Rhodes slammed on Twitter for downplaying Israel-UAE peace agreement

Ben Rhodes, a former deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama, received a wave of criticism on Thursday after he attempted to downplay a peace accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. “This agreement enshrines what has been the emerging status quo in the region for a long time (including the total exclusion of Palestinians),” […]

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Winning the Right to Vote Was the Work of Many Lifetimes

In March 2019, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery opened an exhibition called “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence.” As curator, I visited archives around the country looking for original objects and images that would reveal new aspects of the suffrage movement. I wanted to widen the story and address the roles played by women […]

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2020 Democratic National Convention

In this July 24, 2016, file photo, workers prepare for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. | AP Programming is set to be broadcast and streamed online each night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT. The Democratic National Convention, a virtual production since the COVID-19 pandemic led party officials to cancel all in-person plans […]

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Supreme Court denies GOP request to block order relaxing Rhode Island absentee ballot requirements

The Supreme Court Thursday rejected the Republican National Committee’s request to temporarily block a lower court’s order that relaxed Rhode Island’s absentee voting requirements. In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that it will not grant a stay in the case of RNC vs. Common Cause Rhode Island, which centered on whether two witnesses or a […]

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White House’s Kudlow sees single-digit unemployment in August, ‘V’ recovery

© Reuters. White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow talks with media during a break in a meeting to wrap up work on coronavirus economic aid legislation By Jonnelle Marte (Reuters) – White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Thursday said he expects the U.S. unemployment rate to return to single-digit levels as early […]

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The president pushes for more flow from the nation’s shower heads.

President Trump has complained before about the sorry state of the national water pressure. Now he is transforming grievance to governance, trying to roll back a regulation limiting flow through American-made shower heads. Mr. Trump often eschews written briefing materials and ignores even basic policy matters, according to former administration officials. But he has often […]

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Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai released on bail, urges protesters to be ‘careful’

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, who was arrested Monday under the nation’s new national security law, urged young protesters to be “more cautious” in the fight ahead. Lai, who owns the Apply Daily, one of Hong Kong’s most-read newspapers, is one of the most prominent figures to be detained under a wider crackdown on […]

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Stein Mart files for bankruptcy; to close nearly 300 stores

National discount department store chain Stein Mart is filing for bankruptcy and will close most, if not all, of its stores By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press August 12, 2020, 10:03 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — National discount department store chain Stein Mart filed for bankruptcy […]

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Augusta National says Masters will be played without fans

Augusta National decided not to allow fans at this year’s Masters because of COVID-19 concerns. | Charlie Riedel/AP “Ultimately, we determined that the potential risks of welcoming patrons and guests to our grounds in November are simply too significant to overcome,” club chairman Fred Ridley said. The Masters, known as much for the roars as […]

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For Black Suffragists, the Lens Was a Mighty Sword

On the last day of his life, Frederick Douglass attended a meeting of the National Women’s Council. The prodigious orator and abolitionist came home to Cedar Hill, his hilltop house in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C.; spoke with his wife at the time, Helen Pitts Douglass, about the events and future plans; clasped his […]

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Exclusive: Venezuela wins grace period on China oil-for-loan deals, sources say

© Reuters. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the Venezuela’s national award of journalism ceremony in Caracas By Mayela Armas and Corina Pons CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government has negotiated an agreement with Chinese banks for a grace period until the end of the year on some $19 billion in loans that are paid off […]

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Susan Rice hints at possible Biden administration role while touting Harris pick

Former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice hinted at a possible Joe Biden administration role while touting the former vice president’s choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate and saying she is committed helping him govern “in any way he’d like.” During an interview on NBC News’ “TODAY,” Rice applauded Biden’s decision to tap Harris, the Democratic senator from […]

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