Political conventions

U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., speaks to a local Elephant Club meeting in the banquet room of a restaurant in Overland Park, Kan., on Aug. 18, 2020. Marshall is running for an open U.S. Senate seat and gives President Donald Trump an A+ grade for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
August 29, 2020 - 10:54 am
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall's audience of about 40 people packed a banquet room in a Kansas City-area bistro. No one wore a mask during his lunchtime remarks about the coronavirus. The Republican nominee for Kansas' open Senate seat put one on later while talking to masked...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 29, 2020 - 8:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden have emerged from their presidential nominating conventions with each candidate believing he has a head of steam. Trump’s job approval ratings and standing in polls are perilously low for an incumbent, but Biden and other Democrats...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention in Washington. Trump sought to use this past week to make the case he alone has what it takes to maintain law-and-order and steer a virus-battered nation out of the public health and economic crisis, while branding the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as a Trojan horse being use by the radical left. But as the incumbent president emerges from the Republican National Convention, voters and GOP strategists say he still has work to do as he tries to win over suburban women and bolster his position with waffling supporters. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 29, 2020 - 12:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pat Newell backed Donald Trump in 2016. But after Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention this week included no mention of the police shooting of Jacob Blake that spurred demonstrations in her hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin, the white retired public relations...
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President Donald Trump speaks from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 28, 2020 - 10:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday allowed employers to suspend collection of some Social Security taxes, although business groups don't like the idea and it may create political headaches for Republicans. Democrats are already saying it would undermine retirement benefits. The...
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With the Washington Monument in the background, a crowd on the South Lawn of the White House watches the Republican National Convention as it plays on a screen on the fourth day of the convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 28, 2020 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health experts expressed concern Friday about President Donald Trump's largely mask-free, socially un-distanced Republican convention event on the White House lawn, saying some of his 1,500 guests may have inadvertently brought and spread the coronavirus to others. “There...
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President Donald Trump speaks from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 28, 2020 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the competition for attention at their makeshift conventions, Democrat Joe Biden can claim bragging rights over President Donald Trump. But it was close. The Nielsen company says that 23.8 million viewers watched the final hour of Thursday's Republican convention on television,...
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FILE - Friends of Wesley Green light candles at a sidewalk memorial for him, July 28, 2020 in the Ditmas Park neighborhood of New York. Green, 32, was shot and killed near his home the day before. Police recorded 280 killings through Aug. 23. By comparison there were nearly 2,300 murders in New York City in 1990 and in 2000 the number was 673. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 28, 2020 - 3:58 pm
At almost every turn at the Republican National Convention, speakers from the president on down portrayed American cities like Portland, Oregon, New York and Chicago as lawless Democratic wastelands that have been overrun with violence, looting and destruction that is forcing residents to flee for...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Alice Marie Johnson as he issues a full pardon for Johnson in Oval Office of the White House on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 28, 2020 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned a woman on Friday who was a featured speaker on the final night of the Republican National Convention and had praised him as a compassionate leader. Trump pardoned Alice Marie Johnson, who had spent more than two decades serving life without parole...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow speaks during a Democratic presidential candidate forum at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. MSNBC mounted an aggressive on-air fact-checking operation during the Republican national convention, often breaking in to its telecast to question some of the claims made from the stage. Both Maddow and CNN's Daniel Dale aired “lightning-round” fact-checks following President Donald Trump's acceptance speech on Thursday night. The frequency of pre-taped speeches enabled MSNBC to call in experts to help with its fact-checking. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
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August 28, 2020 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Maddow ended her fact-check mission with a lightning round after President Donald Trump's nomination acceptance speech — 12 corrections in about a minute. Or, rather, 11 corrections and a prediction. “Joe Biden will not bulldoze the suburbs,” she said. Throughout the GOP...
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In this image from video, congressional candidate and former NFL player Burgess Owens speaks from Washington, during the third night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)
August 28, 2020 - 1:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dwight Van Lierop was unimpressed by the opening nights of this week's Republican National Convention, where speaker after speaker extolled the record and character of President Donald Trump in terms that didn't always match reality. Then Burgess Owens spoke. The former NFL...
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