Political conventions

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, and others, are escorted by Metropolitan Police after attending President Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the White House, Thursday night , Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington, after a crowd had enveloped Paul as he left the event and demanded that he acknowledge police shooting victim Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
August 28, 2020 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul, who was surrounded by screaming protesters when he and his wife left President Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech at the White House, claimed without evidence on Friday that he had been “attacked by an angry mob” of the type that would be...
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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 - 6:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump refused to allow the coronavirus to deny him the crowd he craved for the Republican National Convention. He ordered up a scene never before seen at the White House: an American president using the South Lawn as the official backdrop for such overtly...
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From left, Donald Trump Jr., Tiffany Trump, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump stand on stage on 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)
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August 28, 2020 - 5:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — To listen to television pundits wrapping up the Republican convention and evaluating President Donald Trump's acceptance speech, the nation heads into the fall campaign as divided as it ever was. “This was unquestionably the best Donald Trump production ever,” ABC News analyst Sara...
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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 - 1:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blasted Joe Biden as a hapless career politician who will endanger Americans’ safety as he accepted his party’s renomination on the South Lawn of the White House. While the coronavirus kills 1,000 Americans each day, Trump defied his own administration’s...
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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 27, 2020 - 11:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is sprinkling into his convention speech mentions of swing states he needs to win in November, framing them as states Democratic nominee Joe Biden has betrayed. Castigating Biden as an enemy of the auto industry, Trump is chiding Biden for supporting, among...
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The White House stands ready for President Donald Trump to speak from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 27, 2020 - 9:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump demanded a show for the final night of the Republican National Convention, a spectacle never before seen, an American president using the White House as the official backdrop for such overtly political activity. The federal guidelines about keeping distance...
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In this image from video, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from Jerusalem during the second night of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two White House officials violated the Hatch Act by participating in choreographed events that were aired during this week's Republican National Convention, according to two separate ethics complaints filed by government watchdog groups. Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the...
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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 27, 2020 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris stepped up their criticism of President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying he’s rooting for violence amid unrest in Wisconsin and blasting him for a lack of leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, hours before Trump’s planned address on the final night of...
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Lara Trump tapes her speech for the third day of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 27, 2020 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican convention's third night happened amid an unusual confluence of major stories — a dangerous hurricane about to strike Louisiana, a Wisconsin city torn apart following a police shooting and the sports world's forceful response. Republicans decided the show must go on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speak at the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Though Trump has been president for three-and-a-half years, his rhetoric on the state of the nation has remained bleak. And as he prepares to deliver his second acceptance speech on Thursday, Aug. 26, the president faces a country in crisis, one gripped by a once-in-a-century pandemic, a battered economy, racial reckoning and a massive hurricane taking aim at the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 27, 2020 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president with a dark convention speech that painted a dystopian portrait of America in decline and offered a singular solution: himself. Though Trump has been president for three-and-a-half years, his...
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