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Trump recounts assassination attempt, then lays out dark portrait of America

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MILWAUKEE — Former President Trump formally accepted the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night, capping a momentous six days in which he survived a nearly fatal assassination attempt, selected a running mate and made nightly appearances before adulatory crowds and speakers at the party’s national convention.

Trump began his ...Read more

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UFC President Dana White introduces Trump at RNC

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MILWAUKEE — Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White introduced former President Donald Trump on the last night of the Republican National Convention.

The Las Vegas resident told the crowd at Fiserv Forum that Trump, a friend for more than 25 years, is the “most resilient man” he’s met in his life.

White said when Trump ...Read more

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5 takeaways from Donald Trump's Republican convention acceptance speech

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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump delivered his formal acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, another step in an unprecedented campaign.

Here is what was notable from his remarks at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee:

—A brief tonal shift

Trump began his speech with a subdued tone,...Read more

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Editorial: They changed the wording in party platform, but the GOP still wants to ban abortion

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It’s not surprising that the Republican Party took out of its platform, after decades, support of a national abortion ban.

Not that Donald Trump and his new vice presidential running mate, Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio, have had some epiphany and renounced their long-standing opposition to reproductive rights. It’s more likely that party leaders ...Read more

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Editorial: Secret Service director must answer for Trump near-assassination

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Thomas Matthew Crooks should never have been able to get on a roof fewer than 150 yards from former President Donald Trump, let alone take several shots at him — almost killing him, wounding two rallygoers and murdering a third. The shot was an inch away from a national and international catastrophe, and the institutions tasked with securing ...Read more

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Editorial: The Democrats should let delegates vote in person in Chicago

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President Joe Biden has done little since his awful debate showing of June 27 to reassure his fellow Democrats, let alone the country, that he’s fit to serve another four years in the toughest job on earth.

There have been a few stronger moments, most notably Biden’s news conference following the NATO gathering in Washington that displayed ...Read more

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Commentary: The Supreme Court is a threat to American democracy

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The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was a wake-up call for Americans who had grown complacent about their rights and freedoms. The court's decision was just the beginning of a series of rulings showcasing its alarming readiness to influence almost every facet of American life.

In a recent move, the court annulled the Chevron ...Read more

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Some Biden Cabinet members discussed if time for him to end bid

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WASHINGTON — Some members of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet have had private discussions among themselves as to whether it’s now time for his closest advisers to reckon with him about his increasingly dim electoral prospects, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The top-tier officials aren’t themselves trying to push Biden ...Read more

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Trump reigns supreme at GOP convention. Michigan backers hope White House is next

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MILWAUKEE — Donald Trump's grip on the Republican Party was on full display this week during the GOP's national convention in Milwaukee, where Michigan supporters said the festivities demonstrated the unity required to win in November, but detractors voiced concerns about principles being left behind.

Delegates officially made Trump, a ...Read more

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Trump calls for unity in emotional Republican convention speech after shooting: 'Our resolve is unbroken'

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Former President Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday with an emotional speech to the party’s national convention that marked his dramatic first public appearance since surviving an assassination attempt.

Standing alongside firefighter’s gear that belonged to slain Trump rallygoer Corey Comperatore, Trump...Read more

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'I had God on my side.' Trump accepts GOP nomination after Saturday assassination attempt

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MILWAUKEE — Former President Donald Trump accepted his party’s nomination Thursday in his first speech since a gunman tried to assassinate him, delivering an address that recounted his brush with death as the raucous crowd at Fiserv Forum fell to a rapt silence.

Cautioning that he would only detail his story once because it’s “actually ...Read more

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Saying 'I had God on my side,' Trump accepts Republican presidential nomination

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Donald Trump, saying “I’m not supposed to be here tonight” after being shot by a sniper, preached harmony and promised better times Thursday night as he spoke to the nation with a simple, upbeat message: I will unify America, make sure you have a good job and stand up to America’s enemies.

“The discord and division in our society must...Read more

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U.S. Rep. Mike Collins pushes back on criticism of his social media posts

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On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Mike Collins, R-Ga., refused to back down from his extreme political rhetoric and conspiracy theories regarding an assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump at a rally Saturday.

“President Biden actually said we need to tamp down the rhetoric, if y’all remember,” Collins said. “And I think they ...Read more

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Biden campaign takes new hit as Obama warns allies he may need to drop out of race: reports

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President Biden’s embattled reelection campaign took a fresh hit on Thursday as new reports said former President Barak Obama has told fellow Democrats that Biden should consider dropping out of the race.

As Biden battles a mild case of COVID-19, Obama reportedly became the latest Democratic titan to question whether the 81-year-old incumbent...Read more

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Why Republicans aren't talking about abortion at their convention

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MILWAUKEE — Donning big, white pins that say “Life,” some delegates here at the Republican National Convention have practically worn on their sleeves the position that has for so long marked the party’s stance against abortion.

But otherwise, an event convened to once again hand the presidential nomination to Donald Trump has largely ...Read more

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As Trump plans victory lap at RNC, Vice President Harris takes aim at right-wing Project 2025

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With former President Donald Trump poised to take a triumphant victory lap at the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris took aim at the GOP’s far right-wing Project 2025 as a sleeper issue that could play a big role in the coming White House campaign.

As Trump prepped for a hero’s welcome from ...Read more

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Ill. bill aimed at protecting domestic abuse victims from gun violence gets fresh look after high court ruling

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Illinois Senate President Don Harmon on Thursday indicated lawmakers will take another look at stalled legislation that aims to protect victims of domestic abuse from gun violence in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a law prohibiting people under restraining orders from their partners from owning guns.

Some lawmakers had ...Read more

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Group sues State Election Board over alleged illegal meeting

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An open government group filed a lawsuit Thursday against the State Election Board, saying the board approved new rules during an illegal meeting last week.

Three members of the five-person board approved two election rules at a hastily called meeting Friday despite warnings from the attorney general’s office that the meeting might not comply...Read more

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Palm Beach steps up Mar-a-Lago security after Trump shooting

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Palm Beach, Florida, is ramping up security around Mar-a-Lago after the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump.

A section of South Ocean Boulevard that provides access to Trump’s Florida estate will be closed to through traffic starting Saturday, according to a statement posted on the town’s website. The around-the-clock ...Read more

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Biden faces mounting speculation, pressure to drop bid

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President Joe Biden’s grasp on the Democratic presidential nomination appeared to be slipping Thursday, as he weighed increasingly public warnings from his party’s top lawmakers while in isolation for a COVID-19 infection at his Delaware beach house.

Biden surrogates insisted that the president was “not wavering” and remained dedicated ...Read more