Political conventions

FILE - In this Sunday, June 14, 2020, file photo, Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's White House senior adviser, follows Trump across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, after stepping off Marine One. Trump’s long-in-coming campaign shakeup rearranged some big job titles but isn't likely to change the identity of the person truly in charge of day-to-day operations: Kushner. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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July 16, 2020 - 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s long-in-coming campaign shakeup rearranged some big job titles but isn't likely to change the identity of the person truly in charge of day-to-day operations: Jared Kushner. Kushner wields his influence quietly and is rarely a presence in the campaign’s...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2016 file photo, the shadow of delegates are seen on the convention floor during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The Republican National Committee is sharply restricting attendance on three of the four nights of its convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month as coronavirus cases are spiking in the state. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 16, 2020 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plans for a grand convention keep shrinking. The Republican National Committee announced Thursday that it is sharply restricting attendance on three of the four nights of its convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month. As the GOP looks for ways to...
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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, after stepping off Marine One. Trump is returning from Atlanta. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 16, 2020 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is adamant that he wants another four years in office. It's less clear what he would do with them. The Republican president repeatedly assailed Democratic rival Joe Biden during a rambling, hourlong Rose Garden news conference Tuesday that doubled as a...
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July 15, 2020 - 10:14 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine voters are poised to become the first group of voters in U.S. history to be able to use a ranked style of voting for president, following a ruling by the secretary of state Wednesday. Maine voters approved a switch to ranked choice voting with a statewide vote in 2016. A...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is shown prior to a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The Justice Department is moving to drop charges against some Russian companies that were accused of funding a social media campaign to sway American public opinion during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 15, 2020 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on companies connected to a Russian businessman who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and suspected of helping finance the covert social media campaign aimed at American voters ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The...
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Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers his concession speech next to his wife, Mary, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
July 15, 2020 - 2:22 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions took the stage with the same sense of conviction he had displayed in giddier times at a Mobile stadium almost five years ago, declaring once more that Donald Trump’s vision was right for America. Yet the political circumstances were far different Tuesday night for...
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Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville gestures while greeting supporters after he defeated Jeff Sessions in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 14, 2020 - 11:43 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville on Tuesday, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump. Tuberville,...
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks outside of the Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital during a press conference, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Greenville, Ky. McConnell made the appearance to express his gratitude for Kentucky's front-line healthcare workers and to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)
July 14, 2020 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he'll begin to roll out details of the new COVID-19 relief package to senators as soon as next week and suggested it will include new funding for school reopenings, some unemployment benefits and money for health care providers...
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File - In this June 15, 2018 file photo, Confetti falls as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, center, greets supporters after speaking at the Texas GOP Convention, in San Antonio. The Texas Supreme Court has upheld Houston's refusal to allow the state Republican convention to hold in-person events in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic. The court on Monday, July 13, 2020, dismissed an appeal of a state district judge's denial of a temporary restraining order sought by the state Republican Party. The state GOP convention was scheduled to begin Thursday at Houston's downtown convention center. (AP Photo/Eric Gay File)
July 13, 2020 - 10:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Republican Party of Texas changed course Monday night and accepted a virtual convention after courts refused to force Houston, hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, to let the party stick to its original plans of a massive indoor gathering. The decision came after the state GOP...
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A person holds up a sign advocating for defunding the police as people gather to mark Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020, in St. Louis. Juneteenth is the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 13, 2020 - 3:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Amid Americans’ national reckoning on racism, a coalition of progressive groups is forming a political action committee to back local candidates who want to redirect money away from traditional police departments into other social services. An outgrowth of the “Defund the Police”...
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