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Floor fights, boos and a too-long kiss. How the dramatic and the bizarre define convention history

Jul. 15, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1948, the Republican and Democratic parties did something unthinkable in today's climate of ferocious political animosity: They not only held their national conventions in the same city, but shared some of the props. Both gathered in Philadelphia, largely...

The Republican National Convention is coming. Here's how to watch it

Jul. 15, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — For Monday PMs The Republican National Convention kicks off this week, with delegates and officials descending on Wisconsin amid the tumult that follows a Saturday attempt on the life of former President Donald Trump as he prepares to become the GOP's official...

What to know about Trump assassination attempt and the investigation into the shooting

Jul. 15, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities want to know how a shooter was able to get on top of a roof so close to where former President Donald Trump was speaking and open fire. That is one of the focuses of the investigation into Saturday's assassination attempt on Trump as Republicans...

In prime-time address, Biden asks Americans to reject political violence and 'cool it down'

Jul. 14, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday urged Americans to reject political violence and recommit themselves to resolving their differences peacefully, saying the upcoming presidential election will be a “time of testing” in the aftermath of the attempted assassination of former...

Trump says he will be traveling to Milwaukee for GOP convention on Sunday afternoon after assassination attempt

Jul. 14, 2024 14:32 PM EDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Trump says he will be traveling to Milwaukee for GOP convention on Sunday afternoon after assassination attempt.

Trump injured but 'fine' after attempted assassination at rally, shooter and one attendee are dead

Jul. 14, 2024 06:36 AM EDT

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump was the target of an apparent assassination attempt Saturday at a Pennsylvania rally, days before he was to accept the Republican nomination for a third time. A barrage of gunfire set off panic, and a bloodied Trump, who said he was shot in the...

Minnesota Republican Tayler Rahm drops out to clear path for Joe Teirab in competitive US House race

Jul. 13, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans got a straighter path to potential victory Saturday in what is expected to be Minnesota's closest congressional race when GOP-endorsed candidate Tayler Rahm dropped out of a primary fight against the better-funded Joe Teirab, who already had tacit backing from key...

This year's RNC speakers include VP hopefuls, GOP lawmakers and UFC's CEO — but not Melania Trump

Jul. 13, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former first lady Melania Trump will attend the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee next week, making a rare political appearance. But unlike in years past, she is not expected to address the gathering where her husband, former President Donald Trump, will formally accept...

Deeply Democratic Milwaukee wrestles with hosting Trump and the Republican National Convention

Jul. 13, 2024 11:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee loves its Miller Beer, Brewers baseball and “ Bronze Fonz ” statue. The deepest blue city in swing state Wisconsin, Milwaukee also loves Democrats. So it can be hard for some to swallow that Milwaukee is playing host to former President...

Swing-state Democrat Casey walks a fine line between his own campaign and turmoil surrounding Biden

Jul. 13, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey has a fine line to walk. He and other Democrats fighting to hang on to hotly contested Senate seats have seemed jittery about the turmoil surrounding President Joe Biden after his disastrous debate performance. In many cases...