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Republicans emerge from their convention thrilled with Trump and talking about a blowout victory

Jul. 19, 2024 07:02 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The last time Republicans gathered for a full convention, they were plagued by internal division and fear. Morale was near rock bottom. And the party's presidential nominee showed little desire, or capacity, to add new voters to his political coalition. What a...

Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

Jul. 15, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Donald Trump chose Sen. JD Vance of Ohio as his running mate on Monday, picking a onetime critic who became a loyal ally and is now the first millennial to join a major-party ticket at a time of deep concern about the advanced age of America’s political...

A look at the history of presidential assassination attempts in America

Jul. 14, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Saturday’s attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, there have been multiple instances of political violence targeting U.S. presidents, former presidents and major party presidential candidates. A look at some of the assassinations and...

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...

Biden's press conference will be a key test for him. But he's no master of the big rhetorical moment

Jul. 11, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has a fresh opportunity Thursday to try to prove to the American public that he’s capable of serving another four years after his shocking debate flop threw the future of his presidency into doubt. But Biden is not known as a master of the big rhetorical...

Zelenskyy says the world cannot wait until the US election in November to take action to repel Putin

Jul. 09, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Tuesday that decisive action must be taken before the U.S. presidential election in November to repel Russia's offensive against his country, using an address on the sidelines of the NATO summit to press for greater support during a...

Book Review: Pollster who wrote 'The Latino Century' says both political parties get Hispanics wrong

Jul. 02, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

Mike Madrid, author of the new book “The Latino Century,” is better situated than most political consultants to comment on the U.S. Latino electorate because of his job experience and upbringing. Growing up in a Mexican American family in Southern California, Madrid says he...

A look at where the Navy's 11 aircraft carriers are now

Jun. 19, 2024 06:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy is weighing what to do about the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier, which has been battling Houthi rebel attacks on shipping in the Red Sea for nearly nine months. The question is how to replicate the carrier's combat power if the ship returns home. ...

Voting in Harmony: A Wisconsin township sets itself apart and has a knack for picking winners

Jun. 08, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

HARMONY, Wis. (AP) — It's hard living in harmony during these politically divisive times. But residents of a tiny Wisconsin town say they have the simple answer: actually live in Harmony. Residents of Harmony Township — spread out on rich farmland and residential...

With GOP maps out, Democrats hope for more legislative power in battleground Wisconsin

Jun. 04, 2024 15:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For the first time in more than a decade, Democrats in key battleground state Wisconsin have a chance at wresting some legislative control from Republicans thanks to Gov. Tony Evers' new district maps. Republicans will likely retain their majority in the...