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When does a presumptive nominee become a nominee? Here's how Donald Trump will make it official

Jul. 15, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday 12:01 AM Nearly 2,500 delegates are gathering in Milwaukee this week for a roll call vote to select a the Republican presidential nominee, formally ending the presidential primary. It will be a moment lacking in suspense: Former President...

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...

Donald Trump arrives in Milwaukee for RNC after assassination attempt heightens security fears

Jul. 14, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has arrived in Milwaukee for the Republican National Convention a day after he was targeted in an attempted assassination at a campaign event. Trump's airplane touched down Sunday, the day before the four-day event kicks off with...

The leader of Nepal's largest communist party has been named the country's new prime minister

Jul. 14, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The leader of the Nepal’s largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation’s new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. A statement issued by the president’s office said Oli will...

The leader of Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, has been named the country's new prime minister

Jul. 14, 2024 08:22 AM EDT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The leader of Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, has been named the country's new prime minister.

In 'blue wall' push, Biden defiantly says he's 'not going anywhere' as he slams Trump, Project 2025

Jul. 12, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday forcefully defied the growing number of critics in his own party who have called on him to exit the race, pivoting to warnings about a second Donald Trump term and declaring he was “not done yet.” As a raucous Detroit crowd chanted...

The Democratic Party crisis after Biden's debate spirals with no clear ending

Jul. 12, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than two weeks now, the Democratic Party has been mired in crisis. And yet there is no sign that the threat to Joe Biden’s reelection is nearing a conclusion, as the president digs in and a growing chorus of Democratic officials, donors and strategists calls for him to...

Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. Here's what to expect

Jul. 12, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

For all the usual stagecraft, the Republican National Convention that opens Monday is different from Donald Trump's previous nominating affairs. In 2016 and 2020, Trump was the underdog heading into fall and faced criticism from within his own party. This year, he will accept the...

Biden says delegates can vote their conscience — and he’s right. But mass defections remain unlikely

Jul. 12, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that his pledged delegates could vote their conscience — and he's right, party rules say they can do just that. But historical precedent, as well as the delegate selection process, make it likely that the vast majority will stick with him...