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Too soon for comedy? After attempted assassination of Trump, US politics feel anything but funny

Jul. 18, 2024 02:58 AM EDT

Political jokes: too soon? The answer from many quarters at midweek was a resounding yes, days after an assassination attempt against Republican former president Donald Trump rattled the nation over political violence that has been brewing in the United States for decades. ...

Donald Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting

Jul. 16, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump was celebrated Tuesday at the Republican National Convention by former rivals who just months ago leveled harsh critiques about him, a show of unity that contrasts with the divisions increasingly ripping through the Democratic Party. Nikki Haley, the...

Violence plagued all levels of American politics long before the attempt on Trump's life

Jul. 16, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Long before a would-be assassin wounded former President Donald Trump, the fuse of political violence had been burning across America. Members of Congress have been shot. One lawmaker's staffers in Virginia were attacked with a baseball bat. In Louisville, a...

Republican lawmakers react with fury to Trump verdict and rally to his defense

May. 30, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers reacted with immediate fury on Thursday as a New York jury convicted former President Donald Trump on 34 counts of falsifying business records to influence the 2016 election, speaking out with near unanimity in questioning the legitimacy of the trial and how...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Oregon's primaries

May. 17, 2024 07:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon has multiple hotly contested primaries on Tuesday, as well as some that will set the stage for high-profile races in November. Oregon's 5th Congressional District is home to one of the top Democratic primaries in the country. It pits Jamie McLeod-Skinner...

House rejects Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's effort to remove Speaker Mike Johnson from office

May. 08, 2024 21:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hardline Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tried and failed in sudden action Wednesday to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson, her long-shot effort swiftly and resoundingly rejected by Democrats and Republicans tired of the political chaos. One of Donald Trump’s biggest...