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Republican National Convention

  1. vision 2020
    Most Republican Convention Speeches Will Be Delivered From D.C.Trump will likely speak from the White House, with others stationed at a federally owned hall near his hotel. They’ve come a long way from Charlotte.
  2. vision 2020
    Democrats Struggle to Accommodate Stars at Shrunken ConventionWith no live audience and reduced media coverage, and no incumbent president to soak up attention, Democrats will have to be careful about who speaks.
  3. vision 2020
    The Disappearing National Political ConventionWhether they are gone for good or make a comeback down the road, the old-school national political conventions are over for now.
  4. republican national convention
    Trump Says He Will Accept the GOP Nomination in North Carolina After AllThe president has given the RNC quite the runaround this summer, all to end up returning to the original host state for his acceptance speech.
  5. vision 2020
    Trump Cancels Jacksonville Convention Activities, Including His Big SpeechNow two cities, his party, and his campaign are having to reboot yet again as Trump finally abandons his fantasy of a packed hall chanting his name.
  6. vision 2020
    No Platform Fight for Democrats, No Platform at All for RepublicansParty platforms continue their journey toward the dustbin of history, with Dems working out their issues and the GOP recycling its 2016 platform.
  7. vision 2020
    Democrats Planning Convention That Looks Like America: Hunkered DownDemocrats are being careful and limiting the main stage in Milwaukee to the bare minimum of events.
  8. vision 2020
    Republican National Convention Becoming a Dumpster FireOptions for safely holding a big Trump celebration in Jacksonville are shrinking as it becomes a major COVID-19 hotspot.
  9. vision 2020
    Why the Convention Trump Wants to Have Is Worse Than UselessEven in the unlikely event Trump’s self-celebration in Jacksonville goes off as planned, convention “bounces” may be a thing of the past.
  10. vision 2020
    Mask Requirement Imposed by Jacksonville, Trump’s Handpicked Convention CityIt’s looking like Trump’s dream for an acceptance speech in a packed hall of unmasked fans is running into local opposition again.
  11. vision 2020
    Texas Republicans Holding in-Person Convention in a Coronavirus Hot SpotIf things go wrong in Houston, it could be an omen for the packed hall Trump is insisting on for his convention in Jacksonville.
  12. vision 2020
    Democrats Pull Trigger on a (Mostly) Virtual ConventionBiden will speak in Milwaukee, but without delegates. Neither, Democrats hope, will a coronavirus outbreak be present, which Republicans can’t assure.
  13. vision 2020
    Trump Puts the Fear of the Coronavirus Into JacksonvilleThe city to which the president moved his big convention celebration isn’t entirely happy about the risk to public health it poses.
  14. vision 2020
    Republicans Will Just Recycle Their 2016 Party PlatformWho needs a platform when Republicans have a leader whose every erratic step defines them?
  15. vision 2020
    Report: Republicans Moving Trump’s Convention Celebration to JacksonvilleBoring parts of the event will still be held in Charlotte, but Trump wants the big moment to be in a place run by his party.
  16. republican national convention
    Republicans Relocate Convention, Seeking Freedom From Coronavirus PrecautionsTurns out Trump wasn’t bluffing about ditching North Carolina, but it’s unclear where he can have the unrestricted convention of his dreams.
  17. vision 2020
    Texas Democrats Hold Wave-of-the-Future Virtual ConventionAs the national parties rethink convention plans due to COVID, Texas Democrats aim to show a virtual event can be not only safer but more effective.
  18. vision 2020
    Trump Likely Bluffing in Threat to Move GOP Convention From North CarolinaTrump claims Roy Cooper is dragging his heels over reopening. But nobody can promise him the kind of old-school convention he is demanding.
  19. vision 2020
    Coronavirus May Derail the Republican Convention After AllThough Trump misses big rallies and has mocked Democrats’ plans for a virtual convention, it seems the GOP convention may be modified as well.
  20. vision 2020
    Let’s Finally Get Rid of Party ConventionsWith nothing to deliberate, and possibly no safe place to gather, both parties should consider bagging the whole empty ritual at last.
  21. vision 2020
    Trump Taunts Biden on Virtual Convention, Tempting FateLet’s hope Trump isn’t afraid to flip-flop on making his own convention virtual if the coronavirus pandemic still rages in August.
  22. vision 2020
    Why Democrats Kicked the Convention Can Down the RoadThey may yet hold a curtailed or virtual convention thanks to COVID-19, but there’s no reason to commit to that now.
  23. vision 2020
    A Virtual Democratic National Convention Seems InevitableEven if 2020 does not mark an end to national conventions, a virtual gathering brought about by the coronavirus could change them dramatically.
  24. vision 2020
    Contested Convention: No. Virtual Convention: Maybe.Planning is well underway for a convention with few if any delegates actually in the building, though selecting them will still be a problem.
  25. 2020 elections
    Trump Planning a Real Coronation for His 2020 ConventionRepublicans don’t want to repeat the sloppy disunity of 2016’s convention. In 2020, Democrats may be the party that’s all over the place.
  26. Trying to Understand All the Silence and Noise of the RNC and DNCDuring my time at the conventions, I ended my days exhausted. My body actually hurt from too much listening. But I felt less angry.
  27. dynasties
    The Power of Political DaughtersWhy Ivanka and Chelsea are such important advocates for their parents.
  28. Why Democrats Really Do Need to Talk About Terrorism and CrimeBoth parties seem to be slipping back into the stupid habit of dividing up issue areas and refusing to address the other party’s.
  29. Donald Trump Is Now Leading in the Polls Some predicted he wouldn’t get a bounce following a turbulent RNC. But he did. And now he’s polling ahead of Clinton.
  30. huh? in cleveland
    All Samantha Bee Needs to Conquer the Political Conventions Is a Cozy AirbnbVulture’s correspondent Liz Meriwether caught up with the Full Frontal host in Cleveland.
  31. Ivanka’s RNC Dress Was From Her Own Line — But It Wasn’t Made in the U.S.Note to Ivanka: Manufacturing a clothing line in the United States won’t necessarily hurt your bottom line.
  32. pants on fire
    Trump Embraces LGBTQ Community, But Only As a Weapon Against IslamDon’t be fooled by his pro-gay sound-bites.
  33. huh? in cleveland
    Which Game of Thrones Characters Are Republican?“It’s kind of hard to cast all the Lannisters as one political ideology. The father is obviously quite fascist. And the daughter’s just kind of bat-shit crazy.”
  34. The Snapchat Wars Began With Trollish Hillary Filter at RNCOuch.
  35. the body politic
    Ivanka’s Right About Women, Wrong on Dad’s PlanThe evidence shows Trump himself, and certainly the GOP, wants to return women to a subservient past.
  36. republican national convention
    Peter Thiel Is Pro-Trump, Mainly Because He’s Pro-TrollingHis speech at the RNC didn’t make any sense, and that may be the point.
  37. The Christian Right Has Surrendered to TrumpSo recently an electoral and ideological fountainhead for the GOP, Evangelicals have given themselves over to a Philistine. 
  38. What’s at Stake in Donald Trump’s RNC Speech TonightHard to know what to expect when a pol who famously likes to improvise delivers the biggest speech of his life in Cleveland tonight.
  39. Maybe Peter Thiel Just Wants to Make MoneyFor the all the speculation about the tech billionaire’s reasons for supporting Trump, the answer might be right in front of us.
  40. Will the Conservative Resistance to Trump Fade or Grow?Normally, party dissidents get with the program sooner rather than later after a nominating convention. Hard to say if that will happen with this year’s GOP.
  41. everyday sexism
    Phyllis Schlafly: No Need for a Female President“They’ve been very good for our country.”
  42. huh? in cleveland
    You Did Good, Ted CruzIf anyone has ever said those five words before, it wasn’t me. But here we are.
  43. Hey, Ivanka Trump: This College Student Found Your Missing EarringA student says she found Trump’s earring on the floor at the RNC.
  44. Trump Campaign Forgets Real Audience Not at RNCSure, every partisan political-convention crowd needs a little red meat to keep the energy level high. But this is ridiculous.
  45. huh? in cleveland
    Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins Talks Politics“I’m up there talking about how people like my gay cousin are still not considered to be enfranchised fully into the American fabric, and a guy is booing me.”
  46. huh? in cleveland
    You Wouldn’t Understand Melania Trump’s My Little Pony Glimmer TruthsMelania’s unicorn horn poked Donald in the stomach, but he didn’t say anything. He just held her hoof while she cried a little.
  47. What Cruz, Rubio, & Walker Need to Do at the RNCThree pols who lost to Trump but probably still see a future president in the bathroom mirror each morning face interesting challenges.
  48. This Is Why Ben Carson Was Talking About Lucifer at the RNCThe devilish plot he invokes is a common right-wing conspiracy theory, but it’s one never heard from the podium of a national political convention.
  49. father of the year
    Tiffany Trump Tasked With the Impossible: Making Her Father Seem HumanHer speech contained just two personal anecdotes, and both were kind of sad.
  50. last night on late night
    Jimmy Fallon Breaks Out His Trump Impression to Skewer the Republican Convention“Did you see Melania? She stole the show. Literally.”
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