After a venue change, spiking coronavirus cases and a sharp recession, Trump aides and allies are increasingly questioning whether it’s worth the trouble, and some are advocating that the convention be scrapped all together. Conventions are meant to lay out a candidate’s vision for the coming four years, not spark months of intrigue over the health and safety of attendees, they have argued. … [Read more...] about It’s Trump’s call on what the GOP convention will look like
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For years, Carlson has been criticized for stoking the racial anxieties and fears of his largely white male audience. He has called white supremacy “not a real problem” and a “hoax” and attacked the idea that diversity is a strength. He has called Omar a “living fire alarm” and “living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country”. He has fretted that Muslims are transforming Europe, and he has given Steve King, the congressman rejected by Republicans for his racist views, airtime to describe the importance of protecting “western civilization”. In December 2018, Carlson said that admitting Central American immigrants “makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided”. … [Read more...] about ‘His hatred is infectious’: Tucker Carlson, Trump’s heir apparent and 2024 candidate?
His strong authoritarianism makes up for his lack of sanctified spirit. Yes, as a candidate, Trump’s initial courting of evangelicals began with his awkward foreplay at Liberty University, and his forced sanctimony belies a man who is always trying too hard to annex the evangelical world, but his strategy continues to work and he fills that power-shaped hole left in the heart of American evangelicalism after President George W. Bush. … [Read more...] about Trump & Putin: Our New Biblical Kings
Already the 2020 event has seen a venue change –- to more Trump-friendly territory in Jacksonville, Florida, from Charlotte, North Carolina -- and it has been drastically reduced in scope. For technical reasons, the convention will be unable to formally adopt a new party platform. And what is normally a highlight of the convention — the roll call of the states to renominate the president — is set to be conducted through proxy votes in the original host city. … [Read more...] about It’s Trump’s call on what the GOP convention will look like
Daines, 57, was a former business executive and first-term congressmen when longtime Democratic Sen. Max Baucus resigned in 2014 to become ambassador to China. That opened the Senate seat for the first time since 1978. Bullock appointed his then-lieutenant governor, John Walsh to fill it, a ploy Democrats hoped would give Walsh an advantage in the 2014 election until he dropped out late in the race amid a plagiarism scandal. … [Read more...] about With his sights now on Senate, Bullock still battling Trump