21 Jul 2016

Cruz gets booed after he declines to endorse Trump

Ted Cruz got a prime speaking slot at Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention on Wednesday, but he came and went from the stage without endorsing the party’s newly minted nominee. The Texas senator not only failed to endorse Trump at any point during his 23-minute remarks, he also encouraged Republicans

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21 Jul 2016

GOP Protester Lights Himself On Fire While Trying To Burn American Flag

Police arrested 17 people Wednesday after a melee broke out during a flag-burning in the streets outside the Republican National Convention. It was the most turbulent protest since the four-day convention began on Monday. The chaos briefly prevented delegates and members of the media from getting into the Quicken Loans

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21 Jul 2016

Ben Carson thinks trans people are “absurd” — and he’s not alone in the GOP

At a Wednesday Republican National Convention “Big Tent Brunch” for the conservative group American Unity Fund, conservative reality star Caitlyn Jenner affirmed that “I feel like our best hope to get back to a constitutional government… is a Republican Party.” But she also conceded to the crowd, “It was easy

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21 Jul 2016

Norovirus strikes the Republican National Convention

A terrifying word circulated Tuesday at the Republican National Convention: norovirus. A dozen staffers in the California delegation who had arrived in Cleveland early have fallen ill with the extremely contagious virus, California GOP chairman Jim Brulte said. The virus causes extreme vomiting and diarrhea and has been known to spread

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18 Jul 2016

Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration reform group is ramping up its attacks on Donald Trump

Mark Zuckerberg-backed FWD.us is escalating its attacks on Donald Trump’s immigration policies as the candidate prepares to accept the Republican party’s presidential nomination in Cleveland. The immigration reform group launched a website, Trump365, that explores the human and economic toll of deporting an estimated 11 million people. “It’s a big

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18 Jul 2016

VIDEO: Cleveland Police Association President Steve Loomis: Obama “Has Blood On His Hands”

Detective Steve Loomis said that the shootings of police officers, from Dallas to now, started with what he deemed as a completely false narrative that police are ‘racist.’ Loomis also called on Ohio governor John Kasich to ban open-carry in Cuyahoga County during the Republican National Convention. The request was

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15 Jul 2016

Cleveland activists wary of city plans to process thousands of arrests

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Police in Cleveland say they aim to avoid mass arrests at the protests planned for next week’s Republican National Convention, but preparations by the city’s courts to process up to 1,000 people a day have some civil rights activists worried. Thousands of people from across the country

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