20 Oct 2016

Man in custody, charged with terrorism after calling in bomb threat to GOP headquarters

A suspect has been charged and is in custody after calling in a bomb threat to Republican Party headquarters on Thursday. Officers said a chairman entered the headquarters on Asheville Highway around 10:30 a.m. and found multiple threatening voicemails left by the same man. The messages were described as very vulgar

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20 Oct 2016

Deputies: Woman mistakes meeting for Trump gathering, smears peanut butter on cars

An Amherst woman is expected to be charged with disorderly conduct after she smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles she believed were parked outside a Trump gathering. Investigators said the gathering was actually a conservation group and had nothing to do with politics. The incident was reported Monday evening when

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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

The GOP’s new convention theme: ‘Lock her up!’

CLEVELAND — The refrain of this Republican convention hasn’t been “Make America Great Again.” It’s been “Lock her up!” Over the first two nights of the GOP convention, at least three speakers have called for Hillary Clinton — the presumptive Democratic nominee — to be imprisoned. New Jersey Gov. Chris

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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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