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Trump threatens to move GOP convention

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/26/20, 12:48 pm

Charlotte, N.C., could lose the Republican National Convention if the state’s Democratic governor can’t guarantee a full-capacity venue, President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday. The party has scheduled its nominating convention for Aug. 24–27 at the Spectrum Center, home of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. Gov. Roy Cooper’s office said it was working with GOP officials to determine whether it is possible to hold the convention as scheduled during the coronavirus pandemic. Georgia Gov.

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Justin Amash bids adieu

Politics | A grab-bag of politics, religion, and other news ahead of the 2020 election
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/22/20, 04:47 pm

Editor’s Note: This weekly feature will publish Fridays during the 2020 election season.

1. Amash’s adieu

Less than three weeks after jumping into the presidential race, Rep. Justin Amash (Libertarian-Mich.) jumped back out. Amash was exploring a bid for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, but the congressman said on May 16 he realized success isn’t likely under the current circumstances. 

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Zooming to the White House?

Elections | As COVID-19 upends the traditional campaign season, candidates go off the trail in a reality-show era fit for a pandemic
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/21/20, 12:56 pm

If working from a makeshift office in a corner of a bedroom proved taxing for millions of Americans sheltering at home during the coronavirus shutdown, imagine running for president from a basement.

That’s been Joe Biden’s subterranean plight for some eight weeks.

At a campaign event in South Carolina on Feb. 26, dozens of reporters crammed onto aluminum bleachers as Democratic presidential candidates shook hands and greeted local Baptists clustered around folding tables in a church gym.

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