Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. Here’s what to expect

People walk past the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee ahead of the 2024 Republican National Convention. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press) For all the usual stagecraft, the Republican National Convention that opens Monday is different from Donald Trump‘s previous nominating affairs. In 2016 and 2020, Trump was the underdog heading into fall and faced criticism from … Read more

As Presidential Candidate, Bob Kerrey Had Ideas on Health–Now Tune Is Changed : Reform: The Nebraska Democrat is a pillar of the self-described ‘mainstream’ Senate group that’s promoting a modest, market-based plan.

Back in 1992, when he was running for President, Bob Kerrey wanted to scrap private health insurance, raise taxes by $230 billion and set up a government-financed health system. He called it “the only real solution.” But times have changed and so has Kerrey. Now the Nebraska Democrat is a pillar of the self-described “mainstream” … Read more

Clinton Picks Gore as Running Mate in Break With Tradition : Democrats: Arkansas governor rejects geographical balance in choosing the Tennessee senator. Strategists believe his moderate positions can help unite divided party.

Casting aside decades of conventional political wisdom that calls for balancing a ticket with contrasts, presumptive Democratic nominee Bill Clinton on Thursday named Tennessee Sen. Albert Gore Jr., a fellow young, Southern moderate, as his running mate. “We share a common philosophy that it’s time to move beyond old ideas,” Clinton said as he introduced … Read more

Biden backers risk deluding their party into defeat

President Biden pumps his fist as he poses with NATO leaders for an official photo at the NATO summit in Washington on Wednesday. (Mark Schiefelbein / Associated Press) I’ve covered presidents for 35 years. One lesson above all sticks with me: Reality is always worse than what you see. There’s good reason for that. Presidents … Read more

Border agency fires 4 for secret Facebook groups with violent, bigoted posts

The largest federal law enforcement agency has fired four employees for their participation in secretive social media groups that have featured violent, sexist and racist posts against migrants and members of Congress, the Los Angeles Times has learned. More than a year after launching an internal investigation into 138 employees for “inappropriate social media activity,” … Read more

Republicans hold the House and Senate, but will that end the Washington gridlock even with President Trump?

Tammy Duckworth, center, candidate for U.S. senator for Illinois, gets a hug from supporter Demetria Puckett, 62, during lunch with Secretary of State Jesse White, left, and Sen. Richard J. Durbin on Tuesday in Chicago. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune) Buoyed by the victory of Donald Trump, Republicans kept control of the House on Tuesday … Read more

Trump faces demands for his removal, but is there time to act?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference on Thursday, the day after violent Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) Congress’ Democratic leaders on Thursday demanded President Trump’s removal from office — vowing a swift impeachment, if necessary — in an effort to stop him from unleashing more … Read more

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