Republicans at national convention reach out to Black voters on social and economic issues
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by Baylor Spears
4h ago
Republicans have not “been as good at marketing the success that has come out of this conservative movement as we should,” U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said. (Baylor Spears | Wisconsin Examiner) U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, speaking to other Black delegates at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee this week, wanted to reassure them of one thing — they are not alone.  “As African-American conservatives, sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one here,” Scott said at a Wednesday event dedicated to honoring the Black delegates at the RNC. “You are not ..read more
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Trump describes assassination attempt in speech accepting GOP presidential nomination
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by Jennifer Shutt
9h ago
Former first lady Melania Trump joins Republican presidential nominee, former President Donald Trump on stage after he officially accepted the nomination on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum on July 18, 2024, in Milwaukee. (Andrew Harnik | Getty Images) MILWAUKEE — Donald Trump in an unusual speech accepting the GOP presidential nomination Thursday at the fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention gave a detailed account about the attempt on his life last weekend when a gunman shot at him during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. “I will ..read more
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Families of Sam Sharpe and Dvontaye Mitchell rally in Red Arrow Park
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by Isiah Holmes
9h ago
A rally and march held at Red Arrow Park for Dvontaye Mitchell and Sam Shorte. (Photo | Isiah Holmes) Local activists gathered in Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park Thursday evening, as they did at the start of the Republican National Convention (RNC), to rally and march. But this time instead of protesting they were mourning. Holding signs and accompanying grieving families, the group chanted the names of Dvontaye Mitchell and Sam Sharpe. Mitchell died after being held down by security guards at Milwaukee’s Hyatt Hotel on June 30. Sharpe, who lived unhoused in a local park, was fatally shot Tuesday ..read more
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Anti-Trump conservatives ponder what to do in November — and beyond
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by Erik Gunn
12h ago
Former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele, right, speaks at a Milwaukee gathering hosted by the anti-Trump organization Principles First on Wednesday, July 17. Looking on, from left, are George Conway and Heath Mayo. (Erik Gunn | Wisconsin Examiner) MILWAUKEE — On the night that Donald Trump’s running mate, Ohio Republican Sen. J.D. Vance, introduced himself to an arena of about 2,500 enthusiastic Republican National Convention delegates and thousands of others there to watch, another group of equally intense political activists occupied a barroom four blocks away. The event w ..read more
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Sen. Tester calls on Biden not to seek another term
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by Darrell Ehrlick
12h ago
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: President Joe Biden (R) talks to Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) after speaking alongside a bipartisan group of Senators after the group reached a deal on an infrastructure package at the White House on June 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden said both sides made compromises on the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) Montana’s senior U.S. senator and only Democratic member of the Congressional delegation is calling on President Joe Biden, also a Democrat, to not seek re-election in November. Tester is only the second Democrat in the Se ..read more
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Top Trump adviser says 2024 election ‘not over’ until Inauguration Day
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by Ashley Murray
17h ago
Chris LaCivita, former President Donald Trump’s 2024 co-campaign manager, participated in a lengthy interview with Politico at the Turner House near the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Thursday, July 18, 2024. (Ashley Murray/States Newsroom) MILWAUKEE — A top Trump campaign official said Thursday that the 2024 presidential race will not be over until Inauguration Day, rather than after Election Day on Nov. 5 — when voters across the nation go to the polls to cast their ballots and a result normally is projected. The assertion from Chris LaCivita at a Politico event ..read more
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J.D. Vance and the ‘forgotten’ men and women of Wisconsin
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by Ruth Conniff
20h ago
July 17, 2024 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Vice President Nominee Senator JD Vance speaks at the Republican National Convention. | Photo by Joeff Davis Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson got emotional Wednesday night at the conclusion of J.D. Vance’s speech accepting the nomination to be Donald Trump’s running mate. “I was absolutely moved,” Thompson said as he stood with the Wisconsin delegation near the main stage at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. “I got a tear in my eye, but I am so darned impressed. It was a great speech. A great message.” Tommy Thompson at the RNC | Photo ..read more
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On the trail of J.D. Vance’s Kentucky mountain roots
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by Jamie Lucke
1d ago
The family cemetery in Breathitt County where J.D. Vance’s grandparents and other ancestors were laid to rest, a place he evoked in a recent speech. (Kentucky Lantern photo by Kevin Nance) JACKSON — In the 24 hours after J.D. Vance became Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s running mate, Stephen Bowling, director of the Breathitt County Public Library, fielded more than a dozen calls from news media outlets large and small. The place that Vance in his best-selling memoir wrote “would always have my heart” is back in the spotlight, after the freshman U.S. senator from Ohio address ..read more
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Wisconsin picture is mixed in report finding greater disparities in women’s health care
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by Erik Gunn
1d ago
A mother cradlies her newborn son in a hospital. (Getty Images Creative) At a time of increasing women’s health care disparities across the country, Wisconsin ranks in the top 25% of states for women’s health and is No. 1 among five Great Lakes states, according to a new analysis. The report singles out the Badger State especially for the quality of care in the state and the attention paid to prevention. But Wisconsin’s record is considerably worse  on reproductive health care outcomes, the report’s authors find, ranking 23 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia. The findings are ..read more
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Ohio’s J.D. Vance pitches for swing state votes in accepting nod as Trump VP
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by Jennifer Shutt
2d ago
Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, speaks on stage on the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum on July 17, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MILWAUKEE — J.D. Vance — the freshman Ohio senator who used to rebuke Donald Trump’s character and policies before becoming one of his most ardent supporters in Congress — formally accepted the nomination as Trump’s running mate Wednesday at the Republican National Convention. Vance spoke directly to the swing-state voters who will determine the outcome ..read more
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