Posts Tagged ‘convention’

Emerson Poll: Trump Gets Post-Convention Bump Among Black Voters

A poll released on Monday shows President Donald Trump receiving a post-convention increase in support among black voters. The poll, conducted by Emerson College, surveyed 1,576 voters between August 30 and August 31 to ascertain the impact that both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions may have had on the public. Emerson’s results indicate that […]

AOC’s convention speech

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was given around 60 seconds by the DNC to make a speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  The DNC authorized the release of the following transcript of her speech as follows: EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE ON DELIVERY The Honorable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Member of Congress Democratic National Convention Tuesday, August […]

AOC’s convention speech

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was given around 60 seconds by the DNC to make a speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  The DNC authorized the release of the following transcript of her speech as follows: EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE ON DELIVERY The Honorable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Member of Congress Democratic National Convention Tuesday, August […]

AOC’s convention speech

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was given around 60 seconds by the DNC to make a speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  The DNC authorized the release of the following transcript of her speech as follows: EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE ON DELIVERY The Honorable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Member of Congress Democratic National Convention Tuesday, August […]

AOC’s convention speech

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was given around 60 seconds by the DNC to make a speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  The DNC authorized the release of the following transcript of her speech as follows: EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE ON DELIVERY The Honorable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Member of Congress Democratic National Convention Tuesday, August […]

Bill Maher: ‘Very Nervous’ About Biden’s Chances After GOP Convention

Comedian Bill Maher expressed his concern over the Democrats’ chances of taking back the White House after witnessing the Republican National Convention this week. “I am feeling less confident about this. Maybe it’s just their convention bump got to me, but I’m feeling less confident than I was a month ago,” Maher told Joy Reid […]

‘Israel’ and ‘elites’: The Republican convention sends mixed messages to Jews

(JTA) — Israel came up every one of the four nights of the Republican convention. So did “elites.” Speakers as diverse as Vice President Mike Pence and a lobsterman from Maine cited moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem as evidence that President Donald Trump is a man of his word. Just as reliable were the […]

Watch Live: Republican National Convention, Day Four

Prominent Republicans such as President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will speak on the fourth and final day of the Republican Convention Thursday evening. At 8:30 P.M. Eastern, the Republican National Convention will begin their convention program consisting of prominent speakers, starting with Housing and […]

***Live Updates*** Republican National Convention Night Four

President Donald Trump will headline the final night of the Republican National Convention as he accepts his party’s nomination from the South Lawn of White House. Other speakers on Thursday evening will include: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson; Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR); Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Franklin Graham; Alice Johnson; Ann […]

At the Republican convention, some unconventional messaging for American Jews

<!–Welcome to The Tell, the inside scoop on this week’s Jewish political news by Ron Kampeas, JTA’s Washington Bureau chief.–>WASHINGTON (JTA) — This week’s Republican convention was the first political confab to feature Jerusalem as a backdrop. It may be the last. A congressional subcommittee and two citizens have taken steps to launch investigations into […]

Convention? What convention? It’s a coronation

Remember the impeachment trial in the Senate? The one that didn’t happen because Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Caucasian gaggle of sycophantic of Trump enablers chose to ignore the mountains of evidence pointing to these self-evident truths: ~That Donald Trump has repeatedly lied to the American people, used the presidency for personal financial gain, […]

Trump’s convention elevates fringe views: From QAnon to comparing abortion to the Holocaust

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Orthodox rabbi blesses Trump at Republican convention: ‘May God protect him’

JTA — On the third night of the Republican convention, Aryeh Spero, an Orthodox rabbi with a long track record of right-wing Republican involvement, asked God to bless US President Donald Trump. Spero, who bills himself as the first rabbi to have endorsed Ronald Reagan in 1979, said Trump “has stood up fearlessly against those […]

Republican convention defends police, stokes fears amid fresh US unrest

BALTIMORE (AP) — Republicans aggressively defended law enforcement on the third night of their convention, as the US faced renewed tensions following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Wisconsin, that sparked protests in a state that could decide the fall election. Vice President Mike Pence, the evening’s featured speaker, seized on […]

***Live Updates*** Republican National Convention Night Three

The Republican National Convention continues on Wednesday, and Vice President Mike Pence is tonight’s headliner. Other speakers will include: Second Lady Karen Pence; Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Joni Ernst (R-IA); South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem; Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Lee Zeldin (R-NY); Ric Grenell; Kellyanne Conway; Congressional candidates Madison Cawthorn […]

Day 2 at GOP convention strikes positive tone as first lady takes stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — US first lady Melania Trump portrayed her husband as an authentic, uncompromising leader in a Rose Garden address Tuesday night as US President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings of the presidency to boost his reelection chances on the second night of the scaled-down Republican National Convention. Mrs. Trump’s […]

Left Fumes over Naturalization Ceremony Featured at Republican National Convention

The left fumed over a naturalization ceremony aired during the Republican National Convention’s (RNC) second night that featured President Trump and Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf welcoming five new citizens to America. Former Obama administration official Wendy Sherman tweeted that the ceremony was a “horror”: Go @JoyAnnReid on @MSNBC -terrific riff on […]

Mike Pompeo delivers convention speech from Jerusalem, sparking congressional query

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***Live Updates*** Republican National Convention Night Two

The Republican National Convention continues on Tuesday evening, and tonight’s featured speakers will include: First Lady Melania Trump; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds; Nicholas Sandmann; Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron; Eric and Tiffany Trump. Tonight’s theme is “Land of Opportunity.” Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live […]

2020 Republican National Convention Speakers Announced

The 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) is preparing to kick off its four-day celebration with appearances throughout the week from several prominent, conservative voices. This year’s convention, which carries the theme “Honoring the Great American Story,” will begin on Monday and conclude on Thursday. Prominent speakers who will take part in the convention include President […]

With Republican convention, Trump looks for campaign reboot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will aim to recast the story of Donald Trump’s presidency when they hold their national convention, featuring speakers drawn from everyday life as well as cable news and the White House while drawing a stark contrast with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Trump is looking to shift his campaign away from […]

Biden closes convention the way he launched his campaign: Repudiating anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Joe Biden closed the Democratic National Convention the way he launched his campaign in April of last year: By invoking what he depicted as President Donald Trump’s callousness to racism and anti-Semitism. Biden, speaking late Thursday night to the convention made virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic, recalled the deadly 2017 neo-Nazi […]

I’d have 40 seconds for a Jewish prayer at the Democratic National Convention

When I was invited to participate in the closing interfaith benediction for the Democratic National Convention (DNC), I was deeply honored and humbled. Given the complexity of spiritual leadership in this political climate, I immediately started wrestling with the best approach to this delicate task. Then I learned that my speaking part would be 40 […]

Biden 2020: Key promises and quotes from the Democratic National Convention

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Democratic convention proves that on Israel, this is still Joe Biden’s party

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Democratic Convention Ignores the Elephant in the Virtual Room: Urban Violence

John Kass The “We the People”-themed Democratic National Convention, like the Republican one to follow, shows us what America has known for years: that conventions are only infomercials designed to bend reality to political will. The Democrats bend their reality toward a referendum on President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, but they bend it […]

Democrats Ditch ‘Under God’ From Pledge of Allegiance at Convention

At least two caucus meetings at this week’s Democratic National Convention ditched “under God” while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Two videos posted online by CBN News’s Chief Political Analyst David Brody shows the Pledge being recited incompletely by Democrats. Among those to omit the line was Delegate A.J. Durrani while speaking at the DNC’s “Muslim […]

Democrat Caucuses Scrub All Mention of God From Pledge of Allegiance at DNC Convention

Two Democrat caucuses removed the reference to God while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance during the DNC’s Democratic National Convention meetings this week. The DNC LGBTQ Caucus and the Muslim Delegates and Allies Assembly were both found to have “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, while liberals on social media defended the decision, claiming the […]

Gabby Giffords, Jewish gun-control activists get Democratic convention spotlight

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Gabby Giffords, the Jewish former congresswoman who became a leader in the gun control movement after being shot by an assailant in the head in 2011, opened the third night of the Democratic convention with an appeal to elect Joe Biden president. “We can let the shooting continue or we can act,” […]

Famous Home Defense Couple to Appear at GOP Convention

A St. Louis couple who rose to national prominence after defending their iconic home from a Black Lives Matter-linked mob will be making a special appearance at the Republican National Convention next week, according to reports. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were invited by Mark Meadows, President Trump’s chief of staff, according to Al Watkins, an […]

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