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How Atlanta’s mayor became the face and voice of her party amid protest and chaos

Keisha Lance Bottoms wasn’t one of the 28 Democratic candidates who ran for the presidential nomination this year. But in the last week, she has become the party’s most important voice. Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, has emerged more so than any other Democratic politician — including the party’s presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden —…MORE

Trump, an infrequent churchgoer, focuses on Christian base amid protests and pandemic

President Donald Trump makes his second visit to a religious site in as many days on Tuesday with a visit to the John Paul II National Shrine in Washington alongside first lady Melania Trump. Afterward, Trump will sign an executive order on international religious freedom. His photo-op outside St. John’s Episcopal Church across Lafayette Square…MORE

Donald Trump’s twisted definition of toughness

On Monday night, after days of protests following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, President Donald Trump addressed the nation with a very simple message: I am tough as hell. “I am your President of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” Trump said. “Today, I have strongly recommended to every…MORE

Top Air Force enlistee posts passionate plea for justice

Top Air Force enlistee posts passionate plea for justice

The US Air Force’s top enlistee said he’s “outraged” by the death of George Floyd, vowed to do more to fix the racial inequality among ranks and encouraged his fellow airmen to fight for justice and equality, and understanding. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright posted on Twitter Monday, “Just like most…MORE

Bernie Sanders tries on a new role in 2020: Inside player

The episode repeated itself like clockwork during the Democratic primary: Bernie Sanders‘ staff, and sometimes the candidate himself, would telegraph — often in the lead-up to a debate night — a hot new round of attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden. Then, just as surely, Sanders would pull up short. “Joe is a friend…MORE

2020 primaries: 5 things to watch today as 8 states go to the polls

The coronavirus pandemic halted much of the country’s voting in March, but primaries that were delayed will begin to make their return nearly three months later in eight states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday. Mail-in voting will be far more prevalent, and expectations are that turnout will be down due to coronavirus fears,…MORE

Trump went from freedom fighter to authoritarian in about a week

Trump went from freedom fighter to authoritarian in about a week

The moment was made for TV. With a protest just beyond the White House complex, President Donald Trump made a last-minute decision to give a brief address asserting his authority to impose order on US streets — then departed the White House and walked across a zone freshly cleared by mounted police, to stand with…MORE

Live or virtual conventions? Texas parties may preview national split

Live or virtual conventions? Texas parties may preview national split

Texas this week will preview the sharp divergence that may lie ahead as the Republican and Democratic parties grapple with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the 2020 election. The Texas Democratic Party has transformed its state convention this week into an entirely online event, complete with speeches from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden…MORE

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