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Trump's running mate is upset with Obama: 'I don't think name calling has any place in public life'

Now that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is Donald Trump's—ahem—running mate, he is required by Republican common law to abandon any remaining sense of shame. So here he is complaining about President Obama's convention-speech reference to “homegrown...Show More Summary

In a huge win for voting rights, federal appeals court blocks North Carolina's voter suppression law

In an extraordinary ruling, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling and granted a broad injunction against North Carolina Republicans’ sweeping voter suppression law. Crucially, the appeals court found that the legislation,...Show More Summary

Trump says he feels 'very little pressure' to release his taxes

Donald Trump will surrender his 1040 when you pry it from his cold, dead, tiny hands. But you won’t, because nobody really cares. Donald Trump on Thursday night again indicated that he has no plans to release his tax returns, sayingShow More Summary

Trump transition tests outsider's governing ability

WASHINGTON (AP) — His status as a presidential nominee barely a week old, Donald Trump is already tasked with assembling a complex transition team capable of hiring thousands of high-level government officials and crafting a detailed...Show More Summary

The Latest: Ruling against US Sen. Menendez will be appealed

An attorney for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says he will ask the full 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a three-judge panel's ruling allowing the corruption case against him to move forward. Lowell argues that charges accusing the...Show More Summary

What Republicans Can Learn From The Democratic Convention

Some have observed that the Democratic convention floor has been less unified than the Republican one last week. This is true. But I suspect the Democrats are going to be better off for it. The Republicans achieved their unity the cheap way. Show More Summary

BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down The Worst Voter Suppression Law In The Nation

North Carolina elected officials tried to rig future elections, and now they have failed. The post BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down The Worst Voter Suppression Law In The Nation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Ringleader Of Oregon Occupation Now Trying To Wriggle Out Of Criminal Charges With Crackpot Theories

The criminal trials for the men who tried to lure law enforcement into a standoff on an Oregon nature refuge this winter are getting wacky. The post Ringleader Of Oregon Occupation Now Trying To Wriggle Out Of Criminal Charges With Crackpot Theories appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Friday News: The Doctor has a cure

REV. BARBER JUST DIAGNOSED WHAT AILS THIS NATION (Esquire) -- Here on the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention, the Reverend Dr. William Barber II broke through. Or, more accurately, he rose above, past the partisan food fights and the insults and the vindictiveness. Show More Summary

4th Circuit slaps down Republican voter suppression law

The intent to disenfranchise people of color is obvious: We appreciate and commend the court on its thoroughness. The record evidence provides substantial support for many of its findings; indeed, many rest on uncontested facts. But, for some of its findings, we must conclude that the district court fundamentally erred. Show More Summary

Why Teachers Are Rallying Against Mike Pence And This Shadowy Nonprofit

Republican vice presidential nominee Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is speaking to a group that drafts model legislation for conservative lawmakers. These Indiana teachers aren't happy about it. The post Why Teachers Are Rallying Against Mike Pence And This Shadowy Nonprofit appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Flipping the script without changing the platform

Democrats are pulling off a tricky maneuver: borrowing Republican themes and rhetoric, all while staying true to a progressive platform.

Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 7.29.16

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

Fox News had no time for Khizr Khan's amazing speech. Benghazi ads and Katy Perry, though ...

Fox News has done it again. Just as it ran commercials over the Mothers of the Movement during their Tuesday evening appearance, Fox ran commercials while Khizr Khan spoke, Media Matters reports: While  CNN  and  MSNBC  aired the video...Show More Summary

Donald Trump suddenly disowns the crappy convention he planned

Once upon a time, Donald Trump was going to have the bestest most awesome star-powered presidential convention ever. How could it not be? He was planning it, even micromanaging the stage design. When he saw the drawings for the stage he would speak on, Mr. Show More Summary

Hillary chooses hope over doom and wins the week

Hillary Clinton formally accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday night with a speech as confident, authentic, and accessible as any she has ever given. “The truth is,” she admitted, “through all these years of public service, the...Show More Summary

Sad!

Good lord! It's still happening. Trump campaign still hitting up numerous foreign pols for cash, in this case the former Prime Minister of Finland... For crying out loud! The kinds of e-mails I get from @realDonaldTrump-team. Please, just a little bit of dignity. pic.twitter.com/CJOlCkDTnz — Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) July 29, 2016

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