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Diamond and Silk’s candid new book offers steadfast praise for Donald Trump

A new book arrives Tuesday: “Uprising: Who the Hell Said You Can’t Ditch and Switch? — the Awakening of Diamond and Silk,” penned by Diamond and Silk, two sisters who became a positive force for President Trump through their clear messaging, forthright style and sheer gumption. The book offers a candid review about their experiences…

Michelle Obama: Donald Trump ‘clearly over his head’

Former first lady Michelle Obama, in the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, said that President Trump has shown that he is the “wrong president for our country.” “He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly over his head,” Ms. Obama said. “He…

Bernie Sanders warns DNC: ‘The price of failure is just too great to imagine’

Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont warned his supporters Monday that President Trump will erase the gains his political revolution has made over the course of the last six years. In a virtual address to the Democratic National Convention, Mr. Sanders thanked his followers for pushing the nation in a “bold new direction,” and said the…

John Kasich, GOP defectors boost Joe Biden, Democrats as coronavirus upends DNC convention

Former first lady Michelle Obama told the Democratic National Convention on Monday that Joseph R. Biden is a battle-tested man of faith who fought alongside her husband for eight years and can be trusted to shepherd the country through tough times. Sen. Bernard Sanders, reprising his role as runner-up for the Democrats’ presidential nomination, delivered…

Donald Trump-Joe Biden 2020 election poised for flurry of legal battles

The November presidential election is poised to become the most litigated vote in recent U.S. history, according to a former federal election honcho. “The 2020 election might be Bush v. Gore on steroids,” said Michael Toner, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and former chief counsel at the Republican National Committee. President Trump…

Schools in South open, close, learn COVID-19 lessons

NEW ORLEANS — Schools scrambling to open across the Southeast have been plagued with delays and quarantines because of COVID-19 outbreaks. In the South, where the first day of school in most states arrives in August, hundreds of students and teachers were thrust into quarantine within days of entering classrooms in Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi. School…

Capitalism is not the problem; it’s the solution

ANALYSIS/OPINION: America’s best days are behind us. Our capitalist system is to blame. That’s the mantra we’re bombarded with every day. While politicians argue over the next COVID-19 bailout, it seems like only the government can save us. Not true.  American capitalism is not the problem. It’s the solution.  In fact, America is the greatest…

Donald Trump closes gap on Joe Biden in new CNN national poll

President Trump is gaining ground in the 2020 presidential race against Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden in a new national poll of registered voters from CNN published on Sunday night. Mr. Biden, the former vice president, leads Mr. Trump by 4 percentage points, 50-46, in the national survey conducted from Aug. 12-15 by SSRS for…

Robert O’Brien says Mideast deal due to Trump unorthodox approach

The normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates grew from persistent backroom diplomacy by President Trump, according to National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, who said Sunday that Mr. Trump personally and repeatedly engaged the two sides to clinch the agreement. Officials in Washington and Jerusalem over the weekend again suggested that other Gulf…