Republican senator ‘attacked’ by protesters after Trump’s speech

Republican Senator Rand Paul has called on the FBI to investigate a crowd of protesters that surrounded him and other Republicans as they departed the White House following President Donald Trump’s acceptance of his party’s nomination for re-election. Paul told the conservative Fox News television channel he believes the group chanting his name and pushing […]

Trump to bash Biden, tout own record amid crises in RNC speech

President Donald Trump will formally accept the Republican Party’s nomination for the upcoming presidential election in a speech at the White House on Thursday night that will be aimed at rallying his base of political supporters and addressing the crises of the pandemic, cratered economy and civil unrest confronting the United States. Trump is expected […]

Why are some Republican leaders urging voters to vote Democrat?

Hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci – aka “The Mooch” – campaigned vigorously for candidate Donald Trump during the last US election, and was hired as White House communications director in 2017. A few days later, he was fired. He remained loyal to his ex-boss after his departure, but says that Trump’s tweet last year demeaning […]

Pence claims US victory over coronavirus, condemns racial unrest

Vice President Mike Pence headlined the third night of a virtual Republican National Convention with a patriotic call for the re-election of President Donald Trump who he says has set the United States on “a path of freedom and opportunity”. Backed by the red-white-and-blue symbolism of the American flag, Pence spoke at Fort McHenry which […]

VP Mike Pence takes centre stage at US Republican convention

Vice President Mike Pence will take centre stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday to make the case that his boss, President Donald Trump, will bring back the United States economy to its pre-pandemic heights if given four more years in office. Pence, who will be renominated as Trump’s running mate after on-and-off speculation that he might be […]

Five things to watch for on Republican convention’s second night

The Republican National Convention enters its second night of virtual programming on Tuesday with a long list of speakers who will praise President Donald Trump’s record in office and advocate for a second term. Personal testimonials from family including First Lady Melania Trump and a pro-Israel foreign policy pitch from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]