Bernie tries to bridge DNC's troubled waters

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Ripples of unrest were spreading through the pro-Bernie Sanders crowd among the delegates at the first night of the Democratic National Convention... Read more

Berniacs' long strange trip ends up in Philly...sort of

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They say news travels fast. But a cynic might have wondered Sunday whether word that Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign... Read more

How Trump's Cleveland reality show body-slammed America

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CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga River didn’t catch fire. The American apocalypse forgot to break out in the streets. Whatever you expected... Read more

Diversity hits the wall at the RNC

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CLEVELAND – Here’s a news flash for Donald Trump, the thousands of GOP delegates, the Bikers for Trump and all the other anti-immigrant-protection-barrier... Read more

At 7:12 p.m., America changed forever

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CLEVELAND – The “Q” – the basketball arena where LeBron James and the Cavaliers inspired a civic frenzy just five short... Read more

'Paranoid style' is height of fashion in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND – If you’ve been around politics for a while, you’ve seen them on the farthest edge of any big political shindig... Read more

Trump, Tamir, and America's cycle of violence

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CLEVELAND -- I was standing in the shade of the gazebo where Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy with an Airsoft gun, was gunned down by a Cleveland... Read more

A stunned, frazzled America slouches toward Cleveland

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It's time to toast the pomp and pageantry of the modern political convention -- the red, white and blue bunting, the eye-popping balloon drops... Read more