JD Vance Spotlights Working Class America in Acceptance Speech

‘There still is so much talent and grit in the American heartland,’ the Ohioan told the crowd at the Republican National Convention. MILWAUKEE—Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) formally accepted the Republican Party’s vice presidential nomination July 17, pitching himself as a fighter for the forgotten corners of the American nation. “I will be a vice president … Read more

Secret Service Identified Gunman as Suspicious 1 Hour Before Shooting, Senator Says After Briefing

Congress was privately briefed on the assassination attempt on July 17. WASHINGTON—The Secret Service told lawmakers on July 17 that the gunman was identified as being suspicious one hour before he opened fire on former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, according to Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) who was at the briefing. … Read more

Navy Secretary Exonerates 256 Black Sailors Punished After Deadly 1944 Ammunition Explosion

258 black sailors were court martialed for refusing to handle ammunition after a deadly explosion at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine on July 17, 1944. Secretary of the Navy, Carlos Del Toro, announced on July 17 the full exoneration of 256 black sailors who had been convicted in trials by court-martial for refusing to handle … Read more

GOP Unity Emerges at National Convention

Former rivals and Republicans of all stripes united behind Trump, galvanized by the failed assassination attempt just days before the convention. MILWAUKEE—Days after former President Donald J. Trump survived an assassination attempt in Pennsylvania, his Republican Party seems more unified than it has in a long time. “We’re going to have some differences, but we’re … Read more

DA Says Local Officer Fired at Trump Rally Shooter, Lacked Police Manpower

The shooter, Matthew Thomas Crooks, reacted after the local Butler police officer fired at him, the district attorney says. A local police officer fired shots at the gunman who opened fire at former President Donald Trump on Saturday, a local law enforcement official disclosed Wednesday, also saying that the Secret Service was told by local … Read more

6 Pivotal Republican National Conventions in History

With the 2024 convention in full swing, here’s a look a some top moments in RNC history. This week’s Republican National Convention in Milwaukee is its 42nd since the party was established in 1854. The convention is occurring at a powerful moment for the GOP after former President Donald Trump narrowly survived an attempted assassination … Read more