The Chicago 7: A timeline of the protests, the clashes, the trial and the fallout
The Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago in August 1968, in the summer of a tumultuous year. The events of that month, and a subsequent court case, are the subject of the new Aaron Sorkin movie “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” Here is a timeline of the protests and subsequent trial that the film explores.THE BACKGROUNDThe year 1968 was a year of increasing protests against the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy in June and Martin Luther King Jr. in April and subsequent unrest, including in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhoods.The convention was held over four days...
GOP groups in Michigan sue to overturn late-ballot ruling
DETROIT — Three GOP-led groups are making urgent appeals in state court to gain the legal standing needed to appeal and overturn a recent ruling requiring clerks to count late ballots and making changes to the rules governing ballot collection.The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday issued an order that expedites consideration of the requests to intervene and ordered a ruling in at least one of the cases by Wednesday.The potential challenges from the GOP-led Legislature, the Republican National Convention and the Michigan Republican Party stemmed from a Sept. 18 ruling by state Court of Claims Ju...
The Detroit News
Poll: Presidential race in Pennsylvania has gotten a lot closer as Trump gains on Biden
PHILADELPHIA — The presidential race in Pennsylvania is now almost neck and neck after both parties’ national conventions, according to a new poll, with President Donald Trump gaining ground on Democratic nominee Joe Biden.Biden leads Trump by 4 percentage points among registered Pennsylvania voters, 49% to 45%, a Monmouth University Polling Institute survey released Wednesday found. That’s down from a 13 percentage point advantage Biden held in Monmouth’s last Pennsylvania poll, in early July.Among likely voters, the race is even closer.Biden leads by 1 percentage point in a low voter turnout...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Poll: Trump builds lead over Biden in Georgia after RNC
ATLANTA — President Donald Trump has built an apparent lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in Georgia after two weeks of political conventions, strengthening his position in a state that’s crucial to his reelection chances, according to a poll released Tuesday by Atlanta’s WSB-TV.The poll, conducted by Landmark Communications, shows Trump ahead of Biden, 48% to 41%. About 2% of Georgians support Libertarian Jo Jorgensen, while 9% are undecided.The survey of 500 likely voters, conducted Saturday through Monday, is the first public poll released in Georgia since the end of the rival conven...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Shannon Ryan: 'Not my coach.' Notre Dame icon Lou Holtz risks estrangement from the university and his former players with his tone-deaf RNC speech.
Notre Dame’s stern rebuke of former football coach Lou Holtz’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night was a warranted stiff-arm.Given Notre Dame’s political straddling as a Catholic university, it was extraordinarily bold for the Rev. John Jenkins, the university president, to release a statement distancing the university from Holtz, who endorsed President Donald Trump for reelection.Holtz, of course, has the right to endorse any candidate he likes. Holtz’s background as a successful coach is the reason he was invited as a noted speaker to back Trump.But when Holtz bla...
Editorial: A convention for the party of one
As President Donald Trump accepted his party’s nomination Thursday for a second term, Minneapolis and St. Paul were spending the night under curfews to curb rioting. The law-and-order theme that had played so major a role in the Republican National Convention must have seemed poignant and relevant to many.Trump did not miss the confluence of events. This election, he said, “will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans” or give free rein to criminals and anarchists. He said he had an offer for the leaders of “Democrat-run cities.”“Just call,” he said. “We’re ready to go in. We’ll take c...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)