In Trump we trust: religious right on crusade to make their man president

God’s army is on the march. And many of its foot soldiers are wearing “Make America great again” regalia, sensing that their unlikely standard-bearer, former US president Donald Trump, is once again close to the promised land. “I do not believe that America can survive another four years of Joe Biden,” Ralph Reed, founder and…

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Both sides of gun issue seek to stir up US voters as NRA influence wanes

Anti-gun-control groups and gun-safety advocates are launching hefty voter-mobilization drives this year with the stakes high in the fall elections given the stark differences on gun violence policy between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. But the long-powerful National Rifle Association (NRA), which has been beset with financial and legal headaches for several years, is not…

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Trump announces Teamsters union chief to speak at Republican convention

Sean O’Brien, the president of the Teamsters union, will speak at the Republican national convention in Milwaukee next month, a move that could spell trouble for Joe Biden’s support among blue-collar workers ahead of the November election. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, announced on Friday on his Truth Social platform that O’Brien had accepted…

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Judge dismisses fake electors charges against Trump allies in Nevada

A Nevada state court judge dismissed a criminal indictment on Friday against six Republicans accused of submitting certificates to Congress falsely declaring Donald Trump the winner of the state’s 2020 presidential election, potentially killing the case with a ruling that state prosecutors chose the wrong venue to file the case. Nevada’s attorney general, Aaron Ford,…

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US farmers turn towards Biden over Trump’s past agricultural policies

For two decades, Christopher Gibbs, a row crop and cattle farmer in Shelby county, Ohio, was an ardent Republican party member. He served as chair of his county’s Republican party branch for seven years and when Donald Trump became the party’s presidential candidate in 2016, Gibbs, like more than 80% of Shelby county voters, fell…

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