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Trump Nomination Causes Rift in the Washington Republican Delegation

Trump Nomination Causes Rift in the Washington Republican Delegation

Chris Hankin

July 23, 2016

Every four years the Republican primaries give conservative voters across the country the opportunity to choose a nominee who represents their values and advocates for their policies on a national level. According to many members of the 2016 Washington State RNC delegation, this process was usurped this year by Donald J. Trump.

A Day of Endings and New Beginnings

A Day of Endings and New Beginnings

July 21, 2016

Everywhere I turned police officers were taking photos with kids and shaking hands. Men draped in Trump flags embraced women wearing Black Lives Matter shirts.

Profiteers of the Republican National Convention

Profiteers of the Republican National Convention

Chris Hankin

July 21, 2016

“I would tell people who say that Trump is a racist, that they don’t know what a racist is… Now Hillary and Bill, they have never done anything for the black community but made it harder, and harsher,” said Keith.

A Streetcar Named “Death of the G.O.P.”

A Streetcar Named

Chris Hankin

July 20, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio -- The Republican Convention is now three quarters complete. Wednesday brought another day of inconsequential protests and a heavy police presence outside the convention, while inside a Republican Party starved of unity continued to prove that modern conservatism has many differen...

Republican National Convention: Day 2

Republican National Convention: Day 2

Chris Hankin

July 19, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio - The second day of the Republican National convention followed much the same script as the first. Protests, though spirited, were contained by an enormous and well marshaled police force, and businessman Donald Trump officially seized the Republican nomination. Protests were k...

Day One From the Republican National Convention

“For me, this is my home.  I live here, so when I see people protesting and destroying things for no reason, it makes me angry.  These protests are childish.  You have to work inside the system to change it.  I have no idea who I’m voting for.  It seems crazy to me that such a smart country can produce such stupid politicians.” -Jenny Salisbury

Chris Hankin, Staff Reporter

July 19, 2016

    Cleveland, Ohio - The first day of the Republican National Convention was tense, though not nearly as tense as predicted. Protesters took to the streets of Cleveland to march against the impending nomination of Donald J. Trump as the Republican standard bearer. They were met by Tru...

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