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Capitalism vs. communism on the streets of Cleveland


Two men fight over an American flag in Cleveland’s Public Square on July 19, 2016. (Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post) CLEVELAND — Pat Mahoney, 25, is a communist. Matt Meister, 41, is an anarcho-syndicalist. They’re both members of the Industrial Workers of the World, and local activists, and they …

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Trump campaign says it raised $3.5 million in one day


A delegate applauds as vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence speaks on July 20 during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) This week’s dramatic Republican National Convention has helped unleash a gusher of cash for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, which said it raised $3.5 million in a 24-hour period. In a …

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A giddy Clinton campaign likes the GOP ‘hot mess’ in Cleveland


Vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence, right, greets presidential nominee Donald Trump during the third day of the Republican National Convention. (Michael Robinson-Chavez/The Washington Post) With one night still to go — including Donald Trump’s high-stakes acceptance speech — the sometimes chaotic Republican National Convention has particularly pleased one very interested demographic: …

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The Cruz-Trump debacle joins list of Big Moments at conventions


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) addresses the delegates July 20 during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) CLEVELAND — This is why they come. This is why there are 15,000 credentialed journalists here. These conventions are entirely scripted — except when they’re not, catastrophically and deliciously. The political junkies are flying high …

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