Sketches of the GOP Cleveland convention

The crazy Republican gathering of bread and circuses is over. Family Trump continues its promotional tour, Senator Cruz commits political suicide, and Angry White Men continue to  yell.  You can find all the live sketches here, here, and here.Balloons07212016CruzConventionPerformance

Sketching the Republican convention

I joined my colleague Matt Bors to do some sketching during the 3rd night of the Republican convention in Cleveland.  Matt was actually on the west coast and I’m on the east so we kept in touch during the speeches via text.  Head over to The Nib to see them all.

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It’s the Wisconsin primary today

During a campaign stop Ted Cruz declines to wear the iconic Cheesehead.

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The Democratic and Republican debates before the New Hampshire primary

This past Wednesday CNN hosted a Democratic town hall with the last two standing, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders (click images to see all my sketches over at the Washington Post).HillarySpeech$

On Thursday the Democrats held their last debate before the primary

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…and the Republicans held their debate.  We’re down to only 8 candidates now!

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The 7 GOP presidential dwarfs

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says he’ll announce his candidacy for president on June 1st, which brings the official republican total to seven.

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24 billion dollars later…

The Senate and House finally passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and re-open the government late last night.  What an worthless waste of time and money these past two weeks have been.

A collection of animations about Congress and the government shutdown (click on each image):

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