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2012 Republican Convention

Priebus: 'Obama Has A Problem With The American Dream'

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke to RNC conventioneers on Tuesday, playing up his Wisconsin roots and blasting President Ba...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner Delivers Speech At Republican Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner addressed the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night. The Ohio Republican zeroed-in on the issue of jobs and d...

Michael McAuliff

Chaos, Anger Erupt After Ron Paul Delegates Are Barred

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Republican National Convention's decision to bar half of Maine's delegates for Rep. Ron Paul set off a fierce, angry Paul revolutio...

Howard Fineman

Can Bushes Save Mitt In Florida? Do They Want To?

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -– What do the Bushes want? More to the point, what will they do? The outcome of the presidential campaign, especially here in Florida, ...

Gene Demby

Black Democrats Tout Obama, Blast Romney As Convention Gets Underway

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices

As Republicans took to the floor Tuesday to nominate Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention, Democrats warned that Romney's policies would ...

Christina Wilkie

Ann Romney's Convention Speech: Mitt Will 'Lift Up America!"

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA -- Ann Romney will tell Republican National Convention delegates on Tuesday night that her husband, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, will "...

Laura Bassett

GOP Platform Endorses Dubious Fetal Pain Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

The 2012 GOP platform features a bold new development in the party's position on abortion: an official endorsement of the medically unsupported claim ...

Amanda Terkel

Ron Paul Delegates Cause Mayhem

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- A divided Republican Party was on full display Tuesday when Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) supporters and other grassroots activists loudly ...

Christina Wilkie

Romney Fails To Excite Some Of His GOP Base

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. - The most talked-about-party of Monday night at the Republican National Convention was co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the ...

Jason Cherkis

Tampa Homeless Say They're Barred From Convention Site

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- On Sunday, Tiffany Johnson and her boyfriend were trying to sleep in a downtown park when they were rousted by Tampa police. The cops g...

Romney Officially Becomes Republican Presidential Nominee

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. — When Republicans nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, their vote brought to an en...

McCain Stepping Aside

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — John McCain was the toast of the Republican convention four years ago, the GOP's comeback kid crowned as the party's presidential ...

Westboro Members Clash In Tampa

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — Police officers in riot gear broke up a scuffle outside the Republican National Convention on Tuesday between anti-GOP protesters ...

Republicans Aims To Highlight Obama 'Switchers'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Convention will air a video on Tuesday evening featuring three former Barack Obama supporters who now plan to support presumpt...

GOP Approves Abortion Ban

AP | PHILIP ELLIOT and ALAN FRAM | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and...

This Is No Way to Win an Election

Sen. Ben Cardin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Sen. Ben Cardin

The act of voting is a right -- not a privilege -- in our country. American men and women have fought and died to defend and to exercise their right to vote. What Republicans are doing across the country is a blatant violation of the civil rights of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans.

Daily Show Comedian Offers RNC Advice

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

BY ARIELLE STEVENSON, CREATIVE LOAFING TAMPA BAY The last time I saw The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi in Tampa Bay, he was losing miserably in a wing-...

Democrats Infiltrating GOP Event

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

* Democrats orchestrate attacks from Tampa war room * Convention truces are a thing of the past * Hurricane Isaac causes...

Rice, Other Bush Officials Targeted At Convention

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — Police in Tampa stopped a dozen anti-war protesters from entering an event attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ...

John Celock

Christie Called 'Bully' Promoting 'Fairy Tale'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

With hours to go before his Republican National Convention keynote address, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was described as a "bully" living in a ...

Jason Linkins

Romney Keeps Changing The Rules On What's Allowed In Campaign Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's made it pretty clear that he intends to keep making hay over the trumped-up claim that the Obama administration is tacitly weakening wel...

Peter H. Stone

Billionaires' Shadow Party Gathers In Tampa

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter H. Stone | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- A shift of power from the official Republican party apparatus to an informal coalition of megadonors, super PACs and nonprofit advocacy...

Convention Floor Fight Over Rules Still Looming

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- South Carolina Republican activist Drew McKissick said in a brief interview Tuesday afternoon that despite talk of a deal to amend rule...

Lila Shapiro

Gay Conservative Groups Run Full-Page Marriage Equality Ad In 'Tampa Tribune'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices

After participating in the drafting process for the Republican Party platform last week, the Log Cabin Republicans, a LGBT rights advocacy group, roun...

HIGHLIGHTS: The Multicultural Perspectives On The RNC

Posted 08.29.2012 | Latino Voices

As the GOP convenes in Tampa for the 2012 Republican National Convention, the news media and blogosphere is alight with emotional discussions on how t...