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2012 Republican National Convention

Palin Move Could Expose GOP Rift

Real Clear Politics | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

If one of Mitt Romney's goals in choosing a running mate was to mine the same mother lode of conservative excitement that John McCain tapped by pickin...

Erasing W

Robert Reich | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

As Bill Clinton is resurrected by the Democrats, George W. Bush is being erased by the GOP -- as if an entire eight years of American history hadn't happened.

Jason Linkins

Forecasting The Republican National Convention: Who Fills Sarah Palin's Shoes? | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

Michael Tomasky this week reflected on the not-yet-invited-to-the-convention Sarah Palin, and wonders why Romney hasn't extended the invitation to the former governor of Alaska. It's interesting to note that Tomasky's operating under the assumption that the only people who can fill a space that might otherwise be occupied by Sarah Palin are those who ran against Romney for the GOP nomination. There's no doubt that Palin, who's already off to a good start as a 2012 endorser, has kept her brand in better shape than those whom Romney defeated during his march through the primary calendar. But it actually hadn't occurred to me that any of the vanquished candidates would provide a prime-time presence at the convention anyway.

'The Daily Show' Announces RNC Coverage

Posted 05.08.2012 | Comedy

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has announced that it will be going on the road to cover the Republican National Convention from Tampa, Florida this...

Mitt Romney's Tough Choices

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

Not only must Mitt Romney pick a running mate, he also needs to decide which former rivals he'll invite to speak at the Republican National Convention...

Prospect Of Brokered Convention Fractures GOP Unity

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

The protracted GOP primary season -- and its long-running narrative of Mitt Romney leading in delegates but unable to win the full support of the part...

The History Behind Brokered Conventions

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Two months and 28 states after the Iowa caucus, the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee goes on. With four candidates still in the race,...

DeMint Touts 'The Only One Who Could Make It Happen'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that a brokered convention wasn't very likely, but the one person who could emerge from it would be Indiana Gov....

HuffPost Citizen Journalists At The Conventions: We Are The History We Have Been Waiting For

Howard Fineman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

In spite of the ever-deepening flood of candidate advertising, politics (and journalism) today are do-it-yourself, web-based and socially-connected enterprises. Which is where you come in.

The Paranoid Style in Republican Politics

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

I see a real fight coming at the Republican convention for 2012, one which may be so deep and hostile that issues such as that of President Obama's racial and religious identity may be thrown down for all to see.

Will Teabaggers Be Offended by the Minaret in the 2012 RNC Logo?

Tom McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom McGuire

Will the same people that are protesting mosques approve of their party's biggest event having what they probably consider an Islamic image in its logo?

Bill Lucey

Tampa 2012: The Politics Of Choosing A Convention Site | Bill Lucey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for Arizona, news came Wednesday that the Republican National Committee chose Tampa, Fla. as the s...

Tampa Strip Club Owner: 2012 Republican National Convention Guests Welcome Here

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe Redner, owner of the legendary Mons Venus -- one of Tampa's most highly acclaimed strip clubs -- understands the importance of discretion. That's...

Tampa to Host 2012 Republican National Convention

Tom McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom McGuire

Tampa will be the host of the 2012 Republican National Convention. It will be Florida's first convention since both parties held their conventions in Miami Beach in 1972.

Republican National Convention 2012: Tampa Expected To Be Named Host City

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The RNC is expected to announce Wednesday that they have chosen Tampa, Florida as the site of their 2012 convention, Politico reports. The decision,...