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Republican National Convention 2012

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' | 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 ...

Ann Romney Helps Finesse Mitt's Rollout

Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA AND CALVIN WOODWARD, The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. -- Poised at last to claim the prize he's been chasing for years, Mitt Romne...

Jason Linkins

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

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...

Gene Demby

Can Mia Love Help The GOP With Black Voters? | Gene Demby | Posted 08.31.2012 | Black Voices

John McCain has stumped for her. Paul Ryan has held fundraisers on her behalf. She's been coached on public speaking by a member of Mitt Romney's team...

LA Mayor Calls Out GOP Effort

AP | PETER PRENGAMAN | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — The Democratic mayor of Los Angeles says Republican efforts to use Latino speakers at the GOP national convention to win over Hisp...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign: We Will Not 'Be Dictated By Fact-Checkers' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA -- Mitt Romney's campaign said on Tuesday that its ads attacking President Obama's waiver policy on welfare have been its most effective to date...

How Lobbyists Are Skirting The Law At The Convention

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

Even though it's against the law, lobbyists are throwing parties for members of Congress at the Republican National Convention, NBC News reports. T...

CAPTION CONTEST: Mitch McConnell's Sour Face

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was testing things out at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, when things got...

From Miami Beach to Tampa, 40 Years of Fear and Loathing Democracy

Will Bunch | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Will Bunch

The notion of debating policy in the public forum of a convention became a quaint relic of the era before television and before the Vince Lombardiazation of American politics, before winning wasn't everything but the only thing.

PHOTOS: Republican Convention Kicks Off In Tampa

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Convention is underway in Tampa. Reuters reports: Presidential candidate Mitt Romney flies to Tampa on Tuesday to join f...

Sam Stein

Artur Davis Hammered By Congressional Black Caucus On Eve Of Convention Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Fourteen members of the Congressional Black Caucus penned a letter to their former colleague Artur Davis on Tuesday morning, accusing h...

Jaweed Kaleem

Top 10 Religious Voices At The Republican National Convention | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion

As thousands of Republicans, journalists and activists convene in Tampa, Florida when the Republican National Convention kicks off Tuesday at the Tamp...

DNC Attacks Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan On Todd Akin, Women's Issues In Tampa Tribune Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Democratic National Committee refuses to allow Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to put Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment...


Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

* Ann Romney and Chris Christie top the bill * Hurricane threatens Gulf Coast on Katrina anniversary * Romney flies to T...

Embracing Bigotry

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This bigotry is not based on what color your skin is, what religion you happen to believe, or even what sports team you root for; it is instead based on the eternal American self-confidence that your political opinion is the right one.

LIVE UPDATES: Republican Convention Kicks Off In Tampa

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

The first day of the Republican convention is finally here after being delayed one day due to Tropical Storm Isaac. A Time/CNN/ORC survey conducted...

Why Is God Punishing the GOP With Storms? Three Wrath-Provoking Possibilities

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's clear that the GOP has displeased the Supreme Being again mightily this year. But why? Unlike some, I claim no special answers about the nature of ultimate reality or of the Deity, much less the specifics of His preferred policy proposals. But here are three possible sources for all this windborne wrath.

O'Keefe Cancels Convention Trip, Blames Government

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Conservative activist James O'Keefe will skip his scheduled trip to the Republican National Convention, citing "government restrictions" that will pre...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Tries To Dodge Todd Akin, Abortion Debate | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- If there was one thing Republicans sought to make clear at the start of their national convention in Tampa on Monday, it was that the p...

I Get Breathing Lessons At HuffPost Oasis, Then A Shouting Match On 'Hardball'

Howard Fineman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

So first I got soothing breathing lessons. Then I got into a televised shouting match on "Hardball." I'm not sure whether there is a relationship between the two events. Maybe New Age therapy made me do it. Here's the story.

Frank Luntz: Romney Has To Do More (And How Frank Learned To Drive)

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Frank Luntz called. The Republican political strategist wanted to talk about a focus group that he conducted Sunday afternoon, which wa...