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Republican National Convention 2012

Dave Jamieson

Workers Facing Bain-Induced Pain Blast Mitt | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Whatever she thought she'd do with her vacation this year, Joanne Penniston didn’t expect to find herself in a parking lot-turned-enc...

Romney's Positive Medicare Argument Polls Better Than His Attacks On The $716 Billion

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republican pollster Whit Ayres ran reporters through some new numbers Monday morning on what was supposed to be the first day of the Re...

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan: Anti-Abortion Bill Reference To 'Forcible Rape' Was Just 'Stock Language' | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Monday he supported removing the term "forcible rape" from his bill banning taxpayer funding for aborti...

Jason Cherkis

Anti-RNC March Attracts Small Crowd Of Determined Activists | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- "I'm tired of the war on women," Ilene Goldstein, 56, explained from the back of the small crowd at the Coalition to March on the RNC's...

Romney Takes Reins Of Critical Moment

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

* Republican faces a defining moment in Tampa * Largely writing Thursday's speech himself * A focus on Romney's biograph...

Michael McAuliff

Utah Governor Won't Back Romney's False Welfare Claim | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the Republican governors who sought waivers to welfare's work requirements said Monday he doesn't like the way the Obama adminis...

WATCH: Paul Ryan Gets Hometown Send-Off Before Trip To Tampa

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

JANESVILLE, Wis. — A raucous crowd cheered native son Paul Ryan on Monday as he prepared to accept the Republican Party's vice presidential nomi...

Is It Time to Scrap the National Political Conventions?

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

The fact is, conventions themselves, staged meticulously by strategists and media consultants, have become increasingly stale for outsiders, looking more like extended televised pep rallies for party activists, lobbyists, politics junkies and media celebrities. Is it time to scrap them?

Jason Linkins

Tropical Storm Isaac Puts The Inherent Pointlessness Of Political Conventions In Stark Relief | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Walking around Tampa, Fla., on Monday, the first (originally) scheduled day of the 2012 Republican National Convention, you don't see many signs of Tr...

Howard Fineman

LA Mayor: 'I'm Taking On Stupid Wherever It Exists' | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- At the CNN Grill here just outside the Republican National Convention hall, the chairman of the convention held court -- the chairman o...

The 10 Most Miserable-Sounding Events at the Republican National Convention

Vanity Fair | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Vanity Fair

We've ranked the ten most miserable in ascending order of anticipated abject horror.

Gene Demby

Artur Davis' Rightward Drift | Gene Demby | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices

Artur Davis took the stage at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver to second the nomination of Sen. Barack Obama as the Democratic nomine...

LOOK: Strip Clubs Give RNC Guests A Hearty Welcome

Andrea Stone | Posted 08.29.2012 | Small Business

"NO minors/Liberals." So reads the fine print on the flyer for Tattletales, one Tampa area strip club seeking to attract the Republican hordes in town...

Ryan Grim

Boehner Joins Welfare Fray | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday backed Mitt Romney's false charge that President Barack Obama has ended welfare work requ...

Tampa Strip Clubs See Big Bucks In GOP Convention Hordes

Posted 08.27.2012 | Small Business

As the Gulf Coast waited for Tropical Storm Isaac to make landfall Monday, strip club owners and "exotic" dancers in Tampa anticipated a windfall of '...

Jindal To Skip Republican Convention Due to Isaac

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said on Monday that he will not attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week as Tropical Storm Isaac t...

PHOTOS: Big GOP Names Convene At Republican National Convention

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

One day ahead of the official start of the Republican National Convention, big GOP names are making waves in Tampa. The AP reports: Mitt Romney...

Christina Wilkie

GOP Cuts To Disaster Funding Come Under Fire | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- A new online ad campaign launched Monday targets Republicans for proposed cuts to disaster relief funding and weather monitoring system...

Karl Rove Says Mitt Romney 'Will Be Like Polk'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's campaign manager Matt Rhoades compared the presumptive Republican nominee to the 11th president of the United States, Jam...

Sam Stein

Steele To Critics Of Tampa: 'Take A Chill Pill' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- With the first day of the Republican National Convention canceled, much talk has centered on the man who had the idea to locate the eve...

Jon Ward

Artur Davis Says GOP Convention Speech Won't Mention Race | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- If Artur Davis was bothered by his newfound status as a lightning rod for criticism, it didn't show. The former Alabama congressman str...

Howard Fineman

McCain Advisor: Romney Outreach To Latinos 'Isn't Visible' | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ana Navarro is a plain-spoken consultant who specializes in working with the Latino community. She ran Sen. John McCain's troubled oper...

RNC Cuts Schedule, Latino Speakers Remain

Posted 08.27.2012 | Latino Voices

By Griselda Nevarez, VOXXI Latino politicians scheduled to speak Monday at the Republican National Convention will now be weaved into a three-day s...

RNC: What To Watch For On Monday

Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Here are some things to watch for at the GOP convention Monday: 1. WHEN THE RAINS CAME: Hurricane Isaac rolls toward the...

LIVE UPDATES: Republicans Convene In Tampa

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

All eyes are on Tampa, despite stormy weather delaying the start of the Republican convention. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said over the weekend du...