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Republican National Convention 2012

Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels RNC Gig

Posted 08.28.2012 | Entertainment

Lynyrd Skynyrd has canceled a performance during Republican National Convention festivities in Tampa, THR reports. A number of entertainers are sl...

All Eyes On Isaac As Convention Looms

AP | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA and CALVIN WOODWARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's Republican National Convention was sputtering to life Monday wi...

Republican National Convention Blues

Howard Fineman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

TAMPA, Fla. -- The storm-delayed GOP convention has led me to propound a mathematical law of journalism for the 21st century. I'll call it Tampa's Law...

Follow The Republican National Convention On Twitter

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

A starring player at this year's Republican National Convention will be Twitter. Through the use of Twitter and other social media, those not attendin...

Howard Fineman

Romney, Ryan Woo 'Deer Hunter' Voting Bloc | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA -- The first drops of Tropical Storm Isaac were already coming down when I spoke on the street in the Channel District here to Charlie Black, a ...

On Eve Of RNC, Romney Accuses Obama Of Engaging In 'Low' Politics

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — His Republican National Convention curtailed by a threatened hurricane, Mitt Romney conceded Sunday that fresh controversy over ra...

Convention Should Be All About Romney, Not Obama

Matthew Dowd | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Nothing has really moved it at all. Not half a billion dollars in combined expenditures by all sides; not Romney's vice-presidential pick of Paul Ryan; not any speech by either President Obama or Romney. Not even Vice President Joe Biden opening his mouth. Why?

Artur Davis Speaking to the RNC? Republican, Please!

Rev. Timothy McDonald III | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Rev. Timothy McDonald III

Abandoning his former supporters, his former colleagues, and his president, makes him in some ways the personification of the Romney-Ryan-Ayn Rand glorification of self-interest. He's got his, America. Who cares what you got?

Christina Wilkie

Storm Wreaks More Havoc On GOP | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA -- Mitt Romney's campaign on Sunday laid out an updated three-day Republican National Convention schedule that incorporated a number of speakers...

'Dogs Against Romney' Has Message For Mitt: 'Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro'

Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

Ahead of the start of the Republican convention, not everyone in Tampa was feeling the love for Mitt Romney. The group Dogs Against Romney sought t...

Bobby Jindal May Skip GOP Convention Due To Tropical Storm Isaac

AP | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — More than 50,000 residents of a southeast Louisiana parish have been told to evacuate ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac, while the gov...

Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Romney

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

In an interview with the New York Times, Ron Paul detailed his conversations with Republican National Convention organizers, who he says offered him a...

Romney Campaign Denies Paying Journey $500,000

Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign has paid rock band Journey $500,000 to play at a private campaign event, TMZ reports. A source tells the entertainment websi...

Convention Protesters Undeterred By Hurricane

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — You can't see them. You can barely hear them over the din of the wind and rain swirling in the skies above from Tropical Storm Isa...

Tampa's Hispanic Roots Are Source Of Pride And Controversy

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.26.2012 | Latino Voices

As all eyes turn to Tampa Bay for this week's Republican National Convention (RNC), the city's Hispanic roots will be on display to tens of thousands ...

Republican Convention Delayed As Isaac Approaches

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Republican officials delayed the start of the Republican Convention in Tampa on Saturday as Florida braced for Tropical Storm Isaac. Republican con...

Rick Scott Withdrawing From Republican Convention Activities

Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is withdrawing from all activities at the upcoming Republican Convention as the Sunshine State braces for Tropical Storm I...

GOP Seeks Religion In One Of America's Least Religious Spots

Religion News Service | LAUREN MARKOE | Posted 08.25.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Tampa is the GOP's choice for its four-day national convention, which begins Monday (Aug. 27). But despite the Republicans' warm relations with ...

Bump Time

Thomas M. Holbrook | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Thomas M. Holbrook

Right now, the two candidates are in a tight race, with Obama holding a slight advantage in the polls. Based on my bump predictions, I expect that the race will continue to be tight after the conventions but that Romney will hold a slight lead.

Christina Wilkie

Major Threat To The GOP Convention | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Republican Party officials remained silent on how national convention plans would be affected if a hurricane strikes Tampa, Fla., ...

Jason Linkins

Prepare To Meet 'Protester' And 'Stripper' At Republican National Convention | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

This week, as we all well know, the Republican National Convention comes to Tampa, bringing people from all over the country -- and the people who cov...

Ron Paul Aftershock: Romney Campaign Moves To Rewrite Convention Rules

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign successfully pushed a rule change through the GOP convention rules committee Friday that would prev...

Christina Wilkie

Romney's 'Tribute' To Ron Paul | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign will show a short video tribute to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) on Tuesday, during the second night of the Republican N...

Santorum Making Big Move

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is releasing the delegates he won during the GOP primary race to Mitt Romney. Th...

Romney Could Nab Big News Early

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican delegates will begin the roll call vote to officially nominate Mitt Romney for president on Monday at the national convention...