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Republican National Convention 2012

Trump Makes Decision On RNC Speech

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Donald Trump has turned down a plum speaking role at this year's Republican National Convention (RNC), Newsmax reports. After weeks of speculation ...

Tea Party Remains Cool To GOP Event

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

* Many in movement not enthusiastic about Tampa gathering * Attitude toward Romney remains cool * Movement shows more in...

Blow Dealt To Bachmann

National Journal | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Four high-profile former presidential candidates will apparently not be speaking at the Republican National Convention later this month in Tampa, Fla,...

McCain, Rice Tapped For Republican Convention

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A trio of female firsts and three former GOP presidential contenders are among the first speakers disclosed for August's Republican...

Police Readying For Possible RNC Security Mayhem

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls, but the protesters expected to cram into the city for the Republican National Convention will b...

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.

Jason Linkins

Ron Paul's Tampa Hopes Hinge On Cornhusker Chaos | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

Hey, kids! Do y'all remember the Republican Party's presidential primary season, which took place way back in the early months of 2012? If it rings a ...

Ooh That Smell! Lynyrd Skynyrd Headlines RNC

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

Can't you smell that smell? Two months away from the 2012 Republican National Convention, the event's music lineup is coming to fruition. Politico...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Ted Cruz Still Cruising For Texas Senate Upset | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

Last night, Ted Cruz, who is vying for the Republican nomination in the Senate race to determine who will take over Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat, compl...

Rick Scott Defends Right To Concealed Weapons At RNC

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is soundly rejecting a request from Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to ban guns at the Republican National Convention. Buckhorn w...

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...

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 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,...