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Republican National Convention 2012

Mitt In 2009: I Want Obama 'To Fail'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

Despite saying he wishes "President Obama had succeeded, because I want America to succeed" in his GOP convention speech, Mitt Romney hasn't always fe...

Michael McAuliff

Fear Spurs GOP Delegates In Fight For Nominee They Don't Like | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The conservative faithful who make up the base of the Republican Party still don't like Mitt Romney very much, but Democrats are kiddin...

'We Should Pray For The AP'

Salon | Posted 09.01.2012 | New York

By Michael Tracey TAMPA — In order to enter the Republican National Convention, one had to pass through multiple layers of security, which involv...

Gene Demby

Michael Steele: Voter ID Rhetoric 'Tone-Deaf,' GOP Needs New Approach With Blacks | Gene Demby | Posted 08.31.2012 | Black Voices

TAMPA, Fla. -- As the Republican National Convention drew to a close, Michael Steele, the party's former chair, said that his party needed to do a bet...

Michelangelo Signorile

Former 'SNL' Star Makes Shocking Comments About Rape And Gay Friends | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Reacting to the controversy surrounding Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments regarding rape and abortion, former "Saturday Night Live" star and con...

Christina Wilkie

In A Tampa Strip Club, Jobs, Abortion And The GOP Take Center Stage | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney wasn't the only person making a crucial stage debut Thursday night. A few miles from the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where Romne...

'Get Them Out!' -- Why Did We See Racism at the RNC?

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

What does it say about the GOP that a group of white males would be so open about their racism in front of a Hispanic Republican and the rest of TV-watching America? I do not know the answer, but it is a fair question.

'I Cringed'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Clint Eastwood did more than make headlines with his bizarre speech at the Republican National Convention -- he managed to make Wisconsin Governor Sco...

Clint Eastwood Invents Millions Of Unemployed People

Posted 08.31.2012 | Business

Apparently Clint Eastwood is a fan of talking about things that don't really exist. At the Republican National Convention Thursday night, the man...

Stranger Than Fiction: Can You Identify The GOP's Real Economic Proposals?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.31.2012 | Business

If someone told you that the Republican Party supports making the federal income tax unconstitutional, you may not believe him. But the Republican Par...

Eastwooding: New Internet Sensation Involving... A Chair?

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

If you see someone talking to an empty chair today, don't worry -- they're probably just "Eastwooding." Clint Eastwood spoke at the Republican Nati...

Rubio Admits Mistake After Unfortunate Mix-up

Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. -- Tea party favorite Marco Rubio had one of those did-he-just-say-that moments by jumbling words in his Republ...

A Note From the Republican National Convention

Carlie Hoffer | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Carlie Hoffer

My mom Mika Brzezinski dragged me to Tampa to watch the Republicans get together to nominate Mitt Romney. I say "dragged" because I am a Democrat and have announced to my family that I will leave the country if Governor Romney is elected president.

Ann Romney: Eastwood Was 'Unique'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ann Romney said she appreciates the support Clint Eastwood gave her husband's presidential bid, even if the actor's bizarre monologue a...

What Mitt Doesn't Want To Talk About

Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

By LAURIE KELLMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Social Security. Medicare. Iraq. Afghanistan. Undocumented immigration. They're all costly to ...

Clint Eastwood Mocked After Bizarre Speech

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

By DERRIK J. LANG, ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling end...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Says Country Must 'Turn The Page' | Jon Ward | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. –- After 17 months of speeches, events, tweets and trivia, debates and political battles to unseat the incumbent president, Willard Mitt...

Team Obama Jabs Eastwood On Bizarre Chair Routine

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

In an apparent jab at Clint Eastwood's bizarre Republican National Convention speech, President Obama's reelection team tweeted out a photo of the pre...

10 Best Lines From Eastwood's Bizarre RNC Encounter

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

"Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Save a little for Mitt." And with that, famed actor and director Clint Eastwood concluded his...

WATCH: Mitt Romney Delivers Acceptance Speech At Republican Convention

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered his speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. Watch video highlights of Romney's...

Romney Speech Fails To Close The Deal

Howard Fineman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Mitt Romney did some of what he needed to do, but not everything he needed to do, at the Republican convention that ended Thursday night. In three days, he united and excited the conservative base through a tough, well-received speech by Rep. Paul Ryan; avoided any serious demonstrations, floor fights or mistakes (except for Clint Eastwood); and gave an acceptance speech that gave new and even endearing glimpses of his personal history. But what he didn't do was make a positive case for himself and whatever real plan he has for economic growth. He once again underscored that his main argument is not that he has a real plan to succeed but that President Barack Obama has failed.

Joy Resmovits

Mitt v. Mitt? Romney Disagrees With Himself On Education In RNC Speech | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

One of the more awkward moments of Mitt Romney's speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention came during the newly minted presidential...

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio Bridges Bizarre Eastwood With Rousing Romney | Elise Foley | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had the tough task Thursday of bringing the mood of the crowd from confusion to inspiration, as the only divide between a bi...

Mitt Romney Republican Convention Speech: FULL TEXT

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered his speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. Below are the former Ma...

Howard Fineman

Don't Forget: Mitt's A Religious Leader | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- As the parade of witnesses to the godliness, charity and grace of Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention Thursday night remi...