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Republican National Convention 2012

Mark Blumenthal

Can Tampa Speech Improve Romney's Image? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Mitt Romney takes the stage in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday night to accept the Republican nomination for president, the key question for...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll: Female Voters Focused On Economy, Prefer Obama To Romney | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As women have found themselves in the center of much of 2012's political wrangling -- their bodies a topic for debate, and their hearts ...

GOP Lawmaker: $250,000 A Year 'Not Rich'

McLean Patch | Cecelia Smith | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Is a quarter-million dollar salary enough to support a family of four in Northern Virginia? According to Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock, someone wh...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator Miffed Dems Are Crashing GOP Party | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- It's common to spot GOP politicians wandering around the Republican National Convention, talking to reporters and doing interviews in t...

Michael Calderone

Conservatives Push Back Against Paul Ryan Fact-Checks | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.30.2012 | Media

TAMPA, Fla. -- Before Rep. Paul Ryan left the stage Wednesday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, journalists took to Twitter for some real-time fact-...

Jason Linkins

Paul Ryan Rages Against The Machine That Made Him | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Give Paul Ryan credit -- he knows from dystopian fiction. As a Rand-acolyte, he's essentially been steeping in dark, howling visions of America transm...

Ryan Grim

Paul Ryan, Living Embodiment Of The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Paul Ryan's rise to national prominence, capped by his Republican convention speech on Wednesday night, is a major victory for the part...

The RNC and Me

Leah Singer | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Leah Singer

Why the Republicans and why 1996? Because that was the year the Convention took place in my hometown of San Diego, and I was so excited to be a convention runner for Knight-Ridder news service.

Feel the "Excitement" of Tampa in August With Mitt Romney

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

I really can't blame the no-show trio, however, for skipping Romney's coronation. I couldn't be bothered to go either and I live for these quadrennial political love-ins. Forget Hurricane Isaac. It was Tampa in August with Romney. That's all the reason I needed to stay home.

Jon Ward

Mitch McConnell: Nationals 'Right' To Shut Stephen Strasburg Down | Jon Ward | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is regarded as a master of political strategy and procedural tactics. And on Thursda...

Not All Private Schools Parallel Romney Education Plan

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Expanding school choice is a central piece of Mitt Romney's education p...

Republican Convention 'Mystery Speaker' Revealed.

Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Actor Clint Eastwood is the so-called "mystery speaker," who will address the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, according to CNN. F...

Mitt Romney Acceptance Speech Comes With High Stakes

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

By TOM RAUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS The warm-up acts are winding down, the main event looms and the stakes are high. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Ro...

Ryan Supporter Casts Doubt On Contentious Claim

The Washington Post | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

One of the most scrutinized claims in Paul Ryan's speech is this one, in which he appears to blame President Obama for the fact that a General Motors ...

Gene Demby

CNN Camera Woman Speaks Out After Racist Attack At RNC | Gene Demby | Posted 08.31.2012 | Black Voices

The CNN camerawoman who was pelted with peanuts by attendees at the Republican National Convention said that the incident was disheartening, and that ...

Mitt Romney Center Stage On Final Day Of GOP Convention

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

By KASIE HUNT, ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. — When Mitt Romney addresses the Republican convention Thursday night, he'll do it from a stage that ...

Jon Ward

Mitch McConnell On Paul Ryan Speech Criticism: 'I Don't Get That' | Jon Ward | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed criticism of Rep. Paul Ryan's Wednesday night speech to the GOP convention, and said P...

Michelangelo Signorile

Romney Surrogate John Sununu Claims Gay Marriage Is Too 'Complicated' To Discuss | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The outspoken and often combative former New Hampshire governor and Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu is rarely at a loss for words while discussing t...

Speculation Swirls Around Identity Of Mystery Convention Speaker

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Speculation is swirling around the identity of a "mystery speaker" expected to address the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. HuffP...

More 'We Built It' Insanity

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.30.2012 | Small Business

Yes, you built it, but the U.S. government helped. On Wednesday, yet another small business owner trotted out at the Republican National Convention...

Amanda Terkel

Eric Fehrnstrom Defends Paul Ryan's Misleading Assertions In Convention Speech | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) much-anticipated speech Wednesday night had the usual bromides and warm, biographical details typically found...

Jaweed Kaleem

How Service To Mormon Faith Allowed Mitt Romney To Avoid Vietnam Draft | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

From an invocation from a Mormon friend and videos highlighting Mitt Romney's time as a church leader in Boston, where he pastored to thousands of Mor...

Michelangelo Signorile

Gary Bauer Lashes Out At Orrin Hatch Over Gay Marriage Comments | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Clarification on August 30 at 5:29pm: A spokesman for Sen. Orrin Hatch notes that the senator did not specifically say that he doesn't support a const...

Gene Demby

Where Are All The Blacks At the RNC? | Gene Demby | Posted 08.30.2012 | Black Voices

TAMPA, Fla. -- One hundred forty-three -- That's the tally of black people that comedian and author Baratunde Thurston said he'd counted at the Republ...

WATCH: Paul Ryan Undergoes Striking Transformation

Mike Barry | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

At the RNC this week, Republicans are introducing their new and improved Paul Ryan model, the perfect addition to their presidential ticket. This next...