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Republican National Convention 2012

Tim Pawlenty Delivers Speech At 2012 Republican Convention

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Former Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty called the Republican National Convention "Barack Obama's retirement party" in his prime time speech Wednesd...

Rob Portman Delivers Speech At Republican Convention

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) addressed the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night. The GOP senator, who was rumored to have been on Mitt Ro...

Howard Fineman

Mitt Talks About Dispersing Power, But Wants To Concentrate It

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republicans here claim to want to disperse political power: return it to the states, the marketplace and the people. But Team Mitt trie...

What Republicans Aren't Talking About At GOP Convention

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

By BETH FOUHY, ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. — Viewers tuning into the Republican National Convention have heard Ann Romney speak lovingly of her ...

George W. Bush Appears At GOP Convention, Via Video

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

America's last two Republican presidents -- father and son -- addressed the 2012 Republican Convention via prerecorded video Wednesday night. Georg...

Pam Bondi Delivers Speech At Republican Convention

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi tag-teamed her Republican National Convention appearance with fellow state Attorney General Sam Olens of Georgia in...

Sam Olens Delivers Speech At Republican Convention

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens delivered a speech to the Republican National Convention alongside Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Wednesday ...

John McCain Delivers Speech At Republican Convention

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. — Four years after he became the Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain has returned to the Republ...

John McCain Gives Republican Convention Speech

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) went to bat for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in his speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesda...

Ryan Grim

Rand Paul Delivers Speech At 2012 Republican Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sen. Rand Paul said in his prime time convention speech Wednesday night that despite the criticism he took for saying so, he still thin...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell Speech At 2012 Republican Convention Casts Obama As Not Quite American

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The most important Republican in the U.S. Senate described President Barack Obama as something less than American in his speech opening...

RNC Pays Front And Center Tribute To Ron Paul

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

As expected, the second night of Republican National Convention pageantry kicked off with a tribute video to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). The film was ...

Rand Paul Gives Republican Convention Speech

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took aim at President Barack Obama and his signature health care reform law in his speech at the Republican National Convention...

Paul Ryan Promises He And Mitt Romney Will Lead America Back

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

* Ryan says he and Romney will make tough choices * Biggest speech of career for Romney's No. 2 * Second night of conven...

McConnell Speech Targets Obama

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sought to boost Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with his speech at the Republican National ...

Zach Carter

GOP Platform Marks Internet About-Face

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Republican Party pleasantly surprised open Internet advocates on Tuesday by including support for "Internet freedom" in its officia...

Amanda Terkel

Ron Paul Fans' Anger Dismissed By GOP Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the few off-script moments of the Republican National Convention came on Tuesday when supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) loud...

CAPTION CONTEST: John McCain's Weird Face

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

We honestly don't know what's going on in this picture, but here's Sen. John McCain of Arizona doing his sound check at the Republican National Conven...

Jason Linkins

Everyone's Speculating About Who Will Be The Thursday Night Convention 'Mystery Guest'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

On the Thursday night schedule for the Republican National Convention, there is a big old space marked "To Be Announced" and the speculation is going ...

Artur Davis: Black Caucus Attacking Me 'To Get Their Name In The Paper'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Artur Davis ever does return to the House of Representatives, it's not looking like he'll have many friends left in the Congressional...

Ryan Grim

Newt Gingrich Says Interviewer Cornered Him On Welfare Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that Mitt Romney's attack on President Barack Obama's welfare policy highlights "a devastatingly bad issue...

Sam Stein

Obama Supporter Hawks Tea Party T-Shirts In Tampa

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Standing in the heavy humidity engulfing downtown Tampa, John King is hawking customized T-shirts for those en route to the Republican ...

PHOTOS: Republican National Convention Continues In Tampa

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Convention continues in Tampa on Wednesday after a night of big speeches from the likes of Ann Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chri...

Day One of the RNC

Paige Nazinitsky | Posted 10.29.2012 | College
Paige Nazinitsky

Early in the morning, I was able to enter the Tampa Bay Times Forum and set foot on the convention floor. I stood on the floor, staring, just trying to take everything in.

Was Ann Romney's 'Real Marriage' Comment at the RNC Innocent Or A Dig At Marriage Equality?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Last night, Ann Romney spoke at the Republican National Convention. While many are calling her moment a "show stealer," a few of us are debating somet...