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Republican National Convention 2012

Christina Wilkie

Romney Fails To Excite Some Of His GOP Base | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. - The most talked-about-party of Monday night at the Republican National Convention was co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the ...

Jason Cherkis

Tampa Homeless Say They're Barred From Convention Site | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- On Sunday, Tiffany Johnson and her boyfriend were trying to sleep in a downtown park when they were rousted by Tampa police. The cops g...

Romney Officially Becomes Republican Presidential Nominee

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. — When Republicans nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, their vote brought to an en...

Republicans Aims To Highlight Obama 'Switchers'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Convention will air a video on Tuesday evening featuring three former Barack Obama supporters who now plan to support presumpt...

PHOTOS: Street Style At The 2012 Republican National Convention

The Huffington Post | Tony Stamolis and HuffPost Style Staff | Posted 08.30.2012 | Style

We've been covering the style of the 2012 political players ad nauseam here on HuffPost Style. Mitt Romney's jeans? Paul Ryan's cowboy boots? Michelle...

This Is No Way to Win an Election

Sen. Ben Cardin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Sen. Ben Cardin

The act of voting is a right -- not a privilege -- in our country. American men and women have fought and died to defend and to exercise their right to vote. What Republicans are doing across the country is a blatant violation of the civil rights of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans.

Daily Show Comedian Offers RNC Advice

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

BY ARIELLE STEVENSON, CREATIVE LOAFING TAMPA BAY The last time I saw The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi in Tampa Bay, he was losing miserably in a wing-...

Democrats Infiltrating GOP Event

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

* Democrats orchestrate attacks from Tampa war room * Convention truces are a thing of the past * Hurricane Isaac causes...

John Celock

Christie Called 'Bully' Promoting 'Fairy Tale' | John Celock | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

With hours to go before his Republican National Convention keynote address, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was described as a "bully" living in a ...

Ann Romney Helps Finesse Mitt's Rollout

Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA AND CALVIN WOODWARD, The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. -- Poised at last to claim the prize he's been chasing for years, Mitt Romne...

Jason Linkins

Romney Keeps Changing The Rules On What's Allowed In Campaign Ads | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's made it pretty clear that he intends to keep making hay over the trumped-up claim that the Obama administration is tacitly weakening wel...

Peter H. Stone

Billionaires' Shadow Party Gathers In Tampa | Peter H. Stone | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- A shift of power from the official Republican party apparatus to an informal coalition of megadonors, super PACs and nonprofit advocacy...

Convention Floor Fight Over Rules Still Looming

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- South Carolina Republican activist Drew McKissick said in a brief interview Tuesday afternoon that despite talk of a deal to amend rule...

HIGHLIGHTS: The Multicultural Perspectives On The RNC

Posted 08.29.2012 | Latino Voices

As the GOP convenes in Tampa for the 2012 Republican National Convention, the news media and blogosphere is alight with emotional discussions on how t...

Gene Demby

Can Mia Love Help The GOP With Black Voters? | Gene Demby | Posted 08.31.2012 | Black Voices

John McCain has stumped for her. Paul Ryan has held fundraisers on her behalf. She's been coached on public speaking by a member of Mitt Romney's team...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign: We Will Not 'Be Dictated By Fact-Checkers' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA -- Mitt Romney's campaign said on Tuesday that its ads attacking President Obama's waiver policy on welfare have been its most effective to date...

How Lobbyists Are Skirting The Law At The Convention

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

Even though it's against the law, lobbyists are throwing parties for members of Congress at the Republican National Convention, NBC News reports. T...

CAPTION CONTEST: Mitch McConnell's Sour Face

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was testing things out at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, when things got...

From Miami Beach to Tampa, 40 Years of Fear and Loathing Democracy

Will Bunch | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Will Bunch

The notion of debating policy in the public forum of a convention became a quaint relic of the era before television and before the Vince Lombardiazation of American politics, before winning wasn't everything but the only thing.

PHOTOS: Republican Convention Kicks Off In Tampa

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Convention is underway in Tampa. Reuters reports: Presidential candidate Mitt Romney flies to Tampa on Tuesday to join f...

Sam Stein

Artur Davis Hammered By Congressional Black Caucus On Eve Of Convention Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Fourteen members of the Congressional Black Caucus penned a letter to their former colleague Artur Davis on Tuesday morning, accusing h...

Jaweed Kaleem

Top 10 Religious Voices At The Republican National Convention | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion

As thousands of Republicans, journalists and activists convene in Tampa, Florida when the Republican National Convention kicks off Tuesday at the Tamp...

DNC Attacks Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan On Todd Akin, Women's Issues In Tampa Tribune Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Democratic National Committee refuses to allow Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to put Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment...


Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

* Ann Romney and Chris Christie top the bill * Hurricane threatens Gulf Coast on Katrina anniversary * Romney flies to T...

Embracing Bigotry

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This bigotry is not based on what color your skin is, what religion you happen to believe, or even what sports team you root for; it is instead based on the eternal American self-confidence that your political opinion is the right one.