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Arthur Delaney

Romney Supporter May Soon File For Bankruptcy, Per Romney's Advice | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Mitt Romney had failed to win Richard Wood's support after meeting with him in January. The former governor of Massachusetts listen...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Tampa Activist Says Bigger Protests May Be Looming | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- As a fierce rain began to fall on Occupy Tampa's small encampment, Andrew Speirs, 22, took shelter in the food tent. On a table was...

Tampa: City Under Siege or Control

Mario Núñez | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Mario Núñez

In a show of unprecedented force, the likes of which Tampa has never experienced before, law enforcement officials of every stripe flexed their muscle...

The Chris Christie Tour

Tom Falco | Posted 10.28.2012 | Comedy
Tom Falco

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How Hurricane Isaac Is Helping The GOP Quietly Steal Millennials From Democrats

Nomiki Konst | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Nomiki Konst

Just as social media has flattened the world and interconnected society causing companies to rebuild their infrastructures and reevaluate their missions, American political parties are on the verge of doing the same. The question is, of course: Which party will do it first?

Paul Ryan's Debt Talk Contradicts His Entire Career

Ari Melber | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Ari Melber

Ryan's rebranding can only succeed if we all focus on his proposals. Not what he actually did. A look at the record shows this race is not about deficit-hawks, it's about deficit-chutzpah.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Slams Akin And Romney's 'Media Problems'

Posted 08.29.2012 | Comedy

Tuesday night's "Daily Show" kickoff at the Republican National Convention was rocky at best for Jon Stewart and The Best F#@king News Team Ever. With...

Dave Jamieson

Outside RNC, Poverty Grows In Tampa's Suburbs | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

THONOTOSASSA, Fla. -- Having spent most of his life in a low-income neighborhood on the outskirts of Tampa, Raymond Smith has long recognized that bei...

'The Convention Didn't Help Us At All'

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Streets in the heart of downtown are eerily quiet, key intersections blocked off. Even the best restaurants are easy to get into ...

Florida Delegation STRANDED By RNC Organizers

Posted 08.28.2012 | Miami

Florida had a wrench thrown into its Republican National Convention plans when now-Hurricane Isaac barrelled past Tampa, but Tuesday afternoon organiz...

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...

Nate C. Hindman

Anti-GOP Posters Taken Off Tampa Shop 1 Day Before RNC | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business

The city of Tampa spent millions of dollars sprucing up its neighborhoods ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention. But those efforts wer...

WATCH: Tampa's Homeless Compete With Protesters For Food, Shelter At RNC

Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact

Tampa's homeless are concerned that they will have to compete with protesters for food and shelter during the Republican National Convention, but agen...

NBC News Specials Chief on the RNC Convention: Our Work is "Around the Edges"

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Andy Plesser

TAMPA - The proceedings from podium at the Republican National Convention in Tampa is an "important show," but the work of the networks' journalists ...

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.

Ron Paul Supports President Obama?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Chaz Hubbard Ron Paul supporter Brad Nixon attended today’s rally for the candidate in Tampa Bay, Florida. Nixon feels that voting for Presi...

Social Media's Effect On Young Voters May Be Overblown, Says Professor

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Nishat Kurwa and Robyn Gee As the convention center opened despite the delay of the official start of the RNC, we sought out youth vote expert Dr....

Tampa Bay Restaurant Guide

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

From the smoked fish dip sandwich at historic Ted Peters to a late night stop at the Taco Bus, there are any number of off-the-beaten track places to try.

Tampa Strip Clubs See Big Bucks In GOP Convention Hordes

Posted 08.27.2012 | Small Business

As the Gulf Coast waited for Tropical Storm Isaac to make landfall Monday, strip club owners and "exotic" dancers in Tampa anticipated a windfall of '...

'Morning Joe' on the Road in Tampa

Steve Perraud | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
Steve Perraud

In recent years, there's been a major winner amid the businesses that gear up to take advantage of the Big Show. Morning Joe decamps every four years to a local eatery where Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski perch on director's chairs in the middle of a café and host the glitterati of politics.

Jason Cherkis

Seniors, Occupiers Protest Outside RNC Kick-Off Event | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A diverse coalition of senior citizens, religious leaders, community organizers, and activists in faded Occupy T-shirts joined...

Gulf Coast Braces For Hurricane Issac

AP | KEVIN McGill | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — With its massive size and ponderous movement, Tropical Storm Isaac was gaining strength Monday as it headed toward the Gulf Coast....

GOP Seeks Religion In One Of America's Least Religious Spots

Religion News Service | LAUREN MARKOE | Posted 08.25.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Tampa is the GOP's choice for its four-day national convention, which begins Monday (Aug. 27). But despite the Republicans' warm relations with ...

Alligator Evasion, Cracker Country and Strip Clubs: A Tampa Native Explains Her Hometown

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 10.24.2012 | Travel
Sadie Dingfelder

For those of you watching the Republican National Convention on TV, you'll probably see lots of pretty shots of Tampa -- our little skyline gleaming red, white and blue over the water, attractive people jogging on Bayshore, delegates being pelted by rain due to a well-timed tropical storm.

Embracing the Mess

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Bob Brinkmann

Tampa is funky without knowing it's funky. It's so hip that it doesn't really care if outsiders think it's a mess. Tampanians embrace the mess.