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2012 Conventions

The Spinning Bounce

Will Durst | Posted 11.14.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

Romney's pollster Neil Newhouse called the Obama Bounce "a sugar high." That may be so, but you got to remember, in tough times like these, a lot of we normal Americans got ourselves a heavy hankering for anything sweet. Even one of those sugar-free cookies.

That's My Kind of Church!

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Rev. Chris Glaser

Last week I found a church to my liking -- of all places, a megachurch in the South on television. Or maybe I should say, a "congregation," because it included people of many faiths, including atheism.

Cable News Convention Coverage Draws Fire

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 11.08.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — A trend toward gushing about rather than analyzing political speeches was apparent during television coverage of the conventions even...

Why We Aren't Playing at the RNC

Stephan Jenkins | Posted 10.29.2012 | Entertainment
Stephan Jenkins

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngRomney says he wants to have an open and welcoming convention. Wow. Open and welcoming to whom? Students who need Pell Grants? The Americans who got working again because of the stimulus?

Found: The Perfect Catholic Convention Speaker

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

For a small fee, I will address one (or, fingers crossed, both) conventions and will do a fine job. Here is a list of my qualifications, plus why I'll get out the vote for your party, should I be invited by your wonderful party, which, by the way, I have always supported.

Bipartisan Laughter: Our Favorite Political Bloopers and Blunders

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Although politicians are famously buttoned-up and skillfully practiced in the art of careful spin, they have also been the source of some of our best entertainment -- and laughter -- over the past half-century.

Megyn Kelly Gets Big Role For Conventions; Calls Jon Stewart 'School Bully'

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — Four years ago, Megyn Kelly roved the Democratic and Republican convention floors as a reporter for Fox News Channel. Starting Monday...

Mitt Romney Chides Networks Over Convention Coverage

AP | Posted 10.25.2012 | Media

TAMPA, Fla. — Republican National Convention officials say Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, will be speaking during prime-time television coverage of the ev...

RNC Chair: Networks Are Biased Against Us

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media

The head of the Republican National Committee accused the broadcast networks on Friday of being biased against his party for not airing more of the GO...

Ann Romney's Convention Speech May Not Air On Broadcast Networks

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

The Mitt Romney campaign has a new challenge on its hands: Ann Romney's speech to the Republican National Convention, currently scheduled for Monday, ...

Everything Changing In Convention Coverage

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — On the surface, television networks will cover the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions much like they have the pa...

Networks Reducing Convention Coverage Yet Again

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.20.2012 | Media

The broadcast networks will once again be offering minimal coverage of the presidential conventions this year, even as there will be a historic level ...

Michael Calderone

CNN Promises 'Unbiased' Coverage Of 2012 Conventions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.14.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- In rolling out 2012 convention coverage plans on Tuesday, CNN made a point to note its programming will be "unbiased." Its press releas...

Michael Calderone

BuzzFeed Partying At Political Conventions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.15.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Since leaving Politico in late 2011, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith has hired several scoop-hungry reporters, launched a D.C. bureau, ...

Michael Calderone

News Service Doubles Staff At Political Conventions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.08.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Al Hunt, Washington editor of Bloomberg News, said he still gets "excited" heading to the political conventions -- even after covering 19 ...

New York Times Teams Up With Buzzfeed On 2012 Conventions Coverage

Posted 06.18.2012 | Media

The New York Times will team up with BuzzFeed to cover the 2012 conventions, the company announced on Monday. In an effort to expand its video cove...