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2012 Gop Convention

Demography, Democrats, and a Metropolitan Vision

Steven Conn | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

Forget about the rising percentage of Latinos in this country for a moment and consider this number: somewhere between 65-70 percent of all Americans live in metropolitan regions of 500,000 or more.

WATCH: Jerry Brown Still Ready To Duel With Chris Christie

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.09.2012 | San Francisco

Even at age 74, California Gov. Jerry Brown is never one to back down from a challenge. In a Sunday interview on CNN's "State Of The Union," the v...

Clint Eastwood Reveals The Inspiration Behind The Empty Chair

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Clint Eastwood spoke to his local paper following his much-discussed speech last Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa and revealed ...

Romney Defends What He Didn't Say

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his decision not to discuss the Afghanistan war in his convention ...

How Much Do Media Bigwigs Give To Democrats?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.06.2012 | Media

Campaign donations made by media companies and the bigwigs who run them were primarily funneled to Democratic campaigns and organizations. Last we...

Critical Musings on the RNC From a Tampa Resident

Gary Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Gary Stein

The buses have finally left, the barricades are being sent to wherever they came from, and Tampa is getting back to normal, whatever that is. I took ...

Amanda Terkel

The Surprisingly Progressive History Of GOP Platforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Republican Party's 2012 platform is one of the most conservative in modern history, with policy positions that even GOP preside...

Paul Ryan: I Wasn't Blaming Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) backpedaled Monday from a claim in his Republican National Convention speech that President Barack O...

Obama Teams Up With Kal Penn In New Campaign Video (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign released a new video on Monday featuring the president imploring actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn to take his job seri...

Sam Stein

Republicans Imagine The Day After Obama Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Should President Barack Obama win reelection this November, anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist pledges that he would immediately begin w...

Michael Calderone

Newt Gingrich Back To Attacking The Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.02.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- While Newt Gingrich seemed to enjoy the media spotlight during the Republican National Convention, with journalists flocking to hi...

Former Bush Strategist: Paul Ryan 'So Stretched The Truth'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

Former George W. Bush strategist Matthew Dowd slammed Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Sunday, taking issue with the facts presented ...

Mitt In 2009: I Want Obama 'To Fail'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

Despite saying he wishes "President Obama had succeeded, because I want America to succeed" in his GOP convention speech, Mitt Romney hasn't always fe...

Gene Demby

Michael Steele: Voter ID Rhetoric 'Tone-Deaf,' GOP Needs New Approach With Blacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 08.31.2012 | Black Voices

TAMPA, Fla. -- As the Republican National Convention drew to a close, Michael Steele, the party's former chair, said that his party needed to do a bet...

Christina Wilkie

In A Tampa Strip Club, Jobs, Abortion And The GOP Take Center Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney wasn't the only person making a crucial stage debut Thursday night. A few miles from the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where Romne...

Romney, Ryan Become First GOPers Since '52 Not To Mention This

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With America embroiled in its longest armed conflict, Mitt Romney became the first Republican since 1952 to accept his party's nomi...

'Get Them Out!' -- Why Did We See Racism at the RNC?

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

What does it say about the GOP that a group of white males would be so open about their racism in front of a Hispanic Republican and the rest of TV-watching America? I do not know the answer, but it is a fair question.

'I Cringed'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Clint Eastwood did more than make headlines with his bizarre speech at the Republican National Convention -- he managed to make Wisconsin Governor Sco...

#Negrospotting Takes Center Stage at GOP Convention

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 10.31.2012 | Black Voices
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Outside of GOP AA notables like Condoleeza Rice, the big tent at the GOP has been devoid of African-Americans, and the ones they do attract sound identical to the likes of Allen West, Artur Davis and Amy Holmes.

Rubio Admits Mistake After Unfortunate Mix-up

Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. -- Tea party favorite Marco Rubio had one of those did-he-just-say-that moments by jumbling words in his Republ...

A Note From the Republican National Convention

Carlie Hoffer | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Carlie Hoffer

My mom Mika Brzezinski dragged me to Tampa to watch the Republicans get together to nominate Mitt Romney. I say "dragged" because I am a Democrat and have announced to my family that I will leave the country if Governor Romney is elected president.

Ann Romney: Eastwood Was 'Unique'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ann Romney said she appreciates the support Clint Eastwood gave her husband's presidential bid, even if the actor's bizarre monologue a...

Chris Matthews' Emotional Comment On Racism

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.31.2012 | Media

Chris Matthews made an emotional comment about racism at the close of his Thursday MSNBC show, "Hardball." During his signature "Let Me Finish" se...

What Mitt Doesn't Want To Talk About

Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

By LAURIE KELLMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Social Security. Medicare. Iraq. Afghanistan. Undocumented immigration. They're all costly to ...

'Invisible Obama' Fully Visible In RNC Speeches

Kristen Taylor | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Kristen Taylor

In every speech given at the Republican National Convention, Barack Obama appeared. Mentioned twice as often as Romney throughout the roster of speak...