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2012 Republican Convention

The Great Deregulator

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Obama has followed the examples of Summers and Geithner instead of those of Warren and Harris, and that is what has made the election a tossup as voters continue to suffer in an economy that Democrats as well as Republicans wrecked.

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 ...

GOP Convention Viewers Fell; Eastwood Speech Was Highlight

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Viewership of the Republican convention was down sharply from four years ago, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday. While 56 per...

GOP - or Fearful Old Party? A Tale of Two Speeches

Carl Pope | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

If you take Mitt Romney's speech a as sign not of his own perspective but of his party's, and contrast it with George W. Bush's acceptance message, the fear and darkness that have infiltrated the GOP is marked and alarming.

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 ...

Jason Linkins

Tales Of Woe Are Part Of Republican Convention's Show: HuffPost List

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

Before we forget about Tampa, let's take a journey way back to 1956, when the National Broadcasting Company aired a "reality" television show so d...

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...

From Reagan to Romney: How Last Night's Speech Measured Up

Janet Harris | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Janet Harris

Over the past 32 years, speeches by Republican candidates accepting their party's nomination for president have differed in length, theme and tone. But even among these differences, Mitt Romney's speech last night stands out.

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...

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...

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 ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Says Country Must 'Turn The Page'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. –- After 17 months of speeches, events, tweets and trivia, debates and political battles to unseat the incumbent president, Willard Mitt...