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Gop Convention 2012

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

LA Mayor Calls Out GOP Effort

AP | PETER PRENGAMAN | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — The Democratic mayor of Los Angeles says Republican efforts to use Latino speakers at the GOP national convention to win over Hisp...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign: We Will Not 'Be Dictated By Fact-Checkers'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

WATCH: Arianna Takes On The Jobs Deficit.

Huff TV | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Huff TV

Appearing on CNBC's "Squawk Box" from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Arianna Huffington discussed The Huffington Post's partnership with...

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

LIVE UPDATES: Republican Convention Kicks Off In Tampa

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

The first day of the Republican convention is finally here after being delayed one day due to Tropical Storm Isaac. A Time/CNN/ORC survey conducted...

O'Keefe Cancels Convention Trip, Blames Government

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Conservative activist James O'Keefe will skip his scheduled trip to the Republican National Convention, citing "government restrictions" that will pre...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Tries To Dodge Todd Akin, Abortion Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- If there was one thing Republicans sought to make clear at the start of their national convention in Tampa on Monday, it was that the p...

I Get Breathing Lessons At HuffPost Oasis, Then A Shouting Match On 'Hardball'

Howard Fineman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

So first I got soothing breathing lessons. Then I got into a televised shouting match on "Hardball." I'm not sure whether there is a relationship between the two events. Maybe New Age therapy made me do it. Here's the story.

Frank Luntz: Romney Has To Do More (And How Frank Learned To Drive)

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Frank Luntz called. The Republican political strategist wanted to talk about a focus group that he conducted Sunday afternoon, which wa...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Facing Bain-Induced Pain Blast Mitt

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Whatever she thought she'd do with her vacation this year, Joanne Penniston didn’t expect to find herself in a parking lot-turned-enc...

Romney's Positive Medicare Argument Polls Better Than His Attacks On The $716 Billion

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republican pollster Whit Ayres ran reporters through some new numbers Monday morning on what was supposed to be the first day of the Re...

Jason Cherkis

Anti-RNC March Attracts Small Crowd Of Determined Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- "I'm tired of the war on women," Ilene Goldstein, 56, explained from the back of the small crowd at the Coalition to March on the RNC's...

OH, SNAP! New Jersey Governor Just Said WHAT About Jerry Brown?!

Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.27.2012 | San Francisco

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie really likes Bruce Springsteen. The Garden State's lightning rod chief executive has famously seen Springsteen in c...

Romney Takes Reins Of Critical Moment

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

* Republican faces a defining moment in Tampa * Largely writing Thursday's speech himself * A focus on Romney's biograph...

Michael McAuliff

Utah Governor Won't Back Romney's False Welfare Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the Republican governors who sought waivers to welfare's work requirements said Monday he doesn't like the way the Obama adminis...

WATCH: Paul Ryan Gets Hometown Send-Off Before Trip To Tampa

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

JANESVILLE, Wis. — A raucous crowd cheered native son Paul Ryan on Monday as he prepared to accept the Republican Party's vice presidential nomi...

Is It Time to Scrap the National Political Conventions?

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

The fact is, conventions themselves, staged meticulously by strategists and media consultants, have become increasingly stale for outsiders, looking more like extended televised pep rallies for party activists, lobbyists, politics junkies and media celebrities. Is it time to scrap them?

Jason Linkins

Tropical Storm Isaac Puts The Inherent Pointlessness Of Political Conventions In Stark Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Walking around Tampa, Fla., on Monday, the first (originally) scheduled day of the 2012 Republican National Convention, you don't see many signs of Tr...