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Republican National Convention 2012

Christina Wilkie

GOP Silent On Hurricane Planning

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Party officials remained upbeat Thursday that their national convention in Tampa, Fla., would be unaffected by Tropical Storm...

Gene Demby

Democrats Turn Former Obama Ally's Words Against Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 08.23.2012 | Black Voices

The Democratic National Committee has released a new video touting President Barack Obama's accomplishments and needling Artur Davis, a one-time Obama...

GOP Convention Threatened By Potential Disaster

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — Tropical Storm Isaac could force a shakeup of the security plans for the GOP convention in Tampa, because about half of the expect...

RNC Spokesman Insists Convention Won't Be Canceled Because Of Hurricane

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

With a potential hurricane threatening to pummel Tampa, Fla., during next week's Republican National Convention, party officials are insisting attende...

Storm Headed For RNC

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

MIAMI -- Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac is moving westward across the Atlantic on a track that could possibly take it toward Florida, where the ...

Lila Shapiro

Disappointed But Heartened, Gay Republicans Cheer 'Respect' At GOP Platform Sessions

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.23.2012 | Gay Voices

People attending a wonky conference for Republican insiders Monday afternoon in Tampa, Fla., saw something they had not seen in previous years. On the...

Tropical Storm Isaac Poses Potential Problems For Republican Convention

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

By TAMARA LUSH AND CHRISTINE ARMARIO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. — All Isaac needs to do is come close to Tampa to bring a lot of problems ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Cardinal Dolan And Prominent Mormon Will Offer Prayers At RNC

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion

When Mitt Romney formally accepts his party's nomination for president next Thursday at the Republican National Convention, it will be a Mormon-Cathol...

Jon Ward

RNC Chairman's Secret To Success: 'I've Watched My Mouth'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Two years ago, an obscure 38-year-old GOP official from Wisconsin with a strange-sounding name -- Reince Priebus -- took the reins of the Republican N...

Christina Wilkie

Officials Prepared To 'Cancel' GOP Convention Over Storm

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

Meteorologists and Republican National Convention planners grew more concerned Wednesday about the potential for Tropical Storm Isaac to develop into ...

New Black Panthers: Blacks Under Siege Before Republican Convention

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.22.2012 | Black Voices

The New Black Panther Party, a black nationalist fringe group, is claiming that Tampa is "under siege" by white people, Republicans and Tea Partiers. ...

Susana Martinez Wins Major RNC Speaking Slot

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.22.2012 | Latino Voices

Susana Martinez's inaugural term as governor of New Mexico has been marked by firsts -- when the former assistant district attorney took office in Jan...

Rick Santorum's Sexual Healing

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

After months of battling Mitt Romney on the campaign trail, Rick Santorum is set to lend his former rival a helping hand. Back on Aug. 6, Santorum ...

A View from the Minarets

Edesa Scarborough | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Edesa Scarborough

There is nothing like mixing approximately 50,000 delegates with 15,000 members of the press, throwing in a few thousand protesters and a scattering of potential anarchists with 6,000 new and returning college students.

Biden Crashing GOP Event

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS — Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be in Tampa, Fla., next week as Republicans open their presidential nominating convention ...

GOP Delegates Urge Tough Talk At Convention

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans heading to their party convention are eager to hear an earful about the shortcomings of President Barack Obama's record...

Trump 'Surprise' Could Produce Sideshow

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Donald Trump will play a "surprise" role when the Republican Party kicks off its natio...

Southern Vote No Longer All-Red

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA — The "Solid South" was a political fact, benefiting Democrats for generations and then Republicans, with Bible Belt and racial politics...

She's Back...

Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

Republican Christine O’Donnell, who made an unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid in Delaware in 2010 is returning to the political spotlight. The Tea ...

Jason Linkins

Donald Trump's Republican National Convention Surprise Has Been Ruined For Everybody

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

So, Donald Trump has lately been touting the "big surprise" that he is "working on" for the upcoming Republican National Convention, which is of cours...

Ready Or Not, Here Chris Christie Comes

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

After more than a year of rumors surrounding a possible presidential run or vice presidential nod, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) role at the 20...

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...

Palin Move Could Expose GOP Rift

Real Clear Politics | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

If one of Mitt Romney's goals in choosing a running mate was to mine the same mother lode of conservative excitement that John McCain tapped by pickin...

Chris Christie Named Republican Convention's Keynote Speaker

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Chris Christie, the sometimes abrasive but always entertaining governor of New Jersey, was tapped Tuesday as the keynote speaker fo...

Palin Will Not Speak At Republican Convention

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will not speak at the U.S. Republican nominating convention in Tampa l...