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Republican National Convention 2012

More 'We Built It' Insanity

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.30.2012 | Small Business

Yes, you built it, but the U.S. government helped. On Wednesday, yet another small business owner trotted out at the Republican National Convention...

Amanda Terkel

Eric Fehrnstrom Defends Paul Ryan's Misleading Assertions In Convention Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) much-anticipated speech Wednesday night had the usual bromides and warm, biographical details typically found...

Jaweed Kaleem

How Service To Mormon Faith Allowed Mitt Romney To Avoid Vietnam Draft

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

From an invocation from a Mormon friend and videos highlighting Mitt Romney's time as a church leader in Boston, where he pastored to thousands of Mor...

Michelangelo Signorile

Gary Bauer Lashes Out At Orrin Hatch Over Gay Marriage Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.30.2012 | Gay Voices

Clarification on August 30 at 5:29pm: A spokesman for Sen. Orrin Hatch notes that the senator did not specifically say that he doesn't support a const...

Gene Demby

Where Are All The Blacks At the RNC?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 08.30.2012 | Black Voices

TAMPA, Fla. -- One hundred forty-three -- That's the tally of black people that comedian and author Baratunde Thurston said he'd counted at the Republ...

WATCH: Paul Ryan Undergoes Striking Transformation

Mike Barry | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

At the RNC this week, Republicans are introducing their new and improved Paul Ryan model, the perfect addition to their presidential ticket. This next...

Jeb Bush To Take RNC Stage As A 'Hispanic Republican'

Posted 08.30.2012 | Latino Voices

By Rocio Gonzalez, VOXXI There is the Martinez. The Rubio. The Fortuño. The Cruz. Then there’s the other Hispanic causing a stir this week at...

Street Style At The Republican Convention

The Huffington Post | Tony Stamolis and HuffPost Style Staff | Posted 10.29.2012 | Style

We've been covering the style of the 2012 political players ad nauseam here on HuffPost Style. Mitt Romney's jeans? Paul Ryan's cowboy boots? Michelle...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Convention Speech Goal: Rescue His Character

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- At a Frank Luntz focus group on Sunday, the pollster asked the nearly two-dozen voters to describe Mitt Romney in one word. The respons...

Paul Ryan Takes Factual Shortcuts In Speech

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR AND JACK GILLUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Laying out the first plans for his party's presidential ticket, GOP vic...

Bush To Start Speech With Defense Of George W.

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush will talk education on Thursday at the Republican National Convention, but first he'll get something off his chest. He plans...

Brewer Endorses Obama!

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who is no great friend of President Barack Obama, accidentally endorsed him Wednesday evening in an interview with...

Koch Brother Makes Unusual Appearance At Convention

Politico | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Republican National Convention seems a strange place for a press-shy billionaire benefactor of iconoclastic libertarian causes that...

Romney Commands Spotlight At 2012 Republican Convention

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

By By CALVIN WOODWARD and DONNA CASSATA, ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is stepping up for the most important speech ...

Tea Party, Romney Make Marriage Of Convenience

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- There's a marriage of convenience at the Republican National Convention this week. Mitt Romney needs the tea party's vigor to ensure t...

What They're Not Talking About At The Convention

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Viewers tuning into the Republican National Convention have heard Ann Romney speak lovingly of her husband and New Jersey Gov. Chris Ch...

Dan Froomkin

Ghost Of Bush Haunts GOP Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush made it clear months ago that he wouldn't attend the Republican National Convention this week in Tampa. But his absence i...

LIVE UPDATES: Republicans Convention Rolls On After Paul Ryan's Speech

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

All eyes are on the Republican National Convention and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The day after vice presidential contender Paul Ryan de...

Ryan Grim

Paul Ryan Speech Built On Demonstrably Misleading Assertions

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Paul Ryan pledged Wednesday that if he and his running mate Mitt Romney were elected president, they would usher in an ethic of respons...

Ryan Accepts 'Calling Of My Generation'

AP | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

BY DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. — Seizing the campaign spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan accepted "the calling of ...

WATCH: Paul Ryan Gives Convention Speech

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Paul Ryan drew applause and even some tears with his speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Wednesday night. Watch highlights fr...

Condoleezza Rice Speech Brings Foreign Policy Clout To Republican Convention

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

* A rare convention link to George W. Bush * Reassurance of international "leadership" of Romney * Was wide-ranging spee...

Sam Stein

Paul Ryan -- A Carnivore's Delight, Complete With Distortions

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Paul Ryan's prime time convention speech Wednesday night was one of the few remaining opportunities to make a sweeping case for the typ...

Christina Wilkie

Paul Ryan Provokes Waterworks From Scott Walker

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Less than 10 minutes into Rep. Paul Ryan's vice presidential nomination speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Republic...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ron Paul Delegates Accuse Security Of Suppressing Their Signs

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- After protesting on the floor at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Ron Paul delegates on Wednesday accused convention secu...