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Republican National Convention 2012

Zach Carter

GOP Platform Marks Internet About-Face

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Republican Party pleasantly surprised open Internet advocates on Tuesday by including support for "Internet freedom" in its officia...

Amanda Terkel

Ron Paul Fans' Anger Dismissed By GOP Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the few off-script moments of the Republican National Convention came on Tuesday when supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) loud...

CAPTION CONTEST: John McCain's Weird Face

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

We honestly don't know what's going on in this picture, but here's Sen. John McCain of Arizona doing his sound check at the Republican National Conven...

Jason Linkins

Everyone's Speculating About Who Will Be The Thursday Night Convention 'Mystery Guest'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

On the Thursday night schedule for the Republican National Convention, there is a big old space marked "To Be Announced" and the speculation is going ...

White House Blasts RNC 'House Of Lies'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

White House press secretary Jay Carney says President Barack Obama hasn't watched any Republican convention speeches because "he has other things to d...

Artur Davis: Black Caucus Attacking Me 'To Get Their Name In The Paper'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Artur Davis ever does return to the House of Representatives, it's not looking like he'll have many friends left in the Congressional...

Ryan Grim

Newt Gingrich Says Interviewer Cornered Him On Welfare Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that Mitt Romney's attack on President Barack Obama's welfare policy highlights "a devastatingly bad issue...

Romney Considering Trip Up Gulf Coast

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and KASIE HUNT | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told veterans Wednesday that he'll make finding jobs for them a priority as he accu...

Sam Stein

Obama Supporter Hawks Tea Party T-Shirts In Tampa

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Standing in the heavy humidity engulfing downtown Tampa, John King is hawking customized T-shirts for those en route to the Republican ...

PHOTOS: Republican National Convention Continues In Tampa

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Convention continues in Tampa on Wednesday after a night of big speeches from the likes of Ann Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chri...

Day One of the RNC

Paige Nazinitsky | Posted 10.29.2012 | College
Paige Nazinitsky

Early in the morning, I was able to enter the Tampa Bay Times Forum and set foot on the convention floor. I stood on the floor, staring, just trying to take everything in.

Was Ann Romney's 'Real Marriage' Comment at the RNC Innocent Or A Dig At Marriage Equality?

Posted 08.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Last night, Ann Romney spoke at the Republican National Convention. While many are calling her moment a "show stealer," a few of us are debating somet...

Jaweed Kaleem

The Story Behind Romney's Mormon Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney has largely shied away from discussing his Mormon faith on the campaign trail, choosing instead to make his record as a businessman the ce...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Tampa Activist Says Bigger Protests May Be Looming

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- As a fierce rain began to fall on Occupy Tampa's small encampment, Andrew Speirs, 22, took shelter in the food tent. On a table was...

Gov. Christie's "Taking Our Country Back"

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Does that mean that the United States of America, the great country to which I immigrated 55 years ago -- a country I adopted and which I thought had adopted me -- really hasn't been "my country" all or some of these years?

Kasich Makes Eyebrow-Raising Comment At HuffPost Panel

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

During an event hosted by The Huffington Post in Tampa, Florida, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) gave his thoughts on the direction business growth should t...

Jon Ward

Rand Paul, On Eve Of Convention Speech, Says Paul Ryan's Budget Is 'Too Tepid'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), on the eve of his address to the Republican National Convention, lived up to his maverick reputation, calling o...

Jason Linkins

First Night Of The RNC: A Parade Of Platitudes And Odd Contrasts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

With the first night of the Republican National Convention scuttled by Hurricane Isaac, this year's uninvited and ultimately never-present guest, Tues...

GOP Governor Makes Admission On False Romney Ads

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) appeared to agree with an MSNBC host and multiple individual fact-checkers Wednesday that the ads run by Republican pres...

Ryan To Take Center-Stage At GOP Convention

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

* Ryan seeks introduction to Americans * Storm-tossed convention gets down to business * Delegates keep wary eye on Hurr...

Elise Foley

Latino Strategist: I 'Pray And Hope' Romney Won't Talk Immigration In Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Latino politicians and operatives had some advice on Wednesday for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Don't talk about immigration during the Thurs...

Boehner: At Least My Name Isn't 'Weiner'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) took a dig at ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday, using him as the butt of a joke about funny last ...

Ryan Grim

White Male Republicans Struggle For Stage Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. - If you're a female GOP governor, there's a 75 percent chance you're speaking at the Republican convention. Including Puerto Rico, the GO...

Michelangelo Signorile

Sen. Orrin Hatch Disagrees With Romney On Marriage Amendment

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...

CAPTION CONTEST: Chris Christie Makes Fist

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was the keynote speaker on Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. He did this as he walked ...