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Rnc Convention 2012

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 | 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...

Honey Badger Party Announcement -- Tuesday: Roosevelt Bldg.

Randall | Posted 10.27.2012 | Comedy

Do not be afraid to write in your vote for Honey Badger. It will confuse government. Even if we get some votes, it sends the message, "hey! We've had enough!" And indeed, I truly believe, lovers, we have had enough.

Howard Fineman

LA Mayor: 'I'm Taking On Stupid Wherever It Exists' | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- At the CNN Grill here just outside the Republican National Convention hall, the chairman of the convention held court -- the chairman o...

The 10 Most Miserable-Sounding Events at the Republican National Convention

Vanity Fair | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Vanity Fair

We've ranked the ten most miserable in ascending order of anticipated abject horror.

Gene Demby

Artur Davis' Rightward Drift | Gene Demby | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices

Artur Davis took the stage at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver to second the nomination of Sen. Barack Obama as the Democratic nomine...

LOOK: Strip Clubs Give RNC Guests A Hearty Welcome

Andrea Stone | Posted 08.29.2012 | Small Business

"NO minors/Liberals." So reads the fine print on the flyer for Tattletales, one Tampa area strip club seeking to attract the Republican hordes in town...

Ryan Grim

Boehner Joins Welfare Fray | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday backed Mitt Romney's false charge that President Barack Obama has ended welfare work requ...

Tampa Strip Clubs See Big Bucks In GOP Convention Hordes

Posted 08.27.2012 | Small Business

As the Gulf Coast waited for Tropical Storm Isaac to make landfall Monday, strip club owners and "exotic" dancers in Tampa anticipated a windfall of '...

Jindal To Skip Republican Convention Due to Isaac

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said on Monday that he will not attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week as Tropical Storm Isaac t...

PHOTOS: Big GOP Names Convene At Republican National Convention

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

One day ahead of the official start of the Republican National Convention, big GOP names are making waves in Tampa. The AP reports: Mitt Romney...

Christina Wilkie

GOP Cuts To Disaster Funding Come Under Fire | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- A new online ad campaign launched Monday targets Republicans for proposed cuts to disaster relief funding and weather monitoring system...

Karl Rove Says Mitt Romney 'Will Be Like Polk'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's campaign manager Matt Rhoades compared the presumptive Republican nominee to the 11th president of the United States, Jam...

Sam Stein

Steele To Critics Of Tampa: 'Take A Chill Pill' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- With the first day of the Republican National Convention canceled, much talk has centered on the man who had the idea to locate the eve...

Jon Ward

Artur Davis Says GOP Convention Speech Won't Mention Race | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- If Artur Davis was bothered by his newfound status as a lightning rod for criticism, it didn't show. The former Alabama congressman str...

Howard Fineman

McCain Advisor: Romney Outreach To Latinos 'Isn't Visible' | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ana Navarro is a plain-spoken consultant who specializes in working with the Latino community. She ran Sen. John McCain's troubled oper...

RNC Cuts Schedule, Latino Speakers Remain

Posted 08.27.2012 | Latino Voices

By Griselda Nevarez, VOXXI Latino politicians scheduled to speak Monday at the Republican National Convention will now be weaved into a three-day s...

RNC: What To Watch For On Monday

Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Here are some things to watch for at the GOP convention Monday: 1. WHEN THE RAINS CAME: Hurricane Isaac rolls toward the...

LIVE UPDATES: Republicans Convene In Tampa

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

All eyes are on Tampa, despite stormy weather delaying the start of the Republican convention. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said over the weekend du...

All Eyes On Isaac As Convention Looms

AP | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA and CALVIN WOODWARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's Republican National Convention was sputtering to life Monday wi...

Republican National Convention Blues

Howard Fineman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

TAMPA, Fla. -- The storm-delayed GOP convention has led me to propound a mathematical law of journalism for the 21st century. I'll call it Tampa's Law...

Follow The Republican National Convention On Twitter

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

A starring player at this year's Republican National Convention will be Twitter. Through the use of Twitter and other social media, those not attendin...

Howard Fineman

Romney, Ryan Woo 'Deer Hunter' Voting Bloc | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA -- The first drops of Tropical Storm Isaac were already coming down when I spoke on the street in the Channel District here to Charlie Black, a ...

On Eve Of RNC, Romney Accuses Obama Of Engaging In 'Low' Politics

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — His Republican National Convention curtailed by a threatened hurricane, Mitt Romney conceded Sunday that fresh controversy over ra...