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Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

Patriotism and "Country First" have become the theme for John McCain's campaign. Several speakers, including the Republican nominee himself, John McCa...

Fake Soldiers, Staged Funeral Used In RNC Video

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was a video that was supposed to elicit soaring patriotism and real emotions about the Pledge of Allegiance. But to do that, it used fake soldiers ...

On Sarah Palin's Likability

Bill Barol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Barol

Today my media diet consists of a lot of people chirping about how appealing Sarah Palin is based on her RNC speech, a speech that was exactly as appealing as a blast from a howitzer.

John McCain and George W. Bush: Not a Dime's Worth of Difference

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

A Republican stalwart who played a key role in implementing the Bush agenda, in his speech tonight, McCain attempted to recast himself as an "outsider" eager to clean up the mess he helped create.

Republican National Convention Ratings: Sarah Palin Speech Draws 37.2 Million Viewers

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Barack Obama apparently isn't the only "rock star" in presidential politics this year. After days of intense media coverage about Re...

Ben Stein "Confused And Disturbed" By Palin

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Palin? Palin? Ben Stein of "Ferris Bueller" fame is beside himself over Sen. John McCain's choice for vice president. "I'm confused and disturbed by...

Huckabee Gets His Facts Wrong

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin Medlicott

Mike Huckabee, trying to promote Palin and insult Biden at the RNC, illustrates one thing: he can't do math.

Some Final Thoughts on the RNC

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

To witness the Republican National Convention in St. Paul is to witness the bludgeoning of the brain, the twisting of the knife, the boot in the face.

Republicans Use Fake Troops for RNC Video

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

The underlying problem is that Bush and McCain supporters don't like to deal with the messy reality of warfare that genuine troops bring to the table.

RNC's Palin Bio "Mother, Moose Hunter, Maverick" On Fox News (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A video that was supposed to air at the convention last night was just made available to Fox news. It's a short biography of Sarah Palin prepared by ...

A Matter of Experience

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

It is not Sarah Palin's shortage of experience, but her lack of sophistication that is most troubling. It was a cute applause line, describing herself...

First Draft of McCain's Convention Speech Leaked to Press

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Camp

Prebuttal: McCain's Reform Credentials Have Turned to Sand

David Donnelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Donnelly

The John McCain who fought for campaign finance reform in the past is not the same John McCain speaking tonight. Here's what he'll claim, and what the truth really is.

Andrea Mitchell Attacked By RNC Balloons (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Immediately following John McCain's speech on Thursday night at the RNC, NBC's Andrea Mitchell was attacked by falling balloons while on the floor of...

Thursday Republican National Convention Schedule

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The 2008 Republican National Convention today announced the full program of events for Thursday, Sept. 4. The evening's program wi...

What Is A Republican? 23/6 Investigates RNC (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

23/6 correspondent Eugene Mirman tries to blend in at the Republican National Convention: ...

Exclusive: MAD Magazine's Election Coverage, Sarah Palin Edition

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bryan Young

The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine have once again offered Huffington Post readers the first look at some of their political coverage from the new issue.

Wednesday GOP Convention Schedule

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The 2008 Republican National Convention today announced the full program of events for Wednesday, Sept. 3. The evening's program w...

RNC Youth Protesters Rammed And Pepper Sprayed by St Paul Police

skinnychef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Download This Clip! Funk The War, a student activist group that seeks to end the war in Iraq through music and dancing, took to the streets Monday...

Sarah Palin: Our First Woman President?

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

Palin's speech was not meant to inform or inspire her audience -- it was meant to call down the force that will re-ignite the culture wars of the late 20th century. And so it did.

My RNC Suggestion: Marry Bristol Palin And Her Baby Daddy LIVE Onstage!

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Senator McCain, thanks for bringing the circus to town. You've already knocked Obama so far out of the news cycle that he now seems to have all the si...

McComics: Choice Images of Convention Day 2

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman


Ties, Sport Coats and Chinos - Welcome to the Republican National Convention

Rusty Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusty Russell

The Republican National Convention looks and feels completely different from last week's Democratic one. The crowd expresses not hope but simmering anger, and the delegates come across as old and outdated.

Eileen Clancy and I-Witness Surrounded By Police at RNC

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Allison Kilkenny

I have just received an e-mail from I-Witness founder, Eileen Clancy: Police have arrived at our office in St. Paul. They say that they have receive...

RNC Video Diary: African-American Republicans Weigh in on Obama

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Walking through the Xcel Energy Center, I encountered a group of African-American Republicans, and asked them for their take on the historic nature of Barack Obama's nomination. Check it out: 2008-09-04-shortenedpull.jpg