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Republican National Convention News

Op-Ed: Convention winners — Will it lead to a win in November?

Now that the national political conventions are over, political pundits and average citizens now debate who was the big winner, Democrats or Republicans. The question also arises as to whether the convention winner will also win at the ballot box.

Eastwood speaks out: wouldn't let RNC vet 'empty chair' speech

Carmel - Yes, Clint Eastwood did realize the chair he quizzed at the Republican National Convention was empty. And no, contrary to popular Twitter opinion, he wasn't drunk. So what's the story behind the speech? Eastwood tells us in his own words.

Romney's convention speech gets lowest ratings in poll history

Tampa - Mitt Romney is making history. Romney's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last week has set a new record for the lowest rated convention speech for a presidential candidate in Gallup poll's history

'America's Got Talent' more watched than Republican Convention

Tampa - "America's Got Talent" results episode Wednesday night had more viewers than the Republican National Convention on all three major networks combined.

Op-Ed: The latest fictional short story — Paul Ryan's speech Special

Tampa - Politics and politicians are not exactly known for impeccable honesty. George Washington may not have been able to tell a lie, but according to Fox News' Sally Kohn, Paul Ryan found it hard to tell the truth.

Is Mia Love the next big thing in the Republican Party?

Tampa - During the Republican National Convention, the GOP showcased its diversity by giving many Hispanics and blacks speaking roles. One person garnered much attention after her fiery speech: Mia Love, Saratoga Springs mayor and Utah congressional candidate.

GOP nominates Mitt Romney, but Ron Paul backers fight back

Tampa - On Tuesday, the Republican party proudly announced to the world their choice for the next president of the United States: the former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney.

In Tampa, protest fizzles, RNC sizzles

Tampa - Tuesday, Democrats who wished tropical storm Isaac would hit Tampa and that protesters would storm the Republican Convention as mainstream media reporters rubbed their hands together were deeply disappointed.

RNC attendee allegedly taunts, throws peanuts at CNN camerawoman

Tampa - The left-wing blogs are lighting up Wednesday morning and accusing the GOP of racism following an incident of a Republican National Convention attendee allegedly throwing peanuts at a black CNN camerawoman and stating, "This is how we feed animals."

Mitt Romney's campaign to play Ron Paul tribute video during RNC

Tampa - To appease much of the grassroots support for retiring Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the campaign for the presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney has confirmed that a tribute video will be aired for the longtime libertarian-leaning representative.

Despite hurricane threat, no plans to cancel GOP Convention

Tampa - Republican officials remain optimistic Thursday with plans to hold the Republican National Convention on Monday, despite the approach of hurricane Isaac and threat of winds strong enough to break windows and down trees.

Hurricane Isaac may hit Tampa Bay Republican National Convention

Tampa - Hurricane Isaac, a tropical storm, is due to hit southeast of Puerto Rico and Florida next week. If it does hit Tampa Bay, then the effects could be devastating.

GOP Chairman releases list of scheduled speakers at convention

Tampa - Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus announced this week the speakers list at the GOP convention, which is to be held at the end of the month. Speeches will be given by a variety of Republicans, including those to the left of Mitt Romney.

Former President George W. Bush not attending GOP convention

Tampa - Former two-term Republican President George W. Bush has declined an invitation to attend next month's Republican National Convention in Tampa, his spokesperson Freddy Ford confirmed in an email Friday.

Op-Ed: Hope and change or blame game?

Washington - While the Obama administration and many main stream media outlets continue to claim we are in the midst of an economic recovery, evidence of an epic economic decline is mounting.

Ron Paul seeks speaking role at Republican National Convention

Rep. Ron Paul may be have stopped actively campaigning for president, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to fade away quietly.

GOP establishment blocking 'Ron Paul Festival', supporters say

Republican officials are hoping to derail a planned liberty event honoring Ron Paul –– the only GOP challenger left against Mitt Romney –– leading up to the GOP convention in Tampa, his backers say.

Ron Paul qualifies to put name on ballot at August's RNC in Tampa

Tampa - Texas Congressman Ron Paul has qualified to have his name on the ballot at the Republican National Convention in August, Fox News has confirmed. The three-time presidential candidate will be Mitt Romney's sole rival in Tampa.

Report: Talks of Newt Gingrich-Rick Perry pre-convention ticket

Mobile - Sources close to the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign say that conversations of "what-if" scenarios are transpiring. One of the "what-ifs" is Gingrich asking former rival and Texas Governor Rick Perry to be his running mate.

NY Subway Bomb Plotter Gets 30 Years in Prison

A Pakistani man was sentenced to thirty years behind bars today following his conviction in a plot to blow up New York City's Herald Square subway station.
 

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GOP VP pick Paul Ryan and his wife shown in the audience reacting to Clint Eastwood RNC speech. Both...
GOP VP pick Paul Ryan and his wife shown in the audience reacting to Clint Eastwood RNC speech. Both were seen on camera cheering when the actor was first introduced.
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One of Mitt Romney s sons shown in the audience reacting to Clint Eastwood RNC speech.
One of Mitt Romney's sons shown in the audience reacting to Clint Eastwood RNC speech.
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Ann Romney shown in the audience reacting to Clint Eastwood RNC speech.On CBS This Morning she said ...
Ann Romney shown in the audience reacting to Clint Eastwood RNC speech.On CBS This Morning she said "he's a unique guy and he did a unique thing last night."
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Republican Delegates cheer and  shout  as Mitt Romney is nominated for the Office of the President o...
Republican Delegates cheer and "shout" as Mitt Romney is nominated for the Office of the President of the United States on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
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Clint Eastwood shown in action during his unscripted, 12-minute empty chair "talk" at the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.
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Delegates at a 2012 national convention.
Delegates at a 2012 national convention.
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A graph showing the number of tweets per minute during speeches (source The Atlantic Wire)
A graph showing the number of tweets per minute during speeches (source The Atlantic Wire)
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