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TSA agents caught performing security checks at Romney event

Van Meter - In what appears to be a growing trend, TSA agents were seen conducting screenings at an Iowa campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday.

Photo essay: The RNC that you didn't see Special

Tampa - While in Tampa, Florida I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Republican National Convention and take photos of the people attending this annual convention of Republican supporters.

Barack Obama still 'huge' Clint Eastwood fan after chair scolding

A Saturday interview conducted upon Air Force One with U.S. President Barack Obama revealed that he's not one to hold grudges, or at least not against Clint Eastwood. Eastwood spoke at the GOP convention and much of his talk was a mock scolding of Obama.

TopFinds: Romney-Ryan debut in Tampa, grandma fights for dolphins

At the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan speak out against President Obama. An activist grandmother devotes her life to dolphin rights. Green tea can help smokers quit. These are the top stories on Digital Journal.

Clint's RNC speech to empty chair inspires 'Eastwooding' meme

When actor Clint Eastwood took to the Republican National Convention stage last night to deliver a speech to an empty chair, representing President Obama, photos began to surface of people lecturing their chairs in what's being called Eastwooding.

Yahoo writer fired after making racially insensitive statement

Tampa - Yahoo's Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian was fired by the online media company after he was recorded at the Republican National Convention saying the GOP was "happy to have a party with black people drowning."

Isaac upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, to hit Louisiana tonight

Reaching wind speeds of 75 mph, the storm Isaac is now a Category 1 hurricane and is moving northwest toward the mouth of the Mississippi River. It's expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast tonight.

Paul Festival — A first-hand photo essay Special

On Saturday August 25th, I attended the grassroots Paul Festival in Tampa, Florida with press credentials. The celebration of liberty attracted others from around the country and here are some photos I took.

TopFinds: Bad weather threatens Tampa's RNC, shooting shocks NYC

A hurricane may interrupt Tampa Bay's upcoming Republican National Convention. A disgruntled worker kills his target in New York City. A rally in Toronto pits Jews against Muslims. These are the top stories on Digital Journal.

GOP snubs Ron Paul for the RNC, supporters react

In recent correspondence with Paul Festival organizer Tracy Diaz, I learned that even though it seems as that the RNC is grasping at straws to find speakers, they have officially decided not to grant a slot to Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul.

RNC mocks Obama on 51st birthday: 'You didn't bake this' cake

The Republican National Committee (RNC) sent the Democratic National Committee (DNC) a cake for Obama on his 51st birthday. The message over Obama's picture read: "You didn't bake this." Text written in icing read: "Happy birthday, Mr. President."

Florida prepares for GOP convention and hurricane season

Tampa - Florida officials, along with emergency experts, held a hurricane practice drill Wednesday in the event of a major hurricane hitting the Tampa Bay area during the Republican National Convention this summer.

Op-Ed: Desperate GOP leaving no lie untold to attack Obama

Washington - When you hear the chairman of a major political party comparing the President of the United States to a ship captain who abandoned his ship and left 16 people to die, you know you are dealing with people who will do anything, say anything, to win.

Op-Ed: Citizens United was bad and if the RNC prevails, it'll get worse

Comedians Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart have used humor to highlight the American travesty called Citizens United. But many believe that the Supreme Court’s decision was a disaster for this democracy. And now the Republicans want to make it much worse

RNC releases devastating ad against Obama's re-election bid

With the 2012 presidential election just twelve months away, the Republican National Committee released a television advertisement that underscores President Obama's economic shortcomings.

Op-Ed: The illusory multi-million dollar ads campaign comes to Wisconsin

When shady groups start running shadowy ads to aid in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's war on the working class, learning how to recognize the doublespeak and deceptive propaganda can go a long way towards winning it.

Republicans demand that RNC chairman Steele resign immediately

Comments about the war in Afghanistan made by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele have resulted in fellow conservatives calling for him to "step down quickly."

RNC fire staffers over Bondage Club Bar Tab

West Hollywood - RNC Chairman Michael Steele fired RNC finance director Rob Bickhart and deputy finance director Debbie LeHardy, both of whom were tied to embarrassing payments made by the party committee including one FUNraiser at a bondage-themed bar in West Hollywood.

GOP to bypass RNC with new fundraising organization

In the wake of scandals at the RNC, Republicans are forming another fundraising group called American Crossroads. The aim is to raise millions of dollars from corporations and wealthy Republicans to support pro-business, GOP candidates.

RNC chairman under pressure to resign amid growing scandal

Los Angeles - The besieged Republican National Committee chairman finds himself embroiled in yet another growing scandal, amid accusations of lavish and irresponsible spending.

RNC spent $2,000 on erotic nightclub in Hollywood

Washington - As the Republican Party criticizes the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress of spending astronomical amounts of money, a new report released shows the Republican National Committee spent outlandish sums of money on lavish things.

Michael Steele rules out 2012 presidential candidacy

When Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele appeared on ABC News he was asked whether he was considering running for President in 2012. His answer was an unequivocal 'no'.

DNC raised $9 million in July

On Thursday, Michael Steele announced that the RNC raised $6 million in July. Now it has been released that the DNC raised $9 million in July

RNC raises $6 million in July

According to a report from the Republican National Committee, $6 million was raised throughout the month of July. Presently, they have $21.8 million on hand and no debt.

Op-Ed: GOP's Big Tent Barely Fits Mount RUSHmore

As GOP relaunched Limbaugh as their lord high pit bull to attack Obama, the mainstream media latched on to the theme of the GOP as blameless victim.

After Being Elected RNC Chair, Steele Is Under Investigation

As Michael Steele is taking the role as the new head of the RNC, he now faces an investigation in regards to the use of spending campaign funds. Steele defends the spending.

Michael Steele Now RNC Chairman

Late Friday the Republican National Committee made history by electing Michael Steele as its new chairman. The the former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland and one-time senatorial candidate is the first Black to lead the GOP.

Op-Ed: GOP's Recent Past Betrays History

Why is the Republicans Party dismissed by most Black voters and viewed by many Blacks as openly hostile toward the community?

'Barack The Magic Negro' CD Causes Quite The Stir Within The RNC

A controversial CD distributed with the track called “Barack the Magic Negro” is causing quite a stir within the Republican National Committee.

RNC Chair Distances Himself From Controversial CD

So far, there is much controversy in regards to a CD with a track called “Barack the Magic Negro.” The RNC Chair Mike Duncan has quickly distanced himself from the controversy.
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The absolutely insane food and drink prices at the RNC. The soda that was 2.50 was a can and the wat...
The absolutely insane food and drink prices at the RNC. The soda that was 2.50 was a can and the water was one of those mini bottles.
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
A large number of passes were needed to enter the perimeter of the convention. I went to CNN with my...
A large number of passes were needed to enter the perimeter of the convention. I went to CNN with my professor who was interviewed there.
Ybor City  Tampa  Florida welcomes RNC Delegates
Ybor City, Tampa, Florida welcomes RNC Delegates
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus cut a check to keep the WWII Memorial in Washington DC open during the g...
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus cut a check to keep the WWII Memorial in Washington DC open during the government shutdown
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Ron Paul protesters chanted outside of the perimeter on Tuesday while constantly toeing the line tha...
Ron Paul protesters chanted outside of the perimeter on Tuesday while constantly toeing the line that Secret Service established.
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
A man named Dave Wiegel  Eastwooding  at the RNC event
A man named Dave Wiegel 'Eastwooding' at the RNC event
DAVE WIEGEL VIA TWITTER
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
CNN  set up the  CNN Grill  inside the perimeter of the RNC. They broadcast live from inside the gri...
CNN set up the "CNN Grill" inside the perimeter of the RNC. They broadcast live from inside the grill and served free food and drinks to anyone inside. While there I met Rick Santorum and Robert Gibbs.
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Security at the RNC was tight  consisting of city and state police  National Guard  and Secret Servi...
Security at the RNC was tight, consisting of city and state police, National Guard, and Secret Service.
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
The hallways at the convention were beyond crowded with no chance of a clear path.
The hallways at the convention were beyond crowded with no chance of a clear path.
The city of Tampa got patriotic for the RNC by lighting up a building with the American Flag.
The city of Tampa got patriotic for the RNC by lighting up a building with the American Flag.
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Ybor City  Tampa  Florida welcomes RNC Delegates. Ybor is the Cuban quarter of Tampa and is one of t...
Ybor City, Tampa, Florida welcomes RNC Delegates. Ybor is the Cuban quarter of Tampa and is one of the most party-oriented parts of the city. While there I met Congressman Aaron Schock and Chelsea Clinton.