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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • Chan Lowe: Florida's "Pop-Tart Bill"

    Chan Lowe: Florida's "Pop-Tart Bill"
    One of the more bizarre bills rearing its head during this year’s Florida legislative session is the “Pop-Tart Bill,” so named because under his state’s no-tolerance policy, a Maryland schoolchild was suspended from school for...
  • Santorum writes how-to book on reaching blue collar voters

    Santorum writes how-to book on reaching blue collar voters
    To hear Rick Santorum tell it, he could have turned out blue collar voters to beat Barack Obama in 2012. The former Pennsylvania U.S. senator who went further in the Republican presidential primary than anyone, probably even himself, thought possible,...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Mitt'

    A determinedly apolitical movie that inevitably will be viewed in partisan terms, "Mitt" is a fascinating fly-on-the-wall portrait of family life on the U.S. presidential campaign trail. Covering Mitt Romney's failed run for the Republican nomination in...
  • Of presidential gaffes and calamities

    WASHINGTON -- Every American president has to weather occasional political gaffes. Whether their own or those committed by associates, they cause temporary embarrassment or pain but are ultimately survivable. Loose lips may sink ships, as was often said...
  • New Book Reveals Why Clint Eastwood Was Given Free Rein to Deliver Republican Convention Speech

    "Double Down," Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's follow up to "Game Change," answers one of the more perplexing questions of the 2012 presidential campaign: Why did Mitt Romney's team give carte blanche to Clint Eastwood to say whatever he wanted in...
  • Is sleep deprivation the reason the Romney campaign is blowing it?

    "Saturday Night Live" opened its new season with a sketch in which President Obama acknowledges that "things aren't great, the economy's in the tank" and "the job market is horrible," but says he's not worried because his campaign has a "secret weapon" to...
  • Why on earth are we still in Afghanistan?

    In the last month, the United States has hit three milestones in the war in Afghanistan. In late September, the 33,000 additional soldiers that President Obama ordered to Afghanistan in late 2009 came home, leaving 68,000 troops in the country as part of...
  • You gotta have hope

    "You gotta have hope; mustn't sit around and mope." -- "Damn Yankees" Sitting in the room at the Jack Kemp Leadership Award dinner last week, listening to Senator Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, and Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican and of late the...
  • About Clarence McKee

    About Clarence McKee
    Clarence V.McKee, Esq. is the President and founder of McKee Communications, Inc. which specializes in government, community, political and media relations. His clients have included Walmart Stores, the Florida Department of Children and Families, the...
  • If you say it, they will come

    Typically, I don't write about politics. There's no doubt that questions of right and wrong behavior abound when it comes to the behavior of some elected officials. One reason for my hesitation is that the minute a question is raised about the behavior of...
  • Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review

    Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review
    It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate. Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
  • Political buzzwords of 2012

    Political buzzwords of 2012
    Pull up an empty chair, folks. (Up to you whether to interrogate it.) It's time to take a look back at the year that was, politically speaking. We won't know the 2012 word of the year until The American Dialect Society's annual conference next week....