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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • Kirk appears at Republican convention via video

    Kirk appears at Republican convention via video
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk spoke to the Illinois delegation to the Republican National Convention via a recorded video Tuesday as he continues to recover from a stroke. In a heavily edited, minute-long talk, Kirk looked directly into a camera and called on...
  • Sununu hammers Obama

    Sununu hammers Obama
    — The combative and blunt-speaking John Sununu woke up Illinois' GOP delegation on the final day of the Republican National Convention by tossing some major broadsides at President Barack Obama, even suggesting that convicted influence-peddler...
  • Election 2012 as seen by Eric Breitenbach

    Election 2012 as seen by Eric Breitenbach
    Early in this year’s political campaigns, Eric Breitenbach began to notice a confrontational tenor to the debate. “When the political dialogue relative to 2012 election began to heat up, I was dismayed at the tone of the dialogue and I...
  • Lessons from the Olympics: Republicans and Democrats should allow us space to dream at conventions

    Lessons from the Olympics: Republicans and Democrats should allow us space to dream at conventions
    With the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa Fla., on Monday, that once-every-four-years feast of political stagecraft is upon us. These conventions (the Democratic Party meets in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 3-6) have their nominative...
  • Staples stock jumps on report Bain, others are considering buyout

    A report that several private equity firms -- including original investor Bain Capital -- are considering buying Staples Inc. pushed the office supply chain’s stock up as much as 6.2% on Friday. Acquisition talks are still preliminary and any offer...
  • Paul Ryan taken to task for fashion choices

     Paul Ryan taken to task for fashion choices
    When Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) billowed onto the national political stage in Norfolk, Va., as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate this month, the reaction was swift and unanimous — at least among the fashion-focused. Press pundits,...
  • Money is on the unofficial agenda at the Republican National Convention

    Money is on the unofficial agenda at the Republican National Convention
    TAMPA, Fla. — A little more than a year ago, Frank VanderSloot contributed $1million to a "super PAC" supporting Mitt Romney. Now, the Idaho-based health products executive is a sought-after donor at the Republican National Convention as he makes...
  • Political reporting an old boys' club? Not at L.A. Times

    Political reporting an old boys' club? Not at L.A. Times
    A recent survey by the Women’s Media Center found that about 75% of newspapers’ election coverage this year had been written by men. The report on the data was headlined, “Men are telling the stories of Election 2012.” But...
  • Ann Romney to highlight Mack fundraiser during GOP convention

     
    Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney, will be the featured guest at a $1,000-and-up fundraiser planned for GOP U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV in Tampa later this month. The Mack campaign has sent out...
  • Photos: Team Romney gets Florida send-off at tarmac rally

     
    Wrapping up Florida's hosting of the Republican National Convention, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and running mate Rep. Paul Ryan were cheered by several thousand supporters in a sweltering, send-off rally on the tarmac at Lakeland's Linder...
  • Was ‘American treasure’ Clint Eastwood’s speech a failure?

     
    Three days later, Clint Eastwood's speech to the Republican National Convention is still generating conversation. It was doing that on Sunday morning programs. One line of thinking has it that Eastwood upstaged presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But...
  • Jeb Bush as Romney’s education secretary? (and his education speech at the RNC)

     
    So in case you missed it, Jeb Bush was a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa and, to no one's surprise,  spoke mostly about education. In the run-up to the convention, Education Week interviewed Republican leaders who...