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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • Do you like Jon Stewart’s version of Mitt Romney’s life?

     
    If you found Clint Eastwood's comedy lacking Thursday night at the Republican National Convention, Jon Stewart might meet your standards. “The Daily Show” presented “Mitt Romney: A Human Who Built That.” The film features...
  • Fox News Channel ranks No. 1 with Mitt Romney speech

     
    Paul Ryan, left, and Mitt Romney on Thursday at the Republican National Convention. Photo credit: Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH NATIONAL NUMBERS: Top of the ratings chart Thursday in Orlando: Mitt Romney's speech on Fox...
  • Did Clint Eastwood ruin Mitt Romney’s night?

     
    Clint Eastwood has won Oscars and moviegoers' enduring affection, but he was getting trashed for his performance Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. In a very unusual improv act, Eastwood told off an empty chair that was there...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: A tough discussion about ‘hard truths’ in the presidential race

     
    In Wednesday's Tribune I debate the 2012 presidential race with conservative activist Chris Robling, a WGN-TV commentator and former executive director of the Cook County Republican Party. To Chris, from Eric: On the first night of the recent Republican...
  • Clint Eastwood: Politicians need to work more, talk less

     
    In a CNN interview, Clint Eastwood says he has no regrets about his performance at the Republican National Convention. He also says that presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a better sense of humor than people think. Eastwood was promoting his movie &#...
  • Republican National Convention 2012: Mitt Romney espouses 'united America'

     
    "When the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an American."...
  • Republican National Convention 2012: Clint Eastwood roasts 'Mr. Obama'

     
    Clint Eastwood's schtick was to address an empty chair, pretending he was asking President Obama some questions -- though very pointedly not referring to him as the President, but as "Mr. Obama."...
  • Crist-Obama hug Part 2: The back story

     
    So, how exactly did former Republican governor Charlie Crist reprise his infamous hug with President Obama on the campaign trail over the weekend? Crist said his role in this election came about with an improptu cold call to the White......
  • The Week in Pictures | August 27 – September 2, 2012

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Hurricane Isaac pounded the Gulf Coast this week, downing trees, causing widespread power outages and leaving parts of Louisiana and Mississippi underwater. See gallery...
  • American Crossroads launches $2.1 mill anti-Obama ad buy

     
    Folks, get ready for a barrage of ads praising Mitt Romney and slamming Barack Obama. The super-PACS on the Republican side are showing their muscle. Yesterday, Restore Our Future — the super-PAC associated with Romney — announced a $4 million...
  • A foe embrace or faux embrace, this is what hope looks like

     
    The image that will stay with me from the presidential campaign of 2012 is the shot above (by Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty) showing such unusual civility and good will it's hard to believe it wasn't Photoshopped — a picture of President......
  • Empty chair placed next to Clint Eastwood hiking trail marker

     
    Call it art imitating life. The Clint Eastwood cutout overlooking the Glendale Freeway now has its empty chair -- a nod to the film director's much-talked-about appearance at the Republican National Convention last week....