Republican National Convention

Democratic convention security rules raise free speech concerns

Democratic convention security rules raise free speech concerns

Starting Saturday, someone walking through Charlotte’s central business district could run afoul of the law by carrying water bottles, hair spray, socks or magic markers under sweeping security rules enacted ahead of the Democratic National Convention. It would take a particularly strict reading of the rules for someone to be arrested simply for possessing one […]

Obama takes battleground state tour on way to Democratic convention

Obama takes battleground state tour on way to Democratic convention

President Barack Obama is embarking on a four-day march through battleground states and the storm-battered Gulf Coast in the lead-up to his party’s convention as he seeks to blunt any momentum picked up by Republican rival Mitt Romney. As his party’s faithful began streaming to Charlotte, N.C. for next week’s convention, Obama was returning to […]

Romney’s theme: ‘Time to turn the page’

Romney’s theme: ‘Time to turn the page’

Lifted by a show of Republican unity that once seemed so distant, Mitt Romney plunged into the presidential campaign’s final 67 days focused more than ever on jobs and the economy, and depicting President Barack Obama as a well-meaning but inept man who must be replaced. “America has been patient,” he told the nation. “Americans […]

Mitt Romney’s big night: Can he deliver?

Mitt Romney’s big night:  Can he deliver?

Mitt Romney is stepping up for the most important speech of his Republican presidential campaign, to an audience of millions, after a rousing warm-up from a running mate who vowed the days of dodging painful budget choices will end if voters toss President Barack Obama from office. Having grasped the nomination on his second try, […]

Tea Party leaves its mark on GOP convention

Tea Party leaves its mark on GOP convention

There’s a marriage of convenience at the Republican National Convention this week. Mitt Romney needs the tea party’s vigor to ensure the GOP’s conservative base is fired up and works on his behalf this fall. The three-year-old tea party movement needs the Republican Party and its new standard-bearer to champion its causes and get its […]

GOP Convention finally hits its stride

GOP Convention finally hits its stride

The Republican National Convention is finally in full-throated roar, cheering presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s name at every turn in a long-sought show of unity and mocking the man he is out to defeat in November. A soft-sided portrayal of the Republican candidate as husband and father, painted by his wife on the stage in a […]

It’s official: Mitt Romney is now the GOP nominee for President

It’s official: Mitt Romney is now the GOP nominee for President

Republicans bestowed their presidential nomination on Mitt Romney on Tuesday, turning to the former Massachusetts governor and multi-millionaire businessman as their hope for driving Barack Obama from the White House and ushering in a new era of small-government conservatism. The overwhelming, enthusiastic vote of delegates at the Republican National Convention belied Romney’s long, difficult road […]

Angry Ron Paul faithful spark brief moment of discord at GOP convention

Angry Ron Paul faithful spark brief moment of discord at GOP convention

Feeling slighted, supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential bid chanted and booed Tuesday after Republican convention delegates adopted new rules that could impede insurgent candidates in the future. The brief uproar was a rare unscripted moment in a carefully-choreographed convention that organizers hoped would showcase Republican harmony over nominee Mitt Romney. After the voice […]

Tampa prostitutes, sex shops and strip joints lust for arrival of GOP convention

Tampa prostitutes, sex shops and strip joints lust for arrival of GOP convention

Tampa’s prostitutes, strip clubs and other sex-related industries plan to cash in during the Republican Presidential convention that comes to town this week. If history is any guide, they will do very well. “Conventions are a time when even the most conservative and uptight types let their hair and inhibitions down,” political consultant Arnold Block […]

GOP says ‘no dice’ to Palin for speaking role at convention

GOP says ‘no dice’ to Palin for speaking role at convention

Sarah Palin is trying to put a positive spin on the fact that she was not invited to speak at The Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month. She’s trying to act like the snub was her idea. It wasn’t and sources close to Palin tell Capitol Hill Blue that the GOP diva “went […]