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Religious Right Fears the GOP Can't Handle a National Convention in Las Vegas

Religious conservatives are urging the GOP to scratch Sin City off its list of potential locations for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the Dallas Morning News reports. According to the paper, advocates are concerned that Las...Show More Summary

Dramatic, Little Known GOP Rule Change Takes Choice Of Presidential Candidate Away From Rank And File Republicans And Hands It To Party Elite

There’s an unspoken storm brewing in the Republican Party—a storm whose seeds were planted in the first days of the 2012 Republican National Convention. For those who may not recall those late August days in 2012, the Republican Party arrived in Tampa dedicated to creating a seamless launch for the national presidential campaign of its [...]

No, Paul Ryan Doesn't Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt

You may remember Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). He's most famous as the running mate of presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Remember Mitt? The guy who based his entire Republican National Convention and much of his campaign on misrepresenting...Show More Summary

This Year’s Moderates

Flickr/Newshour New Jersey governor Chris Christie at the Republican National Convention in 2012 F or those anxiously awaiting the emergence of a less-extreme Republican Party, 2014 got off to a depressing start. The Bridgegate scandal...Show More Summary

GOP campaign group tries to define candidates early with new video

Washington (CNN) - At the Republican National Convention in 2012, Mitt Romney's campaign featured a series of touching, biographical videos that showed a more personal side to the former Massachusetts governor. But it was too late. By that point, just a little more than two months before Election Day, Democrats had spent millions trying to […]

Vote for 2016 GOP Convention City

Where will our next president be nominated? Which city do you think should host the next Republican National Convention? Cast your vote HERE to make your voice heard.

Vote: Where Should the RNC Host the 2016 Republican National Convention?

Believe it or not the Republican National Committee (RNC) is already accepting bids to host the 2016 Republican National...

Cities formally begin vying for '16 GOP convention

(CNN) – Holding the 2016 Republican National Convention in a location that could help the party politically-such as in a swing state–may be a "factor" in the decision-making process, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told reporters on Monday. But it's not the RNC's highest priority, he argued. "We have to make sure we put […]

RNC 2016 Convention: “When You’re Absolutely, Positively Ready to Get Drunk Out of Your Mind & Gamble Away Your Kids’ Future…”

NYMag has “The Pros and Cons of Every City That’s a Finalist for Hosting the 2016 Republican Convention“: On Thursday, the RNC named its top eight finalists to host the Republican National Convention in 2016. Dozens of cities submitted bids, but now the real battle begins. Show More Summary

Las Vegas Among Bidders for 2016 Republican Convention

Sin City remains the most intriguing entry among the eight finalists bidding for the Republican National Convention in 2016. But does the RNC really want thousands of its most prominent donors, operatives and elected officials roaming freely in the vice capital of the United States?

Kansas City Submits Bid To Host The 2016 Republican National Convention

The last time Kansas City, MO hosted the Republican National convention was in 1976 when Ronald Reagan unsuccessfully attempted to oust the nomination from President Gerald Ford. Kansas City, Missouri has officially submitted a bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Show More Summary

Dallas Bid for 2016 RNC Convention Faces Stiff Competition

The City of Dallas has decided to throw its Stetson hat into the ring for host city for the 2016 Republican National Convention consideration. With Texas poised to be a keystone in the electoral vote to elect a Republican president in 2016, what better place to host the convention spotlighting Republican candidates and philosophies. Show More Summary

Three Ohio cities, Las Vegas & several others considering 2016 Republican convention

Washington (CNN) – Representatives from eight cities met with GOP officials Monday in the nation’s capital to talk specifics about what it would take to host the Republican National Convention in 2016. While the meeting was not a required step in the RNC’s selection process, it provides a look at which cities are seriously considering […]

RNC Pitches Rainbow Coalition of Candidates in Straw Poll For 2016 GOP Presidential Nominee; Christie, Bush, Ryan, Carson and Palin Make List

The Republican National Convention pitched a rainbow coalition of 32 potential candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nominee to supporters online Wednesday. Early reactions indicate there might be a difficult path to selecting the top contenders.

Charlotte won’t bid on the RNC

The first two sentences of UPoR’s story on the decision not to bid sum the situation up nicely: A month before bids are due, the city of Charlotte announced Friday it will not try to land the 2016 Republican National Convention. The city was considered a successful host of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which […]

Birth control isn’t just about sex — but it’s also about sex

As Maya posted about yesterday, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 wannabe GOP-nominee, has sparked a justifiable fire storm with his comments about contraceptives at the Republican National Convention. Huckabee said: If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar [...]

Demographics loom large for cities vying for Republican 2016 convention

Washington (CNN) - Behind the glitzy photos spreads, the slick highlight reels and the overstuffed swag bags, a few cities vying to hold the Republican National Convention in 2016 are making demographics a subtle but important part of their pitch to Republican Party leaders. For Western cities like Las Vegas, Denver and Phoenix – all […]

NYC to Pay $18M for Arrests at 2004 RNC

New York City has agreed to pay $18 million to settle dozens of lawsuits filed by protesters, journalists and bystanders who said they were wrongly arrested at the 2004 Republican National Convention, lawyers said Wednesday. The settlement,...Show More Summary

Historic Settlement of 2004 RNC Mass Arrests a Welcome Victory for Civil Liberties

After nearly a decade of legal wrangling, there is finally some justice for more than 1,800 peaceful protesters arrested during the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City. The $18 million agreement announced Wednesday is...Show More Summary

New York to pay $17.9 million to 2004 Republican Convention protesters

(CNN) – New York City agreed on Wednesday to pay nearly $18 million to settle the civil rights claims of thousands of people arrested during the 2004 Republican National Convention that nominated George W. Bush for a second presidential term. New York police engaged in mass arrests of more than 1,800 protesters, bystanders, legal observers […]

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