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Clint Eastwood Turns American Sniper Into a Republican Platform Movie

Spouting off to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood looked as if he were slipping into doddering dementia, but he’s shrewder and more focused than ever in his Iraq War picture American Sniper. It’s a cracker­jack piece of filmmaking, a declaration that he’s not yet... More »

De Blasio Fights For The Right To Mass Arrest Peaceful Protesters

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton has vowed to avoid mass arrests of the Black Lives Matter protesters who have been shutting down bridges and snarling traffic. “We are still paying out from the 2004 Republican National Convention and the Wall Street— Occupy Wall Street—to date, about $18 million," Bratton said recently. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush to ‘actively explore’ 2016 presidential run

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush takes the stage during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Show More Summary

In Unpredictable New York Protests, Organized Criticism of Police

``Some of the protesters are aware of the tactics employed by the Police Department when the Republican National Convention was held in the city in 2004 and hundreds of people were swept up in mass arrests if they congregated in one spot for too long. Show More Summary

Mike Ditka is trapped in time at the 1992 Republican National Convention

The other day I came across an old Mike Royko column that reminded me the Republican Party started hating Hillary Clinton even before her husband was elected president. When Royko wrote, the 1992 Republican National Convention was about to begin, and party leaders were dishing up red meat to the faithful.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

A Story About Bootstraps

[Content Note: Privilege.]Politicians love stories about people who "came from nothing" and Made It Big in America. It doesn't matter if it's the Republican National Convention or a Democratic gubernatorial debate or any venue at all...Show More Summary

What Everyone Remembers That Never Happened: Why Job Growth Will Be Revised Down

By John Early: Everyone remembers there were 20 million new jobs created under President Reagan. Funny thing is, it never happened. Oh I remember during the 1988 Republican National Convention using the data of the time to confirm there were 20 million more jobs than there had been in December of 1982. Show More Summary

Even Ray Kelly Thinks Ferguson Cops Are Out of Control

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Ray Kelly's tenure as commissioner of the NYPD included the violent dismantling of Occupy Wall Street and the 2004 Republican National Convention protests, the killing of unarmed black men like Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, and Tamon Robinson,...Show More Summary

GOP in Republican National Convention's host city fetes Gay Games

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

The national party may be still standing in opposition to (and, in fact, actively opposing) anything resembling full equality for LGBT Americans, but Republicans in the Cleveland and Akron areas of Ohio are opening their arms to LGBT Americans' sportsmanship:...

Cleveland Mayor: Our Homeless People Are Stoked for RNC 2016

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

The 2016 Republican National Convention is the biggest thing to hit Cleveland in decades, said the Mayor of Cleveland today during a ceremony -- and it's such a big deal, that even the city's homeless population is psyched about it.

Oh, What A Beautiful Morning

We've been a fan of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin ever since she got up before the 2012 Republican National Convention and explained how only by-God Oklahomans built Oklahoma, and that the federal government had nothing to do with it, unless you c...

“Poor Hillary Clinton” Takes Hillary Clinton To Task For Disingenuous Rhetoric

Enter Poor Hillary Clinton, a new website launched by the Republican National Convention (RNC) for the purpose of exposing how the Clintons downplay their wealth. According to the Daily Caller, the RNC just published Poor Hillary Clinton earlier today. And according to chairman Reince Priebus, the RNC launched the site to get across the point

Cleveland Wins Again! Can GOP Ride Wave?

On July 11 the Cleveland fans pictured watched Roberto Perez homer in his first game and learned that LeBron James would return to their city. I spent a few days this week in the city that also won the Republican National Convention and drafted Johnny Manziel. Show More Summary

Welcome to Cleveland, GOP! Now Let Me Tell You Where to Go

Y ou’ll be forgiven if, what with all the pardoning of prodigal sons that Cleveland was doing at the end of last week, you’ve already forgotten that the city also locked down the 2016 Republican National Convention. Come that far-off...Show More Summary

Questions About Making What Was Once Believed Wrong, Right

[guest post by Dana] On Friday, I posted about Cleveland’s latest news. One item of particular interest was the selection of Cleveland to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The driving force behind the successful bid was Sen. Rob Portman. I noted in the post that Portman’s: …views on it (same sex marriage) evolved after […]

Cleveland’s Cheerleaders Take GOP Convention Victory Lap

Two days after being anointed host of the 2016 Republican National Convention, Cleveland business development officials came to Washington for a victory lap with the national media. Their message: Please come to Cleveland and say that Cleveland is great.

Cleveland’s Cheerleaders Take GOP Convention Victory Lap

 A view of downtown Cleveland, which has been chosen for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Getty Images Two days after being anointed host of the 2016 Republican National Convention, Cleveland business development officials came to Washington for a victory lap with the national media. Their message: Please come to Cleveland and say that Cleveland is [...]

Some proposed topics for discussion at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

Since the Republican National Committee selected Cleveland as the host of its 2016 convention on Tuesday, there's been constant talk about the city's past infamy — that time its river caught on fire, the moniker it's failed to escape ever since, its perpetual sports disappointment, the epithet that suggests the region itself has been corroding […]

News: Morrissey, Cleveland, Live to Tell, Sean Hayes, Laverne Cox

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Our film critic Nathaniel Rogers lists his top 10 films of 2014 so far. He lives to tell. The RNC chooses Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. "The full membership of the RNC is expected to ratify the Site Selection...

It’s Cleveland!

No, not Cleveland, GA…Cleveland, OH. GAGOP State Committeewoman Linda Herren served on the site selection committee for the 2016 Republican National Convention and sent out the news in a newsletter to GAGOP members. Cleveland beat out Dallas, TX in the final bid for the selection process. The recommendation will go before the full RNC for […]

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