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Rachel Maddow Dissects the AFA's Desperate Attempt to Distance Itself From Bryan Fischer: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow continued to shine a spotlight on the American Family Association's efforts to distance itself from radio host Bryan Fischer in the lead up to a Republican National Convention trip to Israel backed by the...

Richard Cohen: Netanyahu’s distasteful contempt for Obama

It would not surprise me if at the next Republican National Convention Benjamin Netanyahu took a seat in the delegates-from-abroad section.

Cleveland named as host city for 2016 Republican National Convention

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Republicans will meet July 18-21 next year in Cleveland to nominate their 2016 presidential candidate, the party said on Wednesday, dates more than a month earlier than their convention in 2012. “I’m pleased to announce the 2016 Republican National Convention will kick off on July...

Mike Huckabee criticizes Obamas for letting daughters hear Beyonce’s ‘mental poison’

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee addresses the audience at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 29, 2012 during the Republican National Convention (RNC). The RNC will culminate on August 30th with the formal...Show More Summary

party in the street: the main idea

For the last eleven years, my friend Michael Heaney and I have conducted a longitudinal study of the American antiwar movement. Starting at the 2004 Republican National Convention protests in New York City, we have been interviewing activists, going to their meetings, and observing their direct actions in order to understand the genesis and evolution […]

Huckabee leaving Fox News to mull presidential run

TV host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee addresses the audience at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 29, 2012 during the Republican National Convention (RNC). Huckabee left his Fox News television show as he considers a bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Show More Summary

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

5 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

6 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

6 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

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