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Rand Paul means business on tax reform

During the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, one speaker dared to express a deliberate faux pas.

Rep. Buddy Carter and Off-Shore Drilling in Georgia

I was in St. Paul, Minnesota for the 2008 Republican National Convention as the cries of “Drill, baby, drill” filled the arena after being prompted by RNC Chair Michael Steele. Fast forward 6.5 years later, it appears that Georgia may be in line for offshore drilling as early as 2021. Show More Summary

Aaron Schock: Fall of the phenom

He was easily the most sophisticated person in the room. Surrounded by a gaggle of reporters at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, a tanned Aaron Schock in a tailored suit and stylish necktie breezily answered questions about Illinois and national politics.

Browns Owner Haslam Mixes Republican Politics With Football

Last July, when Dawg Pound fans thought Johnny Football was their ticket to the Super Bowl, Cleveland topped Dallas in the political arena, winning the right to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Beating Dallas, where Cowboy...Show More Summary

IRS 'Kinda Sorta' Apologizes For Seizing Small Business Accounts Without Warrants

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, Twenty-seven years ago at the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans, George H. W. Bush accepted his party’s nomination to run for President of the United States. (This was...Show More Summary

Stream Jawbreaker Reunion & PWR BTTM’s Republican National Convention Split

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Two Bands To Watch enter the arena … only one leaves alive? Or something like that. Jawbreaker Reunion and PWR BTTM have teamed up for a new split release, which they put out on Valentine’s Day, called Republican National Convention. (Coincidentally, they’re both my favorite bands to search for on Twitter to see what stupid [...]

LIFE’s Best Convention Photos: The GOP

LIFE magazine's best photos from Republican National Conventions through the decades, from 1944-1968.

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

3 months agoLGBT / 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

3 months 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

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

8 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:...

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