Here are some photos taken by The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
The social networks are out in force here at the Republican National Convention, indicating a shift from reflecting to trying to direct the political conversation.
Despite the unity a Republican National Convention is intended to garner, some Republicans have decided not to endorse Mitt Romney — including one of his challengers, Ron Paul. So some were surprised when his son, Senator Rand Paul, endorsed the Governor.
Their story has been called the American Dream: a husband and wife team start a moonlight upholstery business in their garage to raise extra money to support their autistic son. Fifteen years later, First State Manufacturing is producing millions in revenue. Sher Valenzuela will share her story with the nation when she ...
From the Republican National Convention, Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks with John Mica, the Republican head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee who has represented Florida’s 7th District on the state's east coast since 1993.
Also, the GOP says it needs to win 40 percent of the Hispanic vote to win in November. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake looks at whether they’ll get it.
Grover Norquist and I will be performing with several members of the Republican Party Tuesday night at the Tampa Improv this week, so I sat down to interview him.
Join us tonight from 7-8 as we chat with Baratunde Thurston, Anna Sale and the It's A Free Country posse as we talk about the start(ish) of the Republican National Convention, Chris Christie, Ron Paul's party, the weather that wasn't, and the RNC's religious twist.
New Jersey is back on the map. The state, which has not voted for a Republican for president since George Bush the elder, is suddenly important. And the Governor, GOP keynoter Chris Christie, is besieged like a rock star by a never ending-stream of reporters.
While national convention delegates are all united by party, they often differ in regional loyalties, candidate partiality, and issue preferences. We speak to two Republican National Convention delegates who represent demographics more likely to vote Democratic.
With tropical storm Isaac progressing towards hurricane status, the Republican National Convention has condensed the convention to fit into Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Organizers had scheduled one message for each of the four convention days — but with one less day, they'll have to cut one of their messages.
Vanity Fair’ contributing editor Craig Unger looks at what we can expect from the convention and the role money will play in this election. He's the author of the forthcoming book Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove's Secret Kingdom of Power.
An anti-Obama documentary by conservative writer Dinesh D’Souza is set to break box office records.
WNYC’s Bob Hennelly gives us an update from the Republican National Convention and what to expect from the party this week.
It will be hard for the GOP to hammer home the case of smaller government in the middle of a crisis where only government can make a difference.
"A reporter asked me this week what kind of underwear I prefer. I wear Fruit of the Loom boxers. I’m not sure what kind of underwear Mr. Romney wears."
Conventions, like sporting events and tax breaks are supposed to generate business.
Republican officials abruptly announced plans Saturday evening to scrap the first day of their national convention, bowing to a threat posed by Tropical Storm Isaac, churning toward Florida.