Historically, candidates have used the publicity afforded by the national conventions as an opportunity to define, or to redefine, their campaign to the American public. The Takeaway takes a look back at notable speeches of conventions past.
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 addresses the Republican Convention tonight.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been decades since any political business was hashed out at a national political convention. They’re stage productions, and music is a big part of the image they’re designed to project. At smaller rallies out on the campaign trail, music plays a more mundane but essential role ...
For its religious blessings during their convention, Republicans are looking to New Yorkers.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the New York archbishop and the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will give the benediction after Mitt Romney accepts the nomination, Romney announced on Wednesday. Greek Orthodox Archibishop Demetrios, the leader of the archdiocese based in New York City, will give the benediction after Rep. Paul Ryan accepts the nomination for Vice President on Wednesday night.
In 2008, hope and change were Barack Obama's rallying cries, and tens of thousands showed up to hear him speak. The Obama campaign was an almost unparalleled machine, staying on-message with almost zero in-fighting. Today, the Obama campaign more closely resembles a standard presidential re-election team.