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Republican National Convention

The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Meeting 2004: The RNC in NYC

Monday, October 20, 2014

We remember the summer of 2004, when the Republican National Convention came to New York City, with Jim Dwyer, The New York Times reporter, who covered the protests against it.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Just Who Is Chris Christie Campaigning For?

Monday, October 01, 2012

Either Christie is calculating his impact for four years from now rather than four weeks, or he's just a loose cannon.

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Operavore

How Political Conventions are Similar to Opera

Monday, September 10, 2012

With the fall political conventions now over, blogger Olivia Giovetti reflects on the similarities between these staged spectacles and those involving arias, divas and high musical drama.

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Opinion: Are Both Parties Headed Toward Fiscal Sanity?

Monday, September 10, 2012

I did hear something at both conventions that gives me hope about being able to avoid this fast approaching 'fiscal cliff', and get our government headed in a more fiscally sane direction.

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On The Media

Covering the Totally Predictable Conventions

Friday, September 07, 2012

Political conventions used to be places where decisions were made and delegates truly participated. Now, they are just a series of scripted speeches covered by the media as though they are breaking news stories. Bob reflects on the last two weeks of this modern convention style.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Andy Borowitz on the Conventions

Friday, September 07, 2012

Andy Borowitz, author of The Borowitz Report on the newyorker.com, talks about what we learned from the conventions.

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WQXR Blog

When Classical Stars Rally Political Conventions

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Convention organizers usually scour the pop and country charts when seeking performers who will burnish their image. But every so often, classical musicians have gotten the gig.

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RNC Dispatch: Why Romney Will Pay for Snubbing Ron Paul

Monday, September 03, 2012

I really do think there is a chance that this garbage will cost Romney 2-3 points. Not to Obama, but to Gary Johnson.

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The Takeaway

What Did the Republican Convention Leave Out?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Tens of thousands of words were uttered onstage at the Republican National Convention this week. Some words cropped up repeatedly: "Jobs." "Economy." "Families." "Obama." Others, such as "Afghanistan," received far less attention.

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It's A Free Country ®

RNC Dispatch: Grading the RNC Speeches - and Clint Eastwood

Friday, August 31, 2012

His off-the-cuff ramble was more than anything sad.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republican Convention Coverage Wrap-Up

Friday, August 31, 2012

Cokie Roberts, senior news analyst for NPR News and an ABC News political commentator, wraps up convention coverage with analysis of Romney's speech.

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It's A Free Country ®

RNC Dispatch: Baratunde's RNC Lessons

Friday, August 31, 2012

Most notably, Republican men love khakis.

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The Takeaway

The Artful Branding of Mitt Romney

Friday, August 31, 2012

It’s simple, but true. We vote for people we like. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has run on the platform that he’s a businessman, who will run the country like a boss runs a company. But do people like the idea of a boss as president?

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The Takeaway

Mitt Romney Takes His Turn on Stage

Friday, August 31, 2012

In all of the speeches, hubbub, and storylines coming out of the Republican National Convention, it sometimes seemed the leading man of the show would be overshadowed by the rising stars of the Republican Party. But presidential candidate Mitt Romney finally had the stage to himself last night.

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It's A Free Country ®

10 Things We Learned at the RNC

Friday, August 31, 2012

It's been a long week, so we'll keep it brief.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Swing Voters

Friday, August 31, 2012

Forty percent of all American voters are Independents. They make up the largest voting bloc in the nation and have determined the outcome of every election since World War II. Linda Killian talks about the swing voters around the country—who they are and what they want from their government and elected officials. She’s the author of The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents.

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It's A Free Country ®

RNC Dispatch: What We Learned From Mitt Romney's Acceptance Speech

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mitt Romney is coming for you, disappointed Obama voters.

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RNC Dispatch: Partying With Penguins

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Last night I attended the BuzzFeed party at the Florida Aquarium. Yes, there were mermaids, but more importantly, there were penguins!

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The Takeaway

A Democratic Politician Turned Republican Star

Thursday, August 30, 2012

In 2008 former congressman Artur Davis gave a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention seconding the nomination of then presidential candidate Barack Obama. On Tuesday night, Davis spoke again at a party convention, but this time for the Republicans, in firm opposition to his former friend.

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The Takeaway

Meet the Delegates: Rick Santorum Supporters

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This week, The Takeaway has profiled to Republican National Convention delegates from across the country about the GOP convention and what they think about the future of the country. Today we profile a mother and daughter delegate team from Oregon who came to the convention in support of Rick Santorum.

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