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Grimm Says He Wasn’t Removed as Romney Delegate Over FBI Probe

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Congressman Michael Grimm on Thursday refuted reports that he was removed as a Romney delegate because of an ongoing FBI probe and alleged campaign fundraising improprieties.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Day Three of the Republican National Convention

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Baratunde Thurston, WNYC special correspondent, author of How to Be Black, and former director of digital at The Onion, reports on how the Republican National Convention is going so far and what we can expect for the closing night.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jonathan Capehart on the Convention

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jonathan Capehart, of the Washington Post, discusses the speeches so far at the Republican National Convention and how the week in Tampa has shaped the election so far.

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The Takeaway

The Resurrection of Condoleeza Rice

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This year's Republican National Convention has been about the young new stars of the party and an obvious distancing from the Bush Era. The party's strategy did not, however, apply to former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who spoke last night in Tampa.

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The Takeaway

How Effective Was Paul Ryan's Convention Address?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan headlined the Republican National Convention last night. Ryan is considered by many to be the face and brains of the party’s political course. His pick as VP was seen as an attempt to energize voters and a way to shore up conservative support for Mitt Romney, who some Republicans find too moderate.

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RNC Dispatch: Paul Ryan Headlines a Night of Whoppers

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ryan went after Obama's record, which is what this race should be about. And repeats the biggest lie of the night.

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RNC Dispatch: Condi Burnishes GOP and Her Own Brand

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rice made an electrifying re-entry into the political scene on Wednesday, giving a statesman's speech that married a fully articulated worldview with her accomplished biography.

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RNC Dispatch: Keeping it Fresh with Mint Romney

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Spotted at the Huffington Post Oasis Lounge just outside the security perimeter. In this aromatically-tuned area, members of the media can indulge in Kale-Ginger Smoothies, healthy meals prepared in a bag and the latest in pun-based body products. Thanks, Arianna!

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RNC Dispatch: For a GOP Insider, Convention a High School Reunion

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I spied Herman Cain in the media filing center with a larger entourage of staff/hangers on than S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley who passed by going in the opposite direction?

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RNC Day 3: Can Paul Ryan Deliver? Chat Transcript

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Watch the live convention stream with us tonight as Rep. Paul Ryan, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Sen. John McCain, and Rep. Rand Paul are scheduled to address day three of the GOP convention from Tampa, Florida. See the complete schedule below, and join us at 7pm right here to chat live!

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RNC Dispatch: Calls for Transparency

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

After two days of being in Tampa and interacting with a bunch of people, the most surprising tidbit I've noticed is that all the Republicans I've talked to were in favor of full donor transparency for political organizations.

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The Takeaway

Republican National Convention: Day 2 Photos

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson snapped some shots on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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The Takeaway

Women React to Ann Romney Convention Speech

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

After a tough struggle for the GOP with women voters over the past few weeks, following controversial comments from Republican Congressman Todd Akin, has Ann Romney emerged as a new national figure for women?

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RNC Dispatch: Breakfasting with Boehner

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner is looking to New York to help widen the Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

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RNC Dispatch: Ann Romney v. Chris Christie on GOP's Softer Side

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Like a blunt instrument, Christie smashed around without much precision and with a lot of pounding. And one of the recipients of that pounding was Ann Romney's whole message.

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The Takeaway

Meet the Delegates: Ron Paul Supporters

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two hundred and eighty-six delegates have traveled to Tampa, Florida for the Republican National Convention, and last night those delegates chose the next Republican nominee for president. The Takeaway set out to meet some of these delegates and hear their stories.

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The Takeaway

Chris Christie Gives Keynote Speech at GOP Convention

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered the keynote address last night at the Republican National Convention. The address followed the party’s official nomination of Mitt Romney. But just as important as the keynote speech is the speaker him or herself.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Delegates at the Convention

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WNYC’s Anna Sale tells us what delegates are talking about at the Republican National Convention.

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Paul Ryan's Past and Future

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Trip Gabriel, who has covered Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan for the New York Times, talks about Ryan’s political career and what he brings to the Romney campaign.

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The Takeaway

Republican Reaction to Christie's Keynote Speech

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich went down to the convention floor to get reactions from Chris Christie's RNC keynote address.

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