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At RNC, Christie Sells NJ, and Himself, as Model for Country

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Governor Chris Christie stuck to Reaganesque themes in his keynote address at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, calling on Americans to create a second American century.

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RNC Dispatch: Who Exactly is Ted Cruz?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Last month, former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz beat out Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in a runoff election for the Republican nomination to run for Kay Bailey Hutchinson’s Senate seat.

It was a big upset: Republican rock stars from Governor Rick Perry to Mike Huckabee endorsed Dewhurst. Cruz, however, was backed by ...

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RNC Dispatch: Al D'Amato's Potty Mouth

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I even shook Rep. Peter King's (D-NY) hand. The entire time we were in physical contact, I made sure to face Mecca.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republican Convention Coverage Part 2

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Our coverage continues of the RNC live from radio row, featuring:

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The Takeaway

The Art of the Convention Speech

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republican Convention Coverage Part 1

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Republican convention officially begins after losing Day 1 to severe weather. Coverage continues live from radio row, featuring:

  • John Sununu, former Governor of New Hampshire and White House Chief of Staff under George H. W. Bush
  • Gwen Ifill, managing editor and moderator of Washington Week and a senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour

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The Takeaway

Republican National Convention: Day 1 Photos

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Here are some photos taken by The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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RNC Dispatch: Social Media Grows Up at Conventions

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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.

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Senator Rand Paul on Supporting his Father's Challenger

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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.

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Republican Delegates from DC: The Realities of the 'Seven Percent'

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Over 90 percent of Washington, D.C. voted for President Obama in 2008. Two D.C. delegates at the Republican National Convention explain why their voice still matters to the Republican Party.

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Addressing the Convention: Sher Valenzuela

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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.

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Congressman John Mica on Republican Partisanship and Compromise

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Baratunde Thurston on the Scene in Tampa

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Baratunde Thurston, WNYC special correspondent, author of How to Be Black, and former director of digital at The Onion, talks about the first day of the Republican National Convention and what to expect this week in Tampa.

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RNC Field Dispatch: My Moment with Grover

Monday, August 27, 2012

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.

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Republican National Convention - Photos from Sunday

Monday, August 27, 2012

A photo gallery from The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson from his first day in Tampa.

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The Takeaway

Floridians Set to Weather Tropical Storm Isaac

Monday, August 27, 2012

Even though it’s causing a hassle for Tampa’s many visitors this week, hurricanes aren’t that out of the ordinary for Floridians — and the storm won’t actually make landfall until it hits Mississippi and Louisiana tomorrow morning.

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Unlikely Republican National Convention Delegates

Monday, August 27, 2012

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.

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The Agenda: Todd Zwillich and Anna Sale Report from Tampa

Monday, August 27, 2012

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Craig Unger on the Republican National Convention

Monday, August 27, 2012

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.

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Opinion: Isaac Won't Hit Tampa, But it'll Still Ruin the RNC

Monday, August 27, 2012

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.

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