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At the Republican National Convention

Monday, August 27, 2012

WNYC’s Bob Hennelly gives us an update from the Republican National Convention and what to expect from the party this week.

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RNC Field Report: The Locals Have Fled

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Conventions, like sporting events and tax breaks are supposed to generate business.

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Isaac Forces GOP to Scrap First Day of Convention

Saturday, August 25, 2012

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.

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Follow Friday: Rep. Akin and 'Legitimate Rape,' Looking Ahead to the RNC

Friday, August 24, 2012

As the 2012 Presidential race heats up, political news continues to dominate the headlines. At the forefront this week was Congressman Todd Akin, the Republican running to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill this fall. Representative Akin drew outrage from across the political spectrum with his comments on "legitimate rape" on KTVI-TV in St. Louis.

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Preparing for Isaac from Haiti to Florida

Friday, August 24, 2012

Though there is still uncertainty as to how strong Isaac will be when it makes landfall, much is at stake in Haiti, a country devastated by an earthquake just two years ago and in which 350,000 people still live in tents.

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Republicans Look to New Yorkers to Bless Convention

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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.

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Hurricane Isaac Looms over Republican National Convention

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Forecasters say that tropical storm Isaac could turn into a hurricane and reach Florida this weekend, just in time to welcome the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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Following the Money at the Political National Conventions

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The political conventions are approaching, and hundreds of millions of dollars are flooding into Charlotte, North Carolina and Tampa, Florida. This money isn’t all from the candidates, nor is it from the party’s national leaderships. So where does it come from?

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Chris Christie Will Be Republican National Convention's Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been announced as the keynote speaker for the Republican National Convention, which begin in Tampa on August 27.

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Chris Christie Tapped to Give RNC Keynote Address

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

With the announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Christie's star power is once again being harnessed by the national Republican Party.

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Tampa's Democratic Mayor Prepares to Host the Republican National Convention

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In a month and a half, 50,000 people will descend upon Tampa for the Republican National Convention, and the Democratic mayor of that city, Bob Buckhorn, is going to play host.

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Christie Talks Bipartisanship in Washington: A Tryout for Tampa?

Monday, July 09, 2012

In front of a standing-room-only audience, the blunt style of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went over big at the Brookings Institute in Washington on Monday.

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Tampa and Charlotte Grapple with Cost of Hosting Conventions

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The populist strategy to make the GOP appear as the exclusive province of the one percent has also extended to how the Democrats plan to finance their national convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September.

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