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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • Wow: Are There Really 7 States Between Here and the Dems National Convention Site?

    Wow: Are There Really 7 States Between Here and the Dems National Convention Site?
    It's nice to know that, at a point in history when national political conventions have become virtually meaningless, the Connecticut Democratic Party is sending a Winnebago loaded with 200 pounds of equipment down to Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte is the site...
  • South Florida's Sharon Day, her party's No. 2, is 'Mrs. Republican'

    South Florida's Sharon Day, her party's No. 2, is 'Mrs. Republican'
    She lives in the heart of Florida's most Democratic territory, but it would be hard to find anyone anywhere who's more Republican than Fort Lauderdale's Sharon Day. How Republican is she? At the movies, she won't put money into the pockets of people she...
  • Republicans prep for RNC, Tampa preps for tropical storm

    Republicans prep for RNC, Tampa preps for tropical storm
    You know what they say, "it takes a village." It's taking no less than a village to get the Tampa Bay Times Forum ready for the Republican National Convention next week. A high tech stage, 13 LED panels, 30,000 hours of man-power, every type of social...
  • Van Hollen gains unexpected role in Obama campaign

    Van Hollen gains unexpected role in Obama campaign
    Even as he campaigns for re-election to Congress, Rep. Chris Van Hollen has been tapped by the Obama campaign to help lead the Democratic rebuttal to Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan — a role that is taking him to battleground states...
  • Haiti sits in strengthening Isaac's path

    Haiti sits in strengthening Isaac's path
    As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night. The possibility of stinging rain and tree-bending wind...
  • How well do you know Tampa, home of the 2012 Republican National Convention?

    The spotlight will be on Tampa (and politics) beginning Monday as the Republican National Convention begins. For travelers who may not be familiar with Tampa, we offer this quiz about the city whose name may have originated from a Creek Indian word for...
  • Tropical Storm Isaac update: Gulf track still likely

    Tropical Storm Isaac update: Gulf track still likely
    Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining strength and organization just south of the Dominican Republic as of Friday morning, and forecasters are still expecting it to follow a northwestern path into the Gulf of Mexico. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60...
  • Ahead of RNC convention, Santorum releases delegates

    Ahead of RNC convention, Santorum releases delegates
    Rick Santorum, who made a hard fought run for the GOP nomination, released his 255 committed delegates to vote for Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention next week. Santorum tweeted: Delegates: "I'm officially releasing you later today in...
  • The angst of the square-jawed man

    The angst of the square-jawed man
    They're commanding, confident. Well-coiffed. Their jaw lines are sturdy, anvil-shaped; their chins, cleft. They could stand on wedding cakes. They could date Barbie. They look presidential. Alongside their calm, straightforward charms, the world appears...
  • Maryland GOP delegation unified behind Romney

    Maryland GOP delegation unified behind Romney
    Maryland Republicans converge on Tampa this week to cast their ballots for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and get energized for the November election against President Barack Obama. "There's just a huge enthusiasm for the Romney-Ryan team, and we'...
  • Anti-Obama documentary may gross $6 million this weekend

    Anti-Obama documentary may gross $6 million this weekend
    The anti-President Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America," is off to a strong start in its first weekend of national release and could gross more than $6 million between Friday and Sunday, placing it far ahead of the new horror movie "The Apparition"...