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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • Why 2013 will be a year of crisis

    Why 2013 will be a year of crisis
    Editor's note: David Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast and a CNN contributor. He is the author of seven books, including a new novel, "Patriots." Prediction: 2013 will be a year of serious global crisis. That crisis is...
  • Michelle Obama to make case for husband at DNC

    Michelle Obama to make case for husband at DNC
    When Michelle Obama takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, she faces a similar task as Ann Romneyof presenting her husband as a father and family man, above his public persona in the political spotlight. The first lady...
  • Are you better off?

    Are you better off?
    Are you better off than you were four years ago? That question, first raised by Ronald Reagan in a landmark 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter, is getting a second tour of duty these days courtesy of Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans. That's not...
  • Romney receives 1-point bounce after Republican convention, says CNN poll

    Romney receives 1-point bounce after Republican convention, says CNN poll
    It's the question everyone's asking: Did Mitt Romney get a bounce out of last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida? According to a new national poll released Tuesday, just before the start of the Democratic convention, the GOP...
  • The Obama years

    The Obama years
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sometimes in politics it is the little questions that throw you. That thought came to mind as I watched some of President Barack Obama's allies struggle with what should have been a thoroughly predictable question at the beginning...
  • Convention speaker lineups show both parties want women vote

    Convention speaker lineups show both parties want women vote
    When first lady Michelle Obama took the stage Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, she told the kind of tale about President Barack Obama that only a wife can. She told of the profound impact of watching his grandmother and single mother'...
  • Four more years — for what?

    Four more years — for what?
    Democrats and Republicans can surely agree on one thing — if the presidential election were a popularity contest (which it isn't, as Al Gore famously observed when he ran against the affable George W. Bush), the current incumbent would be a shoo-...
  • GOP's idea for jobs: Destroy the planet

    Where are these jobs that Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan profess to have at their fingertips should they be elected? Why isn't the electorate demanding to know? Could it possibly be that they are planning to drill in every open space this country has...
  • Illinois Democratic National Convention notebook: Duncan, Jarrett, hugfest

    Illinois Democratic National Convention notebook: Duncan, Jarrett, hugfest
    Arne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary and a former Chicago Public Schools chief, was asked by reporters about the possibility of a teachers’ strike back home in the nation’s third-largest school district. “I’m very...
  • The Sun, the Democrats' handy tool

    Well, it appears that The Sun, the Democratic Party Journalistic Tool, is in full gear. During the Republican National Convention, The Sun carried front page convention coverage only the day after Mitt Romney spoke. Otherwise, coverage was inside the...
  • Obama's downsized ambitions

    Obama's downsized ambitions
    Perhaps it was the expectations raised by his far more eloquent appearances at earlier conventions, or maybe it was the modest ambitions he embraced, or that he labored in the shadow of Bill Clinton's rousing defense of his administration, but even the...