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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • 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...
  • Daum: Michelle Obama's traditional values

    At the risk of inviting legions of conservatives to swoop down and tell me I'm drowning in the Obama Kool-Aid (actually, it's not just a risk; it's a guarantee), I'm just going to come out and say it: Michelle Obama was spectacular at the Democratic...
  • McManus: A Rove 'money bomb'?

    McManus: A Rove 'money bomb'?
    Here's a short list of Democrats who secretly hope Mitt Romney gets his presidential campaign turned around fast and gives President Obama a run for his money: Heidi Heitkamp, the Democratic Senate candidate in North Dakota; Jon Tester, the Democratic...
  • Of presidential gaffes and calamities

    WASHINGTON -- Every American president has to weather occasional political gaffes. Whether their own or those committed by associates, they cause temporary embarrassment or pain but are ultimately survivable. Loose lips may sink ships, as was often said...
  • You gotta have hope

    "You gotta have hope; mustn't sit around and mope." -- "Damn Yankees" Sitting in the room at the Jack Kemp Leadership Award dinner last week, listening to Senator Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, and Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican and of late the...
  • Is sleep deprivation the reason the Romney campaign is blowing it?

    "Saturday Night Live" opened its new season with a sketch in which President Obama acknowledges that "things aren't great, the economy's in the tank" and "the job market is horrible," but says he's not worried because his campaign has a "secret weapon" to...
  • Why on earth are we still in Afghanistan?

    In the last month, the United States has hit three milestones in the war in Afghanistan. In late September, the 33,000 additional soldiers that President Obama ordered to Afghanistan in late 2009 came home, leaving 68,000 troops in the country as part of...
  • Honoring the 43rd president

    WASHINGTON -- To nobody's surprise, all four living former presidents were on their best behavior the other day at the dedication of the library and museum named for the latest of them, George W. Bush, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The...
  • Primary election draws near — does anyone care?

    In case you haven't been paying attention, an election is almost upon us. It's called the August primary, but that's something of a misnomer. This will be the final say for voters in many nonpartisan local races, notably ones to elect local judges and...
  • Readers question play of Mitt Romney, Neil Armstrong stories

     
    The front page of Sunday's Times featured a large profile of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a preview to the GOP National Convention, which was to begin Monday. A similar profile of President Obama is scheduled for this coming......
  • Political commercials: Which were the worst?

     
    The 2012 election season gave us some of the most annoying political commercials that money can buy. In swing state Florida, we were subjected to them hour after hour, especially in the final days. Please tell me which ones you thought were the worst....