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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • New Book Reveals Why Clint Eastwood Was Given Free Rein to Deliver Republican Convention Speech

    "Double Down," Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's follow up to "Game Change," answers one of the more perplexing questions of the 2012 presidential campaign: Why did Mitt Romney's team give carte blanche to Clint Eastwood to say whatever he wanted in...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Republican National Convention debuts app

    Republican National Convention debuts app
    Can't make it to the Republican National Convention in Tampa? Maybe your mobile device can bring it to you.AT&T, the official wireless sponsor of the RNC and Democratic National Convention, announced the launch of the free apps for the RNC and DNC. The...
  • Money is on the unofficial agenda at the Republican National Convention

    Money is on the unofficial agenda at the Republican National Convention
    TAMPA, Fla. — A little more than a year ago, Frank VanderSloot contributed $1million to a "super PAC" supporting Mitt Romney. Now, the Idaho-based health products executive is a sought-after donor at the Republican National Convention as he makes...
  • Political reporting an old boys' club? Not at L.A. Times

    Political reporting an old boys' club? Not at L.A. Times
    A recent survey by the Women’s Media Center found that about 75% of newspapers’ election coverage this year had been written by men. The report on the data was headlined, “Men are telling the stories of Election 2012.” But...
  • Paul Ryan taken to task for fashion choices

     Paul Ryan taken to task for fashion choices
    When Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) billowed onto the national political stage in Norfolk, Va., as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate this month, the reaction was swift and unanimous — at least among the fashion-focused. Press pundits,...
  • Political brands: Republicans dig Chick-fil-A, Democrats go Google

    When Democrats and Republicans do reach across the aisle, chances are they’re not chatting about their favorite brands. The blue party is big on Google, Amazon.com and PBS, while their red rivals are all about the Fox News Channel, Chick-fil-A...
  • Staples stock jumps on report Bain, others are considering buyout

    A report that several private equity firms -- including original investor Bain Capital -- are considering buying Staples Inc. pushed the office supply chain’s stock up as much as 6.2% on Friday. Acquisition talks are still preliminary and any offer...
  • Ann Romney to highlight Mack fundraiser during GOP convention

     
    Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney, will be the featured guest at a $1,000-and-up fundraiser planned for GOP U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV in Tampa later this month. The Mack campaign has sent out...
  • Did Clint Eastwood ruin Mitt Romney’s night?

     
    Clint Eastwood has won Oscars and moviegoers' enduring affection, but he was getting trashed for his performance Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. In a very unusual improv act, Eastwood told off an empty chair that was there...