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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • A conspicuous absence in Tampa: George W. Bush

    A conspicuous absence in Tampa: George W. Bush
    Since exiting the White House in January 2009, George W. Bush has effectively managed to keep himself out of the spotlight. While a handful of news stories have captured Mr. Bush's promotion of his cancer initiative in Africa and furnished updates on...
  • Romney to visit Costa Mesa

    Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is dropping by Orange County for another fundraiser next month, according to published reports. Romney will be at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Sept. 17 for the evening event, where...
  • 16 strippers, ages 18 to 61, busted on prostitution charges in Tampa before upcoming RNC

    Tampa cops conducted a two-day sweep, dubbed "Keep it Clean," to deter prostitution and human trafficking during the upcoming Republican National Convention, according to a news release from the Tampa Police Department. Undercover officers conducted...
  • Best Tampa Bay watering holes for RNC visitors

    Best Tampa Bay watering holes for RNC visitors
    TAMPA, Fla. — Warning, you may come into contact with peanuts if you take this excursion during the 40th Republican National Convention in Tampa Aug. 27-30. Most of the suggested bars are within a 10-minute taxi ride from the Tampa Bay Times Forum,...
  • Memo to Romney: Stop talking about your taxes; it's not helping

    Memo to Romney: Stop talking about your taxes; it's not helping
    For all the media clamor for Mitt Romney to come clean on his past tax returns, maybe his campaign advisers would be better off just advising him to keep quiet on the matter, before he gaffes again. Mr. Romney's supposedly clarifying remark that he has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Election 2012 as seen by Eric Breitenbach

    Election 2012 as seen by Eric Breitenbach
    Early in this year’s political campaigns, Eric Breitenbach began to notice a confrontational tenor to the debate. “When the political dialogue relative to 2012 election began to heat up, I was dismayed at the tone of the dialogue and I...
  • 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...