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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • Start the Presses: An Armenian chef, French food and a side of homesickness

    Start the Presses: An Armenian chef, French food and a side of homesickness
    The L'Eden Restaurant & Bar sits on the corner of Tampa and Madison streets in downtown Tampa, about five blocks away from where the Republican National Convention was held this week. The owner and executive chef, Gerard Jamgotchian, sat down with me...
  • 10 things you might not know about political ads

    10 things you might not know about political ads
    The presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have pledged not to run political ads Sept. 11, out of respect for the terrorism victims. Which means there are 64 other days when you can count on being deluged with ads before Election Day. 1...
  • O'Malley: Presidential race will remain tight

    The presidential election will remain close until the "final decision window" because voters are dissatisfied with the economy, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted on Sunday. But, he said, voters will ultimately reelect President Barack Obama rather...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...