| Jul 15, 2012
The dog days of July were once a slow time in our presidential campaigns, a time when candidates could take vacations and voters could take a break. The party conventions were still a month or more away; aside from fundraising and backroom strategizing,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Updated Aug. 27, 2012, 12:50pm CT Several news outlets will be broadcasting the 2012 Republican National Convention, which runs Aug. 27-30, at which Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (both pictured above, at an earlier date) are expected to receive the official...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Rick Santorum, whose campaign has seemed like something out of a science fiction novel to the Pennsylvanians who ended his political career six years ago, is kicking off his return to the state in the aptly named town of Mars.
The former U.S. senator,...
| Dec 25, 2011
In Iowan Meredith Willson's "The Music Man," Marian, the River City librarian, spends a lot of time looking for love, while pretending not to. In the end she does, in fact, find it, with a huckster — a man who may be slightly less than sincere. We...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 11:49 AM
To the Republican voters in the other 49 states, I sympathize with you. It must be painful to turn on every cable and broadcast network, read the websites and follow the blogs and realize that you mean absolutely nothing when it comes to choosing a GOP...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 3:57 AM
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was a good sport Thursday when he appeared on “The Colbert Report” — a Comedy Central “news” program hosted by faux-conservative comedian Stephen Colbert.
Daniels was on the show to promote his...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:49 PM
The Republican National Committee has tapped Peter Towey, who recently served as campaign manager for Steve Welch's U.S. Senate campaign, to head Pennsylvania's Victory Program.
In a statement, RNC chairman Reince Priebus said this:
| May 18, 2012
| 7:42 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A visit by former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a video speech by presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, are aimed at building excitement among 2,500 Michigan Republicans gathering in Detroit for this weekend's state...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search has entered a new phase: auditions.
As his campaign evaluates potential running mates, Republicans with a possible shot at the No. 2 spot on the presidential ticket are starting to...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:08 PM
This is the schedule for Wednesday, August 29 -- the third day of the 2012 Republican National Convention. All times are Central.
Call to order
Introduction of Colors
Pledge of Allegiance