Republican National Convention

6:07am

Thu August 30, 2012
It's All Politics

In A Picture: Ryan's Speech Was Much Ado About Obama

Wordle.net

For those who like word clouds, here is Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's speech Wednesday night at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, during which he accepted his party's vice presidential nomination.

This picture of how often he said something drew our eyes to:

-- "Obama." That would be the president, of course, who Ryan said has failed the American people.

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3:56am

Thu August 30, 2012
Election 2012

The Making Of Paul Ryan

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan addressed the Republican National Convention last night. Steve Inskeep talks with Politico's Jonathan Martin about how Congressman Ryan became Mitt Romney's choice for vice president.

3:56am

Thu August 30, 2012
Election 2012

Obama's Campaign Trips Blunt GOP Criticism From Tampa

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 5:16 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

We're getting a reminder here of how fiercely competitive this race is. Even as his party's convention is going on, Mitt Romney, campaigning in Indiana and President Obama, of course, not taking the week off - as rival candidates sometimes do during the opponent's convention. He's been making his case the last couple of days in college towns, trying to energize young voters.

And NPR's Scott Horsley is on the road with the president.

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10:36pm

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Ryan Rips Obama, Sets Table For Romney

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 4:52 am

Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks Wednesday at the Republican National Convention.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

With a jutting chin and growing fearlessness, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan delivered a GOP convention takedown of President Obama Wednesday night, catapulting an already ugly campaign to a whole new level.

At times pugnacious, at times seemingly emotional (he wiped away tears when talking about his mother), Ryan, 42, a Wisconsin congressman, used his well-crafted speech to characterize the nation's president and his bright promise as old, played out.

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5:34pm

Wed August 29, 2012
THE COLORADO STATESMAN AT THE RNC

RNC Gives Romney Nod, But Rules Strife Festers

State GOP Chairman Ryan Call, with delegate Luke Kirk standing beside him, delivers the results of the Colorado delegation's vote in the presidential nomination roll call on Aug. 28 at the RNC in Tampa.
Ernest Luning The Colorado Statesman

On the same day Republicans formally nominated Mitt Romney for the presidency, a battle over proposed party rules changes roiled the GOP’s national convention on Tuesday and left some Colorado delegates vowing they won’t cast a vote for the former Massachusetts governor in the fall election.

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