Republican National Convention

11:04am

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Is Clint Eastwood Going To Make Mitt Romney's Day?

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 11:31 am

Clint Eastwood.
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10:55am

Wed August 29, 2012
Politics

As Political Conventions Take Over Primetime, Campaigns Head Online

A screen capture of an 'in-stream ad' for Mitt Romney on YouTube.
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  • Nathan Heffel reporting for Morning Edition

As the Republican National Convention takes over prime time TV this week, and the Democratic National Convention starts next week, politics are clearly in the spotlight. Political campaigns are flooding broadcast television, but they’re also diving deeper into social media to find perspective voters.

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6:00am

Wed August 29, 2012
Politics

Colorado Delegates Cast Votes for Mitt Romney and Ron Paul

Mitt Romney was officially nominated as the Republican Presidential Candidate at the party’s convention in Tampa on Tuesday. But the vote from Colorado’s 36 delegates was not unanimous.

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4:44am

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

As Ryan Takes The Stage, He Gives Hope To Republicans, Democrats Alike

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 5:15 am

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, seen at a weekend rally in Powell, Ohio, is set to formally accept the GOP nomination to become Mitt Romney's running mate.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Like a lot of Republicans, Jane Jech is excited about Paul Ryan. Maybe even more excited than she is about Mitt Romney.

Ryan, a seven-term representative from Wisconsin and the chairman of the House Budget Committee, will formally accept the Republican Party's nomination for vice president on Wednesday.

His speech is expected to touch on all the hallmarks he's emphasized since getting the nod as running mate on Aug. 11, including the need to get the federal deficit under control, in part by curbing entitlement programs like Medicare.

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3:03am

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Republicans Reach Out To Women More In Convention Programming Than Platform Writing

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 6:36 am

Georgia delegates Ruby Robinson (right) and Kathy Noble hold signs and cheer during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., where a parade of female officials and officeholders appeared on stage Tuesday.
Charles Dharapak AP

In case you missed it, the theme here in Tampa at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday was: "We Built It." Intended as a reference to building a business, the three words also suggested another construction project under way — a bridge to female voters.

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