Republican National Convention http://kunc.org en RNC Visits Denver As Search Continues For 2016 GOP Convention Host City http://kunc.org/post/rnc-visits-denver-search-continues-2016-gop-convention-host-city <p>Six cities are still in the running for the 2016 RNC National Convention. Including Denver, others on the list like Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Cleveland and Cincinnati will all receive ‘technical visits’ to give organizers a better feel for the cities’ offerings.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:47:41 +0000 Nathan Heffel 55459 at http://kunc.org RNC Visits Denver As Search Continues For 2016 GOP Convention Host City Parsing The 2012 Party Platforms http://kunc.org/post/parsing-2012-party-platforms One overlooked part of the convention frenzy was the party platforms. They seemed to cause more embarrassment than excitement at the DNC, where party leaders fumbled at reinserting clauses about Jerusalem and God into their platform. And at the RNC, Rep. John Boehner admitted he'd never even read his party's platform. NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving joins weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz to talk about the platforms and what — if anything — they mean in 2012. Sun, 09 Sep 2012 21:08:00 +0000 33401 at http://kunc.org As The Campaigns Shift Into High Gear, All 4 Convention Speeches In One Place http://kunc.org/post/campaigns-shift-high-gear-all-4-convention-speeches-one-place <p>Now that the conventions are over, expect the campaigning to increase as the election is only 60 days away now.</p><p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:54:49 +0000 Jim Hill 33315 at http://kunc.org As The Campaigns Shift Into High Gear, All 4 Convention Speeches In One Place Occupy The Conventions: Where Are The Protesters At The DNC, RNC? http://kunc.org/post/occupy-conventions-where-are-protesters-dnc-rnc These days, Tryon Street here in Charlotte has felt a bit like a carnival. It has some to do with the many temporary structures that have popped up every few blocks and certainly some to do with the street vendors hawking T-shirts and hats and pins and mugs.<p>But a lot of that atmosphere has to do with the protesters. The city isn't overrun with them, not at all. But every few city blocks, you'll find a smattering of them. Most are anti-abortion activists, who held huge pictures of aborted fetuses. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:49:00 +0000 33272 at http://kunc.org Occupy The Conventions: Where Are The Protesters At The DNC, RNC? What The Democrats' Do-Over Really Says About Party Platforms http://kunc.org/post/what-democrats-do-over-really-says-about-party-platforms Party platforms are like contracts: No one bothers to read them until something bad happens.<p>We all know that parties to any agreement should study the fine print in advance, and surely that applies to the national political parties. The delegates really ought to spend some of their time in the host city studying the document they are voting to adopt.<p>But hey, it's a convention. It's a party. Who wants to sit in their hotel room and read?<p>Platforms can lead to awkward moments, and worse. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:28:00 +0000 Ron Elving 33244 at http://kunc.org What The Democrats' Do-Over Really Says About Party Platforms