Republican National Convention

3:47pm

Tue April 15, 2014
Politics

RNC Visits Denver As Search Continues For 2016 GOP Convention Host City

Ann and Mitt Romney exit the stage after Mitt's speech at the Republican National Convention in 2012. Balloons and grandchildren filled the stage after the speech.
Mallory Benedict/PBS NewsHour http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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.

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3:08pm

Sun September 9, 2012
Politics

Parsing The 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.

12:54pm

Fri September 7, 2012

2:49pm

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Occupy The Conventions: Where Are The Protesters At The DNC, RNC?

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 5:14 pm

A group of roughly 100 Occupy protestors took to the streets in Charlotte on Wednesday. Occupiers marched relatively peacefully down Tryon St. a few blocks away from the Time Warner Cable Arena.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

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.

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8:28am

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

What The Democrats' Do-Over Really Says About Party Platforms

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 9:17 am

Los Angeles Mayor and Democratic Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa calls for a vote to amend the platform Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Charles Dharapak AP

Party platforms are like contracts: No one bothers to read them until something bad happens.

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.

But hey, it's a convention. It's a party. Who wants to sit in their hotel room and read?

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