Republican National Convention

10:42am

Thu August 30, 2012
It's All Politics

CNN Camerawoman: Racial Taunts Aimed At Her Could Happen Anywhere

"This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue," CNN camerawoman Patricia Carroll, in an interview with an institute that promotes diversity in the news media, says of the ugly racial taunts directed her way Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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9:58am

Thu August 30, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney's Need To Please Tugs In Different Directions

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 10:57 am

Analysts say one of Mitt Romney's goals in tonight's speech as he accepts the GOP presidential nomination is to "establish some connection" with Americans who are struggling.
Michael Conroy AP

Mitt Romney has a tough to-do list.

He has to walk an ideological tightrope. As he accepts the GOP presidential nomination tonight, Romney will try to fire up partisans in the convention hall and watching at home, without turning off moderates and independent voters.

He also has to convey certain intangible qualities. The former Massachusetts governor will want to appear presidential while also attempting to lift his low "likability" ratings.

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7:12am

Thu August 30, 2012

6:53am

Thu August 30, 2012
Politics

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Paul Ryan's Speech To The RNC

Video & full text as prepared of vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's speech to the Republican National Convention, August 29th 2012.

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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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