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Clint Eastwood Explains Empty-Chair Speech

Clint Eastwood Explains Empty-Chair SpeechMark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In his first interview since the infamous invisible Obama empty chair routine that transfixed the Republican National Convention last month, Clint Eastwood says the Romney campaign didn’t know what he was g...

Clint Eastwood Inspires Twitter Buzz After Convention Speech

Clint Eastwood Inspires Twitter Buzz After Convention SpeechMark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Clint Eastwood caused quite the stir on the national stage of the Republican National Convention Thursday night when he interviewed an empty chair, addressing it as “President Obama.”  The off-co...

Ann Romney: ‘Our Love’ Is with Robin Roberts

Ann Romney: ‘Our Love’ Is with Robin RobertsRobin poses with her sister and doctor. ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Ann Romney Friday morning sent a message of love and support to ABC's Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts, whose mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, passed away Thursday night.&...

Fact Check: Obama ‘Gutted’ Welfare Reform, Gingrich Says

Fact Check: Obama ‘Gutted’ Welfare Reform, Gingrich SaysJessica McGowan/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Newt Gingrich, speaking alongside his wife, Callista, Thursday night in Tampa, Fla., revived the Romney camp’s claims that the Obama administration had “gutted” welfare reform by offering w...

Mitt Romney’s Son Chokes Up Over Family’s Immigrant Past

Mitt Romney’s Son Chokes Up Over Family’s Immigrant PastJoe Raedle/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Mitt Romney's son Craig choked up Thursday night when he recounted for the Republican National Convention how his grandparents immigrated from Mexico to live the American dream."It's easy to forget that the story...

DNC Chair Calls RNC ‘Crass’ for Partying in Face of Hurricane Isaac

DNC Chair Calls RNC ‘Crass’ for Partying in Face of Hurricane IsaacVallery Jean/FilmMagic(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke out on Thursday against the Republican National Convention’s handling of Hurricane Isaac, which is causing havoc along the Gulf Coast.&...

Jeb Bush’s Advice to Romney on RNC Speech: Show Your ‘Heart’

Jeb Bush’s Advice to Romney on RNC Speech: Show Your ‘Heart’Mark Wilson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush offered Mitt Romney some advice Thursday morning on ABC's Good Morning America just hours before the GOP presidential nominee will make the most important speech of his political car...

Jeb Bush’s Advice to Romney on RNC Speech: Show Your ‘Heart’

Jeb Bush’s Advice to Romney on RNC Speech: Show Your ‘Heart’Mark Wilson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush offered Mitt Romney some advice Thursday morning on ABC's Good Morning America just hours before the GOP presidential nominee will make the most important speech of his political car...

Jeb Bush’s Advice to Romney on RNC Speech: Show Your ‘Heart’

Jeb Bush’s Advice to Romney on RNC Speech: Show Your ‘Heart’Mark Wilson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush offered Mitt Romney some advice Thursday morning on ABC's Good Morning America just hours before the GOP presidential nominee will make the most important speech of his political car...

Paul Ryan Links Obama Policies to GM Plant Closed Under Bush

Paul Ryan Links Obama Policies to GM Plant Closed Under BushChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- In his speech Wednesday evening, Rep. Paul Ryan referenced a Janesville, Wis., GM plant that was shut down, linking its closure to President Obama, who gave a speech there in 2008.  But it turns out th...

Paul Ryan Links Obama Policies to GM Plant Closed Under Bush

Paul Ryan Links Obama Policies to GM Plant Closed Under BushChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- In his speech Wednesday evening, Rep. Paul Ryan referenced a Janesville, Wis., GM plant that was shut down, linking its closure to President Obama, who gave a speech there in 2008.  But it turns out th...

Paul Ryan Links Obama Policies to GM Plant Closed Under Bush

Paul Ryan Links Obama Policies to GM Plant Closed Under BushChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- In his speech Wednesday evening, Rep. Paul Ryan referenced a Janesville, Wis., GM plant that was shut down, linking its closure to President Obama, who gave a speech there in 2008.  But it turns out th...

Is Clint Eastwood the Mystery Convention Speaker?

Is Clint Eastwood the Mystery Convention Speaker?Indigo/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- There’s a big mystery in Tampa, Fla.: Who is the “TBA” who will address the Republican National Convention Thursday night just before Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney?It’s a prime slot on the final...

GOP Senate Candidate Ted Cruz Sees Tea Party as ‘the Future’

GOP Senate Candidate Ted Cruz Sees Tea Party as ‘the Future’Douglas Graham/Roll Call(TAMPA, Fla.) -- With the help of the Tea Party, Ted Cruz bucked the establishment in Texas this summer when he knocked a long-term state politician out of the Republican Senate primary, sending a message that the Tea Party is h...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Gets Biggest Applause of Night at RNC

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Gets Biggest Applause of Night at RNCScott Olson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Turns out Chris Christie was not the only rock star governor speaking at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night.  Enter Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who successfully fought off a recall attempt th...

‘Mystery Speaker’ to Address GOP Convention Thursday

‘Mystery Speaker’ to Address GOP Convention ThursdayABC News(NEW YORK) -- The buzz of a "mystery speaker" scheduled to address delegates at the Republican National Convention on Thursday before Mitt Romney gives his acceptance speech is providing some drama.Advisors for the GOP presidential nominee say ...

Mitt Romney Faces Historically-Low Popularity as RNC Kicks Off

Mitt Romney Faces Historically-Low Popularity as RNC Kicks OffABC News Radio(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Republicans celebrated the nomination of Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate Tuesday night with a determination to defeat President Obama, but their Tampa party was marred by a new poll that found Romney to be the...

Politicians, Lobbyists Schmooze at Lavish Convention Parties

Politicians, Lobbyists Schmooze at Lavish Convention PartiesThe National Republican Senatorial Committee threw a party featuring the Commodores at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. (ABC News)(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The Republican National Convention, which got into full swing Tuesday, and next week's Democr...

Rick Santorum to Press Welfare Attack Against Obama in RNC Speech

Rick Santorum to Press Welfare Attack Against Obama in RNC SpeechScott Olson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- He was perhaps Mitt Romney’s most bitter enemy during the protracted Republican presidential primary, but on Tuesday night Rick Santorum plans to give his most hearty pat on the back yet to a former rival ...

Romney Power Team Dissects 2012 Together in Tampa

Romney Power Team Dissects 2012 Together in TampaAlex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a somewhat anticlimactic start to the Republican National Convention because of weather delays, Mitt Romney and his Boston-based power team hit the ground Tuesday in Tampa, Fla.,  and are ready to make up ...
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