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Protesters ‘Occupying’ Tampa for GOP Convention

Protesters ‘Occupying’ Tampa for GOP Convention

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Occupy Wall Street movement born last year in a New York City park has made its way to Voice of Freedom park in Tampa Bay, Fla., just in time for the GOP convention.The Occupy Tampa movement has moved into Vo…

Ron Paul Strikes Deal with RNC over Delegates

Ron Paul Strikes Deal with RNC over Delegates

Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will enter the GOP convention next week with more delegates after a deal was reached, avoiding a potentially embarrassing standoff with Mitt Romne…

GOP Approves Abortion Amendment, Keeps Silent on Cases of Rape

GOP Approves Abortion Amendment, Keeps Silent on Cases of Rape

Kris Connor/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Republican National Committee approved a platform amendment opposing abortion Tuesday, essentially reproducing its stated policies from 2008 and 2004 — and highlighting a potential divide between Mitt Romney…

RNC Launches Mobile Convention App

RNC Launches Mobile Convention App

Hemera/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — Can’t make it to the GOP convention in Tampa? Tech fans, fret not: There’s an app for that.The Republican National Convention host committee today launched its free mobile app, “Tampa 2012,” as …

Christine O’Donnell to Stage Tea Party vs. Occupy Debate in Tampa

Christine O’Donnell to Stage Tea Party vs. Occupy Debate in Tampa

Win McNamee/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — Christine O’Donnell is looking to make some trouble in Tampa, Fla.The former Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware will host a five-day event dubbed Troublemaker Fest at an IMAX theater two blocks…

Donald Trump Hints At ‘Wild’ Role at Republican Convention

Donald Trump Hints At ‘Wild’ Role at Republican Convention

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump is keeping his Republican National Convention role a secret for now, but on Wednesday he hinted that whatever it is — it’s going to be “pretty wild.”The real estate and reality televis…

Trump to Have ‘Major Role’ at GOP Convention, His Aide Claims

Trump to Have ‘Major Role’ at GOP Convention, His Aide Claims

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump will have a “major role” at the Republican National Convention, an aide to the real estate mogul tells ABC News.Trump heads to Tampa the day after receiving the Statesman of the Year award…

Are RNC Speakers Off Veep List? Romney Says No

Are RNC Speakers Off Veep List? Romney Says No

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Republican National Committee is slowly releasing a list of names of high-profile Republicans, such as Condoleezza Rice and Rick Santorum, who will headline the GOP convention in Tampa later this month.&n…

Mitt Romney’s VP List Narrows?

Mitt Romney’s VP List Narrows?

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The list of Mitt Romney’s potential running mates appeared to narrow Monday as Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus announced a list of headline speakers — including some whose names have been to…

RNC Steps Up ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Attacks

RNC Steps Up ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Attacks

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Republican National Committee is again joining forces with its friends at the Romney campaign, continuing the “you didn’t build that” push on Wednesday with a new web video.While the campaign has 24…

George W. Bush to Skip GOP Convention

George W. Bush to Skip GOP Convention

SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — George W. Bush’s time outside the political spotlight will extend at least through August.The former president will not attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., according to a spokesman, mea…

RNC Chair Heads to Iowa to Push Message Where Obama’s Campaigning

RNC Chair Heads to Iowa to Push Message Where Obama’s Campaigning

Alex Wong/Getty Images(CEDAR FALLS, Iowa) — President Obama is going to have some company Tuesday in Iowa, and it’s not a welcome guest.  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is also heading to Cedar Falls to push his messa…

Christie Will ‘Wait and See’ on Obamacare; No Convention Speech Yet

Christie Will ‘Wait and See’ on Obamacare; No Convention Speech Yet

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is going to take a “wait and see” approach to how his state implements the Affordable Care Act now that the Supreme Court has deemed the president…

RNC Chairman: ‘Light Blue’ Wisconsin Can Turn Red for November

RNC Chairman: ‘Light Blue’ Wisconsin Can Turn Red for November

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that after Scott Walker’s recall victory this week, “light blue” Wisconsin “can turn red under the right circumstances.”“The momentum is clearly sh…

RNC Video Lampoons Obama Fundraising Effort

RNC Video Lampoons Obama Fundraising Effort

Eric Ryan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Republican National Committee released a new web video Monday lampooning the Obama campaign’s latest fundraising effort, a web ad with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour that came out Friday, the same day…

RNC Continues Cory Booker Push with New Web Video

RNC Continues Cory Booker Push with New Web Video

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the third day in a row, Republicans highlighted Newark mayor and Obama surrogate Cory Booker’s comments calling the Obama campaign attacks on Bain Capital “nauseating.”The Obama camp has…

US Visa for Raul Castro’s Daughter Criticized

US Visa for Raul Castro’s Daughter Criticized

STR/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — Continuing their effort to woo Hispanic voters especially in the battleground state of Florida, the Republican National Committee on Tuesday went after the Obama administration for granting a visa to Mariela Castro, d…

Romney Camp, RNC to Focus on Obama’s Broken Promises

Romney Camp, RNC to Focus on Obama’s Broken Promises

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee plan to jointly push a message this week that focuses on President Obama’s promises on cutting the national deficit and reducing the debt. “Pres…

Friending Voters: RNC Launches Facebook App

Friending Voters: RNC Launches Facebook App

Hemera/Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The GOP has officially entered the world of “likes” and statuses.The Republican National Committee on Tuesday unveiled a new Facebook application, which party staffers say will au…

White House Responds to RNC Complaint on Obama Travels

White House Responds to RNC Complaint on Obama Travels

Getty Images/Comstock Images(WASHINGTON) — In response to the Republican National Committee earlier Wednesday filing a formal complaint with the Government Accountability Office and the comptroller general, alleging that the Obama campaign “has …

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