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CNN staff shares images from 2012 RNCupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 10:26:00

Want an inside view of the Republican National Convention? CNN staff on the ground in Tampa are sharing behind-the-scenes happenings from the GOP convention floor and CNN Grill. Check out their photo highlights via social media sites like Instagram and Twitter below, or click here to see them all.

Inside the RNC 'war room'updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 03:01:00

CNN's Paul Steinhauser goes behind the scenes of the RNC "war room" in Tampa, Florida.

O'Donnell: RNC debate idea not stolenupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 22:56:00

Christine O'Donnell says that she did not steal the idea for the Tea Party versus Occupy Wall Street debate.

Anarchists target political conventionsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 19:29:00

Officials are on alert as anarchists threaten to shut down both National Conventions. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.

Agencies warn of possible anarchist activity at conventionsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 19:29:00

Law enforcement officials are concerned about possible violence by anarchist extremists at the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions, according to an intelligence bulletin prepared by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.

Peek inside strip clubs prepping for RNCupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 11:58:00

Tampa, Florida, strip clubs welcome this year's Republican National Convention.

Analysis: Wisconsin now tougher for Obama, but still uphill climb for Romneyupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 10:01:00

Republicans scored a decisive victory Tuesday in the bitter Wisconsin recall election as Gov. Scott Walker beat back Democratic challenger Tom Barrett and his organized labor allies to keep his seat in Madison.

GOP leaders gather in Arizona, ready to embrace Romneyupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 10:08:00

Not too long ago, it seemed this week's meeting of the Republican National Committee in Arizona might be consumed with squabbles about delegate math and anxious hand-wringing over the long and acrimonious presidential primary fight.

Republicans feud over drawn-out nominating calendarupdated: Sun Mar 04 2012 17:22:00

Chris Christie called it "the dumbest idea anybody ever had."

Is Romney officially ahead in GOP race?updated: Sun Mar 04 2012 17:22:00

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says that tough primaries are a good thing and that there's still time to woo independents.

Florida seeks to move primary date, upending GOP calendar updated: Fri Sep 30 2011 02:39:00

A Republican-appointed commission in Florida could turn the 2012 GOP presidential nominating calendar topsy-turvy Friday if it goes ahead with plans to shift the state's primary to January 31.

First on CNN: Florida will likely hold Jan. primary, threatening presidential calendarupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 09:59:00

Florida is now expected to hold its presidential primary on the last day in January 2012, a move likely to throw the carefully arranged Republican nominating calendar into disarray and jumpstart the nominating process a month earlier than party leaders had hoped.

RNC considers selling TV rights of presidential primary debatesupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 19:50:00

The Republican National Committee is considering sanctioning the GOP presidential primary debates and then selling the broadcast rights to news outlets, two Republicans with knowledge of the idea tell CNN.

Political Circus: Battle Hymn of the Sarah Palin Republicupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 13:34:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.

Steele drops out of RNC raceupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 16:53:00

Michael Steele withdraws his name for another term as chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Steele will run for another term as RNC chairmanupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 20:38:00

Michael Steele announced Monday that he will seek a second term as chairman of the Republican National Committee, according to several committee members who took part in a private conference call with him.

Michael Steele: 'I ain't going anywhere'updated: Mon Dec 13 2010 20:38:00

In July, RNC chairman Michael Steele says he won't resign, and that "exceptional" Republicans will take back government.

5 keys to filling Michael Steele's job as RNC chairmanupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 09:41:00

In less than two months, members of the Republican National Committee will convene at National Harbor, just outside Washington, and select a chairman to lead the organization over the next two years.

Political Circus: Coach or first class for Pelosi?updated: Tue Nov 23 2010 14:59:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed:

Counting down to midterm electionsupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 12:14:00

Campaigns are working to get out the vote as the midterm elections are just a few days away.

GOP gathering a 'jump-start' to 2012 raceupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 15:20:00

Nearly 4,000 GOP insiders are descending Thursday on New Orleans for the start of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, thought by many to be the unofficial kickoff to the 2012 presidential cycle.

RNC's Michael Steele in the hot seatupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 11:47:00

Should RNC Chair Michael Steele resign? Is he helping or hurting the party? Political heavy-weights battle it out on CNN.

Steele tries to reassure GOP as top aide resignsupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 11:47:00

Embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has sought to reassure party activists that the GOP will be prepared for November's elections after his chief of staff's resignation.

Bad timing for GOP: Steele's faux pas and RNC meltdownupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 11:10:00

Given all external indicators, the GOP hierarchy should be having a pretty good time right about now.

Does the GOP need a fresh start?updated: Wed Apr 07 2010 11:10:00

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour joins CNN's John King and compares the current political environment with the past.

Perkins: RNC 'tone deaf' to supportersupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 11:03:00

A prominent conservative is urging Americans not to donate to the the RNC following allegations of lavish spending.

New RNC scandal, old GOP arroganceupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 11:03:00

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele might be reminding conservative activists of a past Republican leadership turned arrogant with power.

More problems for the RNC?updated: Fri Apr 02 2010 20:56:00

A FRC Action member is urging supporters to avoid donating directly to the Republican National Committee.

RNC's bridge to conservatives on shaky ground?updated: Fri Apr 02 2010 20:56:00

A nearly $2,000 bar tab at a bondage-themed Hollywood night club has continued to cast a shadow on the Republican National Committee and has raised questions over the ability of its chairman, Michael Steele, to lead the party to victory in November 2010.

RNC's $2,000 club tabupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 20:43:00

The Republican National Committee confirms it reimbursed a nearly $2000 tab at a nightclub. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

Republican chief faces fallout over sex-themed nightclub tabupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 20:43:00

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is being criticized again after the committee bankrolled a Republican donor's tab at a risque Hollywood nightclub with other party members.

Conservative leader tells donors to stop giving to RNCupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 02:40:00

The head of an influential social conservative organization urged members and supporters Wednesday to stop donating to the Republican National Committee and instead contribute to its own coffers or to candidates with like-minded goals.

GOP leaders criticize RNC fundraising pitchupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 08:29:00

Top Republicans have harsh words for a leaked Republican National Committee document containing images skewering President Obama and other leading Democrats.

Protect voter gains of 'Bloody Sunday'updated: Sun Mar 07 2010 10:27:00

On Sunday we commemorate the courage and sacrifice of 600 men and women who dared 45 years ago to take the first steps in a 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital, Montgomery, for the right to vote. That day, Sunday, March 7, 1965, would come to be known as "Bloody Sunday."

What happened to bipartisanship?updated: Tue Nov 03 2009 07:49:00

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he would be pushing for a public option in the final health care bill, it looked as if he had given up on the possibility of a bipartisan agreement.

'Time for something different'updated: Sat Jan 31 2009 13:54:00

New party chairman Michael Steele says he will take Republican ideals to all parts of America.

Preston on politics: Rebuilding the GOP with Steeleupdated: Sat Jan 31 2009 13:54:00

Republicans took the first step toward rebuilding on Friday after suffering demoralizing losses in November that left them with little power and acknowledging that much needs to be done to restore the GOP to its former glory.

Steele becomes first African-American RNC chairmanupdated: Sat Jan 31 2009 10:36:00

Members of the Republican National Committee elected their first African-American party chief Friday, choosing former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele to chair the organization after six tumultuous rounds of voting.

RNC race still wide open as members meet in Washingtonupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 15:05:00

The unpredictable and sometimes acrimonious race to lead the GOP into the post-Bush era will culminate Friday when the Republican National Committee votes to elect its next chairman.

RNC chair candidates wrap up hectic week in Washingtonupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 17:00:00

The campaign to determine who will lead the Republican party into the era of Barack Obama took a series of unexpected turns Wednesday, beginning with the removal of non-party members from a highly-anticipated "special meeting" of the Republican National Committee.

Fortune: Bailout rage divides the GOPupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 15:26:00

A hundred days have passed since House Republicans pushed the Dow Jones over the cliff to its biggest point loss ever with their surprise rejection of Henry Paulson's $700 billion Wall Street bailout.

Analysis: GOP revival hangs on party's next leaderupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 09:35:00

A fresh, invigorating appeal to voters. That's the challenge Republicans face as they set out to pick a new leader for a party driven into the wilderness after a disappointing 2008 general election.

GOP song controversyupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 09:35:00

A candidate to lead the Republican Party releases a CD that insults Barack Obama. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

GOP reaction divided over controversial Obama songupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 17:54:00

Republican Party reaction is divided over the decision of a candidate for party chairman to distribute a CD that features the parody tune "Barack the Magic Negro," with the majority of Chip Saltsman's political rivals criticizing the move.

RNC chairman condemns controversial Obama songupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 10:55:00

The chairman of the Republican National Committee said he was "appalled" by a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" on a CD distributed by one of his political rivals.

RNC chairman candidate defends 'Barack the Magic Negro' songupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 17:31:00

A candidate for the Republican National Committee chairmanship said Friday the CD he sent committee members for Christmas -- which included a song titled "Barack the Magic Negro" -- was clearly intended as a joke.

GOP warned to embrace technology or face 'suicide'updated: Fri Dec 12 2008 14:36:00

When Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis decided to throw his hat in the ring to head the Republican Party, he announced his intentions on an unlikely forum: Twitter.

RNC fundraising appeal accuses Democrats of theft in Senate racesupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 13:39:00

The man steering the Republican Party has said he's concerned that Democrats may try unfairly to influence Minnesota's Senate contest, which is headed toward a recount, and the Senate runoff battle in Georgia.

Who will lead the GOP?updated: Fri Nov 14 2008 13:39:00

CNN's John Roberts talks with RNC Chairman Mike Duncan about the party's future.

RNC, GOP tweak tactics to lure conservative Democratsupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 12:41:00

While many in the media are single-mindedly focused on vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's outfits, Republican efforts to brand Sen. Barack Obama a socialist and the chances that Democrats will net nine Senate seats (giving them 60 seats in the next Senate), some other interesting things are going on -- things that are being missed.

Commentary: For women in public eye, looks matterupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 11:12:00

There's been a lot of sniping and a lot of stories Wednesday about Gov. Sarah Palin's clothes.

RNC protesters marchupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:15:00

Protesters march on the final day of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

RNC super wrapupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 09:34:00

CNN's Jonathan Mann has all the highlights from the Republican National Convention.

Police deny using excessive force against RNC protestersupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 14:00:00

Authorities in Minnesota's Twin Cities have created "a climate of intense police intimidation," protesters at the Republican National Convention contend, but officials say they're merely preserving the peace.

RNC protesters' office raidedupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 16:41:00

Recorded: a raid on the building used by a group planning to protest at the Republican National Convention.

Police raid headquarters of RNC protestersupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 16:41:00

Police raided a rental hall used by a group organizing protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday. The iTunes Primary: No Contestupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 13:00:00

In the electoral college of rock, Joel Stein reports from Denver, the Democrats hold a commanding lead The Tire-Gauge Solution: No Jokeupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 17:00:00

Viewpoint: Republicans are hooting at Obama's suggestion that inflating your tires can help save energy. But who's really out of touch? Convention Protesters Get a Jumpupdated: Sun Jul 13 2008 23:00:00

Kept away from the action in 2004, protesters have taken their cases to federal courts in Denver and St. Paul, Minn., in hopes that their efforts might hit their intended targets The Battle for Catholic Votersupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 20:05:00

With the economy and Iraq topping voter concerns, abortion has receded into the political background. As a TIME poll shows, that has put the Catholic vote up for grabs

Analysis: Democrats woo disaffected evangelicalsupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 19:49:00

Four years ago, Michael Farris was knee-deep in presidential politics.

Candidates on money, religionupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 19:49:00

Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser explains what John McCain and Barack Obama are up to on the campaign trail.

Clinton, Romney top early CNN delegate surveyupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 18:11:00

Sen. Hillary Clinton has taken an early lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, even before voters make their voices heard in the first-in-the-nation presidential contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Party heads look to Iowaupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 18:11:00

CNN's Heidi Collins interviews the respective chairmen of the DNC and RNC to see what they expect from caucus night in Iowa. White House E-Mail Records Goneupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 12:25:00

E-mail records are missing for 51 of the 88 White House officials who had electronic message accounts with the Republican National Committee, the House Oversight Committee said Monday

Report: White House aides used GOP e-mail to skirt lawupdated: Mon Jun 18 2007 17:02:00

E-mail records are missing for 51 of the 88 White House aides with Republican Party accounts, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reported Monday.

Romney emerges as insider favorite for GOP in '08updated: Mon Mar 05 2007 15:18:00

Who's the insider favorite for the Republican nomination? The answer may come as a surprise.

Democratic fundraising surges aheadupdated: Mon Jul 24 2006 14:28:00

Reports filed recently with the Federal Election Commission show that the Senate and House fundraising arms of the national Democratic party have widened their cash advantage over their Republican counterparts, while the Republican National Committee continues to have more than four times the cash in the bank than its rival, the Democratic National Committee.

An eye On the White House and an eye on youupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 10:02:00

In 2004, John Kerry spent so much of his advertising budget on broadcast-television warhorses like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune that he at least deserved a wardrobe courtesy of Botany 500. George W. Bush threw millions at TV too (he favored Cops and JAG), but his ads also appeared on cable, talk radio, blogs, the Internet and, in several cases, closed-circuit televisions above health-club treadmills. "We took one message and designed lots of different avenues to communicate it," says Matthew Dowd, Bush's chief strategist in '04. "They took a lot of different messages and drove them all into one big funnel."

Rove: Security will be focus of 2006 campaignsupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 13:31:00

Embattled White House adviser Karl Rove vowed Friday to make the war on terrorism a central campaign issue in November and said Democratic senators looked "mean-spirited and small-minded" in questioning Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.

A new era of presidential communicationupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 18:02:00

When President Bush gives his State of the Union address this Wednesday evening, more than 30 million people in the United States alone may be watching.

Mark Shields: Bush campaign's contempt for 'people of faith'updated: Mon Oct 04 2004 14:02:00

In early 1993, Washington Post reporter Michael Weisskopf wrote a front-page story that characterized the followers of conservative church leaders Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson as being " largely poor, uneducated and easy to command." Both Weisskopf and the Post were rightly criticized for publishing that unfair, offensive smear, especially by conservatives who introduced the Post quote as Exhibit A to prove that the liberal, secular press was full of elitists who mocked church-goers.

Fortune: Confetti Makerupdated: Mon Sep 06 2004 00:01:00

Vince Munoz, Flutter Fetti Fun Factory, New Orleans

Daily Blog Roundup: Tuesday, August 31, 2004updated: Wed Sep 01 2004 11:37:00

Arnold, the Bush sisters, voting machines, Kerry Campaign shakeup rumors, criticism of RNC bloggers, and censorship of Supreme Court decisions were on the minds of bloggers as the second day of the Republican National Convention wrapped up.

CNNMoney: Blue chips give some backupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 09:13:00

Blue-chip stocks edged lower Wednesday as investors played it cautious ahead of reports on manufacturing and construction spending, keeping the market from building on Tuesday's late rally.

Potential 2008 race begins at conventionupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 09:11:00

Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.

CNNMoney: Stocks down on lightest trade of yearupdated: Mon Aug 30 2004 09:43:00

U.S. stocks declined Monday, on the lightest volume day of the year, as investors took profits after a two-week rise and kept an eye on the first day of the Republican National Convention.

CNNMoney: A struggle at the openupdated: Mon Aug 30 2004 09:19:00

Stocks declined early Monday in light summer trading as investors eyed mixed reports on personal income and spending and the start of the Republican National Convention.

264 arrested in NYC bicycle protestupdated: Sat Aug 28 2004 04:53:00

In the first major clampdown on protesters before the Republican National Convention, New York police arrested 264 people Friday night during a mass demonstration.

CNNMoney: Techs slip; Dow's adriftupdated: Thu Aug 26 2004 09:48:00

Technology shares fell and the broader market barely budged Thursday as a fifth day of falling oil prices failed to awaken investors from a late summer haze.

CNNMoney: Oil in pain; stocks gainupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 09:46:00

Stocks surged Wednesday, rallying across the board as investors cheered a sharp drop in oil prices.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence barely movesupdated: Tue Aug 24 2004 17:45:00

Consumer confidence stood at its all-time average a week before the opening of the Republican National Convention in New York City, leaving questions about whether President Bush has done a decent job reviving the U.S. economy in the past four years, a report said Tuesday.

Judge blocks RNC protest in Central Parkupdated: Tue Aug 24 2004 02:57:00

Representatives of an Arab-American group and an antiwar group say they are urgently conferring with their attorneys on what steps to take after a federal judge turned down their request to gather in New York's Central Park and stage a protest before the Republican National Convention.

N.Y. police practice for convention protestsupdated: Thu Aug 19 2004 17:02:00

A mob of chanting "demonstrators" clashed with police Thursday in Brooklyn in a mock protest held to review arrest procedures ahead of the Republican National Convention.

CNNMoney: Four days up, one downupdated: Thu Aug 19 2004 09:45:00

Stocks managed to cut losses by the end of an otherwise down session Thursday, in which record-high oil prices put an end to the markets' four-day winning streak.

Nader supporters stay the courseupdated: Wed Aug 18 2004 08:25:00

Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.

CNNMoney: Stocks gain, day 2updated: Tue Aug 17 2004 09:44:00

Stocks rose Tuesday for the second straight session as economic and earnings news soothed fears about a second-half slowdown.

RNC preps include protest restrictionsupdated: Tue Aug 10 2004 12:57:00

A protest group planning a large anti-President Bush rally the day before the Republican National Convention opens has told the New York City Police Department that it will not use the site designated for it by the city.

The constitutionality of police-imposed 'free-speech zones'updated: Wed Aug 04 2004 10:24:00

Last week, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) ended. But the First Amendment issues that were raised there did not. Indeed, they are likely to continue on indefinitely -- recurring at the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC), and similar public events raising intense security concerns.

CNNMoney: This convention brought to you by...updated: Mon Jul 26 2004 08:30:00

The 2004 Democratic National Convention that begins on Monday, as well as the Republican National Convention in August, will be brought to you by the following corporate sponsors...

Democrats, Kerry camp report robust fund raisingupdated: Fri Apr 02 2004 14:23:00

The Democratic Party and its all-but-official nominee for the White House announced Friday that they have broken fund-raising records in recent months, helping stock the barrels for the campaign to oust President Bush.

RNC opens assault on anti-Bush groupsupdated: Wed Mar 31 2004 19:46:00

The Republican National Committee launched a wide-ranging legal assault Wednesday on more than two dozen political groups working to defeat President Bush.

With 9/11 hearings over, back to the campaignupdated: Thu Mar 25 2004 05:20:00

Two full days of 9/11 commission hearings have blocked most TV coverage of the '04 campaign, but those hearings did more to influence the Bush/Kerry race than any new attack ad or policy speech ever could. With the pent-up energy of two boys stuck in rainy-day recess, George Bush and John Kerry roar back into campaign mode today, armed with publicity stunts they've kept under wraps all week.

Reggie and the red balloonsupdated: Fri Mar 19 2004 05:23:00

Reggie the Republican registration rig will be in Orlando tomorrow. So will the Blue Dog Democrats and their budget-busting red balloons.

RNC tells TV stations not to run anti-Bush adsupdated: Sun Mar 07 2004 00:06:00

The Republican National Committee is warning television stations across the country not to run ads from the Voter Fund that criticize President Bush, charging that the left-leaning political group is paying for them with money raised in violation of the new campaign-finance law.

Fortune: Dubya's Tasty Spam Recipeupdated: Mon Nov 25 2002 00:01:00

Can you imagine my excitement when I got an e-mail from the President of the United States? That's right: On Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at 2:51 P.M., I received an e-mail from President George W. Bush. ...

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Money Magazine: The Message In Your E-Mail Addressupdated: Sat Jan 01 2000 00:01:00

Forget about signing up for a credit card to support your favorite charity. The trendiest affinity item now is your Internet service provider. Everyone from the Republican National Committee to a L...

Fortune: A DEFICIT SOLUTION THEY HATE TO LOVEupdated: Mon Apr 09 1990 00:01:00

There's something to annoy everyone in the new deficit-reduction package proposed by House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski. That's the beauty of the plan. His idea is comprehensive, centri...

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